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21
Jun
2013
Hit the Brakes

Hit the Brakes

By Kathleen Crews on June 21, 2013 in News with No Comments

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 […]

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16
Apr
2012
Opening in May!

Opening in May!

By santa-admin on April 16, 2012 in News with No Comments

We’re very excited to announce that the Santa Claus Museum will be open beginning the first weekend in May 2012. Crews are putting the finishing touches on the 1880 Santa Claus Church and the 1856 Santa Claus Post Office, recently moved to their new home here at the Santa Claus Museum. Construction on our site […]

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22
Dec
2011
On This Day in History – December 22, 1935

On This Day in History – December 22, 1935

By santa-admin on December 22, 2011 in A Day at the Museum Town History with 8 Comments

It was 76 years ago today that droves of people braved a harsh winter storm to watch the great unveiling of the 22 foot tall Santa statue in our town of Santa Claus, Indiana. The statue was dreamed up by Chicago businessman and philanthropist Carl A. Barrett. The Santa statue was the focal point of […]

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19
May
2011
Santa Statue Restoration Update

Santa Statue Restoration Update

By santa-admin on May 19, 2011 in A Day at the Museum with No Comments

Today marks the first time in a long time our dear Santa has been without a layer of chipped and fading paint. With days worth of scraping and stripping, all of the paint has been removed from the Santa Statue. We’ve joked he got a “chemical peel” or “dermabrasion” to smooth out his blemishes. The […]

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