The Town of Santa Claus is on a list of the world's most “Christmassy” destinations. Other places named by CNN include New York City, Barcelona and Nuremberg. December 12, 2013

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SANTA CLAUS, Ind. – CNN has named the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, one of the “10 most Christmassy destinations on the planet” for this year's holiday season.

“It's an early Christmas present to be included on CNN's list of the most Christmassy places around the world,” says Spencer County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Melissa Brockman. 'Santa Claus, Indiana, is such a magical place to visit, especially during the holiday season.”

Here is the list of CNN's “10 most Christmassy destinations on the planet”:

-Barcelona, Spain;

-Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland;

-New York, New York;

-Nuremberg, Germany;

-Quebec City, Canada;

-Reykjavik, Iceland;

-San Miguel de Allende, Mexico;

-Santa Claus, Indiana;

-Strasbourg, France; and

-Valkenburg, The Netherlands;

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

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

Source: Spencer County Visitors Bureau

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