Santa's Candy Castle, Santa Claus

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  • Travelling cross country from Virginia to Nebraska my daughter talked me into stopping for frozen hot chocolate. I thought she was nuts but did it anyways. It was so good that when we made the return ...  more »
  • Santa Claus, Indiana has been a unique place that I have wanted to visit for years. I was thrilled to finally make it happen while visiting from California. The visit was well worth my time, the histo...  more »
  • Every time I have been here the staff is also so friendly, always making the guests feel like family. The food is delicious especially the frozen hot chocolate. Can't go wrong with anything you get. L...  more »
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  • If you're in Santa Claus, IN, this quaint little "castle" should be a must-stop on your list of places to visit. Candy is in their name for good reason. You'll find several rooms full of it: Modern sweets, classic, harder-to-find goodies, and even a room full of Pez. Flavored popcorn and taffy are here, too. And if you want something non-edible, choose from a selection of Christmas books, shirts, and ornaments. You won't find nearly the selection you can find at the Christmas Store about a mile away, but it's still worth checking out. But this place is best known for a unique treat you won't find anywhere else: Frozen hot cocoa. Topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream, it's an absolute must on your visit. It's rich, delicious, and especially refreshing if you're visiting during the warmer months. There's even an "Avalanche" challenge if you think you can down a mammoth-sized version of the concoction. There are tables in the main room with the counter where you can sit and enjoy your treats along with your frozen hot cocoa. Christmas tunes playing over the speakers completed the whole Yuletide-themed experience. My only issues would be that the back room is too small, and the circular room just before it needs better lighting. But they're minor quibbles in the long run. Overall, Santa's Candy Castle is worthy of a stop on your visit to the area. It's a great place to slow down, grab a table, sip a frozen hot cocoa, and browse their huge selection of candy and other edibles. Highly recommended.
  • Great in the summer. All kinds of candy options, even the hard to find stuff and nostalgic stuff from your childhood. The frozen hot chocolate is a MUST! Great in the winter because of the chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Not only do you get to sample the fresh made chestnuts but he tells the history of them while they are roasting.
  • So sad. This place was amazing. Has switched owners. The new owners put boards over the cafe windows to add shelving for products. Cheap merchandise. The once bright cheery cafe is now dark and dingy. The mail room is now cluttered with ordinary candy which can be bought at your local grocery store. Santa is no longer there. No Santa's throne. Just lots of over priced candy. The grounds need a LOT of attention The wooden fence looks so trashy. No more beautiful gardens. Nothing Christmas about it. It broke my heart to walk in there to see the destruction of the place. The guest book has also been removed. I'm surprised they stay in business. Nothing special to see. So very disappointing. A lot of the nostalgic candy can be bought at Walmart. Drinks are okay, but nothing to really brag about.
  • Quaint little candy store with a very unique historical aspect.
  • A Christmas-themed candy shop that opened its doors in 1935. They are famous for their frozen hot chocolates. If you like Christmas and/or sugar, go here!

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