Marshall, Texas: Christmas Land - Large Santa StatueNow in ruins, decapitated Santa and his minions somehow grow more engaging by the year.
Visitor Tips and News About Christmas Land - Large Santa Statue
It's official: Christmas Land is not open for business. Santa sits deconstructed amidst random piles of decorations, lights and a cement bear in pretty good condition. In a truly surreal moment, as I drove slowly beside the gate, half a dozen buzzards rose from the property and up into the trees.[Brad, 12/25/2008]
If you have children in the car as you approach exit 610 on I-20 just outside of Marshall, Texas, either find something immediately to otherwise occupy their attention or be prepared for their reoccurring nightmares about Santa's ugly demise.
The large Santa that sat at the entry to Christmas Land broke apart quite some time ago, but remains in scattered pieces ... an arm here, an arm there, and the head either missing or in pieces at his feet. Sadly it looks like this attraction will never be the same and just continue to fade away, limb by limb.[Rhonda Reddick, 03/29/2008]
The Santa has fallen over on his back last I saw him. Probably due to the wind.[Jay Redd, 07/09/2007]
Christmas Land is a seasonal Christmas drive-thru park, at other times closed to the public -- though some of the decorations are visible throughout the year. A large seated Santa Claus statue waves to cars on the interstate. The park itself appears to be a series of dioramas, buildings with North Pole themes, and ample strings of lights.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 12/25/2006]