A Christmas tradition will be brought to life this Saturday.

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The First Themed Attraction in the United States

Did you know that the oldest-themed attraction in the United States is Santa's Candy Castle in Santa Claus, Indiana?  Santa's Candy Castle held its grand opening ceremony on December 22nd, 1935 and according to Santa's Candy Castle's website:

 The grand affair marked the opening of Santa Claus, Indiana’s first tourist attraction and the first themed attraction in the United States.

That's quite a cool little piece of Hoosier history! Now you can celebrate an age-old Christmas tradition, with the oldest themed attraction in the country!

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Chesnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

We've all sung the classic Christmas carol known as 'The Christmas Song' which starts out with the line "chestnuts roasting on an open fire."  To be totally honest with you, I know what chestnuts are, and I know the song talks about roasting them, but I've never actually roasted chestnuts, have you?


Roast Chestnuts Over an Open Fire This Weekend

Now you can roast chestnuts over an open fire with Santa's Candy Castle as they're hosting a special chestnut roasting event this Saturday, December 17th.

Experience America's oldest Christmas tradition.
This is Santa's Candy Castle's 17th year of hosting this FREE event. Each year the event grows in popularity, becoming a cherished Christmas tradition for more & more families. Our event has been featured in national media & has been called one of the best free Christmas events in the country.
Gather around the fire as we recreate the experience of chestnut roasting as it was done centuries ago by American pioneers.
Hear the fascinating story of why chestnut roasting is America's oldest Christmas tradition, why the tradition has nearly been lost, and our efforts to preserve the tradition for future generations.
Watch a demonstration of how American pioneers prepared chestnuts and roasted them over an open fire.
Taste a freshly roasted chestnut & let us know what you think. Join guests from around the country as we sample chestnuts and share our thoughts on the unique taste.
Try it yourself. Guests will have the chance to grab a long-handled roasting pan and try their hand at chestnut roasting.
The event will take place from 6-7 PM Saturday evening if you'd like to join.


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