West Side Nut Club getting ready for Santa Land

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The West Side Nut Club was out early Friday morning on West Franklin street to set up an annual attraction.

Santa Land has been a Nut Club staple for more than 15 years now.

Chairman Zach Fleenor says a group of Nut Clubbers come out the morning after Thanksgiving and put the display up.

The event took a brief hiatus during the pandemic.

Fleenor gave us a preview of what community members can look forward to.

”Santa, some extra guests. I think Buzz Lightyear, Paw Patrol, some other characters will be out here - cookies, hot chocolate for all of the kids. Everyone gets a free picture with Santa, and yeah it’s a good time,” said Fleenor.

Entrance is free to everyone, and it’ll be open starting December 10.

You can also visit Santa Claus and his elves on one of the following dates:

  • Sunday, December 11
  • Saturday, December 17
  • Sunday, December 18

Each day Santa Land is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Acorn Plaza, which is located at the corner of 10th and Franklin Street.

Steve  Mehling

Steve Mehling

Steve Mehling joined the 14 News team in summer of 2022 as a reporter. Although new to the Midwest being a native New-Yorker, Steve is excited to learn all about what makes the Tri-State and its residents special.