Want to be a part of THE Christmas Celebration in Santa Claus?

It’s becoming quite an event…and you could be a part of it!

The Spencer County Visitors Bureau and the Christmas Celebration Committee in Santa Claus would like to invite anyone who has a business offering something special during the holidays, or works with an event that takes place, or just loves Christmas and their community to come to our next meeting.

The group will be discussing the upcoming Santa Claus Christmas Celebration — what’s going on, changes from last year, ways to improve, etc. and would like to find more ways to get the community involved.

We will meet on Wednesday, October 10, at 6:00 pm at the Santa Claus Museum & Village.

Come hungry as there will be soup with the fixin’s and something sweet for dessert!

Please help us spread the word and invite anyone who may be interested in helping with the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration.

For more information contact:

Melissa Arnold, Executive Director 
Spencer County Visitors Bureau
Office: (812) 937-4199


Important information for Santa Claus water customers!

New meters are being installed.

In July 2017 the town water department began installation of a new radio read, water meter system. The intent of the new program is many-fold. We wanted to reduce cost of reading and, be able to give customers a clear history of use; as well as more accurate reading using this up to date technology.

We have however discovered an unintended consequence- damaged radio equipment.

Typical installation consists of a radio transmitter attached to a new or existing meter. Your water meter may be inside your home, or in a meter pit in the yard. If your meter is inside, there will be on the exterior of your home, a radio transmitter- typically 3 feet from the ground. Care should be taken while performing any landscaping, weed-eating, or mowing around this equipment.

If your meter is in a pit in the yard, the lid and transmitter may be flush with the ground. If the grass gets tall they will be hard to see, and can be damaged by a mower. Again, please be careful when mowing or weed-eating around the meter pit.

Being just over a year since installations have begun, we expected a “getting used to” period. We have however come to the point where we must inform folks that when this equipment is damaged, we must unfortunately bill you for the replacement equipment.

Included with this letter are pictures of typical radio installation of both types- “pit” installations, and “house” installations. If you ever have questions about the location of either type-or questions about your drinking water, the water department will be happy to help. You may contact us by any of the means listed below, or go to the town website for additional notices, at:

Thank you

Top View-Pit
Side View-Pit
House Installation






Utilities Office: ph. 812.544.3329    e-mail:

Water Department: ph. 812.544.2354    e-mail:

PDF Version is available here.

Own a piece of Santa Claus town history!

Up for bid are four Santa Statues that have recently been retired from the town’s welcome signs.

Yes, they are showing some age, but a little TLC might make them suitable for use.

Also up for sale is a surplus police car.

The Town of Santa Claus is taking sealed bids on a 2008 Chevy Impala surplus police car and on 4-surplus Santa statues that were located on the welcome signs around Santa Claus.

Items can be seen at the Town Hall, 90 N Holiday Blvd Santa Claus, IN 47579 during regular business hours Monday-Friday 8am -4 pm.

Items will be SOLD AS IS!

All sealed bids must be delivered no later than 4:00pm on September 10, 2018.

They must be clearly marked “2008 Chevy” or “Santa Statues” and will opened at the September 10, 2018 Town Council
meeting starting at 5:30pm.

Mail or drop off bids to:

Town of Santa Claus
Attn: 2008 Chevy or Santa Statues
90 N Holiday Blvd.
P 0 Box 92
Santa Claus, In 47579

Town Hall Parking Lot is Being Resurfaced.

J.H. Rudolph is currently in the process of rehabilitating the park lot at Town Hall.

As a result, the parking lot will be closed through Friday, July 27th. If you have business at the Town Hall you may park in the lot on the west side of Louis J. Koch.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but these improvements were much needed for some time.

Work Continues at Town Hall

Deig Bros. is in the process of installing roof drainage at Town Hall prior to the resurfacing. Water has been a major problem with the parking surface and hopefully this effort will fix it.

Re-surfacing of the parking lot by J. H. Rudolph should begin next week.

Apologies for any inconvenience if you are planning on visiting the Town Hall.

What’s happening on the west side of town?

Here are the details.

Santa Claus, Indiana is adding a new road to connect Hwy 162 with Hwy 245.  The road, to be named Philip J. Koch Drive, is located approximately ½ mile west of Louis J Koch Blvd. and will allow residents an alternate route to avoid heavy traffic and add a new biking and hiking path to the town’s inventory of trails.

The new .33 mile three lane road will incorporate a biking and hiking trail which connects to the existing trail system and will eventually connect to an additional trail to Lincoln State Parks.

Looking north from IN 162

The contract for the $1.3 million project was awarded to Ragel Construction of Newburgh in February of this year and construction is anticipated to be completed in late fall to early winter. Utilizing federal grant money, the town’s construction cost on this project is $264,174.90.

The land for this project was donated to the town by the estate of Philip Koch and that organization has engaged a realtor and engineering company to market the property

Looking south from the Fire Station

New Santa Statues Installed Today

Visitors (and residents) arriving in Santa Claus will now be greeted by a new face.

Our welcome signs have been updated!

The new statues replace the ones that were deteriorating and are a match to the statue in front of the Town Hall which is modeled after the Historic 1935 Statue at the Santa Claus Museum.

The statues which were manufactured by FAST Corporation in Sparta, WI are fiberglass and should provide years of service to the town.

Installing the last on on IN 245 at the Utility Department.
IN 162 coming in from Ferdinand.
Northwest entry into town on IN 245
Westside on IN 162

Water Utility Position

The Town of Santa Claus is accepting applications for Full Time Water Utility Department experience preferred, but not required.  Salary based on experience. Applications can be obtained at the Town Hall, M-F 8:00am-4:00pm CST. Drug screen, Background Check and Residency (within 10-mile radius of Santa Claus) requirement. Santa Claus is an EOE.”