Santa Claus Museum

The Santa Claus Museum was originally created in memory of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hopkins, an avid collector of Santas of every shape and size. The museum opened its doors in 1990 with more than 2,500 Santas.

In 2019, the museum underwent an expansion that added two new collections and gallery room. 2023 brought additional changes, including the addition of a hand painted mural to the outside wall and converting the garage into a third gallery room. Four additional Santa collections are housed in the newest space along with a handful of specialty Santas including a deputy and two firemen Santas.

The museum boasts a collection of more than 5,000 Santas from all over the world, encompassing everything from figurines and music boxes to dolls, dishes, ornaments, artwork, and needlework. With only two museums dedicated to Santa Claus in the entire United States, the Santa Claus Museum in Columbus stands out as a truly unique destination.

Tour Information

The Santa Claus Museum is open to the public every Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In December, the museum is also open Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tours outside of these hours can be arranged by contacting the Columbus Chamber of Commerce at 979-732-8385 or via email.