Weekend Itinerary: December 11-13

The Santa Claus Christmas Celebration enters its second weekend with a jam-packed schedule of events. Whether you’re visiting for the whole weekend, or just passing through, you’ll find festive fun around every corner. 

Start planning your itinerary now! 

Your Weekend Itinerary 

Friday, December 11 

Stop in the Santa Claus Post Office to get the special holiday postmark on your Christmas cards or other mail. 

Check out Travel Deals to find savings on shopping throughout the area, including Santa Claus Christmas StoreEvergreen Boutique & Christmas ShopPumpkins and More Farm Market, and Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop. 

When the sun goes down, take a magical drive through the Santa Claus Land of Lights and see the story of Rudolph come to shining life. 

Many of the area’s shops have extended their hours, so take an evening shopping trip to Santa’s Candy Castle or Santa’s TOYS. 

Saturday, December 12 

Start the morning with a drive-through Breakfast with Santa… the jolly elf himself will hand your to-go meal right through your window! 

Swing by A Rockport Christmas Bazaar to find great crafts, gifts, and more. Or get your blood pumping during the Brew Ho Ho 5K Christmas Fun Run. 

When hunger strikes, check out the Food Trucks located in Kringle Place Shopping Center… or hit one of the area’s local restaurants for all your favorites. 

Have your Christmas wish list handy? Head to the Outdoor Visits with Santa to share what you want and snap a photo to remember the moment. 

Christmas-themed fireworks light up the sky at 5:00 pm CT. Park in Holiday World’s Legend parking lot for the best view! 

If you snagged a ticket for Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, it’s time to find your way to Santa’s Candy Castle to enjoy this fun family tradition. 

Then wrap up the evening with a drive through the Festival of Lights at Christmas Lake Village to see some of the area’s best light displays. 

Sunday, December 13 

Wine and glasses from Pepper's Ridge WineryYour visit to America’s Christmas Hometown isn’t complete until you’ve written a letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village. Every letter is guaranteed a response by Christmas! 

Sunday is the perfect day for relaxing at one of the area’s wineries. Sip, sample, and take home some gifts from Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery and Pepper’s Ridge Winery. 

If you’re sticking around until dark, take a short drive to the Christmas in Dale Light Show. The digital light display features a synchronized playlist of favorite holiday tunes. 

Need Help Planning Your Itinerary? 

This ready-made holiday itinerary packs a lot of fun into the weekend. But if you have additional questions about any of the area’s attractions, restaurants, or events, we can help. Send us a message or stop by our office at 39 North Kringle Place (we’re right next door to the Santa Claus Christmas Store!). 

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