All Hallows’ Eve and More
Though warm weather lingers during the day in Santa Claus, Indiana, I sense a certain crispness in the morning air that hints at the coming of fall. Like many people, I eagerly anticipate those cool days, crunchy leaves, and the homey smell of a chimney fire in the evening. And with October only a few […]Read more
Welcome to 2014
This summer marks our third season as the Santa Claus Museum & Village and we have lots more fun in-store for you this year. Stop by the museum and check out our new “Under the Christmas Tree” exhibit, highlighting what children in Santa Claus, Indiana, may have received on Christmas morning in years past. View […]Read more
We are dedicated to supporting the local community and providing items in our gift shop made here in southern Indiana. Whether you are visiting town for the weekend, or live right next door, we have a great selection of locally made merchandise that will fit any occasion. Need a snack to satisfy your sweet tooth? […]Read more
Welcome to the Santa Claus Museum & Village
Visit the Santa Claus Museum & Village and discover the story of Santa Claus.
The Santa Claus Museum features historical documents, photos and artifacts illustrating the progression from the tiny settlement of Santa Fee (pop. 65) to the present day town of Santa Claus. Exhibits feature the story behind the town's famous name, the history of tourism, and artifacts highlighting the town's unique history. Page through decades of children's letters to Santa Claus, and listen to the voice of Santa Jim Yellig. Explore the joy behind Christmases of yesteryear with antique toy displays and a large collection of Santas of every shape, size and interpretation.
Make sure to visit the Original Santa Claus Post Office and pen your free letter to Santa. Include your full address, as Santa and his Elves will write back in December. This historic structure also serves as the headquarters for Santa’s Elves, a group of volunteers who tirelessly help Santa answer the thousands of children’s letters that arrive every year.
Stop by the 1880 Santa Claus Church, a beautiful historic structure that contains most of its original furnishings. And don't miss the opportunity to take your family photo in front of the historic 1935 Santa Claus Statue. Standing 22-feet-tall and built of solid concrete, this statue is one of a kind.
We look forward to seeing you soon at the Santa Claus Museum & Village.
September 8, 2014 - No Comments
Though warm weather lingers during the day in Santa Claus, Indiana, I sense a certain crispness in the morning air that hints at the coming of fall. Like many people, I eagerly anticipate those cool days, crunchy leaves, and the homey smell of a chimney fire in the evening. And with October only a few […]More
August 16, 2014 - No Comments
As summer slowly winds to a close, we are wrapping up our full-time operation. Beginning Saturday, August 17, 2014, the Santa Claus Museum & Village will be open weekends only. Please see our Plan A Visit page for detailed hours and directions. Hope to see you soon!More
July 12, 2014 - No Comments
UPDATE: Donut Truck Operations on hold. 7/17/14 – White Squirrel Donuts has decided to focus on their storefront location in Rockport, Indiana, and will be suspending the donut truck operation at the Santa Claus Museum & Village for now. We hope to welcome them back to Santa Claus sometime soon and we’ll be sure to keep […]More