Each year, dozens of jolly students from across the country and the world journey to Midland, Michigan, to attend the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School.
Students spend three days immersed in the art of Santa in preparation for the holidays, all the while spreading joy, happiness and the spirit of Father Christmas.
The three-day event features various classroom lessons, field trips and networking opportunities for people looking to be the best Santa, or Mrs. Claus, they can be during the holiday season.
The school was originally founded in 1937 by Charles W. Howard in Albion, New York. Dean Tom Valent moved it to Midland in 1986 where he runs it with his wife, Holly.