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SNEAK PEEK: 2024 Solar Eclipse in the Santa Claus, Indiana, Area

Posted on October 4, 2023

A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, April 8, 2024, and the Santa Claus, Indiana, area is in the zone of totality. And if you don’t want to get left in the dark, now is the time to start making your plans to visit the area for Eclipse Weekend 2024!

As the southeastern “entrance” to the zone of totality, the Santa Claus, Indiana, area is a convenient spot to view this unique phenomenon. Along with the chance to experience more than two minutes of a total eclipse, the Santa Claus, Indiana, area is planning a full weekend of entertaining and educational events in the lead up.

Eclipse Weekend Events, Activities, and More

Eclipse Weekend 2024 events and activities throughout the Santa Claus, Indiana, area are still being finalized. But visitors coming to the area April 6 – 8, 2024, can expect everything from concerts and 5Ks to education activities for all ages.

Santa Claus Brewing Co. will host local music on Friday, a concert on Saturday, and a 5K on Sunday.

Lincoln State Park and Lincoln Amphitheatre are working on a Sunday concert event, and the park will be open for camping throughout the long weekend.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will offer eclipse programming for school groups leading up to the eclipse and will have activity stations around the park on the day of.

Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery is planning events all weekend, with specialty drinks/bottles, food trucks, inflatables, and more.

Typically closed in April, the Santa Claus Christmas Store will open for shopping April 6 – 8.  

Additional events and activities are also planned at the following locations: Santa Claus Museum & Village, Stir-n-Up Hope, local libraries and schools, and other spots throughout the area.  

Watch our Events page for more details—we’ll be adding Eclipse event information soon!

Where to View the Solar Eclipse

The Santa Claus, Indiana, area is known for its greatest outdoors and wide-open spaces. That means visitors will have their choice of prime spots for viewing the total solar eclipse.

Eclipse viewing areas include Heritage Hills High School, Holiday World Legend parking lot, Jim Yellig Park, Lincoln Amphitheatre, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln State Park, Saint Meinrad Archabbey/Monte Cassino Shrine, St. Meinrad Community Center, Stir-n-Hope, and more locations to be announced.

Plan Your 2024 Solar Eclipse Weekend Visit

While the total solar eclipse itself lasts just over two minutes, there’s a whole long weekend’s worth of fun waiting for you in the Santa Claus, Indiana, area, April 6 – 8, 2024.

Looking for a place to stay? Lincoln Pines Lakefront Resort, Santa’s Lakeside Cottages, Santa’s Lodge, Lincoln State Park, hotels and motels, and vacation rentals throughout the area are ready to welcome you. Eclipse Weekend is sure to be popular with visitors, so make your lodging plans early!

Need help building your itinerary? Our convenient trip planner tool can help!

And don’t forget to keep an eye on our 2024 Solar Eclipse page for announcements and our Calendar of Events to stay up to date on what’s happening when!