Where to See Black Santa in Indianapolis

Representation matters, and this extends into the people in children’s lives — whether real or imaginary — like Santa Claus. We’re fortunate in Indy to have many Black Santas available for families who are looking for a Santa that looks like them.

Are you looking for a Black Santa in Indy? Here are some of the places where you’ll find him! Know of any other places to see Black Santa around Indianapolis? Let us know at [email protected]

Black Santas at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Santa Chris

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Nov. 30, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Dec. 7, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Dec. 10, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Dec. 12, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Dec. 14, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Dec. 16, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Dec. 19, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Dec. 20, 1:30–5 p.m.

*Santa Chris will also be at the Santa’s Workshop private event on Dec. 12.


Santa Antoine

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Dec. 2, 4–8 p.m.

Dec. 4, 1:30–5 p.m.

Dec. 5, 1:30–5 p.m.

Dec. 11, 1:30–5 p.m.

Dec. 18, 1:30–5 p.m.

Dec. 19, 1:30–5 p.m.

Dec. 20, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.


Black Santa at Indiana State Museum

Santa Josiah

Indiana State Museum

Dec. 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dec. 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dec. 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dec. 14, 6 – 8 p.m. (Snowflake Pajama Party event with Mrs. Claus)

Dec. 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dec. 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Santa’s Holiday Breakfast event with Mrs. Claus)

Dec. 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dec. 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Virtual Black Santas

For those looking for a way to see a black Santa from anywhere in the world, a website called Mr. Kringle is available. The website offers a virtual visit with Black Santa, so that families can experience Mr. Kringle as they wish to see him. Each streaming e-visit with Santa can be personalized, and visits are conducted over Zoom.

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