Santa Mike Anderson, Guest Instructor
Santa Mike is a lifelong resident of Northwest Georgia. He has been married to Mrs. (Mary) Claus for 38 years. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He is a member of Naomi Baptist Church in La Fayette, GA, and is a Sunday school teacher to the 3 and 4 year olds. He first wore the red suit after the birth of his first grandchild in 2003. He became Santa for his family, friends and church. In January, 2014, after attending his first meeting of the Tri-State Santas in Chattanooga, TN, and later that year attending Clausfest in Gatlinburg, TN when, needless to say, he got hooked and has not looked back since.
He has become quite the seamstress and a “do-it-yourself Santa”. He sews year-round making all of his and Mrs. Claus’ attire, out of fabric from thrift stores. He, also, handcrafts hats to markets for resale. Most of his wares are made from tablecloths, shower curtains and sheets. He personally handles all his hair care with a lot of help from Mrs. Claus. He has acquired props and lights from various outlets and is presently working on a photography studio. He has purchased a sleigh and a small locomotive that will work nicely in photos.
His first professional appearance was in 2014. He volunteers for several organizations which include Children’s Hospital, Walker County Library, and Stocking Full of Love. He has been featured in articles in local publications of The Walker County Messenger and The Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Affiliations: Tri-State Santas, Real Bearded Santas of North GA, Peachtree Santas and the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas.
His many appearances, just to name a few, include Santa’s Private Car for The North Pole Limited, The Barn Nursery, Hilton Garden Inn, River City Company, City of La Fayette’s Christmas Parade, City of Chickamauga’s Christmas Tree Lighting, Mountain City Club, Walker County Fire Department, and works with numerous studios throughout the season.
Based out of the metro-Atlanta, Georgia area, the Northern Lights Santa Academy serves Santa Clauses, Mrs. Clauses and Santa's Helpers in the Southeastern United States, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. For more information about our Santa school, please contact us.
Northern Lights Santa Academy
PO Box 29160
Atlanta, GA 30359