Posted on December 7, 2023
On Christmas Eve, Santa is arguably the busiest guy in the world. In the lead-up to the holidays, however, you’ll find the jolly elf spending time in America’s Christmas Hometown. And for boys and girls who want to get on the nice list, a visit with Santa in Santa Claus, Indiana, is a must!
So, if you want to make sure you have the chance to whisper your wish list to Santa this December, here are four places to find the man himself!
1. Santa Claus Christmas Store – Packed with thousands of ornaments, decorations, lights, and more, the Santa Claus Christmas Store is one of the most festive places in town. You know what makes it even more festive? Santa’s available for visits there everyday (except Wednesdays) through Christmas Eve! See store listing for complete hours of availability.
2. Santa Claus Museum & Village – During the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration, Santa likes to pop in for visits at the Santa Claus Museum & Village. And sometimes he even brings Mrs. Claus along! See the museum listing for Santa’s availability.
3. Santa’s Lodge – At Santa’s Lodge, You-Know-Who is the very special guest of honor at their Christmas Dinner with Santa, Friday and Saturday nights during the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration. Kids can enjoy photos and storytime with Santa and finish the evening with milk and cookies!
4. Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph – Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph offers a special lodging package that includes lots of great amenities, including a pass to the Santa Claus Land of Lights, a commemorative gift… and a private family visit with Santa himself! There’s still time to book your stay—learn more about Christmas lodging packages here.
In Santa Claus, Indiana, there’s more than one way to see Santa. From the moment you head in to town, you’ll see Santa statues welcoming you at every turn!
Think you can find them all? There are 20+ statues throughout town, so you might need a little help. Download our Searching for Santa Statues map to get pointed in the right direction!
Visiting Santa in Santa Claus, Indiana, is probably at the top of your holiday to-do list. But don’t forget there’s plenty more festive fun happening throughout the area.