Where to Find Santa around Indianapolis

December is Santa’s time to shine – and he is making the most of it right here in Indianapolis.

Check out a few of our favorite local spots around town to find Santa in Indianapolis this time of year!

Related Article: The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun around Indianapolis

Where to Find Santa in Indianapolis:

The Indianapolis Zoo 

Find the big guy in his charming study at the enchanted Santa’s Village during Christmas at the Zoo. While you are there, visit with Santa’s reindeer, decorate cookies in Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, go for a carousel ride, and, of course, enjoy thousands of twinkling lights. 

Christmas at the Zoo
Christmas at the Zoo

The Indiana State Museum 

The Indiana State Museums offers lots of opportunities to meet with Santa Claus this Christmas season. From breakfast or dinner with Santa to a meet and greet in Santa’s house in the heart of Celebration Crossing. While you are there don’t miss the Snowfall Express, the Indiana State Museums’ newest train ride attraction. 

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Santa is very busy this time of year, but he’s made some special arrangements with The Children’s Museum! For everyone’s safety, 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.

Visit Santa at the Children's Museum

Conner Prairie 

Find Santa on the prairie during this year’s A Merry Prairie Holiday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be ready for selfies at the North Pole Village. Conner Prairie will also be hosting breakfasts with Santa, where Santa will come visit each table. 


Every Sunday experience the magic of Santa at the Carmel Christkindlmarkt. Come and take pictures, drop off your letter in the Santa Mailbox, or read it to Santa himself!

Upcoming Santa Events around Indianapolis:

Find all the upcoming events will Santa will be in attendance! Looking for more holiday fun? Try our Holiday Events calendar

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