Special Events


Santa Claus Christmas Celebration

CelebrationLogo.pngVisit Santa Claus, Indiana: America's Christmas Hometown, for three weekends of family fun during the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration.

Enjoy Christmas Dinner with Santa at Santa's Lodge. Drive through Lake Rudolph's 1.2-mile Santa Claus Land of Lights: Family Christmas Light Adventure to learn the shining story of Rudolph and watch Santa's Great Big LED Tree of Lights come to life hourly.

Browse through the gigantic Santa Claus Christmas Store, Santa Claus Arts & Crafts Show, and other themed shops like Holly Tree Christmas Shop. Roast chestnuts on an open fire at Santa's Candy Castle and see Christmas wood carving demonstrations, too.

Don't forget to write a letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village. Tour the museum, historic church, and visit the historic Santa statue, too.

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Stay at Christmas-themed lodging such as the new Rudolph's Christmas Cabins at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Santa's Lodge, Santa's Lakeside Cottages, NorthStar Vacation Rentals, and Silent Night Golf & Vacation Rentals!

The Santa Claus Christmas Celebration will create family memories to cherish for a lifetime.


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Attention Craft Vendors!

Are you interested in being a vendor at the 2014 Santa Claus Arts & Craft Show?

The Santa Claus Arts & Crafts Show will be held the second Saturday of the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration: December 13.  

Read vendor information below and fill out an application. If you have questions, please contact Cathy Kroeger at (812) 449-0746.

2013 Santa Claus Christmas Parade

Entry Form

Miss Santa Claus Pageant

Information and Entry Form

Need more info about the upcoming 2013 Santa Claus Christmas Celebration? Email info@SantaClausInd.org or call (888) 444-9252.