Santa Claus, Indiana is a town in Spencer County, Indiana. It is located just over an hour from Louisville, Kentucky and just under an hour from Evansville, Indiana. The town is self-branded as America’s Christmas Hometown, and is has about 2,500 residents. Because of the name, much of the town, stores, and lodging are Christmas named and themed.
Santa Claus is most notably known for Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari, a combination theme and water park. Each summer, thousands of people and families visit Santa Claus to ride the nationally ranked roller coasters and soak up the summer sun in the award-winning water park. The theme park and surrounding lakes seem to bring the town to life in the summer and significantly add to the quality of life experienced here in Santa Claus.
If you are looking for a change of scenery or your family enjoys history and the outdoors, ten miles of trails and 1,747 acres of land await exploration at nearby Lincoln State Park. The park was originally established as a memorial to Abraham Lincoln’s mother and is also home to an amphitheatre and other monuments dedicated to preserving the history of Lincoln’s life.
Despite the amount of tourists drawn to Santa Claus, residents can still find privacy in the gated community lifestyle at Christmas Lake Village. The community consists of 2, 500 acres developed around three lakes: Christmas Lake, Lake Holly and Lake Noel. A golf course, tennis courts and recreational facilities are just a few of the amenities available in the village. Many other residents choose to reside in Holiday Village, a subdivision north of the town.
Heritage Hills High School has been repeatedly recognized as a four star school and boasts a graduation rate of ninety seven percent. The school has an excellent academic standard and offers an array of athletics where students learn leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Santa Claus is a uniquely themed, quaint town that attracts diversity. It is family friendly and is also an exciting and convenient option for those exploring retirement.
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