Santa Yates Cantrell, Instructor

Santa Yates has been portraying Santa Claus for over 5 years. He began his career with children while teaching Sunday school and Children’s Ministry at his church. As a stay-at-home dad, he knew he would love working with children. During a fateful encounter Yates met a professional Christmas Elf who told him he would be a wonderful Santa Claus. This piqued his interest and he attended Northern Lights Santa Academy that same month.

Santa Yates’ first professional Santa gig was for a BBQ restaurant. Since then, he has been Santa for large corporate events and small businesses, church and community events, retail events, home parties and photography sessions. Because home visits afford him the time of longer personal interactions with the children, they are some of his favorite Christmas activities.

We are proud to welcome Santa Yates 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.  

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