The Travel Channel will film Santa Claus, IN

Santa Claus, Indiana is getting a special visitor, in addition to Santa Claus himself. The Travel Channel will visit the town to film its annual Santa Claus Christmas Celebration for a new special called "Christmas Showdown." Producers for the channel plan to visit the 22-foot Santa Claus statue and Santa's Candy Castle, both of which opened in December of 1935. The town's three-week Christmas Celebration includes a fruitcake-eating contest at the castle, Dinner with Santa, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, and more. Travel Channel's "Christmas Showdown" will air next year.