By Paula @ Holiday World

Not that we like keeping secrets, but sometimes we just have to…

For example, last fall we were contacted by folks representing a soft-drink giant.

They were contacting communities all over the nation which help Santa answer children’s letters each December.

When they found us, they knew their search was over.

Not only has the town helped Santa to answer children’s letters for nearly a century, we’re home to the Santa Claus Museum and a group called the Santa’s Elves.

The head elf, of course, is our own Pat Koch.

The premise for this project was to discover "forgotten" letters to Santa written long ago.

Our challenge was to find the adults who’d written the letters decades before and to get their permission to share their contact information with the production crew. All this without spilling the beans about what was about to happen.

It took several weeks in December and some sleuthing, but we got it done!

And now we can talk about it. The soft-drink giant wanted to produce a video called "Santa’s Forgotten Letters."

Here’s the video, just released on YouTube. (Might want to grab a tissue before clicking the start button.)

If you enjoy watching it, please "like" it, post a comment, and help us spread the word.

Wouldn’t it be something if this video would turn out to be just the first episode in a series?

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9 Responses to “The Claus that refreshes”

  1. Anonymous

    Please don’t tell me your going to switch to coke in the park,Please keep PEPSI

  2. Anonymous

    I think it’d be a nice touch to switch to Coca-Cola, but I know like you said it has nothing to do with it. I just prefer coke and with all of the Christmas related stuff they do around the holidays it would be interesting. :)

  3. Anonymous

    Keep this going! The look on their faces was….WOW….Would it be possible to eventually put all the lost letters on display at Holiday World? That would be nice…

  4. Anonymous

    It is so wonderful that the town of Santa Claus could bring such joy and love into so many hearts each year.  Thanks for the post.


  5. HoliBlog

    This video was produced by Coca-Cola … but has nothing to do with Holiday World and doesn’t reflect any change in the soft drink brand we serve.