The Holidays!

Thanksgiving and Christmas and a whole bunch of happiness! Come write a letter to Santa in the original 1856 Post Office, walk up to the Santa Statue and visit the 1880 church. Learn about the town of Santa Claus and how we got our name! We are open weekends in November and daily operations begin […]

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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The Santa Claus Museum features historical documents, photos and artifacts illustrating the progression from the tiny settlement of Santa Fee (pop. 65) to the present day town of Santa Claus.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.

Opening in May

April 1, 2016 - No Comments

Spring has sprung!  Lots of rainy April days bring May flowers, but April also heralds the coming of a new season for us at the Santa Claus Museum & Village. We will be open for the 2019 season Saturday, May 4, 2019. We’ll be open weekends in May and resume our full-time, summer schedule at […]

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The Holidays!

July 1, 2019 - No Comments

Thanksgiving and Christmas and a whole bunch of happiness! Come write a letter to Santa in the original 1856 Post Office, walk up to the Santa Statue and visit the 1880 church. Learn about the town of Santa Claus and how we got our name! We are open weekends in November and daily operations begin […]

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Fall is here!

October 9, 2018 - No Comments

Welcome Fall! We are ready for cooler temperatures, beautiful leaves and pumpkin spice! The Santa Claus Museum is open on weekends: Saturdays 9-4 and Sundays 10-3 CT We have some fun events planned for the last weekend in October!  Check out our Upcoming Events tab!

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2018 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

January 3, 2018 - No Comments

The Santa Claus Museum & Village and Team H-A-P-P-Y of Spencer County Relay for Life will be hosting our third annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Fundraiser on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The event will be held in the Celebration Room at Santa’s Lodge and doors open at 5:30 pm CT. This year, we welcome a […]

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