Life inside a town called Santa Claus, Indiana

A town in the United States has been named Santa Claus since the 19th Century – so what is life like there? The main street is called Christmas Boulevard. The main development – where most of the town’s 2,500 people live – is called Christmas Lake Village. In that gated community, which began in the 1960s, the main streets are named after the three wise men – Melchior, Balthazar, and Kaspar. Others roads are named after Rudolph’s reindeer – take a left down Prancer Drive and you hit Vixen Lane – while one street is simply called Chestnut by the Fire.

In general, the people of Santa Claus love living here. Click through to this in-depth article at BBC News to find out what makes this little town so Christmassy – 365 days of the year.