Latitude / Longitude:
35°20′12″N 114°12′59″W / 35.33667°N 114.21639°W / 35.33667
3,392 ft (1,033.88 m)
Mountain (NO DST) (UTC-7)
Santa Claus (also known as Santa Claus Acres) is populated place in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Originating in 1937, Santa Claus lies approximately 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Kingman, Arizona, along U.S. Route 93 between mile markers 57 and 58, immediately north of Hermit Drive and just south of both Grasshopper Junction, Arizona, and the Junk Art of Chloride, a group of metal statues in Chloride, Arizona, that include a flamingo made out of a motorcycle gas tank.
In 1988, Santa Claus had three tiny, poorly maintained A-frame buildings painted to represent peppermint candies. American writer Mark Winegardner described Santa Claus at that time as being on its last legs. Additionally, Winegardner noted in his 1988 book Elvis Presley Boulevard