Let me start by saying that if you don’t believe in Santa Claus that is entirely up to you. But I know that Santa is real. Although I didn’t know until recently that there is a school for those who want to help Santa. Recently my mom visited Branson, Missouri and it just happened to be the same weekend that the ‘School of Santas’ was in session. 


I had never heard of anything like this before but it’s an opportunity for Christmas performing professionals to gather for fun, fellowship, and education. For those that want to sign up for the classes it’s a four-day experience where you also get to check out two shows in Branson. From their website it seems like this only happens a couple weekends out of the year and they have all passed for 2023, but the cost was $359 per person. 

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Hundreds of Santa’s Helpers in Branson 

My mom had no idea that there would be hundreds of Santa’s helpers in Branson the weekend that she went with her husband, but they said all the bearded men brought a lot of joy and happiness to the town that weekend. What a fun unexpected bonus to an already fun weekend. 

You Gotta See Photos from Santa School 

If you LOVE Christmas maybe you should join Santa School in 2024 (once the dates get released). It’s a 7-hour drive from Tyler and probably around $400 again next year for the entrance fee. But it could be just what you need to brighten up your year and stay away from getting on the naughty list. 

Photos from Santa School

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