Mrs. Claus Lindsay Stewart, Guest Instructor
Lindsay Stewart is an enthusiastic Mrs. Claus and second-generation Claus with 30 years of Santa support and 11 years of Christmas performance under her belt. As a child, Lindsay frequently ran into Santa delivering presents on Christmas Eve in her home, and, as such, was his most ardent supporter and true Believer. Since she was first trusted with keeping the Secret of Santa in 1991, she’s been helping the Man in Red make his rounds…first for her father, and then for her husband.
Lindsay has worked with children her whole life, from teaching in the formal classroom to coordinating summer camps to leading workshops for the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and the Carolina Renaissance Festival. She’s honed her creative, educational, and performing skills as a costumer and character performer since 2005, portraying more everything from princesses to superheroes for birthday parties, special events, and charity visits, and at the festival as a wandering street character and stage act.
That’s where she met her husband, Michael, another character performer who shares her passion for storytelling, educating, and Christmas. When Michael expressed his interest in donning the suit in 2009, Lindsay joyfully made one for him, and got teary helping him get ready, as she’d done for her father long ago.
Her first appearance as the Mrs. was for a radio interview for her father that Christmas, greeting children who called in, and answering their questions. There is something truly magical about receiving the torch of Christmas Present from the Santa of your childhood, and it reminded Lindsay that, while she wasn’t a Santa, she was definitely a Claus, and it was time to bring her unique perspective, playfulness, and magic to this beloved character.
Since then, Carol Claus has made in-person and virtual visits with children’s hospitals, special events, and homes, both alongside her Santa, and on her own. Carol is a storyteller, baker, reindeer trainer, singer, musician, magic-maker, and “action-adventure Polar Princess.”
As a person on the spectrum herself, Lindsay specializes in working with children like her, and with helping each and every child feel seen, heard, and loved.
The Northern Lights Santa Academy is proud to welcome Lindsay to our team of instructors this session!
Based out of the metro-Atlanta, Georgia area, the Northern Lights Santa Academy is the largest Santa school in the Southeastern United States, serving Santa Clauses, Mrs. Clauses and Santa's Helpers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as throughout the country. For more information about our Santa school, please contact us.
Northern Lights Santa Academy
PO Box 29160
Atlanta, GA 30359