Santa Claus, Indiana


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

165 Votes - "Most Fun"
10 Votes - "Friendliest"


Located between Interstate 64 and the Ohio River, tiny Santa Claus is a place where everyone feels like a kid. The town that honors Christmas all year has many year-round attractions: Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa’s Candy Castle, Christmas Lake Golf Course, the Santa Claus Museum, and Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. It’s no wonder that it’s consistently a contender for Most Fun Small Town in the Best of the Road Rally. Amusements at the Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari theme and water park take their inspiration from holidays, including Thanksgiving, Halloween, and the 4th of July. The park, which attracts more than 1 million visitors annually, is also home to The Voyage, repeatedly cited as one of the world’s best wooden roller coasters. The Santa Claus Museum and Village chronicles the town’s history with artifacts, vintage toys, and documents---including letters to Santa from around the world. Indeed, in the early 1900s, the town experienced controversy due to the large influx of holiday mail. The original post office as well as the Santa Claus Church and Statue are also on site. Santa’s Stables offers horseback rides of varying lengths through trails in the woods as well as pony rides for smaller kids, who also appreciate Frosty’s Fun Center with mini-golf, games, and food. You can also enjoy shopping and dining locally with St. Nick’s Restaurant, the Santa Claus Christmas Store, and Kringle Place Shopping Center. A lodge and cottages are available in addition to the campground.

Holiday World is Great Fun!
Reviewed by JodieZ
on September 17, 2012
Santa Claus, Indiana is absolutely the most fun! Families enjoy Christmas-themed fun year-round at attractions like Holiday World, Frosty’s Fun Center, The Santa Claus Christmas Store, The Santa Claus Land of Lights, Santa's Stables, Holly Berry Farms, Santa’s Candy Castle and more. And everyone knows there's nothing more fun than Christmas!
Reviewed by SantasCandyCastle
on September 17, 2012
I love santa claus indiana such a wonderful place to live so many things to do for all ages...Plus Red is my fav...Colour too.
Reviewed by Candycane61
on September 17, 2012
Home of Holiday World and Splashin' Safari, this town is a ton of fun!!!
Reviewed by asatterfield
on September 17, 2012
There is nowhere in the world that can compare to the small town friendliness and charm of Santa Claus. Set in the beautiful countryside of southern Indiana, it is packed with fun things for the whole family to do and see.
Reviewed by Tama
on September 17, 2012
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