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Oh, and Spongebob too! :-p


Appropriate Golf Car Decor

Well this little guy looks familiar …


What to Know About the Santa Claus Land of Lights

Haven’t experienced the Santa Claus Land of Lights at Lake Rudolph? Come visit us this year! Here are a few fun facts and what you should expect …

  1. Kiddos love the light show. Especially those learning to read. The storyboards are huge and they have a blast reading them out loud. Oh, and kids at heart have fun too!
  2. The light show tells the story of Rudolph and how he was born here in Santa Claus, Indiana. Rudolph dreams of one day leading Santa’s sleigh. As you follow along, Rudolph will train and work hard with a special elf named Artie.
    Can you guess what happens next? 🙂
  3. There are over 300 light display pieces throughout the light show! All the lights are LED, super colorful, and very bright.
  4. Tune into 93.1 on your radio to listen to Radio Rudolph. We’ll be playing all of your Christmas favorites!
  5. There are three different tunnels in the light show and they signify changes in time and scenery. Like when Rudolph leaves Santa Claus, Indiana, for the North Pole.
  6. The Santa Claus Land of Lights is the only light show in North America to tell a story in lights and storyboards! At 1.2 miles long it is also the largest holiday light show in a campground.
  7. Each admission receives a voucher for a free photo with Rudolph at the Santa Claus Christmas Store!
  8. $4 discount coupons may be picked up at at participating McDonald’s in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. Click here for the list of locations.
  9. You can purchase pre-paid light show passes online … and still use a coupon code if you have one. Purchase pre-paid passes at this link.
  10. A portion of proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley.

A picture is worth a thousand words. But we’d really rather you come see it in person!

Now … what are you waiting for?

The show is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday through December 14. Open nightly December 17 through New Year’s Eve. 5 – 9pm CT. Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Run Run Rudolph!

Because Santa’s got to make it to town!

Join us for the second annual Run Run Rudolph through the Santa Claus Land of LightsBring your family and friends and experience the story of Rudolph told in brilliant LED lights! Participants will set out on a 5K course through the Santa Claus Land of Lights, located inside Lake Rudolph. Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome! 

Along the merry way you will be met with elves, reindeer, magical holiday surprises…and thousands of spectacular lights! This family friendly fun loving Christmas spectacular event is guaranteed to warn the heart of even Scrooge himself!

The first 500 participants will receive an early Christmas present (reindeer antlers and a shiny nose!), provided you’re not on the naughty list, plus a race t-shirt!

Run Run Rudolph
Saturday, December 6
4:00pm CT
Registration fee $25

Register Online!

Benefiting 911 Gives Hope for the Holidays and the Christmas Wishfoundation.

Costume Contest Favorites: Weeks 5, 6 & 7

Costume contest favorites from weeks 5, 6, and 7!

Costume Favorites: Week 3 & 4

Our favorites from Halloween Weekends 3 & 4.

Rudolph’s Christmas Package

RCC-and-Santa-in-SnowWhether we want to admit it or not, Christmas is around the corner! We’ve been busy getting our Rudolph’s Christmas Package all set and working on the Santa Claus Land of Lights!

Celebrate Christmas with us at Lake Rudolph. What better place than Santa Claus, Indiana? Enjoy visiting with Santa, relaxing in your Rudolph’s Christmas Cabin in front of the fireplace, or driving through our one-of-a-kind themed light show.

Rudolph’s Christmas Package

Package Dates:

  • December 5 & 6
  • December 12 & 13
  • December 19 & 20

Our town of Santa Claus, Indiana, is also holding our Santa Claus Christmas Celebration. They’ll be plenty of time to visit with Santa, shop at the Santa Claus Christmas Store or the Arts & Crafts show, and enjoy our town Christmas parade. View the complete list of events.

Reserve Online or call us at 1-877-478-3657 to book your Christmas getaway!

Costume Favorites: Weeks 1 & 2

Just a few of our costume favorites from Weeks 1 and 2! Great creativity and lots of hard work!

Rudy Fun Corner: Lake Rudolph Mad Lib

Mad lib fun! Fill out the word list below.LR-Mad-Libs-Story

  1. superhero ______________________
  2. adjective _______________________
  3. age of grandparent _______________
  4. verb __________________________
  5. woodworking tool ________________
  6. type of dance ____________________
  7. describe a frog ___________________
  8. zoo animal ______________________
  9. illness __________________________
  10. breakfast food ____________________
  11. body part _______________________
  12. describe a monster ________________
  13. kitchen cleaner ___________________
  14. activity _________________________
  15. part of body ______________________
  16. famous actor ______________________
  17. color ____________________________
  18. type of flower _____________________
  19. article of clothing __________________
  20. strong emotion ____________________
  21. adjective ________________________

Now … apply your words to the story below about a family trip to Lake Rudolph. Try to keep from laughing as you read your story!

Lake Rudolph Camping Trip

It was finally here … our annual family vacation to Lake Rudolph! Dad spent the entire morning acting like _____________ (1), running from room to room and packing our _______________ (2) camping gear. It only took him ______ (3) years to get it all rounded up. I could already tell this was going to be a ____________ (4) trip.

We got all of ten miles down the road before he remembered that he’d forgotten the _____________ (5). No clue what he needed that for! He muttered something about getting one at the Camp Store and onward we drove.

Two hundred miles and a ______________ (6) or two later, we finally arrived at Lake Rudolph. I couldn’t even describe how happy I was to be there. I felt like kissing a ____________ (7)   ___________ (8)!

We drove down to our Rudolph’s Christmas Cabin and began unpacking. Mom suddenly came down with a case of ____________ (9). We decided it was a side effect of the ______________ (10) she had for breakfast that morning. Boy am I glad I didn’t eat any. Her _____________ (11) turned bright purple with orange spots. Weird! She looked like a _____________ (12) monster, so I hightailed it out of there and headed to the pool. Dad stayed behind to disinfect everything she touched with_____________ (13).  Just in case it was remotely contagious.

While _______________ (14) at the pool my ___________ (15) started to burn so I put on sunscreen. That taken care of, I scanned the crowd and started to people watch. I thought I saw _______________________ (16), but it was just some dude that looked like him. #WhyDon’tIEverSeeFamousPeople

Back to people watching. Yikes! Mom flopped down beside me wearing ___________ (17) lipstick with ______________ (18) in her hair. I don’t think she was fully recovered because she began to eat her ____________ (19) and then started ____________ (20) hysterically. Must be the fever. I loaded her up in the golf car and we went back to our cabin. Dad sent her to bed to recover.

Mom was better by morning and back to her ______________ (21) self. We played mini golf, swam in the pool, and decorated for the golf car parade later that night. Our family vacation was back to normal. Thank goodness!

*Download and print the PDFs of our Word List and Mad Libs Story.

**If you’d like, email us your story and we may share it on our blog or Facebook. Send your story to Have fun!

Rudy’s Fun Corner: Coloring Page

Break out your crayons! By the way, this isn’t just a kid activity … Mom and Dad should get in on the fun too. Have a coloring contest with your family.

Here’s a fun Rudy and Santa coloring page for you. We’d love it if you shared a photo of your finished product on our Facebook page. 🙂

Download and print a PDF of the coloring page by clicking here. You can see a photo of the coloring page below.


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