5 Things You Don’t Want to Miss in May

May Dates You Don't Want to Miss

If you thought April was an exciting month, just wait until you see what’s coming up in May! The month of May brings the opening of many of our local attractions. And this year, we have some brand new events you won’t want to miss:

May Dates You’ll Want to Know:

May 1, 2017

Browse over 4,000 ornaments (personalize them for free, too!) and more in the Santa Claus Christmas Store. Santa will be back soon, too.

Also, the Lincoln Pioneer Village Museum & Village reopens. The village is made up of 14 log cabins that are replicas of structures once located in Spencer County, which played a role in Abraham Lincoln’s life while living in southern Indiana from 1816-1830.

May 6, 2017

The Santa Claus Museum & Village will open for weekends. Discover the story of the town and how it got its name. Page through decades of children’s letters to Santa Claus. 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.

May 13, 2017

Join us at the first-ever Lincoln Land Drone Fest and Santa Claus Cup Drone Race! This family-friendly fest is free and open to the public. All ages will have a chance to use drones in hands-on demos. The little ones will really get a kick out of the watching the drones maneuver the figure-eight track. Click here to find out what else visitors can look forward to during the fest.

May 20, 2017

You don’t want to miss out on the first Lincoln Amphitheatre concert of the year, Live Bait: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett. Whether you are a landshark, a parrot head, or a Brown Eyed Girl, Live Bait is sure to entertain and get your summer started off right.


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