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Santa-Claus is located in Spencer County in southwest Indiana. The population is about 2,200 residents. The whole town revolves around a Christmas/Santa Claus theme. Santa Claus was first established in 1854 and called Santa Fe. In 1856, the U.S. postal service refused their application because there was already a Santa Fe, Indiana. According to the curator of the local Santa Claus Museum, the residents of the town waned to keep the "Santa," so they renamed the town Santa Claus. However, that's not a very exciting story, so a tale developed that says "the new-name debate took place on Christmas Eve, and it was interrupted when a door blew open and sleigh bells could be heard on the wind. Its Santa Claus! cried a child, and the town decided this would be the new name." However, there are various myths about how the town got its' name. It does have the world's only post office to bear the name of Santa Claus. Therefore, the post office receives thousands of letters to Santa from all over the world each year. Since 1914, a group of volunteers ensures each child receives a reply from Santa Claus. A majority of Santa Claus residents live within the gated community of Christmas Lake Village, which consists of 2,500 acres developed around three lakes: Christmas Lake, Lake Holly, and Lake Noel. Many residents also live in Holiday Village, a subdivision on the north side of town. Attractions in town include Santas Candy Castle, Holiday World & Splashin Safari, Frostys Fun Center, Christmas Lake Golf Course, and Lake Rudolph Campground.

Surrounding areas: Cannelton, Indiana (17.1 mi), Boone, Indiana (20.9 mi), Taswell, Indiana (24.2 mi), French Lick, Indiana (33.6 mi), Evansville, Indiana (36.3 mi)

Santa Claus Vacation Rentals

Santa Claus Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Baymont Inn & SuitesI-64 @ US 231 Pob 467Dale, IN5.3 mi.(812) 937-7000
Scottish InnDale, IN5.3 mi.(812) 937-2816
Stone's MotelHwy 231 SDale, IN5.3 mi.(812) 937-4448
Motel 61334 N WashingtonDale, IN5.5 mi.(812) 937-2294
Comfort Inn440 S Main StFerdinand, IN7.5 mi.(812) 367-1122
Quality Inn406 E 22nd StHuntingburg, IN13.9 mi.(812) 683-2334
Days Inn17 Hwy 66 E CSR66JTell City, IN14.1 mi.(812) 547-3474
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites310 Orch HL DrTell City, IN14.1 mi.(812) 547-0800
Ramada LTD235 Orch HL DrTell City, IN14.1 mi.(812) 547-3234
Riverview MotelUS 60Hawesville, KY17.5 mi.(270) 927-8441
Jasper Inn & Convention Center951 Wernsing RdJasper, IN17.7 mi.(812) 482-5555
Comfort Inn & Suites1355 N Plaza DrRockport, IN17.9 mi.(812) 649-2979
Locust Hill MotelRt 3Rockport, IN17.9 mi.(812) 649-9918
Hampton Inn355 3rd AveJasper, IN18.3 mi.(812) 481-1888
Camelot Inn Motel220 N ML StJasper, IN18.8 mi.(812) 482-3529
Days InnJCT Hwy 162 & 164Jasper, IN18.8 mi.(812) 482-6000
Sleep Inn75 Indiana StJasper, IN18.8 mi.(812) 481-2008
Executive Inn RivermontOne Executive BlvdOwensboro, KY26.3 mi.(270) 926-8000
Sleep Inn Owensboro51 Bon Hbr Hills DrOwensboro, KY26.3 mi.(270) 691-6200
Towne Motel316 3RD StOwensboro, KY26.3 mi.(270) 683-7311
Motel 6455 Frederica StOwensboro, KY26.4 mi.(505) 686-7231
Cadillac Motel1311 W 2ND StOwensboro, KY26.6 mi.(270) 684-2343
Owensboro Motel1420 Triplett StOwensboro, KY26.7 mi.(270) 683-8805
Colonel House Motel1829 Triplett StOwensboro, KY27.0 mi.(270) 684-5271
Ramada Inn - Owensboro3136 W 2ND StOwensboro, KY27.2 mi.(270) 685-3941
Imperial Inn2609 New HartfordOwensboro, KY27.4 mi.(270) 684-9621
Days Inn Owensboro3720 New Hartford RdOwensboro, KY28.3 mi.(270) 684-9621
Holiday Inn Express Owensboro3220 W Parrish AveOwensboro, KY28.4 mi.(270) 685-2433
Comfort Suites Of Owensboro230 Salem DrOwensboro, KY29.4 mi.(270) 926-7675
Hampton Inn615 Salem DrOwensboro, KY29.4 mi.(270) 926-2006
Fairfield Inn By Marriott800 Salem DrOwensboro, KY29.5 mi.(800) 228-2800
Motel 81027 Goetz DrOwensboro, KY29.5 mi.(270) 685-3388

Santa Claus Weather & Climate

South-Central Indiana , along the Ohio River, has a four-season, humid continental climate. This region is classified as the Southern Plains and Lowlands of Indiana. This is the hilliest part of the state. Winters are cold, sometimes bitterly so. The transition from cold to hot temps can produce unsettling spring weather with thunderstorms and tornadoes. Oppressive humidity and high temperatures arrive in summer. Autumn is often the most pleasant time of the year with lower humidity than the other seasons, and mostly sunny skies. March is usually the wettest month of the year and September is the driest. Snowfall is much less along the Ohio River than in the northern part of Indiana, near Lake Michigan.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 40°F 23°F 3.26 in. -
February 47°F 27°F 3.17 in. -
March 57°F 36°F 4.35 in. -
April 68°F 44°F 4.52 in. -
May 76°F 53°F 4.75 in. -
June 84°F 62°F 4.12 in. -
July 87°F 66°F 4.61 in. -
August 86°F 64°F 3.86 in. -
September 80°F 57°F 3.34 in. -
October 70°F 45°F 2.88 in. -
November 56°F 37°F 4.05 in. -
December 45°F 28°F 3.69 in. -

Santa Claus Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Owensboro Daviess County airport (OWB) located about 29 miles southwest of Santa Claus in Owensboro, Kentucky, the Evansville Regional airport (EVV) located approximately 34 miles west of Santa Claus in Evansville, Indiana, Louisville International Standiford Field (SDF) located roughly 64 miles east of Santa Claus in Louisville, Kentucky, and finally the Monroe County airport (BMG) located around 72 miles north of Santa Claus in Bloomington, Indiana.

Santa Claus Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Holiday WorldSanta ClausIN 
Six Flags Kentucky KingdomLouisvilleKY63.4 mi.
Dogwood Lake Fun ParkDunmorKY72.4 mi.
Beech Bend Raceway ParkBowling GreenKY82.2 mi.
Guntown Mountain Amusement ParkCave CityKY85.8 mi.
Water Parks
Venture WaterparkEddyvilleKY95.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Christmas Lake Golf CourseSanta ClausIN 
Huntingburg Country ClubHuntingburgIN11.9 mi.
Alvin C Ruxer Golf CourseJasperIN18.7 mi.
Jasper Municipal Golf CourseJasperIN18.7 mi.
Sultans Run Golf CourseJasperIN18.7 mi.
Lakewood Country ClubRockportIN19.2 mi.
Westwood Golf CourseScottsburgIN19.5 mi.
Quail Crossing Golf ClubBoonvilleIN20.1 mi.
Rolling Hills Golf CourseLogansportIN26.2 mi.
Ben Hawes State ParkOwensboroKY26.4 mi.
Hillcrest Municipal Golf CourseOwensboroKY26.4 mi.
Summit Country ClubOwensboroKY26.4 mi.
Oakland City Golf ClubOakland CityIN27.3 mi.
Old English Golf CourseEnglishIN28.6 mi.
Hickory Hills Golf ClubBrownstownIN28.8 mi.
Palmira Golf ClubSaint JohnIN29.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski WorldNashvilleIN83.2 mi.
State Parks
Lincoln State ParkIN4.3 mi. 
Hilands Overlook State ParkIN28.4 mi. 
Audubon Memorial State ParkKY38.4 mi. 
Lincoln Boyhood National MemorialLincoln CityIN4.6 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Louisville Zoological GardenLouisvilleKY63.4 mi.

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