General Sessions – Sat & Sun, September 12 & 13
Advanced Session – Mon, September 14
245 E Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
To close out 2020 School year, I have chosen a very fitting location, the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa, 80 acres of desert oasis in the pristine Sonoran Desert. Originally built as a hacienda-style family home in 1912, the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa offers an upscale Southwestern experience with modern conveniences.
This luxurious resort-spa was the winter home to the Famous Haddon Sundblom and many of his Coca-Cola Santa paintings were done while he was here. In fact the daughters of the owners were models for the little boy and girl in his paintings. Outside of the World of Coke, in Atlanta, this is one of the only places that you can view an original Sundblom Coca-Cola painting.
The location is near Sabino Canyon, Saguaro National Park and Tucson Mall putting you in easy reach of many of Tucson’s best attractions. Indulge in a soothing treatment at the Sonoran Spa or savor local flavors at one of two on-site restaurants. Refresh in one of three sparkling pools or unwind in one of the three Jacuzzis after day of exploring the nature paths on horseback.
So in addition to the school, you have the opportunity to make this a bit of a vacation.
On Saturday and Sunday I will offer the normal two-day school, followed on Monday 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.
We have a special block of the resort’s Casita Junior Suites with a rate of $139. ($119 plus $20 Resort fee)
These are luxuriously spacious 650 square foot junior suites – with a bedroom area, sitting area with sofa, chair and writing desk, and either a patio or private balcony, plus a generous dressing area and separate bathroom, featuring large walk-in showers; spectacular view s of the mountains, desert, sunset or city lights; Sealy Posturepedic® pillow-top mattress with all-natural bedding; 42-inch flat panel television; High Speed Wireless Internet Acces; Desk with lamp; Sitting area with sofa & arm chair in Casitas; In-room safe; Waffle-weave bathrobes; and Mini-fridge and coffee/tea maker. Click here to see a brief video of the rooms
These deluxe accommodations are situated in buildings throughout the resort grounds, offering a choice of desert, garden, city or mountain views, with exceptional privacy and quiet. To reserve a room, you can call the hotel at (520) 297-1151 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 conjunction with the local Santa and Mrs. Claus. 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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