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.
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):
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.
In 1957, the Post Office moved to this free-standing building. Today it hosts Holiday World’s Call Center and a few business offices.
The Coaster Crew got all holly-jolly on us this month:
We know Mrs. Klaus is having some work done in her kitchen at @HolidayWorld, but Santa can’t be without cookies for #NationalCookieDay, so we’re helping out. Well…some of us are. Here’s hoping we bake your day just a little bit better! #HoWoPo pic.twitter.com/MSW54o7Hw4
— The Coaster Crew (@Coastercrew) December 4, 2018
?All I want for Christmas is my two front seats, my two front seats…? We’re wrapping around the Christmas tree to bring everyone some @HolidayWorld gifts. Of course we know the greatest present is our presence! #HoWoPo pic.twitter.com/QRS69FCFO2
— The Coaster Crew (@Coastercrew) December 12, 2018
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!
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