Author: Katie Surfleet

2017 Easter Egg Hunts Guide | Indianapolis and Surrounding Areas

  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, flowers are starting to bloom and Spring is in the air! Spring also brings fun-filled Easter events! Check out all of the wonderful places your family can search for Easter Eggs this year, there are so many! Thank you to all of the fabulous organizations that provide these hunts for our children, many of them organized by volunteers and provided at no cost! Do you have information on another Easter event that isn’t on our list? Please contact us. As with all events listed on Indy with Kids, please call...

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What’s New at Conner Prairie in 2017 and Beyond

FOCUS for 2017: GO further with space to explore, DO more, BE yourself and allow your free spirited ‘wild child’ come out with all that there is to explore at Conner Prairie! WHAT’S NEW – Another brand new Maker’s Space to highlight historic trades like blacksmithing, woodworking, pottery and textiles – TreeTop Outpost will have added opportunities for children – January through April this year, Conner Prairie will be transforming Craft Corner into a pop-up Maker’s Workshop – A fifth station has been added to Create.Connect, an indoor exhibit that encourages hands-on play and plenty of exploration – A corn maze at Headless...

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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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