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Travel website names Santa Claus, IN a Top 10 Christmas destination

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SANTA CLAUS, IN (WFIE) -

Hotwire.com, a leading discount travel site, has declared the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, as a "Top ten Christmas destination" for this year's holiday season.

In the article on Reuters.com, Hotwire.com claimed "With a city like Santa Claus, Indiana, the name really does say it all."

"Being named a top Christmas destination is an honor for our town that celebrates the season 365 days a year," says Spencer County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Melissa Brockman. "This time of the year is extra-festive and the town welcomes visitors from all over the country."

Here is the list of Hotwire.com's "Top ten Christmas destinations":
•    San Juan, Puerto Rico;
•    New York, New York;
•    Bondi Beach, Australia;
•    Santa Claus, Indiana;
•    Nuremberg, Germany;
•    New Orleans, Louisiana;
•    Tokyo, Japan;
•    Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
•    Aspen, Colorado; and
•    Lapland, Finland.

The town of Santa Claus was named one of the world's top Christmas destinations by Forbes Magazine in 2011.

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, Writing a Letter to Santa at the Santa Claus Museum & Village, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, and much more.

For more information about the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration, lodging specials, and a schedule of events, call (888) 444-9252 or visit www.SantaClausInd.org/Christmas.

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