This year’s Christmas celebrations in Santa Claus, Indiana, and throughout Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home were packed with fun. From parades to visits with Santa to roasting chestnuts over an open fire, the Christmas spirit came to the area in a big way!
Were you able to join in the festivities? If not, we’re giving you a look at some of the highlights… and hopefully inspiring you to join us for next year’s celebration!
Highlights of the 2021 Christmas Celebration
Though most of the area’s events take place during the first three weekends of December, Thanksgiving weekend has become known as the “unofficial” beginning of the season. And the Live Reindeer Exhibit at Santa’s TOYS has been a popular way to kick off the festivities for several years!
Another sign that the Christmas season is kicking off is when the giant LED Christmas tree is lit up for the first time. It’s a great way to get in a festive mood!
The Breakfast with Santa event at the Historic Santa Claus Campground served up a delicious feast… plus, a visit with the jolly elf himself!
Visitors looking for an old-fashioned Christmas found it during the Treemendous Christmas in the Village at Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum!
And if you love nostalgia at Christmastime, then you probably checked out the Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire event at Santa’s Candy Castle this year. The popular event always draws a crowd!
Parades are always a popular part of any Christmas celebration. And this year saw the return of both the Santa Claus Christmas Parade and the Rockport Christmas Parade!
Kids of all ages headed to the Santa Claus Museum & Village to put their wishes down on paper and send them off to Santa. (If your letter was received by December 18, you’ll get a response by Christmas!)
Food trucks came to Kringle Place Shopping Center the first three Saturdays of December… and served up delicious “Santa-approved” treats!
The Santa Claus Arts & Crafts Show returned with an amazing selection of handmade crafts. The talent on display was amazing!
The Santa Claus Land of Lights welcomed visitors to an amazing light show that tells the story of Rudolph. (You can still visit nightly through December 27; closed Christmas Eve and Day.)
The Santa Claus Flyer Train Ride took guests on a Christmassy adventure to deliver Santa’s nice list to the elves at his workshop. (Train rides wrap up on December 23, so book your ticket now!)
Of course, the best part of the Christmas festivities in and around the Santa Claus, Indiana, area is seeing the smiling faces of families making merry memories that will last a lifetime!
Plan Your Own Memorable Visit
Whether you choose to visit during the summer, fall, or winter months, you’re sure to have a memorable time. And we have plenty of resources—from maps to travel tips—to help plan your trip!