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It’s Christmas All Year Long in Santa Claus, Indiana

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Stop by the Spencer County Visitors Bureau for all of the latest events in Santa Claus, IN

I’m really excited to interview Melissa Arnold of the Spencer County Visitors Bureau about Santa Claus, Indiana. Melissa’s tips for the best things to do in Santa Claus are awesome because they come from someone who really knows and understands all the things Santa Clause has to offer.

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Welcome to Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus, Indiana

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Santa Claus Visitor Information, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Stop by Santa’s Candy Castle for a sweet treat.

Best Things to Do in Santa Claus

Best Places to Eat in Santa Claus

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Grab a slice at Frosty’s Fun Center

Best Places to Stay in Santa Claus

Here are the best places to stay in Santa Clause.

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For other hotel options and prices for the best places to stay in Santa Claus, use, Expedia,, Priceline, Travelocity, or TripAdvisor.

Getting around Santa Claus

Santa Claus doesn’t have its own airport, so the nearest options are Louisville or Evansville. Louisville International Airport (SDF) is about 80 miles eat, while Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) is about 45 miles west. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Melissa Arnold says that you will want a car when you visit. There isn’t public transportation available and many attractions are close, but not necessarily within walking distance.

You can use Uber and Lyft and these are excellent ways to get around.

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Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Melissa Arnold about Santa Claus, Indiana. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Santa Claus, Indiana
  • Green dots = best things to do in Santa Claus, Indiana
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Santa Claus, Indiana

Who is Melissa Arnold?

Melissa Arnold is the Executive Director for the Spencer County Vistors Bureau, which oversees tourism for Santa Claus, Indiana, and the surrounding area. She is experienced in public relations, communications, and marketing for the hospitality industry. And she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications, Marketing, Business, and Communications from Indiana University, Bloomington.

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You can connect with Melissa Arnold on the Santa Claus, Indiana website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.


Click here to download our one-page guide of Melissa’s tips for Santa Claus.

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