Thursday, December 8, 2011

Aspen, Amsterdam and Santa Claus Indiana? You betcha!

Forbes Names Santa Claus, Indiana to “World’s Top Christmas Destinations” List

What do New York City, Paris, Rome and Santa Claus Indiana all have in common?  They were named by Forbes magazine, one of the world’s leading business magazines, has declared the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, as one of the “World’s Top Christmas Destinations.”

In the article, Forbes magazine claimed Santa Claus, Indiana, “enthusiastically embraces its role, with a wide array of Santa-themed shops and attractions” such as Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, the Santa Claus Museum, Santa’s Candy Castle, and the Santa Claus Post Office.

“We’re very excited to be recognized as one of the world’s top Christmas destinations,” says Spencer County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Melissa Wilkinson. “The town celebrates the season 365 days a year but goes all out during the holidays.”

Here is the list of Forbes magazine’s “World’s Top Christmas Destinations”:
•    New York City, N.Y.;
•    Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
•    Cologne, Germany;
•    Santa Claus, Indiana;
•    Boston, Massachusetts;
•    Santa Claus Village and Santa Park, Napapiiri In Lapland, Finland;
•    Rome, Italy;
•    San Juan, Puerto Rico;
•    Aspen, Colorado; and
•    Paris, France.

Santa Claus, Indiana, is home to nationally known attractions such as Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.

America’s Christmas Hometown: Santa Claus, Indiana, hosts a celebration of family fun on the first three weekends of December. Events include a traditional Christmas Dinner with Santa; “Santa Claus Land of Lights,” a 1.2-mile driving journey through Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort; Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire and much more.

For more information about the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration or a schedule of events, call (888) 444-9252 or visit Also, find Santa Claus, Indiana, on the Visitor Bureau’s free app for iPhones and Androids by searching “Holiday World & More!” and on any mobile device at

EDITOR: See full article from Forbes magazine: and specific page for Santa Claus, Indiana:

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