Santa Claus is coming to town and Downtown Indy is his favorite stop! Check out Santa’s full list of holiday appearances below.
Santa’s at The Children’s Museum
Santa will be making several appearances throughout the season at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, including Breakfast with Santa Dec. 3, 10, 16 & 17 and as part of the Jolly Days celebration now – Dec. 24.
Santa at the Zoo
Don’t miss holiday fun at the Indianapolis Zoo’s annual Christmas at the Zoo presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union Dec. 1 – 3, 6 – 10, 13 – 23 & 26 – 30. The Zoo opens at noon with holiday activities from 5 – 9 p.m. each weekday and 5 – 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Stop by the all-new Santa’s Village under the Bicentennial Pavilion, where decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, visit with Santa in his study and see Santa’s reindeer in his barn.
Dine with Santa
Start off your morning with Santa’s Holiday Breakfast, Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23. Seating will commence on Saturdays at 8, 8:30 or 9 a.m. and on Sundays at 9, 9:30 or 10 a.m. in the Indiana State Museum L.S. Ayers Team Room and Farmers Market Café. Reservations are required for either event and can be made here or by calling (317) 232.1637.
Tap Dancing Santas
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jack Everly will be joined by Sandi Patty for the 32nd annual IPL Yuletide Celebration Dec. 1 – 23. Patty will host a performance of holiday songs and contemporary favorites, along with tap dancing Santas and other surprises on the Hilbert Circle Theatre stage!
Rowdie Claus returns
Rowdie gets into the holiday spirit as he makes his annual appearance as Rowdie Claus Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Victory Field inside the Indians’ clubhouse. Create crafts, write letters to Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and get your picture with Rowdie Claus at this FREE event. Canned food donations for Wheeler Mission Ministries are encouraged. Free parking is available in the Victory Field parking lot.
Send a letter to Santa
Trying to reach Jolly Saint Nicholas? Send him a letter through Santa’s Mailbox on Monument Circle! Children of all ages can drop off letters addressed to Santa now through Monday, Dec. 11. Mr. Claus will then personally answer each letter with a return address. It’s very important each letter has a return address so Santa can send his reply. You can find the festively-decorated mailbox on the east side of Monument Circle, facing Market Street.
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