America’s Christmas Hometown

America’s Christmas Hometown: Santa Claus, Indiana, hosts a celebration of family fun on the first three weekends of December. Below is a schedule of events confirmed so far for 2015. Be sure to check back frequently as we update the event dates, times, and details often.

Visit our events page for details including location, time, and more.

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First Weekend

Friday, December 4, 2015

  • Write a Letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village
  • Visit with Santa at the Santa Claus Christmas Store
  • Chat with an Elf on the North Pole Network at Santa’s Candy Castle
  • Hand Cancel mail with the 2015 Holiday Postmark at the Santa Claus Post Office
  • Santa Claus Land of Lights: Family Christmas Light Adventure at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort

Saturday, December 5, 2015

  • Sheri’s Chainsaw Carving, Snow To Go, Original Creamy Taffy Demo, and Interactive Tattoos at Holly Tree Christmas Shop
  • Children’s Craft Time at the Santa Claus Christmas Store
  • Write a Letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village
  • Visit with Santa at the Santa Claus Christmas Store
  • Chat with an Elf on the North Pole Network at Santa’s Candy Castle
  • Hand Cancel mail with the 2015 Holiday Postmark at the Santa Claus Post Office
  • Nightmare Before Christmas Golf Scramble at Christmas Lake Golf Course
  • International Fruitcake Eating Championship at the Santa Claus American Legion
  • Face Painting at Holly Tree Christmas Shop
  • The Story of Santa Claus at the Santa Claus Museum & Village
  • Run Run Rudolph 5K through the Santa Claus Land of Lights at Lake Rudolph
  • Christmas Dinner with Santa at Santa’s Lodge
  • Chestnut Roasting at Santa’s Candy Castle
  • Santa Claus Land of Lights: Family Christmas Light Adventure at Lake Rudolph

Sunday, December 6, 2015

  • Interactive Tattoos, Snow To Go, and Sheri’s Chainsaw Carving Demos
  • Write a Letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village
  • Visit with Santa at the Santa Claus Christmas Store
  • Face Painting at Holly Tree Christmas Shop
  • Chat with an Elf on the North Pole Network at Santa’s Candy Castle
  • Santa Claus Land of Lights: Family Christmas Light Adventure at Lake Rudolph

Second Weekend

Friday, December 11, 2015

  • Write a Letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village
  • Visit with Santa at the Santa Claus Christmas Store
  • Chat with an Elf on the North Pole Network at Santa’s Candy Castle
  • Hand Cancel mail with the 2015 Holiday Postmark at the Santa Claus Post Office
  • Santa Claus Land of Lights: Family Christmas Light Adventure at Lake Rudolph

Saturday, December 12, 2015

  • Breakfast with Santa at the Historic Santa Claus Campground
  • Das Nikolaus Fest at the Santa Claus Community Center
  • Hand Cancel mail with the 2015 Holiday Postmark at the Santa Claus Post Office
  • Sheri’s Chainsaw Carving, Snow To Go, Original Creamy Taffy Demo, and Interactive Tattoos at Holly Tree Christmas Shop
  • Children’s Craft Time at the Santa Claus Christmas Store
  • Chat with an Elf on the North Pole Network at Santa’s Candy Castle
  • Christmas Lake Village Festival of Lights inside Christmas Lake Village
  • Santa Claus Christmas Parade
  • Face Painting at Holly Tree Christmas Shop
  • Christmas Dinner with Santa at Santa’s Lodge
  • Chestnut Roasting at Santa’s Candy Castle
  • Christmas Lake Village Festival of Lights
  • Santa Claus Land of Lights: Family Christmas Light Adventure at Lake Rudolph

Sunday, December 13, 2015

  • Interactive Tattoos, Snow To Go, and Sheri’s Chainsaw Carving Demos at Holly Tree Christmas Shop
  • Write a Letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village
  • Visit with Santa at the Santa Claus Christmas Store
  • Face Painting at Holly Tree Christmas Shop
  • Chat with an Elf on the North Pole Network at Santa’s Candy Castle
  • Santa Claus Land of Lights: Family Christmas Light Adventure at Lake Rudolph

Third Weekend

Friday, December 18, 2015

  • Write a Letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village
  • Visit with Santa at the Santa Claus Christmas Store
  • Hand Cancel mail with the 2015 Holiday Postmark at the Santa Claus Post Office
  • Face Painting at Holly Tree Christmas Shop
  • Santa Claus Land of Lights: Family Christmas Light Adventure at Lake Rudolph

Saturday, December 19, 2015

  • Write a Letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village
  • Visit with Santa at the Santa Claus Christmas Store
  • Interactive Tattoos, Snow To Go, Original Creamy Taffy Demo, and Sheri’s Chainsaw Carving Demos at Holly Tree Christmas Shop
  • Chat with an Elf on the North Pole Network at Santa’s Candy Castle
  • Hand Cancel mail with the 2015 Holiday Postmark at the Santa Claus Post Office
  • Children’s Craft Time at the Santa Claus Christmas Store
  • Face Painting at Holly Tree Christmas Shop
  • The Story of Santa Claus at Santa Claus Museum & Village
  • Christmas Lake Village Festival of Lights
  • Dinner with Santa at Santa’s Lodge
  • Chestnut Roasting at Santa’s Candy Castle
  • Santa Claus Land of Lights: Family Christmas Light Adventure at Lake Rudolph

Sunday, December 20, 2015

  • Interactive Tattoos, Snow To Go, and Sheri’s Chainsaw Carving Demos at Holly Tree Christmas Shop
  • Write a Letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village
  • Visit with Santa at the Santa Claus Christmas Store
  • Chat with an Elf on the North Pole Network at Santa’s Candy Castle
  • Face Painting at Holly Tree Christmas Shop

 

Lodging Deals

Rockport Comfort Inn & Suites


Packages include bedtime stories with Santa and Mrs. Claus including a snack on Saturday at 7:00 pm and time to mingle with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the cafe on Sunday morning during breakfast from 8:00 – 9:30 am CT.

Single King Room: $89.99 + tax

Double Queen/King Suite: $99.99 + tax

Reserve your stay the first two weekends of December. Call to book your holiday package!

 

Santa’s Lodge Christmas Package

Each family package includes:

  • Breakfast for up to four people
  • Christmas Dinner with Santa for up to four people
  • Story Time with Santa
  • Milk and Cookies (after dinner)
  • Crafts for up to four people
  • One access card to the North Pole Network at Santa’s Candy Castle
  • Admission for one vehicle to the Santa Claus Land of Lights: Family Christmas Light Adventure

Book a one-night package for $199.99 +tax

Choose a two-night package for $269.99 +tax

Packages available the first three weekends of December. Call to book your Christmas package!

 

Santa’s Cottages

Get away for two nights this holiday season! Packages include linens in a one bedroom cottage (sleeps six) and admission for one vehicle to the Santa Claus Land of Lights: Family Christmas Light Adventure.

  •  Reserve this two-night package for just $250 +tax

Packages available the first three weekends in December.

 

Rudolph’s Christmas Packages

Celebrate Christmas at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort and create family memories to last a lifetime. Sip hot cocoa in front of the fireplace in your Christmas cabin, participate in Christmas family activities, and have breakfast with Santa!

Family packages include:

  • A two-night stay in a Rudolph’s Christmas Cabin
  • Two vehicle passes to the Santa Claus Land of Lights: Family Christmas Light Adventure
  • Continental Breakfast with Santa inside Lake Rudolph
    • Breakfast includes muffins, donuts, coffee, juice, and milk
  • $20 in Rudy Bucks for Family Christmas Craft Activities

Book this two-night package for $300 +tax and save $80.

Reserve your family getaway for the first three weekends in December.

 

Motel 6

Book an overnight during the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration and receive 10% off of your stay. The hotel is located just 10 minutes from Santa Claus, Indiana.

  • Use promo code: CVB14. Rates may vary.

Available the first three weekends in December.

 

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