Chief Elf Visits Kelly Clarkson

Pat Koch at Kelly Clarkson Show

After only a minor debate about which hat to wear, the town of Santa Claus recently sent our Chief Elf on a merry mission to Los Angeles to chat with Kelly Clarkson!   

Kelly Clarkson is a three-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwritera judge on The Voice, and hosts a daytime talk show on NBC. And, she absolutely loves Christmas – so, of course, she wanted to talk with one of Santa’s Elves from Santa Claus, Indiana. 

Mrs. Koch, the founder of the Santa Claus Museum & Village, has been helping Santa answer letters from children all over the world for most of her life. Last year, the volunteer group of Santa’s Elves answered approximately 22,000 letters. These sweet letters pile into the small-but-festive town of Santa Claus, Indianaeach year from countries like Belarus, Germany, India, South Africa, Spain, and Hong Kong 

The episode originally aired on NBC, on Friday, December, 13.  

There’s Still Time

Kids of any age can still send a letter to Santa and receive a personalized reply by Christmas. Send letters to Santa Claus at P.O. Box 1, Santa Claus, IN 47579 by December 20, 2019, with a legible return address.  

Write Santa in Santa Claus, Indiana

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