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Podcast: Season 3, Episode 23: The One with the Elves

We are Holiday World and we LOVE holidays.
We also happen to reside in Santa Claus, Indiana so Christmas is a big deal here!

In this episode, we dive into Santa letters and our inaugural All-You-Can-Eat Buffet at Santa’s Merry Marketplace! Nell shares a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the magic that makes Santa letters happen!

What you need to know about writing Santa letters!
Since 1914 the town of Santa Claus has taken on the task of receiving and responding
to Dear Santa letters from all over the world!

If you want a response from the elves, please send your letter by December 18 to:
PO Box 1
Santa Claus, Indiana, 47579

Make sure your return address is clearly written and our elves will get you a response!

Can I write them in Santa Claus, Indiana?
Absolutely! Click here to plan out your visit!

Want to help the magic?
The Santa Claus Museum & Village is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting the history of the town of Santa Claus, Indiana and perpetuating the tradition of answering letters to Santa. You can support them by clicking here!

Interested in volunteering? 
Email or leave a message at 812-455-2434

December is an exceptionally busy month in Santa Claus, Indiana!

After you finish writing your letter at the Santa Claus museum, you can come to eat at Holiday World!
The community draws large crowds and there is a need for places to eat, so we will be open on
December 11 for the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet at Santa’s Merry Marketplace!

From 3-7 pm CST, Santa’s Merry Marketplace will be serving favorite food items that we regularly offer there!  Our team planned the buffet to work well with other events going on in town, like the Santa Claus Town Fireworks on December 4 and the Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 11. Be sure to check the Santa Claus Tourism page for details about all the activities in Santa Claus!

Last week we sold out several time slots, so be sure to purchase your parties tickets early! 
It was great to see family members gathering for a fun family meal in Merry Marketplace.

We hope to see you and yours this weekend!

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