Author: Katie Surfleet

Places to Visit a Black Santa Claus in Indianapolis

The following story was written by Bonnie Kulenkamp and the resources section below was updated in 2016 by Katie Surfleet. “Santa can sometimes be brown you know?” I said to my 5 year old daughter as we pulled decorations out of Christmas storage. I had remembered that two seasons ago, my sister in law had gifted us an African American Santa Claus ceramic ornament to add to our collection. My daughter raised her eyebrows at my comment. At the time we were gifted Black Santa, my children were a few years younger and had not verbalized any comments about...

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The 2016 Indianapolis Santa Guide | Where to Find Santa Claus in Indy

No matter your schedule or what part of town you’re visiting, there is sure to be a Santa available to visit. There are even Caring Santas especially for kids on the autism spectrum or with similar special needs. Check out our list and let us know if we missed your favorite Santa. Places to Get Your Picture Taken with Santa Castleton Mall 11/5 – 12/24 Optional reservations can be made here. Greenwood Park Mall 11/5 – 12/24 Optional reservations can be made here. Hamilton Town Center 11/18 – 12/24 Keystone at the Crossing Mall 11/19 – 12/24 Optional reservations...

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Breakfast with Santa in Indy | Holiday & Christmas Meals 2016

Sharing a meal with Santa is one of the most popular ways for families to share an extra special Christmas experience. These events often include a special activity, music, crafts and a line-free visit with the big man himself. Some venues will even accommodate special diets if you contact them in advance. This holiday season, Santa will be sharing breakfast, lunch, dinner, cookies and tea all over Indy. We’ve tried to list them all, but let us know if we missed one! *Note: Most events require reservations and sell out quickly. Make sure to get your tickets early!* Maggiano’s...

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Christmas Tree Lighting Events in the Indianapolis Area | 2016

Between now and Christmas, there are a ton of fantastic holiday events, one of them being Tree Lighting Ceremonies.  You will want to bookmark this page and come back weekly to check out all the local Christmas tree events, organized here by city, so you can start planning to make many joyful memories with your family and friends. You aren’t going to want to miss this!  From the Indy with Kids family to yours, we wish you a very happy holiday season! When you attend this and other events with your family, please be sure to share your experiences...

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42+ Places to Trick or Treat in Indy Halloween Weekend | 2016 Trunk or Treat

Are you looking for the best places to go Trunk or Treating this Halloween in Indianapolis? These events are your best bets for the weekend of October 28th – 31st. Here’s the full list of Trunk or Treat events in Indy. Trunk or Treat on October 28, 2016 Trunk or Treat Night at IPS Eleanor Skillen School 34 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. this event includes 2 contests: one for best costume and one for best decorated vehicle. There will also be games and refreshments. 1410 Wade St. Indianapolis, IN (317) 226-4000 Trunk or Treat at St. Athanasius Byzantine Catholic...

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