A celebration 75 years in the making

Santa Claus Land first opened its doors on August 3, 1946, as America’s First Theme Park. While the park has changed significantly through its 75 years, it has remained owned and operated by the same family, and we’re getting ready to celebrate!

Here’s how we’re celebrating: 

A new freebie

The first 5,000 Guests will receive a free reproduced vintage park map. 

150+ Ticket Giveaway

75 Winners will receive tickets to visit the park in our 75 Days of Giveaways–More than 150 Tickets for the 2021 will be given away on August 3 alone! 


At 11:00 am Central Time, join the owners and leaders of Holiday World at Hoosier Celebration Theater for a short celebration of the past 75 years, and a special philanthropic announcement. Those who attend may just get a sweet historically-inspired treat.