If you want something Christmas-y to do, but don’t want to drive all the way up to the North Pole, you can visit Santa Claus in southern Indiana in the little town that bears his name.
Named one of the “10 best places to spend Christmas 2013” by CNN (in 2013, of course), the town where it’s Christmas all year round is hosting the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration during the first three weekends in December.
Named one of the “10 best places to spend Christmas 2013” by CNN last year, Santa Claus, Indiana, will host the 2014 Santa Claus Christmas Celebration the first three weekends of December. The celebration will be held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from December 5 to December 21.
Some of the events you and your family can participate in include:
International Fruitcake Eating Championship at the Santa Claus American Legion
The Story of Santa Claus at the Santa Claus Museum & Village
Run Run Rudolph 5K through Lake Rudolph’s Santa Claus Land of Lights
Santa Claus Arts & Crafts Shows
Face Painting and Christmas Woodcarving Demonstrations at Holly Tree Christmas Shop
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire at Santa’s Candy Castle
Gingerbread House Decorating at the Santa Claus Christmas Store
Christmas Dinner with Santa at Santa’s Lodge
Lincoln Amphitheatre presents “Scrooge’s Christmas” at Heritage Hills High School
Christmas Lake Village Festival of Lights
The Santa Claus Christmas Celebration has become a tradition for many families, and Melissa Brockman, executive director of the Spencer County Visitors Bureau says there are several lodging packages and events each weekend so families can get a head start on the Christmas fun.
There are lodging specials are available at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Santa’s Cottages, Santa’s Lodge (where I stayed during a visit to Santa Claus a few years ago), Motel 6, and Rockport Comfort Inn & Suites.