Santa Claus Christmas Celebration, Santa Claus, Indiana
Some towns in America have the will to celebrate Christmas year-round; case in point, Santa Claus, Indiana. While the town boasts a Santa Claus-themed amusement park open all year, the love of St. Nick really kicks into high gear come Christmastime, when the town hosts the three-week-long Santa Claus Christmas Celebration.
Events include a mile-long Santa Claus Land of Lights display, three Santa Claus Arts & Crafts shows, a Christmas dinner with Santa, Christmas woodcarving demonstrations and a chestnut roast (over an open fire, naturally) at Santa's Castle.
Visitors can also explore the Santa Claus Museum and Village, where it's possible to write letters to Santa. Guests can also plan to spend the night in Christmas-themed lodging, such as Santa's Lodge or Santa's Lakeside Cottages.
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