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As summer slowly winds to a close, we are wrapping up our full-time operation. Beginning Saturday, August 17, 2014, the Santa Claus Museum & Village will be open weekends only. Please see our Plan A Visit page for detailed hours and directions. Hope to see you soon!
Our annual membership drive is underway and we’re hoping to recruit a few good men and women to join the ranks of our museum supporters. We love serving the community and in an effort to keep the Santa Claus Museum & Village open and accessible to everyone, we do not charge […]
This summer marks our third season as the Santa Claus Museum & Village and we have lots more fun in-store for you this year. Stop by the museum and check out our new “Under the Christmas Tree” exhibit, highlighting what children in Santa Claus, Indiana, may have received on Christmas morning in years past. View […]
Mark your calendars! Opening Day at the Santa Claus Museum & Village is Saturday, May 3, 2014. This year brings new exhibits, events and even new partners. Stay tuned for updates. For more information on our upcoming hours of operation, please go to our Plan a Visit page.
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 […]
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!
Featured Letters to Santa
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