St Nicholas Institute, Santa School Michigan, Santa Claus Training, Santa Claus School

"Where the North American St. Nicholas Revolution Began"







2017 Award Winners

The Award Honorees (listed below) will be honored, along with our enrolled
St. Nicholas Institute Santa Professionals, during the

2017 St. Nicholas Institute Awards Gala, Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
held at the
Sacred Heart Banquet & Conference Center 29125 Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152 (Doors Open at 6:00 p.m., Dinner Served at 6:30 p.m.)

2017 SNI Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Ben & Mrs. Candy Carson (co-recipients) Carson Scholars Fund

Photographer: Sean Berry

Carson Scholars Fund Commercial

2017 SNI Spirit of Christmases Past, Present & Future Award

Richard Kughn, “Mr. Lionel” Former owner of Lionel Trains, who saved this global icon of Christmas (1986-1995)

LCCA Visits Dick and Linda Kughn

Lionel's Howard Hitchcock Meets Lionel Living Legend, Richard Kughn

A Century of Lionel Trains (Available from TMC Book / Video )

The St. Nicholas Institute 2017 St. Nicholas Institute “Spirit of Christmases Past, Present & Future Award” recipient, Richard Kughn (“Mr. Lionel,”) is featured in “A Century of Lionel Trains, which was co-produced by the talented team of Tom McComas and Joe Stachler.. It is a well researched and highly informative historical overview of Lionel Trains.

The engaging two part series, “A Century of Lionel Trains, was narrated by the late NBC broadcasting legend, talk-show host (and lifelong Lionel Train enthusiast, Tom Snyder. viewed on PBS stations across the United States. It was Sutton One Theater in Manhattan New York, NY, and selected by the New York Film & Video Festival for competition in their documentary category.

DVD copies of “A Century of Lionel Trains” make great stocking stuffers and may be purchased online HERE

2017 Spirit of St. Nicholas Award ("Nicholas is Our Model")

Stephen Futrell, Technology Solutions, Livonia, MI, random Acts of Christmas Kindness

Coordinating Efforts of Livonia Police Department $50 Giveaway

2017 Spirit of St. Nicholas Award (“Openness to the Christmas Spirit”)

Chief of Police, Curt Caid “Men & Women in Blue,” Livonia, MI (Special Delivery to Area Disadvantaged Families)

Police Officers Help Woman Sleeping in Parking Lot

Click here to watch the news report

2017 Spirit of St. Nicholas Award (“Exercising Compassion”)

John & Christine Foppe (Visionary Velocity, Global Motivational Speaking)

“The World at My Feet”

2017 Spirit of St. Nicholas Award (“Love for Children”)

Tom & Holly Valent (Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School, Midland, MI)

How Do You Become Santa Claus? Santa School, Of Course!
(National Geographic)

Donations to Annual SNI Christmas Express

“Sharing the Joy, Peace and Love of Christmas with Disadvantaged Children and Their Families.“

Please consider making an individual online donation to the 2017 SNI Christmas Express.

Help bring the joy, peace and love of Christmas to disadvantaged children (of all ages) and their families.

Our 1st Annual SNI Christmas Express celebration is scheduled a few days before Christmas.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This event is NOT open to the general public. In order to respect the personal privacy of families, invitations are made solely by arrangement with local community charities ONLY.

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