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Apr
2016
Beginning July 27, 2020 Masks are Required in Buildings

Beginning July 27, 2020 Masks are Required in Buildings

By Nell on April 1, 2016 in featured slider Special Events with 2 Comments

The Santa Claus Museum & Village is open with limited operations! The museum is closed but the 1856 Post Office, 1880 Historic Church and the Santa Statue will be open from 9 am-2 pm Friday – Monday in July!  In August we will be open on weekends only.  9 am – 2 pm Saturdays and […]

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23
Dec
2017
That’s a Wrap!

That’s a Wrap!

By Nell on December 23, 2017 in News with 1 Comment

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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30
Oct
2017
A Merry Little Christmas at the Santa Claus Museum & Village

A Merry Little Christmas at the Santa Claus Museum & Village

By Nell on October 30, 2017 in Special Events Uncategorized with No Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we can’t wait to celebrate the holidays with you! Stop by to write your letter to Santa Claus or join us for one of our jolly (and free!) special events in December. Click HERE more details.

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19
Oct
2017
Beware! The Headless Horseman and Other Spooky Happenings

Beware! The Headless Horseman and Other Spooky Happenings

By Nell on October 19, 2017 in A Day at the Museum Special Events with No Comments

Halloween is our second favorite holiday, and this year’s All Hallows’ Eve event promises to be the best and spookiest yet.   Santa’s Haunted Church Looking for some scares and chills? How about a haunted church? And haunted trail too?! On Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017, the Santa Claus Museum & Village (in […]

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13
Sep
2017
Coming soon…

Coming soon…

By Nell on September 13, 2017 in Special Events with No Comments

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31
Aug
2017
Fall is in the Air

Fall is in the Air

By Nell on August 31, 2017 in A Day at the Museum with No Comments

As summer draws to a close, we begin to eagerly anticipate the arrival of fall. This year, we have several special events lined up for October and November. Our annual All Hallows’ Eve will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The amazing Susan Fowler will be back to give us her not-so-scary rendition of […]

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5
Apr
2017
2017 Season

2017 Season

By Nell on April 5, 2017 in Uncategorized with No Comments

We are now open for the 2017 season! More information can be found on our Plan a Visit page. We hope to see you soon!

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7
Feb
2017
Santa Jim Yellig Receives the Sagamore of the Wabash Award

Santa Jim Yellig Receives the Sagamore of the Wabash Award

By Nell on February 7, 2017 in Special Events with No Comments

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. […]

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25
Jan
2017
Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity

Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity

By Nell on January 25, 2017 in News with No Comments

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  

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6
Jan
2017
Thank you Elves

Thank you Elves

By Nell on January 6, 2017 in News with No Comments

  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, […]

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4
Jan
2017
A 1920s Night to Remember: Join us for a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

A 1920s Night to Remember: Join us for a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

By Nell on January 4, 2017 in Special Events with No Comments

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 […]

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