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Get ready for a festive delight! Santa Claus is making his way to town, and we’ve got the scoop on when and where you can catch up with him in and around Indianapolis.

1. Santa on the Prairie

Join Conner Prairie for Breakfast with Santa on Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5, 12, and 18-19, with seatings at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets range from $14 to $25. Enjoy a festive breakfast at Conner Prairie while meeting Santa Claus. Santa will share stories before individually visiting with each family. Santa will be masked and maintain social distancing. Additionally, on Dec. 11, Conner Prairie offers a sensory-friendly visit with Santa, allowing guests to experience it at their own pace and comfort levels.

2. Jolly Days

Jolly Days runs from Nov. 26 to Dec. 24 at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.

On Saturdays and Sundays, the event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday, it’s from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Families can enjoy various opportunities to meet Santa Claus during Jolly Days, Santa’s Workshop, or a delightful Jolly Days Breakfast.

Santa will be in his sleigh, wearing a mask while visiting with families. Children can drop off their letters to Santa and take photos. Photo packages range from $15 to $63. Additionally, families have the option to send letters to Santa virtually through the Children’s Museum website.

3. Castleton Square Mall

From November 18 to December 24, with varying times, secure your Santa visit by booking online through the Castleton Square Mall website. When scheduling your visit, choose from a range of photo packages priced between $19 and $49. Whether you prefer a seated photo with Santa or a socially distanced encounter, plan ahead for a memorable experience.

4. Christmas on the Farm

Celebrate Christmas on the Farm on Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Trader’s Point Creamery.

Join in the festivities at Christmas at the Farm, featuring hayrides, festive lights, and a visit from Santa Claus.

Secure your tickets for $20 in advance to ensure your spot at this joyful event.

5. Greenwood Park Mall

From Nov. 12 to Dec. 24, Santa’s visiting hours at Greenwood Park Mall vary.

Capture memorable moments with Santa by visiting and taking photos at the mall. Ensure your spot by booking online, with prices ranging from $19 to $49. Choose between sitting with Santa or enjoying a socially distanced visit.

6. Celebration Crossing

From Nov. 26 to Dec. 24, the Indiana State Museum presents Celebration Crossing, with varying hours.

This year, Celebration Crossing welcomes back Santa to his house, providing families with the opportunity to visit and take photos. Photo packages come in varying prices.

The museum is hosting festive holiday events where families can engage with Santa, including Santa’s Holiday Breakfast, Snowflake Pajama Party, and Magical Mornings.

7. Christmas at the Zoo

From Nov. 20 to Dec. 23, families have the chance to meet Santa during Christmas at the Zoo. With a touch of holiday magic, Santa is extending his visits to twice as many children. Visit Santa in his study from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. or escape to the tropics to encounter Vacation Santa from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Secure your tickets conveniently online or at the zoo gates.

8. The Fashion Mall at Keystone Crossing

Nov. 19 to Dec. 24. Open daily, visiting times vary.

Santa Claus will be at Keystone Crossing, to guarantee a visit with Santa guests can book ahead online. Photo packages vary from $19 to $49. Families can visit with Santa up close or socially distanced. 

Reservations are strongly encouraged to visit with Santa.

9. The Shops at Perry Crossing

From Nov. 21 to Dec. 24, with varying hours, families are invited to visit and capture photos with Santa at The Shops at Perry Crossing. Experience a Sensory Santa encounter on Dec. 5 and Pet Photos with Santa on Dec. 12.

Please note that visits are available on a walk-in basis.