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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Santa Claus Museum & Village has partnered with Arcadia Publishing to release a new book on the history of Santa Claus, IND! Our town’s history is certainly unique and we want to make sure that this history is captured and shared. However, we need your help. We are looking for old photographs, drawings, and […]
Saturday, October 13 and 20 mark the first annual All Hallows’ Eve celebration. This family friendly event features lots of Halloween activities and admission is FREE. Featured events held between 12:00 – 7:00 pm include: – Spooky Indiana ghost stories, and special exhibits inside the Museum exploring the history behind the legend – Tours of […]
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 […]
Six years ago, Santa Claus Museum founder Pat Koch watched her dream become a reality as the museum opened its doors to the public for the first time. Together with the non-profit Santa’s Elves, Inc., she opened the Santa Claus Museum in the spring of 2006. Pat’s interest in preserving the history of the town, […]
We’re very excited to announce that the Santa Claus Museum will be open beginning the first weekend in May 2012. Crews are putting the finishing touches on the 1880 Santa Claus Church and the 1856 Santa Claus Post Office, recently moved to their new home here at the Santa Claus Museum. Construction on our site […]
February 8, 2012 SANTA CLAUS, IND. — MCF House Movers of Petersburg, Indiana, will very slowly transport the 1880 “Deutsch Evangelish St. Paul’s Kirche” this morning for a distance of just under one-half of a mile to its new home in Santa Claus Park. The 132-year old country church will join the town’s newly-restored 1935 […]
Featured Letters to Santa
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