Santa Claus Christmas Celebration

Santa Claus Post Office Fall exterior sign


Experience Santa Claus, Indiana, during the three-weekend Santa Claus Christmas Celebration each December.

Special events and holiday traditions take over the town and provide a very merry getaway during one of the most wonderful times of the year. Festive shopping experiences, holiday events, and Christmassy lodging—the town of Santa Claus is the place to be during the holidays.

Check out the full Calendar of Events!  


Experience the Magic & Traditions

Santa Claus Museum

Explore the grounds at the Santa Claus Museum & Village and pose for a family photo in front of the 22-foot-tall Santa statue. Treat yourself to delectable homemade confections from the historic Santa’s Candy Castle. See how many Santa statues you can spot throughout the town. HINT: there are more than 15!

Share your holiday spirit through the mail! Hand-cancel holiday mail with the one-and-only Santa Claus Postmark from the only post office with the Santa Claus name.

Stop and watch Santa’s Giant LED Tree of Lights perform a choreographed light show in Kringle Place Shopping Center. Drive through the Santa Claus Land of Lights at Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph to discover the magical story of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

Holiday Events

Santa's Candy Castle

The town of Santa Claus celebrates the holiday season with festive one-of-a-kind events!

Kick off the Christmas season Thanksgiving weekend with a reindeer experience at Santa’s TOYS, chestnuts roasting at Santa’s Candy Castle, and a drive through the Santa Claus Land of Lights.

America’s Christmas Hometown will host the popular Santa Claus Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 10, 2022.

Check out the full 2022 Christmas Event Guide!

Christmas Packages

Santa's Lakeside Cottages

Make it a very merry weekend and stay overnight in festive lodging throughout Santa Claus, Indiana. Get cozy in one of Santa’s Cottages or a cabin at Lincoln Pines Lakefront Resort. Book a room at Santa’s Lodge or reserve one of Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins at Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph.

Book a holiday package during the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration in Santa Claus, Indiana.

Planning Resources

We love to help visitors plan a holiday getaway! Send us a message with any questions and let us know how we can help make your holiday jollier.

Use our Trip Planner tool to plan out your trip itinerary. Send a list of events and attractions you don’t want to miss during the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration with family and friends via email. It’s easy to use; learn how to make the most of the Trip Planner here.


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