An elfen question for Santa

Fifteen years ago, younger Jennifer had some pressing questions for Santa. First of all, is there a Plan B if Santa's a bit under the weather on December 24? And then there's that age-old "is it the shoes or the toes" question … Still need to send your Letters to Santa? Please get them in…

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But, Santa … why coal?

Our collection of Letters to Santa from over the decades includes so much more than requests for gifts. Some children are just bursting with questions. This young lady had several: Children who’d like to write to Santa may send their letters to Santa Claus, PO Box 1, Santa Claus IN 47579. Letters received by December 18…

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Dear Santa … I’m trying!

Isn't it amazing to think that 63 years ago a little girl in New Jersey sat down and wrote to Santa Claus … and that Santa saved her letter all these years? Santa no doubt enjoyed Joan's short-and-sweet missive. And her lack of an itemized list… This is a great week to write, as Santa's…

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Claus and effect

Over the years, Santa has been pulled into situations far more complicated than simple acts of Christmas kindness. But as any parent knows only too well, when it comes to potty training, no level of motivation is off the changing table.  

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Some puppy love for Santa

Not every letter to Santa is a request for presents for that child. Sometimes the child has someone else in mind. Have the children in your life written to Santa yet? Here’s his address: Santa Claus, PO Box 1, Santa Claus IN 47579. Merry Christmas!

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Blame it on Bobby

Here is another in our series of Letters to Santa from over the past century. Let's head back to 1967 for this first grader's request … Have the children in your life sent their letters yet? Here's the address: Santa Claus, PO Box 1, Santa Claus IN 47579. Please send soon!

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Pause for the Claus

For 98 years, the folks in Santa Claus, Indiana, have helped their town’s namesake ensure that every child’s letter to Santa receives a personal reply. Occasionally, those letters give us pause. Pause for the Claus, if you will. During this busy Christmas month, we’ll post some of the letters we’ve saved from over the years….

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“It’s not nice to call you…”

Tens of thousands of children from the world over write to Santa at his address here in Santa Claus, Indiana, each year. Some letters are sweet, others sad. And there are some that are, um, enthusiastic regarding the quantity of gifts requested. And then there are some written just to check in on old Santa….

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Flashback to Santa Claus Land

Did you know we haven’t always been called Holiday World? When we opened on August 3, 1946, we were called Santa Claus Land. And guess who was hard at work? Of course! The jolly elf himself. Have the children you love written to Santa yet? If they get their letters in the mail within the…

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What all the fashionable elves are wearing

Kicking back and sleeping late during the "off season"? Ha! Or, rather, ho-ho-ho! Mrs. Koch’s days are filled with interviews and photo shoots at the Santa Claus Museum. She’s also leading the annual charge of the Santa’s Elves, who see to it that every letter to Santa Claus that comes through our post office gets…

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