Santa Memberships & Training

Becoming Santa requires a lot of work if you want to do it right. Specialized training, expensive costuming and a lot of time spent with hair and beard specialists to make things look just right.  Not to mention the legal requirements; background checks, liability insurance, and scheduling head-aches.  But, every time a person does a double-take over their shoulder, or a child peeks over a chair and their eyes grow wide with wonder – it’s all worth it.  That’s when the Magic of Christmas appears!

Education and Certifications

NoVA Santa is a graduate of the Santa Claus Conservatory and the International School of Santa Claus, where he received both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Santa Clauseology. He is also a very active member of the worldwide professional network known as ClausNet™ and was selected as Member of the Month in February 2013.  NoVA Santa is proud to support the Santa Claus Oath and was honored to take part with the first Santas to pledge and sign the oath, which is now sealed in a time capsule at the Santa Claus Hall of Fame in Santa Claus, Indiana.  http://santaclausoath.webs.com/theoath.htm

NoVA Santa continues to hone his performance skills and persona by attending National and Regional Conventions, Workshops and Seminars around the country where he studies with his professional peers in the children’s entertainment world:

  • ClausFest (Gatlinburg, TN),
  • Discover Santa (Branson, MO),
  • FORBS Reunion (San Diego, CA),
  • Lone Star Santas’ Regional Roundups (Texas)
  • North-East Santas’ Gathering (Cape Cod)
  • VA Santas Annual Retreat (Buchanan, VA)
  • Santa Claus Oath Foundation Special Events:
    Charles W Howard Conference (Albion, NY)
    Jim Yellig, Legendary Santa Conference (Santa Claus, IN)
  • Kapital KIDvention (Washington, DC),
  • KIDabra (Pigeon Forge, TN)
  • KAX/KIDabra (Oxnard, CA)
  • Vent-Haven Ventriloquist Convention
    (Ft Mitchell, KY)

Professional Association Memberships

NoVA Santa is a member in good standing of the following professional associations:

International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas

 

Member of
International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas

 

Santas of Virginia

 

Member of
Santas of Virginia

 

Lone Star Santas

 

Member of
Lone Star Santas

 

 

KIDabra International (www.kidabra.org)

 

International Ventriloquist Society

 

Member of
International Ventriloquist Society

 

Santa Trainings

 

The Santa Claus Conservatory

The Santa Claus Conservatory