Where to See 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. 

Throughout the Season

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

**The Museum is closed on Mondays**
November 26–December 19, 2020, Saturdays & Sundays, 10 am-5 pm, Tuesday–Friday, 11 am-5 pm
December 2 (Extended Santa hours), $6 First Thursday Night, 11 am-8 pm
December 20–23, daily, 10 am-5 pm
December 24, Christmas Eve—free museum admission, 10 am-2 pm.

Know Before You Go

Santa will remain in his sleigh while wearing a face mask. Families will be able to chat with him at a safe social distance, take a photo, and bring a letter to drop in our Letters to Santa box. Masks are required. Photos are available for a fee.

Fashion Mall Keystone at the Crossing

November 18-December 24, 2021, hours vary
Located in the Mall, next to Nordstrom

Know Before You Go

Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged, but to make reservations you have to purchase a photo package. Walk-up visits are available as space permits. Visitors may sit with Santa or be socially-distanced from Santa. Guest face coverings vary by location and are mandated by local ordinances. Guests can remove face coverings during photo capture.

Greenwood Park Mall

November 12-December 24, 2021, hours vary
Located in the Mall, in front of Von Maur

Know Before You Go

Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged, but to make reservations you have to purchase a photo package. Walk-up visits are available as space permits. Visitors may sit with Santa or be socially-distanced from Santa. Guest face coverings vary by location and are mandated by local ordinances. Guests can remove face coverings during photo capture.

Hamilton Town Center

December 2-24, 2021, hours vary
Located in front of Five Guys and Bella Pizzeria

Know Before You Go

Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged, but to make reservations you have to purchase a photo package. Walk-up visits are available as space permits. Visitors may sit with Santa or be socially-distanced from Santa. Guest face coverings vary by location and are mandated by local ordinances. Guests can remove face coverings during photo capture.

Clay Terrace

December 3-21, 2021, hours vary
Located across from Bath and Body Works

Know Before You Go

Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged, but to make reservations you have to purchase a photo package. Walk-up visits are available as space permits. Visitors may sit with Santa or be socially-distanced from Santa. Guest face coverings vary by location and are mandated by local ordinances. Guests can remove face coverings during photo capture.

Castleton Square Mall

November 18-December 24, 2021, hours vary
Located in the Mall, Center Court in front of Macy’s

Know Before You Go

Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged, but to make reservations you have to purchase a photo package. Walk-up visits are available as space permits. Visitors may sit with Santa or be socially-distanced from Santa. Guest face coverings vary by location and are mandated by local ordinances. Guests can remove face coverings during photo capture.

The Shops at Perry Crossing

November 21-December 24. 2021, hours vary
Located in Suite F100 between JCPenney & Ulta.

Know Before You Go

Visiting Santa is by reservation only and social distancing and masks will be required for entry. Santa will have a special guard to ensure he’s healthy for Christmas.  Please follow all public health guidelines and reserve a time before your family’s visit. Limited time slots available, only one group per time slot.

Indiana State Museum

November 26-December 8, 2021: Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm
December 9-24, 2021: daily, 10 am-5 pm
*Please check the museum calendar for details.

Know Before You Go

The Indiana State Museum recommends that all visitors 2 and older wear masks even when having their photo taken and visiting with Santa. All museum staff and Santa are also required to wear masks at all times. Families will interact with the photographer from a safe distance and all point of sale staff will be behind plexiglass shields. We recommend families socially distance in the queue line and that only one family enter Santa’s House at a time.

Special Events

Christmas on the Farm

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 3-9 pm
Trader’s Point Creamery,

Know Before You Go

This season, the holiday magic returns to Traders Point Creamery for the 13th annual Christmas on the Farm! Guests will experience the farm with some of our old favorites like winter hayrides, holiday lights, festive music from Steve Quinn, visits from Santa and our historic 1850’s red barn as the backdrop! Stop at the North Pole to write a letter to Santa and drop your letter in the mailbox. Enjoy snacks that will be available for purchase including our own hot chocolate, eggnog, sugar cookies from Four Birds Bakery and other local specialty items! Advance tickets are required for all attendees, $20 per person, children under 2 are free, and can be purchased online.

Pictures with Santa at Westfield in Lights

Friday, December 3 & Saturday, December 4, 2021
Christ United Methodist Church, 318 North Union Street, Westfield

Know Before You Go

Families must register for a time slot to visit with Santa at Westfield in Lights! You will purchase your photos upon arrival at the event. Photos are $5 each and will be printed immediately onsite. Each family unit or group only needs to reserve one time slot. Children may sit on Santa’s lap or stand nearby for photos. Santa will also wear a mask if you prefer.

Visit with Santa

Sunday, December 11, 2021, 1-6 pm
Blackhawk Winery, 28153 W Ditch Road, Sheridan

Know Before You Go

Each ticket includes time with Santa for the child and a glass of wine for the adult. We’ll have hot cocoa and cookies for the kids, too! Each ticket is for one adult and one child, but you can add additional children to your order (scroll down to add-ons to add children).

Santa Meet & Greet at Books and Brews – South Indy

Saturday, December 4, 2020, 11 am-2 pm
Books & Brews – South Indy, 3808 Shelby St, Suite 1, Indianapolis

Know Before You Go

This is a free event with limited tickets available.

Grinch Meet & Greet at Books and Brews – South Indy

Saturday, December 4, 2020, 1-4 pm
Books & Brews – South Indy, 3808 Shelby St, Suite 1, Indianapolis

Know Before You Go

This is a free event with limited tickets available.

Fortville Photos with Santa

Friday, December 17, 2021, 5-7 pm
Fortville Christian Church, 9450 North 200 West, Fortville

Know Before You Go

Have a a professional photo taken with Santa at Fortville Christian Church Friday December 17 in support of the Fortville Area Resource Mission (FARM). We are asking for a non-perishable food donation and/or monetary donation per child in exchange for the photo with Santa. Digital images will be emailed to you after the event has ended. Registration is required.

See the Indianapolis Holiday Fun Guide here.

When you attend these festive holiday events, be sure to share your jolly adventures on social media with us by using the hashtag #PLAYindy. Follow our holiday adventures on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest! From our family to yours, we wish you a festive holiday season filled with joy, friendship and love!

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