Upcoming Events

OCTOBER

A Broomsticks Christmas – Book Launch and Signing

Saturday, 10/29/16 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT and immediately following The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Broomsticks Christmas

Authors Sean McHugh and Katie McHugh Parker, will be launching their latest book, A Broomsticks Christmas on Halloween weekend at the Santa Claus MuseumThis is the third and final book in the series for young readers. The first two books, Broomsticks and the award-winning Broomsticks-The Halloween Spirit will also be available for purchase.

About the Book
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year… that is, unless you’re a witch! At least that’s what novice witch, Pocky McGuire seems to think. Meanwhile, Pocky’s mortal friend, Brooklyn, is facing her own doubts about the holiday. It’ll take more than even Stamp’s magic to restore his friends’ Christmas spirit. It’s going to take a Christmas miracle!

 

 

 

 

All Hallows’ Eve at the Santa Claus Museum & Village
Saturday, 10/29/16 at 7:00 PM CT

Storytelling

Storyteller Susan Fowler will hold a lantern-lit reading of Washington Irving’s classic ghost story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,  in the historic Santa Claus Church. The Headless Horseman will make an appearance at the end of the story. Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Call 812-544-2434. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

 

 

 

 

Santa’s Haunted Church
Friday, 10/28: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm CT
Saturday, 10/29: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm CT (immediately following The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)

spooky pumpkinsJoin Team H-A-P-P-Y of Relay for Life for a spooky haunted tour of the Santa Claus Museum & Village. Guided tours will begin at the Original Santa Claus Post Office and continue on a ghostly walk through the historic Santa Claus Church and around the Santa Claus Museum & Village. Tickets can be purchased in advance, or on-site during the event. Soup, desserts and drinks will also be available for purchase during the event.

Pre-sold tickets: $4.00 each or 6 tickets for $20.00
Day of Event tickets: $5.00 each or 6 tickets for $25.00

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER

Story of Santa Claus
Saturday December 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM CT

Church in snowStoryteller 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. The event is free and will be held in the historic Santa Claus Church.

 

 

 

 

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

Saturday December 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM CT

Chimney Book

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?

 

Did you know that Santa Claus, Indiana is a real place? You can write to Santa and the Elves at P.O. Box 1, Santa Claus, Indiana 47579. Don’t forget to include your return address to get a reply in December!

Checkermint the elf is hiding inside! Can you find him?

 

A Merry Christmas Concert with Danielle Lee

Saturday, December 10 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CT

Danielle Lee Photo for Event

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Story of Santa Claus
Saturday December 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM CT

Church in snow

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. The event is free and will be held in the historic Santa Claus Church.

 

 

 

 

For more information about our hours of operation for the 2016 season, please go to our Plan a Visit page.

If you are interested in hosting an event at the Santa Claus Museum & Village, contact us at elf@santaclausmuseum.org or 812-544-2434.

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