• 22Dec

    Not Quite the Home of St. Nick: Santa Claus, USA


    Like last week, we asked our Facebook fans to share our status and we added £1 to the £20 prize fund for every share before 5pm. We received 28 shares, and so are giving away a £48 alpharooms.com voucher to one lucky fan… and the winner is… drum roll please….

    Congratulations to Sandra Turner, you have won a £100 alpharooms.com voucher for your correct answer of Santa Claus, Indiana, USA!

    We’ll have some more Where in the World Wednesday fun in the New Year!

    About Santa Claus, USA

    Santa Claus, is a small town located in the state of Indiana. It was originally named Santa Fe, although for postal reasons this was changed to Santa Claus in 1856 (There was already a Santa Fe post office in existance). As the town’s post office is the only one in the world to be called Santa Claus, it receives thousands of letters from children across the world each year asking for presents! Most of the town’s residents live in a residence called Christmas Lake village, in which all street names are festive themed,  and the town has three lakes- Christmas Lake, Lake Holly and Lake Noel.

    What to do: Try visiting one of the town’s many festive themed attractions such as Santa’s Candy Castle, Frosty’s fun Centre  and the Santa Claus museum.

     

    Where to stay: Built in 1913, the elegant Omni Severin Hotel offers the most contemporary amenities while maintaining its historic charm. Exceptional service, wonderful grandeur and an acclaimed restaurant make this hotel the place to experience the best in sensible luxury. The Omni Severin Hotel is the signature Omni elegance enveloped in 1913 grandeur Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, connected to Nordstrom, Circle Centre Mall and the Convention Center, the four-diamond Omni Severin Hotel proudly serves as the city’s most convenient and luxurious address for business and pleasure. Just 9 miles from the Indianapolis Airport. Each of the 424 elegantly appointed guest rooms are personalized with the amenities and modern conveniences that have come to be the signature of Omni hospitality. Enjoy the excitement of the city’s Wholesale District and the views of the downtown skyline. Foom features include individual climate control, triple-sheeted beds, sitting area, AM/FM and alarm clock.

    To bring the modern conveniences of today, there is high-speed wireless internet access, cordless phone in suites, voice mail, remote control cable television, executive work desk with modem outlet, video check-out, data port and LodgeNet system featuring on-demand hit movies and Nintendo 64® video games at an additional cost. For your leisure, there is a 24-hour full service fitness center, indoor heated pool open year round, and jogging maps available through the concierge. Guests must be over 21 yrs or check-in will be refused and a no-show fee will occur.

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