3 Haunted Indiana Christmas Attractions to Visit This Year

Even though Halloween is now behind us, who says the holiday season can’t be a little spooky?

One of the highlights of the Halloween season is visiting haunted houses. The thrill of the unknown things that might show up, being scared and really just laughing at everyone around you freaking out is so much fun. These haunted house events are only available for a few weeks before Halloween each year. However, there are a few Christmas-themed haunted houses popping up around the holidays that offer the same thrill but with a Christmassy twist. The cool thing is that I just found three of these here in Indiana that you must visit this year.

Christmas themed haunted attractions in Indiana 2022

I saw a post for one of these Christmas themed attractions yesterday and started looking to see if there were any others. While there’s a good chance there could be more Christmas haunted houses in Indiana, the following three are the only ones I’ve been able to find information about. Let’s take a look, shall we?

When you try to think of something spooky related to Christmas, one thing comes to mind: Krampus. Popular European legend Krampus is a half-goat, half-demon monster whose mission is to punish misbehaving children at Christmas time. This brings us to the first two haunted attractions.

Curse of Krampus by Necropolis Underground Haunted Attraction

The Necropolis Underground Haunted Attraction in Indianapolis will host The Curse of Krampus. The event will take place on December 10th and 17th. According to their Facebook page:

This is going to be our biggest Christmas event ever! Krampus is watching and he’s not happy with you! He’ll bring Jack’d Frost, creepy Santa, rabid elves, crunchy gingerbread and more!!

Krampus meeting point at the Culbertson mansion

The Culbertson Mansion is located in New Albany, Indiana. This historic mansion hosts a haunted house every year, and this year a new tradition is being added: Christmas with Krampus. Krampus Haunt takes place on December 16th and 17th, and you can find out more in the post below.

Malice Manor’s “Christmas Chaos”

Clarksville, Indiana, just outside of Louisville, will have its own Christmas haunted house. Christmas Chaos at Malice Manor takes place on December 9th and 10th. According to the Facebook event page:

Christmas Mayhem at Malice Manor! Lord Rancor is a little busy with the holidays. The Isle of Mismatched Toys uses the Manor to plan their revenge for Christmas. Just two nights to catch the evil elf’s jacked Frost and maybe catch a glimpse of the Grinch’s evil plan!

Are you brave enough to add some frights to the happy season? If so, you should definitely plan to visit one of these haunted attractions. As mentioned earlier, there’s a good chance Indiana will host more haunted Christmas attractions this year. If I’ve missed any, please feel free to contact me and I’ll add it to this list.

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The website RoadsideAmerica.com, which keeps track of the unique attractions each state has to offer, lists 75 attractions for Indiana. The following 11 are the ones I found the most interesting and which I hope to see with my own eyes one day.

40 Real Indiana Cities With Quirky, Weird, And Funny Names

Outside of the big cities, the state of Hoosier is full of tiny towns that you’ve probably driven through on your way to one of these towns. Most of them are probably 100 to 150 years old or older and have been around much longer than the major metropolitan areas like Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend and Evansville. Typically, they were founded by early settlers who found their way into the state and decided to make it home. Eventually others joined them and a community was formed. Over time, as surrounding areas grew, most of these were incorporated into those areas and governed by the nearest city or governing body, making them officially “unincorporated”, meaning that they had no formally organized local government of their own had.

A scroll through Wikipedia’s long list of Indiana unincorporated communities reveals that some of them have names that by today’s standards would be considered weird, quirky, or just downright funny. These are my 40 favorites.