Santa’s Arrival In Indianapolis

Oh you better watch out: Santa Claus is officially coming to town. And like the big personality he has, the Indianapolis area is making sure to celebrate his arrival with events just as large. For a guy accustomed to sleigh rides, Santa’s arrival In Indianapolis comes with a little more of a modern flair. How? Here’s the download on fun ways to see Santa’s arrival in Indianapolis:
He’ll travel…
By race car to Clay Terrace Mall
Santa Arrival In Indianapolis - Indy's Child
Photo credits: Clay Terrace Mall Facebook page.

Presented by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Santa makes his first big appearance in Indianapolis to Clay Terrace Mall in style. Visitors can celebrate the start of the season with Santa, reindeer and a special tree lighting ceremony. More info.

WHEN: Saturday, November 21. 3-5pm


Via an IndyCar to The Children’s Museum Of Indianapolis
Santas Arrival In Indianapolis - Indy's Child
Photo credits: The Children’s Museum Of Indianapolis.

A special police-and-elf escort will accompany Santa to The Children’s Museum Of Indianapolis in an Indy Racing Experience 2-seater IndyCar! Greet Santa before he takes his annual ride down the Yule Slide, then enjoy special Jolly Days festivities including photo booth fun, a sing along and more. More info.

WHEN: Friday, November 27th from 8:30-10am


By Helicopter to the Indiana State Museum
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Photo credits: Indiana State Museum

The annual holiday Celebration Crossing kickstarts at the Indiana State Museum each year with Mr. and Mrs. Claus arriving to the front lawn of the Museum via helicopter. Guests are invited to watch, take pictures and cheer as Santa departs. More info.

WHEN: Friday, November 27. 10am

[Related Article: Indiana State Museum prepares for annual Celebration Crossing]

By airplane to the Indianapolis International Airport

Santas Arrival - Airport - Indy's Child

Watch Santa dash across the tarmac on a fire truck to greet all the kids who come to welcome him. See his big entrance from inside Civic Plaza at 11 am, then chat with Mr. Claus himself. Pictures with Santa, face painting, balloon artistry, glitter tattoos, magicians, and more are all part of the FREE celebration. Parking is FREE when you register with Santa’s workers.

WHEN: Saturday, November 28. 11am-2pm


We will continue updating this post as more arrival events are announced. Until then, be sure to bookmark the Indy’s Child 2015 Holiday Fun section for all the scoop you’ll need on holiday events and happenings around Indianapolis this season!



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