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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!
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, […]
Featured Letters to Santa
Who knew scented candles could be so dangerous?
Now that the pesky habit has been resolved, time to negotiate…
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...