Santa: As seen on TV

So what’s the deal with Santa in our new television commercials? You know, this guy: He gives a tour of our headquarters … … he chairs the boardroom meeting ……

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Stalwart Santa

Our Santa statue has proudly waved (from two different locations) for decades. Do you have any family photos with our Santa statue?

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A two-for-one admission

This week's #TransformationTuesday photo shows our admissions gate from long ago and today. Do you remember this Santa Claus Land front gate?

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Once upon a time in Santa Claus Land

Ever wondered how many families have taken photos with our Santa statue over the years? It's a bunch, we know that much. This cute photo from March of 1976 (those…

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Happy birthday to us!

Sixty-seven years ago today, Louis J. Koch opened a little park he called Santa Claus Land. All these years later and his idea for a place for families to enjoy…

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Stand By Me

One of the most popular songs in 1961, when this photo was taken, was Stand By Me. It wasn't a Christmas song, but the title certainly suits ol' Santa. According…

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Flagging down some help

The other morning, we noticed the Coaster Cats were on top of The Raven's lift hill. They were performing the annual ritual of removing that year's flags. And in the…

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Christmas in July

… means lots of memories of our dear Santa Jim (Mrs. Koch's dad and Dan's grandfather),  whose ho-ho-ho-ing filled the park when we were Santa Claus Land. Here's the link…

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Gate gifts

It's so sweet to see Mrs. Koch empty her pockets after spending the morning at our front gate, greeting Guests. There's always something interesting … Some of the smaller visitors…

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A Friend from ’62

Wow. It's not just my Mom reading this thing. An email came in late yesterday afternoon from a lady asking about discounts. When I emailed her back with the information,…

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