HGTV to film special in southern Indiana town of Santa Claus

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SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (AP) — A southwestern Indiana tourism official is hoping an upcoming television special brings more visitors to a small town known for its Christmas theme once the coronavirus pandemic ends.

The Herald reports that HGTV producers will soon travel to the Spencer County town of Santa Claus to film “Surprising Santa Claus.” Two households will get surprise home renovations as part of that program.

Melissa Arnold, the executive director of the Spencer County Visitors Bureau, says she’s hopeful the program will bring more visitors to the town known for its Santa Claus Post Office and its sought-after Christmas-themed postmark.

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(This story was originally published on November 1, 2020)

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