2018 Summer Internship Opportunity

We are now accepting applications for our 2018 Summer Internship. This is a joint internship opportunity offered by the Santa Claus Museum & Village and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, a unit of the National Park Service. This internship will allow students interested in history and public history, museum studies, national parks, and tour...

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The Santa Claus Museum features historical documents, photos and artifacts illustrating the progression from the tiny settlement of Santa Fee (pop. 65) to the present day town of Santa Claus.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

2018 Summer Internship Opportunity

January 30, 2018 - No Comments

We are now accepting applications for our 2018 Summer Internship. This is a joint internship opportunity offered by the Santa Claus Museum & Village and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, a unit of the National Park Service. This internship will allow students interested in history and public history, museum studies, national parks, and...

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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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That’s a Wrap!

December 23, 2017 - 2 Comments

The Elves have wrapped up their operation for the year and the Santa Claus Museum & Village is now closed for the season. Thank you to all of our Volunteer Elves for your time and dedication. You truly embody the spirit of Christmas. And a big thanks to all those who stopped by or sent […]

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