Santa Claus is coming to town! Use this guide to find places to see Santa in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley.
24 Places to Get Pictures with Santa in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley
Quick Visits from Santa:
Monday Nov 19, 26, and December 3 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Pet Photos with Santa at the Honey Creek Mall. Pets love Santa, too! Bring your furry friends for a photo with Santa during our Pet Photo Night events. Events are November 19, 26, and December 3 from 6pm-9pm.
December 1. Santa arrives by helicopter at the Meadows. Since the reindeer need to rest up for their journey around the world on Christmas Eve, Santa will make quite an entrance on the day of the Meadows Holiday Bazaar, arriving via helicopter at 11:30 a.m. on December 1, 2018. Bring the little ones so they can see Santa fly to the Meadows in his “sleigh.” Santa will be available for pictures from noon to 5pm that day. Spend some time at the Meadows and explore the Holiday Bazaar and sidewalk sales.
December 1. Pet Pictures with Santa Paws at Airport Veterinary Clinic. Mark your calendars for December 1st. Santa Claus is coming to Airport Veterinary Clinic! No charge for photos, but donations will be accepted for Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. Appointments are preferred. Call 812-877-3087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your pet’s spot!
December 1. Santa will be visiting during Christmas Fun at the Woods. $5 per person. Children 3 and under are free.
December 1 and 2. Meet Mrs. Mouse at the House of the Christmas Mouse.
December 1. 9:30-11:30. Santa will arrive at Riddell National Bank main branch, 1 E National Ave Brazil.
December 1. 1:00 p.m. Christmas Parade in CLOVERDALE, Indiana. Bring your family to enjoy the parade full of Christmas Memories! Immediately afterward come see Santa in his house across from the fire department. Free pictures with Santa!
Saturday, December 1. Santa’s First Stop in Parke County. Bring your kiddos to Parke County Public Library to meet Santa & the elves! Kick off all the fun Rockville holiday festivities at the Library! The Parke Heritage Student Council will be here to meet with the kids as Santa and Elves. There will be elves helping the kiddos color holiday pages and decorate cookies!
Saturday, December 1. Clay County Youth Food Program Fundraising Event. Bring the entire family for an evening filled with Christmas traditions, local entertainment, a silent auction, dessert bar, and a special Santa visitor!
Sunday, December 2. Happiness Bag’s Great Christmas Encounter. Help us welcome Santa Claus and his holly jolly elves! All participants will be able to get their picture taken with Santa and have the opportunity to watch the Christmas classic, “The Grinch.” All guests will be encouraged to decorate a cookie with Santa’s helpers, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and make a keepsake ornament to take home. Tickets are $10.00/participant. (No fee for Parents/Guardians).
Tuesday, December 4. Santa Story Time at at ISU Bookstore. Santa loves to read stories about the North Pole! There will be plenty of time for Santa to get requests from children and for pictures as well.
Friday, December 7. Santa is stopping in at Shewey’s Paint Your Own Pottery! Create beautiful “Santa and Me” handprint cookie jars. Santa will also be reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and taking photos! Cost of this fun event is $40 per family.
Saturday, December 8. 10 am-1 pm. at the Ohio Building. Free Pictures with Santa and a fun activity for children while they wait for their photo to print. Free 4×6 photo is included!
Thursday, December 13. Saturday, December 15. Tuesday, December 18. Bring your pets and kids for a photo with Santa at Terre Haute Petland. Every pet gets a treat bag.
Friday, December 14 and Thursday, December 20. Santa stops by for just a few visits each year at the ISU bookstore. We try and have him do an activity with the kids that varies from reading a story, coloring, or even games. Santa will save time for people to grab pictures and to listen to any gift requests from the children
Friday, December 14. 1-4 p.m. Sensitive Santa at the Meadows. Every child deserves some time with Santa during the holiday season. Please share that December 14, from 1pm to 4pm will be a Sensitive Santa time at the Meadows. This will provide a sensory-friendly experience for children. Photo packages: (2) 5x7s for $15 and $5 for any additional 5x7s.
Fri Dec 14 and Sat Dec 15. Christmas at the Drive-In! Hosted by Garrett Sands Kindness Project. Put on your pajamas, grab a cup of hot chocolate, and take a ride on The Polar Express at The Moonlite Drive-In. Santa and Mrs. Clause will be here from 3 to 5:30 pm both days to greet the children. POLAR EXPRESS will play at 5 pm, followed by a showing of CHRISTMAS VACATION, starting at 7 pm. Free.
Saturday, December 15. 1 to 4 p.m. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus visit the Wigwam. $9.95 includes admission, skate rental, cookie decorating, ice cream sundae bar, and a special gift!
Saturday, December 15. Get professional pictures with Santa during Clabber Girl Country Christmas.
Saturday, December 22. Pet-friendly pictures with Santa at Cannonball Harley-Davidson.
Recurring Opportunities to Meet Santa:
November 23 – December 23. Fridays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 PM visit Santa at The Meadows.
November 24 and 25 + December 1 and 2. Bridgeton Country Christmas. The Mill and shops will be open and full of gifts. The 1878 Barn, Collom’s General Store, and the Artisans Barn at the Mill will be open and full of vendors. Many local vendors are returning from the Covered Bridge Festival and we will have new ones as well! Kids may visit Santa in the 1822 Case Log Cabin, both Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm.
Saturday, November 17 through Monday, December 24. Visit Santa at center court of the Honey Creek Mall. Santa’s Hours are Monday – Saturday from 10am – 9pm and Sunday from Noon – 6pm. Please note that Santa takes a break to feed the reindeer from 1pm to 2pm and 5pm to 6pm on Monday thru Saturday, and from 3pm to 4pm on Sunday.
December 3-17. Stop by the Holiday House in Deming Park to visit with Santa. Stop by the Holiday House in Deming Park to visit with Santa. Pictures are just $1! 1 printed picture per family. Due to high attendance our line may be cutoff prior to posted ending time to ensure everyone gets a picture before Santa heads back to the North Pole. For questions call 812-232-0147
Mon 3. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 8. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sun 9. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Mon 10. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat 15. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sun 16. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We’re waiting to hear if Santa will be able to visit the following locations in 2018:
- Holiday Extravaganza at Fresh Thyme.
- Sleigh Rides at Danke’s Pine Patch.
- Toyota of Terre Haute.
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The fun has ended for these great events:
Saturday, November 17, 2018. Sinfonietta Pops Concert. Cecilian Auditorium. St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. 2:00 p.m. St. Nicholas will be visiting and bearing small gifts for the children! Free refreshments of punch and cookies for all! Admission: Adults: $10. Students: $5. and Children ten and under: FREE!
Wednesday, November 29. Annual Pictures with Santa at Four Loving Paws Veterinary Services. Enjoy our hot chocolate bar, finger foods and treats, and of course pictures!
Friday, November 30. Santa’s First Visit at ISU Bookstore. Welcome Santa for his seasonal holiday visits. We will be reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas and doing activities. Afterwards, gather around for a picture with Santa and give him your list of wishes for this holiday season.
November 30. Candy Canes on Main in Casey, IL. This year’s event will kick off with a lighted parade. Want to know more about visiting Casey? Read our article all about “The Big Things in a Small Town” HERE.