Individual Registration     Couple Registration 


SNHU Tuition:

  • $230 – First-time Individual
  • $425 – First-time Couple

Returning Alumni? We offer a special discount to returning graduates:

  • $175 – Alumni Individual
  • $325 – Alumni Couple

The Buckeye State welcomes the return of Santa Nana’s Holiday University! This is our third visit to Ohio since SNHU launched, and we are beyond thrilled to go back to the home of our inaugural 2018 on-site session. We invite you to enjoy the charm and be a part of SNHU – Buckeye style!

This session has a built-in BONUS, timed to coincide with the famous Castle Noel’s Santa Day. Plan to attend SNHU, then celebrate Santa Day on Saturday.

About Castle Noel’s Santa Day

Castle Noel is America’s largest indoor, year-round, Christmas entertainment attraction. Santa Day is a separate and independent activity, and not included in the SNHU Tuition or schedule. We are excited that we can bring SNHU and experience Santa Day all together. Visit the Castle Noel website for details.

To Register for Santa Day, visit this page.

Airport Information

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport
5300 Riverside Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44135

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

5185 Gateway Dr.
Medina, OH 
ROOM RATE: $110++



Book directly with the hotel by April 18, 2023 to guarantee the group rate of $110++. Call the number above and mention Santa Nana’s Holiday University for the discounted rate, OR CLICK HERE for a direct link with the rate and group code. Save costs with a roommate.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Breakfast included
  • Complimentary WiFi and Internet
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Free Parking

Charitable Project: Socks for Soldiers

We are honored to once again support the Socks for Soldiers program, which collects socks and undergarments for soldiers in need. We’ll share more information about this venture.

Swap or Sell

Last year in Medina, we introduced the first Swap or Sell, where you can bring your Claus items and either swap with another Claus, or sell. This is not intended for vendors, but for attendees to recycle their personal accessories/clothing.


We have a mix of Santa Nana’s original plus new information to share. We’ll cover these topics and more, with breakout sessions to practice and share your experience and insights.

  • History of Women in Christmas (plus Santa and Elves)
  • Character on the Inside (developing your inner Claus)
  • Character on the Outside (defining your outer Claus)
  • Marketing
  • Hygiene
  • The Complete Claus Experience
  • Exceeding Customer Expectations
  • Working in the Christmas Community
  • Event Design and Rehearsals
  • More!


Wednesday – May 17, 2023

  • 4:00 pm ==> Jingle and Mingle
    • Casual welcome reception with finger food. Many of you are choosing to bring along some goodies to share throughout the weekend. Thank you for that!
    • We’ll start a Swap or Sell Wednesday evening.

Thursday – May 18, 2023

  • Complimentary breakfast for those staying at the hotel
  • 8:30 – 5:00 – Class (lunch provided)
  • 7:00 – Group Dinner (separate checks at a local restaurant)
  • 8:30 ==> Evening of Fun in the Conference Room and Swap or Sell continues

Friday – May 19, 2023

  • Complimentary breakfast for those staying at the hotel
  • 8:30 – 4:00 – Class (lunch provided)
  • 4:00 ==> Claus Oaths, Graduation, Class Photo, and Reception, with alumni invited to attend
  • Dinner on your own (or stay on and help finish any leftovers) OR, dinner at Castle Noel (see their registration page for more information on registration and activities)
  • Evening of Fun in the Conference Room and Swap or Sell ends at 6:00 pm

Saturday – May 20, 2023

  • Santa Day at Castle Noel
  • For those staying Saturday night, we’ll have a casual gathering of sorts


Santa Nana’s Holiday University – a different and unexpected point of view for holiday education