The Ultimate Christmas Celebration Itinerary: Week 2

The Santa Claus Christmas Celebration is in full swing, and the second weekend ushers in even more special events. Look forward to the Santa Claus Christmas Parade, The Santa Claus Arts & Crafts Show, and so much more.

Don’t worry about missing a thing.

We’ve created the Ultimate Christmas Celebration Itinerary: Week 2 just for you!

Friday, December 8:

If your kids know you’re coming to Santa Claus, Indiana, one thing is for sure – they want to visit Santa! Visit the gigantic Santa Claus Christmas Store where they can personally deliver their Christmas wishes.

At Christmas Dinner with Santa at Santa’s Lodge, you can enjoy a traditional holiday dinner complete with milk, cookies, and story time. Or, grab dinner at a local, Christmas-themed restaurant. Frosty’s has delicious specialty pizzas, and more.

Finish your evening with a drive-through light adventure at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort’s Santa Claus Land of Lights.

Saturday, December 9:

Start your morning off at the Historic Santa Claus Campground. You’ll need a big breakfast to fuel the exciting day ahead. Fill up with all-you-can-eat pancakes while enjoying the company of Santa and Mrs. Claus at Breakfast with Santa.

Then, check out the Santa Claus Arts & Crafts Show just one room over.  There are three more locations throughout the town of Santa Claus. Get more Arts & Crafts Show information here.

Head to Kringle Place Shopping Center where you can browse Evergreen Boutique & Christmas Shop and Santa’s TOYS. Then, pick out a prime spot for the Santa Claus Christmas Parade. Collect as much candy as possible, and don’t miss Santa riding through on his sleigh!

Surely your family is ready to eat! Find German-inspired dishes at Das Nikolausfest as well as Christmas carolers and crafts for kids.  And, they’re giving away free hot chocolate after the parade!

Take the family to see Scrooge’s Christmas at Heritage Hills High School, just a couple miles outside of Santa Claus.

Then, drive through Christmas Lake Village during the Festival of Lights. This is a free event, but monetary donations are accepted and benefit CASA. CASA is a national association in the United States that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children. It is the season of giving after all!

Before you go back to your cabin or hotel room, experience the centuries-old tradition of Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire at Santa’s Candy Castle. You can even try your hand at roasting the chestnuts, and taste test them.

Sunday, December 10:

Even though you already talked to Santa, it’s always a good idea to write him a letter so he doesn’t forget. Visit the Santa Claus Museum & Village to do it for free, and every child that sends a letter receives a response, too!

After the little ones have sent their wishes to Santa, and your family has explored the Santa Claus Museum, stop by the historic Santa Statue for one last family photo opp before leaving town. Families have been taking photos with this statue for generations, it’s the perfect place to start a tradition.

Still craving Christmas? Head over to the events page for detailed event listings.

Check back next week for the Ultimate Christmas Celebration Itinerary: Week 3!

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