To register for this class, click HERE

Enjoy southern charm and hospitality for this session of Santa Nana’s Holiday University, hosted by The Ambassadors of Christmas, Mrs. Bea Claus (Susan) and Santa Don Lebkes, with special contributions by Santa Duane Reaugh and Santa Jim Hastings.

Airport Information:

Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Morrisville, NC

Hotel and Class Information:

La Quinta Inn and Suites
4414 Chapel Hill Blvd.
Durham, NC 27707
919-401-9660, then select option #5

Book directly with the hotel by May 31, 2019 to guarantee the group rate. Call the number above and mention Santa Nana’s Holiday University for the amazing discounted Group Rate of $98 per night (plus taxes). Room options: 1) Two Doubles; or 2) One King.

If you have Wyndham Rewards, you can use them to earn points at La Quinta.

Hotel Amenities:

  • Hot Breakfast included
  • Microwave and Refrigerator
  • Complimentary WiFi and Internet
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundry Facility
  • Indoor Pool
  • Free Parking


Featured Topic: Special Needs Visits from The Arc of Durham County

Featured Community Service Activity: East Durham Children’s Initiative

Friday, June 21, 2019

  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm Welcome reception with refreshments
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Taco Bar from NuvoTaco
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm After dinner entertainment and snacks from The Ambassadors of Christmas Cheer

Saturday, June 22, 2019

  • 8:30 – 5:00 pm Class
    • Lunch catered by Parker & Otis – we will have a lunch order form ahead of time (Vegan and GF available)
    • Special Guest: Jennifer Pfaltzgraff from The Arc of Durham County
  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm Group dinner at Bullock’s BBQ (the longest continuous running restaurant in Durham – separate checks) (Vegan and GF available)
  • 7:30 –> LocoPops Dessert and Game Night back at La Quinta, by Santa Jim Hastings and Santa Duane Reaugh – you want to be a part of this “family” fun!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

  • 8:00 – 8:15 am Devotional time led by Ginny Etienne
  • 8:15 – 3:30 pm Class
    • Lunch catered by Parker & Otis – we will have a lunch order form ahead of time (Vegan and GF available)
    • Special Guest: Santa Shannon Lee Settles on Photography
  • 3:30 pm –> pm Graduation celebration, Mrs. Claus Commission, class photos by Santa Shannon Settles

Tuition Includes:

  • All Class Materials
  • Friday Welcome Reception
  • Saturday Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch and Graduation Celebration

Guest Activities:

If your spouse or partner is coming along to visit Raleigh-Durham, Santa Don is coordinating a special activity on Saturday for those who are not planning to attend class. Your guest is welcome to join group meals – Use the Register link to sign up your guest.

Check back as we add more details to the agenda.

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