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Happy Corn Chip Day!

Happy Corn Chip Day? Is there anything better than delicious corn chips? Plain, BBQ, chili cheese … oh yum.

Fritos Corn Chips

The best use of corn chips ever made be in walking tacos.

You Need:

  • Small bag of Fritos corn chips (or your favorites)
  • Taco meat or chili
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream

Make ‘Em:

Cut open the bag of corn chips along the long side. Spoon in the meat or chili, cheese, lettuce, salsa, and sour cream.


Mix up the ingredients and try pulled pork with honey BBQ corn chips. Or use the chili cheese chips version instead of plain. Or try chicken fajita meat with peppers and onions. Oh the variations are endless!

And if you’ll excuse me, I’m on my way to the store to pick up the ingredients to make these!

Photo Update: Run Run Rudolph 2015

We had a wonderful turnout for our third annual Run Run Rudolph 5K this past Saturday! It was a beautiful day for a run, or walk, through the Santa Claus Land of Lights.

Very festive Christmas attire also!

Rudolph is teaching us a valuable lesson here … always stretch before exercising!



I think they’re ready!


And they’re off!



A huge thank you to everyone that joined us for the event. Congratulations to all our winners!

Run Run Rudolph 5K Run & Walk

Run Run RudolphRun, run Rudolph … Santa’s got to make it to town!

Experience the story of Rudolph told in brilliant LED lights during our 3rd annual Run Run Rudolph 5K! Participants will set out on a 5K course through the Santa Claus Land of Lights, located inside Lake Rudolph.

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 warm the heart of even Scrooge himself!

This year’s race will be timed with the start/finish line at Lake Rudolph’s main entrance next to the office.

Course Change in 2015:  The course will take you through the light show THREE times before you head back to the start/finish line. Awards ceremony will be at 4:45 pm CT in Lake Rudolph’s front parking lot.

This year is that the first 200 participants to register will get an awesome Run Run Rudolph commemorative Holiday ornament from NIMCO, Inc. Event proceeds will benefit WBKR’s Christmas Wish. Sounds like just the thing to get all of us in the Holiday spirit!

Run Run Rudolph 5k Run & Walk
This Saturday, December 5 at 4:00pm CT

Registration fee is ONLY $15 and children under three are FREE
Sponsored by 92.5 FM WBKR & Lake Rudolph

You still have time to register online. Or you may register at the Lake Rudolph office on race day.

Rudolph’s Christmas Weekends!

Santa at Rudolph's Christmas Cabin at Lake Rudolph 3Looking for a fun, Christmas weekend? We have a great idea for you! Rudolph’s Family Christmas Package here at Lake Rudolph!

Celebrate Christmas with us and create family memories to last a lifetime. Sip hot cocoa in front of the fireplace in your Christmas cabin, participate in Christmas family activities, and even have breakfast with Santa!

Package includes:

A fun Christmas experience your family won’t soon forget!

Package dates:

  • December 4 & 5, 2015
  • December 11 & 12, 2015
  • December 18 & 19, 2015

While you’re in town, don’t miss shopping at the Santa Claus Christmas Store, visiting the Santa Claus Museum and Santa’s Candy Castle, and more Christmas events during our Santa Claus Christmas Celebration!

Santa Claus Land of Lights Opens Thanksgiving Night!

Line of Cars through Santa Claus Land of LightsThe pumpkins are put away and it is time to start thinking about Christmas. We are located in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, after all!

So what do we have planned for Christmas you ask? How about our one-of-a-kind light show that tells the story of Rudolph and how he became the reindeer to lead Santa’s sleigh?

Santa Claus Land of Lights

Follow the Shining Story of Rudolph on story boards and brilliant LED light displays!

Located inside Lake Rudolph, this custom drive-through outdoor light show tells the Shining Story of Rudolph in bright, energy-efficient LEDs. The Santa Claus Land of Lights is the only light show in North America that tells a story in lights and storyboards. At 1.2 miles long, it is also one of the largest holiday light shows in North America … and don’t forget, every vehicle receives a FREE photo with Rudolph!

Discount coupons ($4 off per vehicle) will be offered at McDonald’s locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley (RMHC). A complete list of coupon locations may be found here.

2015 Operating Schedule
5-9 pm CT

Thanksgiving – December 13
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

December 18 – New Year’s Eve
Open Nightly

Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

For more information on the light show, visit the Santa Claus Land of Lights website.

Costume Contest Favorites: Weeks 5 – 7

Costume contest favorites from weeks 5 – 7 of our Halloween Weekends!

Halloween Weekends 2015 & 2016

Spooky RCCOur Halloween Weekends are probably our most popular time of the year. They book fast too! We’re accepting reservations for 2016 so if you’re a planner … you may want to go ahead and book your reservation.

We also have openings for weekends in September for 2015! So if you haven’t experience Halloween at Lake Rudolph in the Christmasy town of Santa Claus, Indiana, now is the time!

Here are the dates:

2015 Halloween Weekends: 2016 Halloween Weekends:
September 18 & 19, 2015
September 25 & 26, 2015
October 2 & 3, 2015
October 9 & 10, 2015
October 16 & 17, 2015
October 23 & 24, 2015
October 30 & 31, 2015
September 16 & 17, 2016
September 23 & 24, 2016
September 30 & October 1, 2016
October 7 & 8, 2016
October 14 & 15, 2016
October 21 & 22, 2016
October 28 & 29, 2016

Enjoy spooktacular Halloween activities including bonfire ghost stories, trick-or-treating, costume and site decorating contests, Rudy’s kid’s carnival, frightful film classics, haunted hayrides, and more.

Dance until you drop at our Halloween party, complete with a sound and light show. Participate in family friendly Halloween activities for everyone … mummies, daddies, teens and little monsters.

Reserve Online or call us at 1-877-478-3657!

Throwback: 2012 Halloween Alien Video

Throwback to 2012 when we made our Red-Nosed Space Invader video. Hard to believe all of the “stars” were Lake Rudolph employees at the time. A few missed their calling. :-p

Contest: Design our Halloween Shirt

T-Shirt DesignsWe want you to help us design our 2015 Halloween Weekends T-Shirt … and we’ll reward the person that comes up with our favorite idea!

We want the shirt to be fun and obviously Halloween-themed. In the past Rudolph has been a vampire, pirate, ghost, scarecrow, alien, mad scientist, werewolf, Frankenstein, Superman, mummy, and a wizard. Whew! So steer clear of those.

Ready to submit your idea? Great! How do you enter? Rules are below:

  1. The winner will receive a $100 Lake Rudolph gift card. Use it to on your site or vacation rental, in the Camp Store, or at Blitzen Kitchen.
  2. All entries must be posted as a “comment” on this RedNosed blog post no later than 10pm CT on Sunday, July 26, 2015. You do not need to include your address or phone number, as we will notify the winner by email. And don’t worry … your email will not be published with your comment.
  3. All blog comments are moderated (Rudolph is watching remember?) so as long as they are not spam or naughty in any way, we’ll approve and post them. Please keep in mind that your comment may not show up immediately.
  4. You don’t have to actually design a shirt, simply let us know what you think Rudolph should be for Halloween this year!
  5. More than one entry per person is allowed, but each entry must be posted as a separate comment to be considered an official entry. Please post each entry one at a time and not in a list form.
  6. To enter, you must be 18 years old or older.
  7. We reserve the right to not use any of the submitted T-shirt design ideas. But in the instance that happens we’ll still choose the winner that submitted our favorite.
  8. Employees of Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Sun Communities, and their immediate family members are not eligible to win.
  9. If we receive multiple entries of the same t-shirt idea (and decide to choose that design), the entry received first (time-stamped on the pre-moderated posts) will win.

If you are not able to access the comments section of our blog, you may also email your idea to

Good luck!

Never Fear …

The Whaaambulance and the Fire Department are here!



























Oh, and Spongebob too! :-p


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