By Paula @ Holiday World
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For the last podcast episode of 2018, Lori Koch (Lauren and Leah’s mom) joined us as we delved into the history of the town of Santa Claus:

 

 

A visit from The Today Show last weekend resulted in a wonderful feature story that aired this week.

Here’s that link to the Santa Claus Visitors Bureau, if you’d like to plan a visit to enjoy the cheery activities in December.

Look what I found!

Here is the Polar Bear photo from long ago we talked about, with Will Koch and his daughters, Lauren and Leah.

Polar Bears: Will, Lauren, Leah

Here’s the photo of Matt Scott’s three monitors displaying our frosty photo from earlier this week (and all sorts of Star Wars mementos):

three monitors of coaster photos

 

When we started digging in on the history of the town’s famous post office, we revealed that for a decade, starting in 1947, it was located inside Santa Claus Land.

Post Office in park

In 1957, the Post Office moved to this free-standing building. Today it hosts Holiday World’s Call Center and a few business offices.

Santa Claus Post Office

The Coaster Crew got all holly-jolly on us this month:

 

Before we sign off, here’s that 360 photo of the future Santa’s Merry Marketplace:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! As we mentioned on the ‘cast, the #podsquad will be on a break for a while. Please be sure to subscribe to the HoliBlog to stay in touch with our off-season news, photos, and videos!

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  1. SALLIE NELSON

    LORI AND I ARE FIRST COUSINS. MY DAD, MY HUSBAND AND I DROVE FROM LOGANSPORT TO SANTA CLAUS FOR WILL AND LORI’S WEDDING. WHAT A LOVELY DAY THAT WAS. THE TIME WAS DIFFERENT SO WE, IN OUR EVERYDAY CLOTHES, CHANGED IN A FILLING STATION REST ROOM TO OUR WEDDING CLOTHES.

    THIS IS A LOVELY SITE. I DON’T HAVE A WEB SITE
    SALLIE LOU MORRIS NELSON SAN BENITO, TEXAS VIA DEACON, INDIANA

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