March 23, 24, and 25, 2013
March 23, 24, and 25, 2013
The Jim Yellig Santa Claus Workshop is open to all who wish to participate no matter what your association is with any Santa group or organization. Presented as an interactive forum instead of a school, the Jim Yellig Santa Claus Workshop is designed to complement other existing Santa seminars, schools, and gatherings. The Jim Yellig Santa Claus Workshop is presented and is produced free of charge to the Santa Claus Community by the Santa Claus Oath Foundation. Just pay for your personal lodging...if needed, your food, and your travel expenses.
The Workshop is not a "Santa" convention or a for profit organization
The Jim Yellig Santa Claus Workshop has been designed as a community wide event in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana. Unlike any previous large Santa gatherings where a certain footprint designed has been used…i.e. Branson, Missouri or Gatlinburg, Tennessee; the workshop will take place in and around the town of Santa Claus, Indiana. We encourage all attendees to explore America’s Christmas Hometown and enjoy the unique history that can only be found in Santa Claus, Indiana! Since there is no fee to attend the Jim Yellig Santa Claus Workshop, there is no money exchanging hands to any Santa organization. Attendees spend their money only as they see fit to do so.
How it is possible for the Workshop to be a Free Event?
Why there are certain costs to the Workshop that the Santa Claus Oath Foundation is covering, the majority of the Workshop is being provided by the Workshop Partners and Sponsors. These partners and sponsors include the Town of Santa Claus, Santa Claus Police Department, Santa Claus Fire Department, Santa’s Lodge, Heritage Hills High School, American Legion Post 242, Santa’s Candy Castle, Lake Rudolph, Santa Claus Visitors Bureau, Santa Claus Christmas Store, Santa Claus Community Center, Kringle Plaza, Ho, Ho, Holdings, INC and others. Santa groups and organizations like ClausNet, Mystic Order of Traditional Santas, Illinois Santas, Hoosier Santas, Midwest Santa, Clan Claus Society, Palm Tree Santa’s Drill Team, and many, many individual Santas and Mrs. Clauses. The many businesses and churches of Santa Claus, Indiana also encourage attendees to stop in and say hello. We thank them for opening their doors to the Jim Yellig Santa Claus Workshop. Also thank you to the restaurants: St. Nick’s Place, Subway, Brick Oven Pizza, American Legion, The Chateau, and Frosty’s.
Since the Jim Yellig Santa Claus Workshop is a free event and open to all Santas and Mrs. Clauses, various film crews will be filming all or part of the activities. There will be film companies recording the event for regional and national broadcasts. Note: At no time has the Santa Claus Oath Foundation accepted any monies, funds, or any type of gratuities from any social, network, media or film organizations/companies.
The Jim Yellig Santa Claus Workshop is the Santa Claus Oath Foundation's way of giving back and saying thank you to all Santas, Mrs. Clauses, and helpers for the Christmas magic they create for children of all ages. We are presenting this free as we have been very fortunate to be able to have a great network of people that believe in giving back. It has been our pleasure to help plan this Workshop and to produce the production aspects of it. Santa Claus, Indiana is a very special place. Santa Claus, Indiana is such an historic place for the Santa community. No other town in North America, with the exception of Albion, New York, has as much rich history as Santa Claus, Indiana. It is the only town where Jim Yellig and Charles W. Howard met…and now the Santas of the present will meet in Santa Claus, Indiana. We hope you enjoy your visit to America’s Christmas Hometown. Thank you for this opportunity for us to give back to the Santa Claus world that we treasure so much.
Phillip L. Wenz
Santa Claus Oath Foundation, and the Jim Yellig Santa Claus Workshop Committee