Most people think Holiday World is the best attraction in Santa Claus, IN, but I have to let you in on a secret. My favorite place to visit is about a mile past Holiday World. It's Santa's Candy Castle! It's an actual castle full of CANDY! And they serve up specialty popcorns and frozen hot chocolate. It's my FAVORITE!

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And, on December 21st you can experience this Christmas tradition: roasting chestnuts on a open fire. And it's free!

Experience the centuries-old Christmas tradition of roasting chestnuts over an open fire. This popular free event is currently in its 14th year.

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. You can either roast a complete batch or simply pose for the perfect Christmas pic.

This FREE EVENT takes place every Saturday night between Thanksgiving & Christmas from 6:00 – 8:00 pm CST.