Santa Claus Museum & Village, Santa Claus

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Santa Claus Museum & Village is an attraction being developed near the community of Santa Claus, Indiana. In 2005, a local development company purchased Santa's Candy Castle and other buildings that comprised Santa Claus Town and announced plans to restore and re-open them to the public. Santa's Candy Castle was the first building of the original Santa Claus Town to be re-opened to the public, when its doors opened on July 1, 2006. The 40-ton, 22-foot concrete Santa Claus statue was restored in 2011. In 2012, a local historic church and the town's original post office were moved to the site next to the large Santa Claus statue.



Deutsch Evangelische St. Paul’s Kirche was relocated to the park in 2012. It was built in 1880. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • Short tour but interesting! Walk around the grounds, visit the church. Good picture opportunities . The original post office is there. 
    Short tour but interesting! Walk around the grounds, visit the church. Good picture opportunities . The original post office is there.  more »
  • Worth a 15 min or so stop to learn the history of the town of Santa Claus. The lady working on Thursday was the friendliest person we met in Indiana. It is free with a suggested donation. We donated.....  more
    Worth a 15 min or so stop to learn the history of the town of Santa Claus. The lady working on Thursday was the friendliest person we met in Indiana. It is free with a suggested donation. We donated.....  more »
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  • This place is awesome and totally worth checking out. It's free to enter, there's a ton of super cool stuff to see that ranges from town history to holiday world history and even general Christmas stuff. I will definitely be coming back to look through again.
  • We had to wear our masks here do to covid but we had an interesting visit. The museum starts with how Santa Claus Indiana got its name. Then there is a room with letters to Santa from over the years. There is a neat little display of houses made by crochet and a wall of pictures of famous people from a locals collection. Outside there is the giant Santa statue, the original Santa Claus Indiana post office, and an old church.

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