If you’ve ever dreamed of changing your life and becoming part of something bigger than yourself, the santa university can help you become just that—a real life santa. Yes, the santa university is a real thing. It’s a four-day training program that takes place every summer at ‘Noerr Pole’, the corporate office of Noerr Programs in Colorado. “We cover every single aspect you can think of when it comes to being the consummate Santa,” said Ruth Rosenquist, P.R director at Noerr.
Santa’s at this university are taught how to pose for picture, deal with social media, how to sit with a child on their lap, how to answer to children’s request, and nutritional advice on how to stay healthy and hydrated during the holiday’s. “Santa University is about inspiring that heart of Santa,” said company president Judy Noerr
Getting accepted isn’t an easy process. “These men are working with children, and they represent us, our clients, and most of all Santa,” Rosenquist said. “So it’s important that they have the right nuance.” Each perspective santa is put through a very intensive background check with several weeks of interviews.
“The goal is to bring a magical experience to kids,” said Wade Burleigh, who’s been working as a professional Santa for nine years. “It takes someone who can be themselves and still have the heart of Santa Claus. That’s what it’s all about at the end of the day.”