Who says that there is too much of a good thing? It certainly is not the folks in Santa Claus, Indiana who bring the spirit of the holidays to a whole new level year after year.
What follows is a brief description of the 2010-2011 winter holiday activities, events and deals for those that wish to visit Santa Claus.
Christmas Themed Attractions
The town is home to more than eight Christmas themed, year round attractions.
That’s at least one Christmas themed attraction for every reindeer on the fat man’s sleigh!
Some of the attractions are the “Christmas Lake Golf Course”, “Santa Claus Museum”, “Christmas Land of Lights”, “Santa’s Forest”, “Santa Claus Christmas Store”,”Frosty’s Fun Center”, “Kringle Place Shopping Center”, “Christmas Lake Village”, “Santa’s Candy Castle”, “Santa Claus Post Office” and the “Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari.”
In addition to a cavalcade of confections, “Santa’s Candy Castle” is also offering delicious discounts on tickets to “Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari.”
Holly, jolly, winter travelers that would like further details on any one of area’s winter themed attractions should log onto each one’s website, respectively.
Christmas Themed Special Activities
That’s far from all the Christmas cheer Santa Claus, Indiana has to offer this year. Starting the weekend of December 1st, 2010 the town will have a sleigh full of activities for three weekends straight.
Many of the events will be easy on the pocketbook, ranging in price from free to under $60.
Activities scheduled range in age appropriateness from the very young to the very young at heart.
There will be fruitcake eating contests, present wrapping contests, pageants, 5K runs, holiday light displays, wine tasting, Christmas wood carving, Christmas themed dinners, chestnuts roasting on open fires, parade, an arts and crafts show plus much, much more.
A complete schedule of weekend events can be found on the town’s “Santa Claus Christmas Celebration!” website.
Christmas Themed Overnight Packages
Not wanting to end up on Santa’s “Naughty List”, local lodging establishments have joined in on the fun again this year and are offering up a bevy of bargains for those out-of-towners who wish to spend the night.
In Santa Claus, even the lodging establishments have Christmas themed names like “Santa’s Lodge”, “Santa’s Lakeside Cottages”, “Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort.”
“Santa’s Lodge” has reasonable, double occupancy room rates for the month of December starting at $79.99 per night and features two on-site Christmas themed restaurants as well.
The two night Christmas package offered by “Santa’s Lakeside Cottages” starts at $250 and includes overnight accommodations for six people and a special gift.
Those willing to brave the frosty weather and camp out at “Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort” can snag some discounted tickets to “Holiday World” at a price that even the “Grinch” wouldn’t be able to complain about.
The campground is also home to one gigantic holiday light display that runs from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm during the holiday season.
Of course due to the popularity of the town’s annual winter celebrations, advance reservations are strongly recommended for all of the lodging establishments.
Those that would like more information on Santa Claus, Indiana’s 2010-2011 winter holiday celebrations should log onto any one of the Spencer County tourism websites.
Spencer County Visitor’s Bureau
Post Office Box 202
Santa Claus, IN 47579