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Indiana Town Tops Forbes Magazine ‘Top Christmas Destinations’ List

Forbes magazine, one of the world’s leading business magazines, has declared the small town of Santa Claus, Indiana, as one of the “World’s Top Christmas Destinations.”

In the article, Forbes magazine claimed Santa Claus, Indiana, “enthusiastically embraces its role, with a wide array of Santa-themed shops and attractions” such as Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, the Santa Claus Museum, Santa’s Candy Castle and the Santa Claus Post Office.

Here is the Top Destinations:

  1. New York City, N.Y.
  2. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  3. Cologne, Germany
  4. Santa Claus, Indiana
  5. Boston, Massachusetts
  6. Santa Claus Village and Santa Park, Napapiiri In Lapland, Finland
  7. Rome, Italy
  8. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  9. Aspen, Colorado
  10. Paris, France

Santa Claus, Indiana, is home to nationally known attractions such as Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.

America’s Christmas Hometown: Santa Claus, Indiana, hosts a celebration of family fun on the first three weekends of December. Events include a traditional Christmas Dinner with Santa; “Santa Claus Land of Lights,” a 1.2-mile driving journey through Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort; Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire and much more.

For more information about the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration or a schedule of events, call 888.444.9252 or visit Also, find Santa Claus, Indiana, on the Visitor Bureau’s free iPhones and Androids apps by searching “Holiday World & More!” and on any mobile device at

See full Forbes magazine article here and Santa Claus, Indiana’s specific page here.

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