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
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Thur Dec 19. Tis the season! Say hello to Santa Claus on Dec 19th from 6-8pm at Mogger’s. KIDS EAT FREE!
Sat Dec 21. Kids’ Day with Santa at Terre Haute Skate World.
Dec 20 and 21. Holiday on the Square in Sullivan, IN. Join us for our annual holiday event on the square in Sullivan – ice skating, carriage rides, refreshments, music, and Santa! Santa will be in the Courthouse Rotunda this year.
Sat Dec 21. Cookies and Cocoa with the Grinch and Carriage Rides. Cookies and Cocoa at Meadows Cafe with The Grinch 5-7pm! Carriage Rides from 5-7pm for $8 (up to 4 at a time). Santa until 5:00
Sat Dec 21. Skate with Santa at the Wigwam. Skate With Santa Saturday December 23 1:00pm-4:00pm Enjoy Admission, Skate Rental, Complimentary Hot Chocolate Bar, Ice Cream Sundae Bar, Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with Santa. Come make memories at The Wigwam! Buy Online & Save Only $7.50 at The Door $8.50
Sat Dec 21. Snacks with Santa at Red Room Cakery. Santa brings his sleigh AND his wife to the bakery for a visit just before Christmas hits. Bring your littles by so they can chat with Santa, hear some stories read by Santa himself, be sure to grab some pictures, and we will have LOTS of yummy snacks available to choose from.
Sun Dec 22. You are invited to a FREE Community Christmas Dinner sponsored by the West Vigo Community Center and Highland-Church. EVERYONE is welcome! Bring your camera for a picture with Santa!
Ongoing Opportunities to Meet Santa:
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Visit Santa at The Meadows. Visits are just $20 and include 2 5x 7 photos.
Friday, November 15 through Tuesday, December 24. Visit Santa at center court of the Honey Creek Mall. Visits are always free, and photo packages are available for purchase to preserve the holiday memories. Personal photography is not permitted.
December 2 and 9 from 6-9 p.m. and December 7, 8, 14, and 15 from 5-8 p.m. 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. Line may be cut off prior to ending time due to high attendance as Santa leaves at ending time.
We eagerly await 2019 updates on the following opportunities that were available in 2018:
- Pet Pictures with Santa Paws at Airport Veterinary Clinic.
- Santa at Riddell National Bank main branch, 1 E National Ave Brazil.
- Santa at the ISU Bookstore.
- Happiness Bag’s Great Christmas Encounter.
- Santa at the Moon-Lite Drive-In Theatre
- 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:
Wed Dec 4. 5-7 p.m. Come and join Four Loving Paws in Brazil in celebrating the Christmas season with Pictures with Santa! All are welcome, with or without pets, everyone in the community – come and enjoy our hot chocolate bar, finger foods and treats, and of course pictures!
Thur Dec 5. 4pm-8pm.Sensitive Santa at The Meadows.
Fri Dec 6 and Sat Dec 7. During Miracle on 7th Street, Santa will light the tree and then head to Mics Pics immediately for photos until 8pm on Friday. He will be at Mics Pics again on Saturday Noon-5 then off to the Parade. Find 10 Highlights of Miracle on 7th Street 2019 here!
Fri Dec 6. Christmas Tree Lighting at 12 Points. Santa will be there from 4-6 pm! Hot chocolate, fire pit, treats.
Sat Dec 7. 6-8 pm. Santa is stopping in at Shewey’s in Honey Creek Mall for one night only! Crafters will be creating a beautiful “Santa & Me” handprint plate. Santa will offer his hand print and his help in creating these beautiful keepsake plates! Santa will also be reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and taking photos! There will also be a “decorate your own cookie” bar to add a sweet treat. $30.
Sat Dec 7. Santa Claus is coming to Clinton, IN. The annual Santa parade will be held on Saturday December 7th at 5:00PM. The South Vermillion High School Band will put on a small performance at the tennis court area. The South Vermillion Choir will be caroling at the Community Center at the end of the parade! The parade will end at the Community Center with cookies and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Sat Dec 7. Saturday with Santa at Clinton Public Library. Join us for hourly story time & caroling with Santa, cookie decorating provided by Casey’s General Store, and crafts in the Children, Junior Department & 2nd Floor Balcony. Make sure to stop by the front desk for a free Christmas book! Bring your own camera for photos.
Sat Dec 7. Christmas in Cloverdale Parade. Enjoy marching bands, floats and even Santa. After the parade you are invited to go visit Santa at the Ice House located across from the fire department.
Sat Dec 7. Santa will be available for pictures during Christmas Fun at the Woods. Activities, crafts, cookie-decorating, face painting, wagon rides, a holiday sing-a-long and more! Bring your phone or camera – you’ll want to take photos. $5 per person. Children 3 and under are free.
Sat, Dec 7. Santa’s First Stop in Parke County. Bring your kiddos to Parke County Public Library to meet Santa & the elves!
Sat Dec 7. 4-9 pm. Visit the Grinch from 4pm-9pm in Clay City Pizza Gallery party room. You are welcome to take your own pictures.
Sat Dec 7 and Sun Dec 8. 10 am-5 pm. Instead of a picture with Santa, how about a picture with Mrs. Mouse at House of the Christmas Mouse? Tri Kappa’s House of the Christmas Mouse is open to families with young children. Admission is $2 per person – tickets are sold at the door. Families can visit several rooms of activities including: making reindeer food, crafts, decorating cookies, dancing, visiting our talking tree, shopping in our secret buying room and photos with Mrs. Mouse. Rumor has it that there will be live reindeer available for pictures too!
Sun Dec 8. Christmas in the Park Presents: Special Needs with Santa. Bring your family and visit with Santa. Park and enter on the north side of the First United Methodist Church in Brazil, IN. This is for people with special needs and their families.
Sun Dec 8. Cookies with Santa at Little Bear Coffee Co. 12pm to 5pm to host a special meet and greet with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and their happy elf. This is a FREE event that will be open to the public. A donation of a canned good(s) is encouraged to take pictures with Santa. There will be no photographer, please feel free to take your own pictures. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from 2pm-4pm.
Mon Dec 9 and Mon Dec 16.Pet photos with Santa at the Honey Creek Mall.
Wed Dec 11. Frozen II night at Mcdonald’s of Terre Haute US Highway 41. Meet Elsa, Anna, & Olaf and enter to win our Frozen II Happy Meal toy display!
Thur Dec 12. Christmas Open House at Bethesda Gardens. Meet Santa and one of his elves along with one of HIS REINDEER! 5:30-7:30. Reindeer and Elf will be available for photo ops from 5:30-6:30 There will also be Cookie decorating, crafts and much more for the whole family!
Sat Dec 14. Cannonball Harley Davidson will have a visit from Santa from noon to 4 pm. This is also a canned food drive for Catholic charities.
Sat Dec 14. Pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Mouse Claus. Pictures are ONLY $10 per print. Brazil Elks. 2pm-4pm
Sat. Dec 14. Join the Vigo County YMCA for a community Christmas celebration! Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa at no charge.
Sat Dec. 14. Scotties Craft Bazaar. Booths, food, drink, and visit from Santa!
Sat Dec 14. FREE Pictures with Santa at the Ohio Building! They will also be giving away hats and gloves to the children who come! You will receive a 4×6 printed photo from the event.
Sat Dec 14. Santa stops at Timberman Barber Stylist and Auctioneers in Brazil. No fee!
Sat Dec 14. 11-1pm. Bring the kids to Toyota of Terre Haute for free photos with Santa, cookies and gifts!
Sat Dec 14. Reindeer games with special visit from Santa in Brazil. This hour long family event is on Saturday, December 14 at 10:00am and features games, singing & dancing Reindeer, selfies with Santa, crafts and holiday snacks! Perfect for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult and all attendees must have a ticket. Tickets are available at www.northviewband.org beginning Saturday, December 7 at 9am or from any guard member. Bring your camera!
Dec 14 and Dec 17.Bring your pets and kids for a photo with Santa at Terre Haute Petland.