Website NLSA Fall 2021

LEARN. SHARE. NETWORK.  


Please join us for the next session of the Northern Lights Santa Academy to be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North from Friday afternoon, March 15th through Sunday evening, March 17th.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN.

SCHOOL LOCATION:

Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North
1380 Virginia Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30344
Main #: (404) 305-9990

Registration includes:

  • 2+ days of classes, workshops & roundtables
  • Mrs. Claus break-out sessions with Becki Stratton
  • Friday & Saturday dinners
  • Saturday & Sunday lunches
  • Northern Lights Santa Academy shirt
  • Door prizes and giveaways
  • Networking and fellowship
  • Vendors and more!

School registration DOES NOT include sleeping accommodations.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:  

Friday, March 15th:  Check-in and vendor room opens around 2 pm.  Classes 3 pm to 6 pm.   Group dinner around 6 pm.  After dinner classes and activities begin at 7:30 pm.

Saturday March 16th: Classes from 9 am to 5 pm.  Lunch included. Group dinner around 6 pm.

Sunday, March 17th: Classes from 9 am to 4 pm.  Lunch included.  Oaths & Graduation 4 pm - 5 pm.

TOPICS COVERED THIS SESSION:  

Answering Questions
Basic Contracts
Hair/Beard Bleaching & Care
Home Visits
Improv
Leather Care 101
Mrs. Claus Fashion
Posing for Photos
Preparing for the Season
Professionalism & Ethics
Props & Magic
Roundtables with various topics
Santa Fashion
Storytelling
Visits with Special Needs Children (lecture)
Wardrobe Care
Working with Agents
More coming soon!

Please note this list evolves based on the topic requests from students as they register.

REGISTRATION FEES:  

Single Santa, Mrs. Claus, or Elf = $415 includes 4 meals (Friday/Saturday dinners & Saturday/Sunday lunches).

Couple (Santa & Spouse or Significant Other) = $785 includes 4 meals PER PERSON for a total of 8 meals (Friday/Saturday dinners & Saturday/Sunday lunches).
Please note: Registration does NOT include sleeping accommodations.  To reserve your room please see below.

INSTRUCTORS:
Please click here for our team of instructors and staff this session. (This is in the process of being updated)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North
1380 Virginia Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30344
Main #: (404) 305-9990

Check-in: 3 PM / Check-out: 11 AM

NLSA room block rate: $149.00 per night. This rate includes FREE breakfast for up to 2 occupants per room and FREE parking.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATION.

Once you get to the reservation page, please enter your check in and check out dates and click on SEARCH.  Select your room type (1 King vs 2 Doubles).

Or to book your room by phone, please call (855) 862-4908 and ask for Northern Lights Santa Academy rate (Group Code NLS).

Room block rate is good for any dates from Thursday, March 14 through Monday, March 18.

Room reservations must be made by Thursday, March 7, 2024.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

PLEASE NOTE: If you DO NOT book through our group link below we CANNOT guarantee that breakfast will be included in your room rate.  That will depend on your individual booking with the hotel.  We will NOT be able to help you with getting free breakfast if you have booked outside of our room block.

For those flying into Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Airport, please click here for Information about getting to school from the airport.  Please note that the hotel does provide 24 hour complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport

About the Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North:  The hotel is located less than 2 miles from Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and offers a shuttle every 30 minutes from the domestic terminal to ensure stress-free travel.

The convenient location puts you near the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia International Convention Center and downtown Atlanta venues such as State Farm Arena, Mercedes Benz Stadium, Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola which attracts many leisure travelers. They are also minutes away from Georgia Tech University, Emory University and Centennial Olympic Park.

Guests can enjoy amenities including free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, 24-hour Fitness Center, on-site dining at our restaurant and bar, gated parking, and a 24-hour Business Center.

School cancellation policy:  For a cancellation made more than 30 days prior to the first day of the school session, tuition will be refunded (minus transaction fees) back to your original payment method.

For a cancellation made between 30 and 15 days prior to school, tuition paid (minus transaction fees) will be moved as a credit towards the next school session only. If a student is unable to attend the next school session, no refund will be given.

For a cancellation made less than 15 days prior to school, the refund policy is at the discretion of the Northern Lights Santa Academy and no refunds can be given for the meal portion of your tuition, as we guarantee the meal count to the hotel by that point.

Exterior 3
Exterior 1
Hotel Lobby
Gift shop
Bar & Lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast Bar
Breakfast Bar 2
Breakfast meal

Once you get to the reservation page, please enter your check in and check out dates and click on SEARCH.  Select your room type (1 King vs 2 Doubles).

Click on the photo above or visit www.atlanta.net for Atlanta area attractions.

VICE Media sent a documentary crew to our Fall 2021 session to film a piece about Santa Rick. We would like to thank Dan, Ike and the rest of the incredibly talented collaborators who worked on this piece as well as the many student who participated! Please click on the photo below to watch.

VICE Documentary: Where Elite Santas Are Made

Recruiting Lessons from the North Pole: Making the Magic Happen
Indeed is the #1 job site in the world, with over 250 million unique visitors every month. They also stopped by the Northern Lights Santa Academy to find out why professional development is just as important in the North Pole as it is for any other industry. Please click here to continue.

Business Center
Guest room double
King room
Meeting Room
Pool

Cancellation policy:  For a cancellation made more than 30 days prior to the first day of the school session, tuition will be refunded (minus transaction fees) back to your original payment method.

For a cancellation made between 30 and 15 days prior to school, tuition paid (minus transaction fees) will be moved as a credit towards the next school session only. If a student is unable to attend the next school session, no refund will be given.

For a cancellation made less than 15 days prior to school, the refund policy is at the discretion of the Northern Lights Santa Academy and no refunds can be given for the meal portion of your tuition, as we guarantee the meal count to the hotel by that point.

Where Elite Santas Are Made:

VICE Media sent a documentary crew to our Fall 2021 session to film a piece about Santa Rick. We would like to thank Dan, Ike and the rest of the incredibly talented collaborators who worked on this piece as well as the many student who participated! Please click on the photo below to watch.

VICE Documentary: Where Elite Santas Are Made

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.  

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