Santa Claus Ready For Holiday Boom

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The town of Santa Claus is preparing for its traditionally-heavy holiday travel season. Spencer County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Melissa Brockman is expecting thousands of visitors over the next two months. She says the small town's inclusion on several national lists is a "wonderful way" to get free promotion for the area's holiday-themed attractions. The Travel Channel has listed Santa Claus as one of its "Best Holiday Attractions" for 2014, alongside venues in New York City, Finland and Germany.

November 10, 2014

News Release

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. - The famous small town of Santa Claus, Indiana, is listed on Travel Channel's best holiday attractions for this year's holiday season. Travel Channel enlisted a panel of travel experts to share recommendations for Travel’s Best Holiday Attractions 2014.

"We are so thrilled the town of Santa Claus is included in Travel Channel's best holiday attractions," says Spencer County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Melissa Brockman. "Santa Claus, Indiana, is such a magical place to visit, especially during the holiday season and the three-weekend Santa Claus Christmas Celebration."

Here is the list of Travel Channel's "Travel's Best Holiday Attractions 2014":

-Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Finland;

-Skating by the Sea, San Diego, California;

-"George Balanchine's The Nutcracker," New York, New York;

-12 Pubs of Christmas, Dublin, Ireland;

-Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia;

-Santa Claus, Indiana;

-Reykjavik, Iceland;

-North Pole, Alaska;

-Dyker Heights Lights, Brooklyn, New York; and

-Christkindlesmarkt, Nuremberg, Germany.

The town of Santa Claus was named a top Christmas destination by CNN in 2013, in 2012, and Forbes Magazine in 2011.

Santa Claus, Indiana, is home to nationally known attractions such as Holiday World & Splashin' Safari and Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.

America's Christmas Hometown: Santa Claus, Indiana, hosts a celebration of family fun on the first three weekends of December. Events include a traditional Christmas Dinner with Santa at Santa's Lodge, Writing a Letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire at Santa's Candy Castle, and much more.

For more information about the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration and lodging specials, call (888) 444-9252 or visit

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Source: Spencer County Visitors Bureau