General Sessions – Sat & Sun, August 15 & 16
Advanced Session – Mon, August 17
New Rescheduled Dates – Postponed from June due to COVID-19 Precautions
Hampton Inn & Suites
Raleigh-Durham Airport / Brier Creek
8021 Arco Corporate Drive
Raleigh, NC 27617
This is our new school format with the normal two-day school, followed by a special, one-day, advanced session with more work on creating better photos and experiences for the children and families and more special event treatments.
One of my firm beliefs is that Santas need to start early in the year if they want to make the best of the training they are receiving. So getting your training done by summers-end allows you the time necessary to apply what you have learned.
As with all of our schools, this is for all Santas, Mrs. Claus and those interested in the Santa industry. Whether you are real bearded or theatrically bearded; professional or just a volunteer, this school has something for everyone.
Our Host hotel is the Hampton Inn & Suites, Raleigh-Durham Airport / Brier Creek, 8021 Arco Corporate Drive, Raleigh, NC 27617. The hotel phone number is (919)484-0500. We have a block of rooms with a daily room rate of $99, which includes breakfast every morning, free wifi and free parking. Plus there is a free airport shuttle from the Airport. To reserve a room, you can call the hotel and mention School4Santas.
A single registration for the two-day standard school is just $299, $429 for a couple. This includes 16 hours of training, the 240+ page course book and your personalized diploma, or two diplomas for a couple. Travel, meals and lodging are not included.
Alumni Rates are just $239 per person, and $329 per couple and include the full course and diplomas, no course book.
For an additional $149 per person or $199 per couple, on Monday, I will be offering the advanced day of training, “Making the Moment,” with concentration and practical application on photography, posing, special events, and expanded elements for professional Santas and Mrs. Claus. For those who have completed our two day school, this training Includes a copy of my newest book, “Making the Moment.” containing tips, advice, techniques and over 100 photos with examples for the Professional Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Special certificates acknowledging advanced study, will be presented. You may register to attend only the “Making the Moment,” training. However there is a requirement that you previously attended one of our two-day general schools.
The daily school schedule is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Saturday afternoon, at the close of class, I will host a presentation of the Santa Claus Oath. All Santas and Mrs. Claus from the region are most welcome to join the class in the Oath ceremony. One does not need to attend the school in order to take part in the ceremony. Special Oath certificates, suitable for framing will be presented to all attendees.
On Saturday Night, as we have done with all of our Schools, we will have a special social in and invite all area members with the Long Leaf Pine Santas and all regional Santa groups. Again, all regional Santas, Mrs. Claus, families and friends are most welcome to attend. You do not need to attend the school to join us for dinner. (separate checks please.)
On Sunday Afternoon, at the close of class, we will hold a ceremony to present diplomas to all students.
The full agenda for the school is available. Just click here.
If you have any questions, you can email me at: Santa@NationalSanta.com
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