Web site for ISCHF: http://www.santaclaushall.com/
Santa’s Candy Castle, home of the Santa Claus Hall of Fame. http://www.santaclaushall.com/history/
Education. Training. Professionalism. Accomplishments. Ultimately some will end up in the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame.
The ISCHF was founded by Fr. Joseph Marquis, an Emmy Award winning Santa with over forty years of professional Santa Claus and St. Nicholas experience.
The International Santa Claus Hall of Fame is on ongoing project to preserve the historical documentation of the many men and women who have made significant contributions to the ongoing legend of Santa Claus.
Located inside the historic Santa’s Candy Castle in Santa Claus, Indiana, the ISCHF recognizes an elite group of Santa performers each year for their contributions to spreading the Christmas spirit.
Each year since its founding the Hall of Fame accepts nominations from the worldwide community Santa community, and others, and a panel of judges from across America makes the final selections.
The class of awardees for the first year, 2010, were: Charles W. Howard, Joseph “Jim” Yellig, Bill Strother, James D. Rielly, Edmund Gwenn, Robert George, Doug Mellor, James Edgar, George Smith, Carl Hansen, Phillip Wenz, Ray Jochum, George McClintock, Nate Doan.
The class of awardees for 2011 were: Brady White, Joseph Marquis, Don Goers, Dan Rowe, Victor Nevada, Jimmy Lomax, Tom Valent, Jay Long, William Gray, Tim Connaghan.
The class of awardees for 2012 were: Mickey Rooney, Carl Anderson, Cliff Snider, Jim Morrison, Charles E. Hall, Mary Ida Doan.
The class of awardees for 2013 were: Lucky Squire, Leroy Scholtz, Ed Butchart, J. Paul Raines.