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July 21, 2017 nlsa No comments exist


The Southeast Regional Santa Gathering is planning a group activity to see the Atlanta Braves play the Miami Marlins on Saturday, September 9th – Game starts at 7:10 PM.  There are a block of seats on reserve, so don’t miss out on this fun Santa outing!  Please click here for more information!

April 27, 2017 nlsa No comments exist

Thank you to everyone who attended our April session! We are honored that you placed your trust in us to provide you with the quality education you were seeking. We hope we have fulfilled your expectations and provided a value for you as Santa/Mrs. Claus.

A big thank you to all of our incredible guest instructors and speakers Santa Joe Pridgen, Santa Willie Williamson, Aloha Bob Moffa, James Barber, Santa Gordon Pugh, Santa Larry Talbert, Santa Rick Davis, Missy Boggs, Stacey Ramirez, Dr. Teal Benevides and Dr. Daniel Crimmins for giving their time and for sharing their knowledge with us.

And a special thank you to the Santas who participated in our special demonstration / observation workshop: Mike Anderson, Sam Davis, Carl Santa Johnson, and Joe Pridgen. And our elf Virginia Vittur. 

Thank you to our wonderful vendors Tom Cortemeglia, Debra Medley, Aloha Bob Moffa, Charles Coonley, Blue Ridge Beard Balm, Santa Magic, and Snow on the Roof Santa Hair for being a part of our school.

Thanks again to Denise Ruiz, Christin Nelson and the staff at Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North Point for being such welcoming and accommodating hosts.

We hope to see you all in September!

April 4, 2017 nlsa 1 comment


We are honored to host six special needs children and their families for a special “Visits with Santa” workshop during our April Session. This workshop will focus on children with Autism, Aspergers and Down Syndrome.  As the children visit with our pre-selected Santas, the class will be able to observe each visit in real time. The live demonstration and observation session will be followed by a facilitated group discussion.

March 30, 2017 nlsa No comments exist

Missy Boggs

Stylist and Guest Instructor, Missy Boggs, will present a hair whitening demonstration on the evening of Friday, April 21st. Whether you are staying at the hotel or not, all students registered for our April school are welcome to attend.

Missy has been in the hair and beauty business for over 33 years. In addition to her salon work, Missy has worked for the television and film industry, as well as stage productions. Missy opened her own salon in Historic Roswell and owned it for nine years before selling it and joining the team at Plum Tree Salon and Spa sixteen years ago, where she still maintains a thriving clientele today. Missy specializes in hair color, color correction and retexturizing.

Missy’s latest venture has been the launch of Snow on the Roof Santa Hair. Realizing that Santas needed a gentler and healthier hair whitening experience was an eye opener and a mission that Missy felt needed to be addressed. Branching off from her regular salon business, Missy now devotes two days per week out of her schedule to hair whitening for the Santa community. Her enthusiasm and dedication to helping Santas look their best has earned her high praise from those she has worked with. And for Missy, entering the Santa world has been an exciting adventure and a breath of fresh air! She loves spending time with Santas, and listening to all the wonderful, magical stories they tell.

Missy is excited to bring her hair color expertise to the Northern Lights Santa Academy in April! Missy will demonstrate her gentler hair whitening experience on Friday evening, and will offer some tips on how Santa’s can best maintain their “Snow on the Roof Santa Hair!”

March 21, 2017 nlsa No comments exist

Lights, Camera Action NLSA

Photographer “Aloha Bob” Moffa returns to the Northern Lights Santa Academy for our April session! He will teach a class on how to work with photographers, as well as offer individual photo sessions throughout the weekend for those of you who wish to have professional photos for your portfolios. The photo sessions will be free of charge. However, if you wish to purchase photos from your session, there is a minimum purchase of $50, for 2 professional retouched images. Additional retouched images can be purchased for $25 per photo.

March 16, 2017 nlsa No comments exist

UNFORGETTABLEHOME VISITS, PARTIES & EVENTS

Don’t miss Santa Rick Rosenthal and Santa Ed Vinson’s joint class on “Unforgettable Home Visits, Parties and Events” at the April session of the Northern Lights Santa Academy. Santa Rick and Santa Ed will present guidelines and tips for booking and performing at both private and corporate events. For more information or to register, please visit www.northernlightssantaacademy.com.

March 13, 2017 nlsa No comments exist

Becoming Santa - NLSA Spring 2017

Santa Willie Williamson will present a road map to success for starting your Santa business.  Whether you are brand new, or are an experienced Santa who wants some guidance in how best to setup your Santa business, this class will benefit you. 

Topics covered will include:
Business Plans
Choosing and Registering your Business Name
What Business Structure Should you Choose (sole proprietor, LLC, S Corp)?
Taxes and Insurance
Santa Wardrobe and Accessories
Your Santa Beard
What Type of Santa Do You Want to Be?