2017 Christmas Events

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A Merry Little Christmas at the Santa Claus Museum & Village

We have a stocking full of events planned this for the 2017 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 23, 2017, 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, letters must be received by December 21, 2017 to get 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 Claus at PO Box 1, Santa Claus, IN 47579. Again, letters must be received by December 21, 2017, to get a response from Santa.

 

Hours of Operation

December 1-22, 2017 

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

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

 

December 23, 2017

Saturday: 9:00 am CST – 12:00 pm CST

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December Special Events at the Santa Claus Museum & Village

The town of Santa Claus hosts its annual Christmas Celebration the first three weekends of December. At the Santa Claus Museum & Village, we are happy to welcome new and returning performers this year. All of these events are free in charge, thanks to a sponsorship from the Spencer County Community Foundation.

 

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The Story of Santa Claus

Saturday, December 2, 2017:  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.

 

 

 

Danielle Lee Photo for Event

A Merry Christmas Concert with Danielle Lee

 Saturday, December 2, 2017: 1:00 pm – 3:00 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.

 

 

 

 

A Morning With Mrs. Claus: Story Time and Holiday Crafts

Saturday, December 9, 2017: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

Mrs. Claus will read a selection of her favorite Christmas stories in the historic Santa Claus Church. In between readings, she’ll lead holiday craft activities and help children write their letters to Santa Claus.

 

 

 

Christmas Carols with Bomar and Ritter

Saturday, December 16, 2017: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

Singer/Songwriter duo Mary Bomar and Bob Ritter met in Nashvile and have been performing their brand of contemporary folk/pop music for over 25 years. These veterans of the stage will perform a selection of Christmas carols in the historic Santa Claus Church.

 

 

 

DSC_0336The Story of Santa Claus

Saturday, December 16, 2017: 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. Click here for a link to the 2017 Event Guide.  Merry Christmas!

 

 

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