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Santa Claus Land Indiana

Santa Claus as we know him today first emerged when the Dutch settlers came to Manhattan on Christmas day 1624. Did he live in Indiana? In Holland, Sinterklaas (Santa Claus) carried a bag of gifts to fill the children's stockings. Christmas Carnivals is here with Santa Claus Land, Indiana.

Santa Claus City, Indiana: Santa Claus is located just 7 miles south of Interstate 64 in Southern Indiana. According to legend, this small community, founded by German immigrants in the late 1840s, dates back to Christmas Eve in 1852. The residents and leaders had been struggling in order to come up with an acceptable name for their hometown. Most of the community was present for the last town meeting, held right after Christmas Eve services in the local church. They were hoping to come up with a name for their town, when suddenly the wind blew the church doors open and mysterious sleigh bells were heard outside. The children yelled excitedly, "It's Santa Claus!" At last! They had the perfect name for the town.

In the 1940's, industrialist Louis J. Koch, built the world's first theme park in the town. Koch loved holidays and wanted children who visited the town to see that this was indeed Santa's home. The theme park, named Santa Claus Land, has tremendously grown over the years and is popular today as Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

Common attractions of Santa Claus Land, Indiana include Christmas Lake Village, Holiday Village and Kringle Place. Jolly in the spirit of the season with Christmas Carnivals Santa Claus Land, Indiana.

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Last Updated :- 15 December, 2011

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