Hit the Brakes
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-t...Read more
A Taste of Local History
One of the newest additions to our selection of locally made merchandise items here at the museum is, well, simply divine. We now sell an assortment of delicious cookies made by the Sisters of St. Benedict! Delicious cookies, Indiana made The sisters bake their tasty treats at the Simply Divine Bakery on the grounds of […]Read more
That’s a Wrap! Santa’s Elves are done for the season
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!Read more
Welcome to the Santa Claus Museum & Village!
Visit the Santa Claus Museum & Village and discover the story of Santa Claus!
The Santa Claus Museum features historical documents, photos and artifacts illustrating the progression from the tiny settlement of Santa Fee (pop. 65) to the present day town of Santa Claus. Exhibits feature the story behind the town's famous name, the history of tourism, and artifacts highlighting the town's unique history. Page through decades of children's letters to Santa Claus, and listen to the voice of Santa Jim Yellig. Explore the joy behind Christmases of yesteryear with antique toy displays and a large collection of Santas of every shape, size and interpretation.
Make sure to visit the Original Santa Claus Post Office and pen your free letter to Santa. Include your full address, as Santa and his Elves will write back in December. This historic structure also serves as the headquarters for Santa’s Elves, a group of volunteers who tirelessly help Santa answer the thousands of children’s letters that arrive every year.
Stop by the 1880 Santa Claus Church, a beautiful historic structure that contains most of its original furnishings. And don't miss the opportunity to take your family photo in front of the historic 1935 Santa Claus Statue. Standing 22-feet-tall and built of solid concrete, this statue is one of a kind.
We look forward to seeing you soon at the Santa Claus Museum & Village.
December 20, 2012 - No Comments
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!More
November 7, 2013 - 2 Comments
Christmas will be here before you know it and we have lots of holiday cheer in-store at the Santa Claus Museum & Village. Visit our 2013 Christmas Events Page for more information about the upcoming holiday season!More
November 7, 2013 - No Comments
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...More
September 30, 2013 - 1 Comment
Beware the Headless Horseman! Our second annual All Hallows’ Eve celebration is just around the corner and we can’t wait to welcome back Storyteller Susan Fowler for another rendition of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Join us on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 and Saturday, October 26th, 2013. This year,...More