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Christmas in Santa Claus, Ind.

The population of this rural community is less than 2,500, but its post office receives up to 15,000 letters addressed to Santa Claus every year.

BY TRACEY TEO Published: December 16, 2012

Kids everywhere are bursting with excitement because Santa Claus is comin’ to town, but in southern Indiana, Santa Claus IS a town.

Forget about 12 days of Christmas. Santa Claus celebrates 12 months of Christmas, but when December rolls around, this tiny, Christmas-themed community really ramps up the wow factor with a holiday extravaganza of family events, light displays and, of course, visits with the jolly guy in the red suit that is the town’s namesake.

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