Experience Christmas All Year Long

You can experience the joy of Christmas morning all year long in the welcoming village of Santa Claus. Try a frozen hot chocolate at Santa's Candy Castle and then talk to Santa's elves on their special computers. You can check out the history of the town at the Santa Claus Museum & Village—be sure to write a letter to Santa. You'll get an answer as it gets closer to Christmas. You can also visit Santa and browse the many rooms of ornaments and decorations at the Santa Claus Christmas Store. Be sure to get your selfies with the variety of Santa statues you'll find around town.

Just down the road from Santa Claus is where another famous bearded man grew up. Yes, Abraham Lincoln lived in this area from the ages of 7-21. You can walk in his footsteps and learn about his childhood years at both the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Lincoln State Park. During the summer months, be sure to check the show schedule at the Lincoln Amphitheatre, featuring concerts as well as a Lincoln musical. Nearby Rockport is home to the Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum, featuring 13 Lincoln-era replica cabins and relics like a hutch made by Lincoln with the help of his father.