2016 Christmas Events

Merry Little Christmas Events at the Santa Claus Museum & Village

We have a stocking full of events planned this for the 2016 Christmas season that we know you will enjoy! All events listed below are free of charge, though donations are appreciated.

 

christmas-stockingStop by and Visit

Stop by for a visit during December and enjoy our beautiful, fresh Christmas decorations. Take a stroll through the museum and learn about the history of our town and area attractions. See what children of yesteryear might have found beneath their Christmas trees and read through our collection of letters to Santa that date back to the 1930s. Our Museum Gift Shop offers a wide selection of great stocking stuffers and locally made items, including wine glasses, candles, ornaments, soaps, and more. The Santa Claus Church and Original Post Office will be open, and feel free to wander up the short walking path up to the Historic Santa Statue, dedicated to the children of the world.

 

santas-elves-santa-claus-museum-indianaLetters to Santa

Have you written your letter to Santa yet? If not, stop by and visit. From December 1 – December 21, 2016, children of all ages can take a seat at an antique school desk in the Original Santa Claus Post Office and write their letters to Santa Claus. Though Santa and his Elves sure are busy this time of year, they always make time to write back to each and every letter. Just remember, all letters must be received by December 21, 2016 to ensure a response from Santa Claus.

If you can’t make it to the Original Santa Claus Post Office, you are welcome to mail your letters to Santa at PO Box 1; Santa Claus, IN 47579.

 

December Hours of Operation*

Sunday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm CST

Friday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm CST

* We will be closed for the season beginning Thursday, December 22, 2016.

 

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Special Events During the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration

 

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– The Story of Santa Claus

Saturday, December 3, 2016:  10:00 am – 11:00 am CST

Storyteller Susan Fowler brings Clement C. Moore’s classic poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, to life in an interactive performance for the whole family. Christmas carols, storytelling, music and more accompany Fowler’s presentation, which also includes the surprising story of how the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, received its name.

 

 

Chimney Book– But What If There’s No Chimney? Story time and Book Signing

Saturday December 10, 2016:  10:00 am – 11:00 am CST

The Elves’ are kicking off the 2016 Christmas season with another brand-new book, inspired by decades of helping Santa answer letters from children all over the world. One of the most common concerns sent to the Elves is, “Santa, our house doesn’t have a chimney. How will you get inside?” Authors Emily Weisner Thompson and Mandy Hussey answer this question in their beautifully illustrated book, But What If There’s No Chimney? They will be on-site for a book reading and signing.

About the Book

Five-year-old Ben is new in town and shocked to find his house has no chimney! How will Santa get into his house to deliver gifts? As Christmas approaches, Ben looks for answers, asking his dad, friend, teacher, mailman, and even his dog! Ben’s search ends with a letter to Santa Claus, Indiana. Will Santa reply, and what will he say? Checkermint the elf is hiding inside! Can you find him?

 

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– A Merry Christmas Concert with Danielle Lee

 Saturday, December 10, 2016: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CST

Nashville Singer/Songwriter Danielle Lee will perform a selection of favorite Christmas Carols in the historic Santa Claus Church. The event is free, though donations are appreciated.

 

 

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– Christmas Carols with the Men’s Quartet

Saturday, December 17, 2016: 1:00 – 1:45 CST

A selection of Christmas carols will be sung in the historic Santa Claus Church.

 

 

 

 

DSC_0336– The Story of Santa Claus

Saturday, December 17, 2016: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST

Storyteller Susan Fowler brings Clement C. Moore’s classic poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, to life in an interactive performance for the whole family. Christmas carols, storytelling, music and more accompany Fowler’s presentation, which also includes the surprising story of how the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, received its name.

 

 

Santa Claus, Indiana, Events

The town of Santa Claus, Indiana, hosts their annual Christmas Celebration the first three full weekends of December. It’s a magical time to be in Santa Claus, as attractions around town host a number of festive holiday events. Check back for a link to an updated event guide for 2016. Merry Christmas!

 

 

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