If you’re thinking that a long beard and a round belly is all it takes to become a Santa, you might want to think again. Because there's actually a school for that.

Each year, dozens of prospective Santas from around the world come to Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School to spend three days, learning the art. The school is located at the Santa House in Michigan and is the longest continuously running Santa school in the world. Here at the school, participants are equipped with all the essential knowledge needed to be the best Santa Claus possible. They receive instruction on makeup, wardrobe, sign language, and communication on handling every possible scenario. It’s a great experience overall.

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