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Guess who is back in town?

Hint: Red suit. Really jolly. Just returned from a much-deserved vacation at the North Pole.

Our first Santa sighting happened this morning and he has a message just for you:

Visit Santa at the Santa Claus Christmas Store this summer; find out what time the store is open here. 


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Selfie with Santa


May 21, 2015
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We absolutely love seeing families and visitors from all over stop by the Santa statues throughout town for a photo. We love it so much we decided to really get on board and are now providing selfie sticks to help make sure no one has to be the odd-man-out who takes the photo and doesn't get to be in that special photo with Santa.  

And guess what else? If you tag the photos you upload to Facebook or Instagram with #SANTASELFIE, there’s a good chance we’ll share them on our pages, too! We’d love to see your selfie or “usie” in front of the Santa statues around town. 

The Visitors Bureau is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CT during the week and, during the summer, on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm CT. Just stop in to see us and we’ll give you a selfie stick to use at all three of the Santa statues right here in Kringle Place Shopping Center. If you’re not familiar, we are located right by the Santa Claus Christmas Store and just down the sidewalk from the one-and-only Santa Claus Post Office. 

Pro Tip: Instead of saying "Cheese!" say "Santa!" on three! 


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Did you know the tallest flag pole in Indiana waves free at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

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Begin your Memorial weekend at the National Memorial. Your tickets are good for seven days, so you can enjoy the park several times over your long weekend. Explore a different location in the park each visit and capture the fun times with great family photos. There's lots to see indoor and outdoor as you make special memories at Indiana's first National Park.

Right across the street is Lincoln State Park. Another opportunity to trace the steps of Abraham Lincoln and reflect on what life was like during the fourteen young Abe spent growing up in southern Indiana. Camp, swim, and hike the very land he walked. You may even make some of the same memories Abe made as he explored the land.  

What’s a holiday without some family fun? Enjoy a family outing to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari to ride the new Thunderbird then cool off on Mammoth afterward. Family-friendly pricing gets you into two parks, plus enjoy FREE soft drinks, parking, Wi-Fi, and sunscreen.  Click here for information about all the family-friendly attractions in the area. Lake-Rudolph-Activities_10.jpg

If your family enjoys camping, check out Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.  Not only are you minutes from area attractions, but there’s plenty to do right in the resort! Your family can sleep well by renting one of several cabin options, or enjoy an RV without having to own one. If you left home without a few supplies, the camp store is on site with plenty of options. For a list of all nearby lodging options, click here

If you've been itching to grill or just don't like being away from yours for the weekend, there are several lodging facilities which offer grills for your use. Check out this previous blog which highlights this favorite summer past time. 

Whatever you do this Memorial Weekend, make it memorable! Share some time laughing, playing, and creating stories that will last a lifetime. 


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