If there’s one thing we hear about pretty often, it’s nostalgic family memories.
For decades, families have been visiting Santa Claus, Indiana, to pass on the family fun from one generation to the next.
Start a family tradition with these ideas:
Spend a weekend together
The holidays can be a hectic time for all of us. Between special events, shopping, and holiday parties, sometimes we forget to make time for those closest to us. Quality family time is a priceless gift. Carve a weekend out of your busy schedule and book a holiday weekend getaway package. The whole family will benefit from this tradition. Find several holiday package options here.
Watch the Santa Claus Christmas Parade
The Santa Claus Christmas Parade is a fun, family-friendly activity for kids, parents, and grandparents. Help the little ones get as much candy as possible, or simply enjoy all of the holiday cheer.
Write a letter to Santa
Children from all over the world send letters to Santa Claus, Indiana, and every letter received by December 20, 2019, will receive a reply! When you’re visiting, take your kiddos to the Santa Claus Museum & Village to write their free letters to Santa. Special touches like ringing sleigh bells upon dropping the letters in the special mailbox will make it a memorable experience.
You can also write a letter to Santa from home!
Send your letters to Santa to:
P.O. Box 1
Santa Claus, IN 47579
Have Christmas Dinner with Santa
This annual event includes a traditional Christmas dinner buffet featuring turkey, dressing, green beans and more, plus story time with Santa and his elf complete with milk and cookies. This is another great activity for multi-generational families to enjoy together. If you opt for the Christmas package at Santa’s Lodge, this experience is included!
Roast chestnuts on an Open Fire
Roasting chestnuts over an open fire is a centuries-old tradition, and now it can be a family tradition, too! Visit Santa’s Candy Castle to see a live demonstration on how to roast chestnuts. Try your hand at it for a great photo opportunity.
Visit with Santa
A trip to Santa Claus, Indiana, isn’t complete without talking to the jolly man himself. You can visit Santa inside the Santa Claus Christmas Store. After visiting with Santa, get an ornament personalized for free to remember your special trip.
With traditions like this, a trip to Santa Claus, Indiana, isn’t one your family will forget!
This post was updated from November 2017.