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The Santa Claus Museum features historical documents, photos and artifacts illustrating the progression from the tiny settlement of Santa Fee (pop. 65) to the present day town of Santa Claus.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

Fall Hours and Events

August 2, 2022 - No Comments

Beginning August 10, 2022, The Santa Claus Museum & Village will be open Monday – Thursday 10-2 Central time Friday – Sunday 9-4 Central time September 24 — Pioneer Concert in the 1880 Church at 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM Central time. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students and children under 5 are […]

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Christmas in July Craft Fair

June 20, 2022 - No Comments

Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 8 AM to 12 noon Central time

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Summer Hours: The season for summer Santa fun and a little Christmas Spirit is here! The Santa Claus Museum & Village will officially open May 14! Hours will be Sunday through Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM, Friday & Saturday 9 AM to 7 PM. Be sure to stop by the museum first, visit the historic post office and write your letter to Santa, it is never too early! Then visit the beautiful 1880 church and the 22 foot Santa Statue.

April 13, 2022 - No Comments

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