UPDATE-Dec. 21 2013: As of today, Santa’s Elves have completed their letters for the season. The Santa Claus Museum & Village will be closed for the season starting Monday, December 23, 2013. We will re-open in May, 2014. We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Christmas will be here before you know it and we have lots of holiday cheer in-store at the Santa Claus Museum & Village. Visit our 2013 Christmas Events Page for more information about the upcoming holiday season!
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Santa Claus will be on-sale just in time for the holidays! The latest book in Arcadia’s Images of America series will be available on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Current and past residents of Santa Claus, Indiana, contributed hundreds of photos and memories. Thanks to their stories, the book boasts more […]
Beware the Headless Horseman! Our second annual All Hallows’ Eve celebration is just around the corner and we can’t wait to welcome back Storyteller Susan Fowler for another rendition of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Join us on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 and Saturday, October 26th, 2013. This year, reservations are required for […]
We have a great event coming-up soon! Local artist Ryan Hayes will be at the Santa Claus Museum & Village on Saturday, July 20th for Coffee, Cocoa, and Canvas. Guests will be treated to coffee and hot cocoa, as well as homemade goodies baked from local recipes in the Santa Claus Museum Cookbook. Ryan will […]
Our giant Santa Claus Statue has recently been named a Brake-Worthy Attraction! Pick-up a copy of the new, 2014 Deluxe North America Road Atlas by Kappa, and turn to the special section on Roadside Attractions. You’ll find the Santa Claus Statue listed as one of the two, must-see, “brake-worthy” attractions in Indiana. Standing 22-feet-tall and […]
One of the newest additions to our selection of locally made merchandise items here at the museum is, well, simply divine. We now sell an assortment of delicious cookies made by the Sisters of St. Benedict! Delicious cookies, Indiana made The sisters bake their tasty treats at the Simply Divine Bakery on the grounds of […]
“Cheep cheep. CHEEP!” The sound was unmistakable and pretty adorable… Opening Day for the Santa Claus Museum & Village is Saturday, May 4th and we have been gearing up for the season for the past few weeks. However, I discovered yesterday that we had a few (excuse the pun) “early bird” visitors. It looked like […]
The Santa Claus Museum & Village will be hosting Strings, Inc. on Friday, May 10th at 7:00 pm (CDT) in the historic Santa Claus Church. This concert will be offered free of charge, though donations are strongly encouraged to help fund the interior restoration of the Church. Strings, Inc. is a non-profit arts organization dedicated […]
We have lost a keeper of the holiday spirit today; Philip Koch passed away early this morning, April 9, surrounded by his family and friends. To borrow from the great Charles Dickens, ” it was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well if any man alive possessed the knowledge.” He will be […]
Santa Claus Museum Seeks Photographs for a New Book on Santa Claus, IND (March 5, 2013) Santa Claus, Ind. – The Santa Claus Museum & Village is seeking photographs, letters, and other memorabilia related to the history of the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, Santa Fee, Indiana and the area surrounding the original town site […]
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