IN: Santa Claus Land of Lights opens at Santa Claus RV park

SANTA CLAUS, INDIANA —- The Santa Claus Land of Lights opens for the season on Thanksgiving night, November 22. This year marks 10 seasons for the Family Christmas Light Adventure located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus, Indiana.

The Santa Claus Land of Lights is a custom drive-through outdoor light show that tells the Shining Story of Rudolph with thousands of bright, energy-efficient LEDs and dozens of storyboards. At 1.2 miles long, it is one of the largest holiday light shows in North America, and the only show that tells a story, the Shining Story of Rudolph. Every vehicle that travels through the show receives a free photo with with Rudolph, which has become a popular family tradition.

Discount coupons ($4 off per vehicle) are offered at 40 McDonald’s locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. A complete list of coupon locations may be found at

A portion of light show proceeds benefits the Ronald McDonald House in Evansville, Indiana. Over the past 10 years, nearly $52,000 in proceeds have been distributed to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

The Santa Claus Land of Lights will be open from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm CST on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from Thanksgiving through December 9 and opens nightly December 14 through December 30. The show is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For complete operating schedule or to purchase pre-paid passes, visit the website at

Families are also invited to stay in a Christmas cabin at Lake Rudolph during the first three weekends of December. Information about Rudolph’s Family Christmas Packages can be found at

SOURCE: Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort press release

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at

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