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Santa Helpers from around the World attending the Charles W. Howard Legendary Santa Claus Conference

Hundreds of Santas, Mrs. Clauses, Elves, and Santa Helpers will travel to Albion, New York to attend the Charles W. Howard Legendary Santa Claus Conference, April 16-19, 2015.

Albion, NY – 6 April 2015: You better watch out and you better not cry. Why? Because Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to town. To be more precise, several hundred Santas and Mrs. Claus helpers are headed to the Charles W. Howard Legendary Santa Claus Conference in Albion, New York on April 16-19, 2015.

Albion, New York is the hometown of the late Charles W. Howard, for whom the event is named after. Howard, touched the lives of millions of people around the world and is most known for being the Founder and Dean of the world’s first Santa Claus School.

The Charles W. Howard Legendary Santa Claus Conference is presented as an interactive forum, designed to complement other existing Santa Claus schools, seminars, and gatherings. The Conference is produced free of charge to the Santa Claus Community by Phillip L. Wenz and the Santa Claus Oath Foundation.

The event will take place in and around the town of Albion and will feature programs and presentations that include vendors, discussion panels, a film festival, and the main Workshop itself. There will also be a ceremony honoring the 2014 inductees the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame.

“The Charles W. Howard Legendary Santa Claus Conference 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”, commented Phillip L. Wenz.

About Charles W. Howard
Charles W. Howard was truly an American original. He was born on June 15, 1896 in the house that he would live in his entire life. As a boy he did chores on the family farm and had little time to play, but when he did his imagination would take him to far off magical places. As an adult he got to travel all over the country making magical memories for others. No matter how or where Howard roamed, his heart and home were always in Albion, New York. Howard would go on to a career that would include appearances in some of the nation’s largest cities, including being the official Santa Claus for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Though Howard traveled all over the country, he never forgot his hometown of Albion. He started a Santa Claus School at his home in 1937 and redeveloped his farm property into a theme park, known as Christmas Park in the early 1950s.

About Albion New York
Albion is located in Orleans County, New York just north of Interstate 90 on NY Route 98 between the cities of Buffalo and Rochester.

About the Santa Claus Oath
The eight principles that make up the Santa Claus Oath were written with the ideals of what portraying Santa should be about. Authored by professional Santa, Phillip L. Wenz, the Oath was inspired by the lives of the two most prolific Santa Claus actors of the 20th century: Charles W. Howard of Albion, New York and Raymond “Jim” Yellig of Santa Claus, Indiana. Upon writing the Santa Claus Oath, the document was adopted by nearly every Santa Claus organization and individual Santa portrayer in the world. For more information about the Santa Claus Oath, please visit: www.santaclausoath.com
 

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Santa Christopher

So excited! It's going to be a great event!

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Michael Rielly

Looking forward to catching up with you Chris!

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Indiana Santa John

Suit cases are starting to get packed. Have to get an oil change for the sleigh. One more trip to the hairdresser for a touch-up. The anticipation is killing me.....

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Santa Everett

Approaching 200 official registrations, many other non registrants will also be there.

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Santa Marty

Approaching 200 official registrations, many other non registrants will also be there.

 

I certainly wish I was among the official registrants for this event. 

 

Please every one traveling to this event, travel safely, be courteous, have fun, but don't let your egos get the best of you!  Oh, and take photos AND post them! :camera:

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Glenn Johnson

Yes, everyone have a great time in Albion. I will be leaving for a week's vacation in California that week so I will miss it.

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PaulGHillier

My first Conference. My eyes, ears, imagination and heart are all open and ready to take it all in! ......I will take my oath at this very special conference on my birthday, April 18th, in the presence of other Santas and it all begins! ......Can't wait!......"Where ever you find Love .... It feels like Christmas!" :santa101:

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Legendary Santa Claus

There will be around 250 Santas and Mrs. Clauses plus the event is open to the public. From our contacts in Albion there will be around 300-400 from the public attending as well. It is a Santa conference but with a "celebrating Charles W. Howard"  and his family. friends, and Albion. I have secured some rare film footage that has not be seen in over 50 years.  

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Elf Without Jingles

I'm just so sorry that I can't make it up there; my budget's a little bit limited, as you know, and, even if I could be there, there's just not enough great things I could say about such a wonderful gentleman....

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Schwindy

I too will be checking for postings as well as photos, I wish we could have gone but not in the cards this year.

 

As Marty has said; PLEASE ALL BE CAREFUL travel safely and those who are driving make sure to get enough sleep and make sure that GPS is all updated!

 

Peace & Love
Schwindy

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Florida Kris Kringle

I get home from a business trip on the evening of the 15th, and then have to be on a 6am flight the next morning. Won't be tired though, as I will be much too excited to take part in this incredible event, and to see so many friends. Travel safe...

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