Raymond Joseph “Jim” Yellig has received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, Indiana’s highest civilian honor. His legacy will be honored during a ceremony at the Santa Claus Museum & Village on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 11:00 am CT. The Hoosier Santas and honored guests will bestow the award to Yellig’s daughter, Pat Koch. […]
We are now accepting applications for our 2017 Summer Internship. This position will allow students interested in history to gain experience at a non-profit museum and national park site. The internship runs approximately 12 weeks and is compensated. Housing is also available. Click HERE for more information
In 2016, the Santa Claus Museum & Village welcomed hundreds of volunteer Elves who responded to tens of thousands of letters sent to Santa Claus. The Elf operation ran seven days a week, often lasting twelve or thirteen hours a day. We were thrilled to have scores of veteran Elves return to help Santa, […]
The Santa Claus Museum & Village and Team H-A-P-P-Y of Spencer County Relay for Life invite you to take a trip back to the 1920s and help solve a murder (while eating wonderful food and enjoying locally brewed beverages of course). Jest Mysteries, a group of professional actors from St. Louis, MO, will put on […]
The countdown to Christmas has begun and Santa’s Elves at the Santa Claus Museum & Village are anticipating a joyful holiday season in 2016. We are offering a stocking full of Christmassy events in December, including Christmas carols, storytelling, book signings, and more. Stop by and write your letter to Santa Claus or drop it […]
Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Do you know a child living in a house with no chimney? We’ve got something new for you! Santa’s Elves help Santa respond to letters sent from all over the world, and one of the most common concerns expressed in these letters is, “Santa we don’t […]
We are pleased to announce that authors Sean McHugh and Katie McHugh Parker will be joining our All Hallows’ Eve celebration on October 29, 2016. They will launch their new book, A Broomsticks Christmas, here at the Santa Claus Museum & Village. From 2-4 pm CT, Sean and Katie will be onsite for a meet and greet […]
Halloween is our second favorite holiday, and this year’s All Hallows’ Eve event promises to be the best and spookiest yet. On October 29, 2016, we are hosting a book signing with Sean McHugh and Katie McHugh Parker to launch the new (and final) book in their wonderful children’s book series. In A […]
We hope you’re having a very merry summer so far! It has been a busy season but we’re already looking forward to a stocking full of fun events during the upcoming holiday season. Visit our Events Page for all the latest news and stop by to visit soon. We are open on weekends through the […]
Featured Letters to Santa
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