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
Saturday, Nov. 26, 1:30–5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 1, 4 p.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 1:30–5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17, 1:30–5 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 19, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Black Santa at Indiana State Museum
Nov. 30, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dec. 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with Mrs. Claus (Santa’s Holiday Breakfast event)
Dec. 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dec. 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dec. 13, 5:30 – 8 p.m. with Mrs. Claus (Snowflake Pajama Party event)
Dec. 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Magical Mornings)
Dec. 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with Mrs. Claus (Santa’s Holiday Breakfast event)
Dec. 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dec. 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Magical Mornings)
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.