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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! The Christmas Mice book reading with author Wini Frances has been rescheduled for Saturday, 12/21/13 at 10:00 […]
“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 […]
Our Christmas Decorations are up and it sure is looking festive around here! A big thanks to all our volunteer Elves and Family Roots Nursery for their hard work. Come check out all the beautiful live greens. Pictures have been posted on our Facebook page under Santa Claus Museum.
Construction continues on the 1856 Santa Claus Post Office building! As of early November, we have new windows, lights, and fresh paint. The newly restored building is slated to be open by December 1st, just in time for you to write your Christmas letter to Santa. Stay tuned for more pictures and updates!
Does the thought of Sour Cream Fudge make your mouth water? Are you craving a slice of Ooey Gooey Butter Cake? Or maybe you’re in the mood for Snickerdoodles? Or Peanut Brittle? How about digging into something savory like Pasta with Prosciutto and Goat Cheese? All of these recipes and more can be found in […]
A light dusting of snow and a brisk winter’s chill couldn’t deter the MCF House Movers crew from rolling our historic 1880 German Evangelical St. Paul’s Church to its new resting spot yesterday. It was a momentous day, not only for the church or museum but also for Mrs. Koch who has dreamed of this […]
Every December, there are lots of jokes that Santa “works just one day a year.” But we know better, don’t we? And his Elves keep busy year-round, too. Take Millie, for instance. She is over by the former Betsy Ross Doll House in Holiday World. Former? That’s right. The doll house is moving out of the park! Don’t worry, […]
It was 76 years ago today that droves of people braved a harsh winter storm to watch the great unveiling of the 22 foot tall Santa statue in our town of Santa Claus, Indiana. The statue was dreamed up by Chicago businessman and philanthropist Carl A. Barrett. The Santa statue was the focal point of […]
Today marks the 80th anniversary of a big day in Santa Claus town history. Big might be an understatement. It’s more like an oversized day in town history, specifically for the Santa Claus Post Office. On this day in 1931, Santa Claus postmaster James Martin hand-canceled what was said to be the largest postcard mailed […]
One of the bright and colorful Santa collections inside the museum seems to grow with each passing year and it’s just about ready to burst out of its current display case. The jovial man, dressed head to toe in red and clutching that curvy green glass bottle is an unmistakable advertising image. This ad icon […]
Featured Letters to Santa
Lynn wants a “Suzie Maker Oven.” “How is Mrs. Santa?” she asks. She also...
Nope, Daniel isn’t an adult. Just a kid that wants a house… and a picture of Santa...
This little guy wants a stocking full of candy and a copper colored Stingray bike for Christmas,...
He has lots of very particular items he’d like: “I want a trip to Pennsylvania by...
This child’s letter lists a whopping one hundred four gifts including “a big can of...