The Santa Claus Christmas Celebration is in full swing, and the second weekend brings even more special events. We’re looking 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 a guide for the 2nd Weekend of the Christmas Celebration just for you!
Friday, December 13:
Start off the weekend by getting a little Christmas shopping done at the gigantic Santa Claus Christmas Store.
During 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 Fun Center is located right across the road and has delicious specialty pizzas. Find more restaurant options in our area.
Finish your evening with a drive-through light adventure at Santa Claus Land of Lights, inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort’s.
Saturday, December 14:
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 at Breakfast with Santa from 7:00 – 10:00 am CT.
Then, check out the Santa Claus Arts & Crafts Show featuring more than 80 vendors at Heritage Hills Middle and High Schools, just a couple miles outside 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 the kids can get their faces painted. Then pop into the Santa Claus Christmas Store to find a special keepsake, like a personalized ornament. And don’t forget to stop in and check out the great selection at Santa’s TOYS.
Shopping sure does work up an appetite, so grab some lunch before making your way to the parade. Find German-inspired dishes and fresh baked goods at Das Nikolausfest.
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!
After the parade, take a trip to Santa’s Workshop at Flint Hill Landscape Supply to enjoy crafts, cookies, and cocoa.
Catch one of the three showings of The Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association’s presentation of Scrooge’s Christmas at the Heritage Hills High School Auditorium. An adapted tale from Charles Dicken’s classic, A Christmas Carol, the performance is one hour and will entertain the whole family.
You’ll want to warm up and refuel, so stop in Santa’s Candy Castle for a hot (or frozen!) chocolate and candy or popcorn and to chat with an elf on the North Pole Network. Then stick around for chestnuts roasting on an open fire!
End the day with a drive through Christmas Lake Village during the Festival of Lights from 5:00 – 9:00 pm CT. This is a free event, but canned goods and monetary donations can be dropped off at the gate to benefit a local food bank. It is the season of giving after all!
Sunday, December 15:
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to write your letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village by December 20, 2019. Every child who sends a letter receives a response … and it’s free, 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 3rd Weekend of the Christmas Celebration!