25 Places to See Santa and His Friends in the Terre Haute Area in 2023!

Santa Claus is coming to town! Take your kids to meet Santa in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley at the following places in 2023. 

Places to See Santa in Terre Haute and The Wabash Valley in 2023

Ongoing Santa Sightings: 

Santa will be at his Santa House at Forest Park in Brazil from 6-8 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from November 25-December 23rd. 

Santa is coming to The Meadows! Join for pictures with Santa on most Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in December (confirm dates and time with The Meadows) with a “Sensitive Santa” experience on Thursday, December 14. 

Santa will visit Dahnke Family Farms on December 2 and December 9.

November 18-December 24. Photos with Santa at Haute City Center.

December 4, 11, and 18. Pet photos with Santa at Haute City Center.

Santa will be at The Log Cabin in Marshall, IL on December 3, 10 and 17. 

December 1, 2, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23. Visit Santa with Mic’s Pics. New sleigh set! $20 for 2 sheets of photos. 

Visit Santa at the Deming Park Holiday House on December 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, and 10. Please bring your own camera! 

Special Santa Events

Saturday, December 9. Anderson’s Plants and Produce invites you to a FREE family event. Games, prizes, giveaways, activities, photo backdrops, and SANTA!

Saturday, December 9. Santa Claus is coming to Clinton, IN! Plans are underway for the Clinton Christmas Parade and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Clinton Community Center. The fire truck will be escorting Santa and Mrs. Claus from the fire house at 332 Mulberry Street to Riverfront Park on Saturday December 9th at 5:00PM.

Saturday, December 9. Main Street by Moonlight in BRAZIL, IN. On Saturday, December 9th, select stores in Brazil will be open late with discounts, specials, and treats! Come stroll down Main Street, support the local businesses, and finish up all of your Christmas shopping! All local businesses in Brazil are welcome to participate! Santa will be at A Bushel & A Peck from 7pm to 9pm! Bring the kids and your own camera to get FREE pics with Santa!

Saturday, December 9. Christmas Fun at the Woods. Enjoy a festive afternoon with the Sisters of Providence and friends. Delight in the miniature Christmas village and collection of nativities including our hand-carved nativity scene. Come and visit Santa at the North Pole Zone and meet our jolly alpacas! There will be additional activities, including crafts, wagon rides, a sing-a-long and face painting. Be prepared to take a lot of photos! There is no cost to attend the event.

Saturday, December 9. Santa’s Coming to Terre Haute with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group. Bring the family to our Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group Terre Haute Office and visit our North Pole Wonderland on Saturday, December 9th, 1-4PM. Come see Santa, take photos, make a festive craft, enjoy a sweet treat, and more! Help out kids in need at Vigo County Schools by bringing a personal hygiene item with you to donate.

Saturday, December 9. Special needs day with Santa at First United Methodist Church in BRAZIL, IN.

Saturday, December 9. Photos with Santa at Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County in CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN. Santa Claus is coming to … the Carnegie Museum! Visit the Carnegie Museum on Saturday, December 9, from 2:30-4:30 pm to see Santa. Bring your own camera and take your own photos. Holiday crafts and activities will also be available throughout the building. Free!

Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10. Meet Santa’s friend, Mrs. Mouse, at Mouse House at Franklin Elementary School. 

Sunday, December 10. Visit Santa during the holiday ornament painting party at Shewey’s.

Saturday, December 16. Santa will be at Sewer Lair Toys. Stop by the store on Saturday December 16th to meet Santa Claus! He will be here from 1pm-5pm to meet with your kiddos and take pictures.

Thursday, December 21. Polar Express showing for FREE at the historic Ritz Theater in Rockville. Pictures with Santa!

Saturday, December 23. Santa at Glik’s in ROBINSON, IL. Get ready for a jolly good time this holiday season because Santa is coming to Glik’s.


Meals with Santa Guide: 

When and Where to Eat with Santa in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley


Like what you see? Find the holiday fun you’re craving in our Holiday Guide! 

We’re in contact with the following groups regarding their potential plans for the season. We’ll update as we get more info!

  • Wigwam
  • Terre Haute Skate World

Typos happen and event details change. Please confirm your plans with event coordinators making promises of good times to your children. Have fun, stay healthy, and make good choices as you visit these places to see Santa in 2023!


The fun has ended for these great events: 


Friday, December 1. Santa returns to Gold Medal Plaza in 12 Points for the 6th annual tree lighting event! He will be here from 5:30-7:30. Dancers from Nancy Sauer School of Theatrical Dancing will perform at 6:15. At 7:00 Mayor Bennett will officially light the 12 Points tree! 

Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2. Christmas Walk at Fowler Park’s Pioneer Village. Step back in time to walk through our Pioneer Village and visit our pioneer volunteers in their cozy 19th-century cabins to see how they celebrate Christmas! Hot drinks and special sweet treats will be available for purchase then stop by our Village Mercantile to view our homemade items and do some Christmas shopping. Be sure to visit the Covered Bridge to meet our special guest, Santa Claus! This will be a perfect family event to kick off the holiday season!

Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2. Candy Canes on Main in CASEY, IL. Lighted parade, bedtime story and gifts from Santa, snowball drop, and more!

December 1-3. Bridgeton Country Christmas takes place Nov. 24-26 and Dec. 1-3, 2023. There will be vendors in the 1878 Barn, Artisan’s Barn at the Mill, The Station, and the back of Collom’s store. Collom’s will have chicken and noodles and cobbler, and the Mill serves food as well as their organic stone ground bread and yummy mixes. Santa will be in the 1822 Case Cabin from 1-3 p.m. both Saturdays and Sundays.

Saturday, December 2. Santa at the Farm in Brazil, IN. $25 per ticket/family. 1 digital and 1 5×7 print is included.

Saturday, December 2. Santa will be at Trinity Tree Farm in West Terre Haute. 

Saturday, December 2. Santa is Coming to Old National Bank (1825 Lafayette Ave) from 9:30 am-12 pm. Bring your own camera! 

Saturday, December 2. Character visit at Pizza Gallery in Clay City. 

Saturday, December 2. Saturday with Santa at the CLINTON public library. Visit Santa and make crafts!

Saturday, December 2. Snacktime with Santa. Children 12 and under are invited to get in an early visit with Santa! There will be a variety of activities, photo opportunities with Santa, and of course, snacks! Preregistration is required by Nov. 26. Cost is $5.00 per child. 

Saturday, December 2. Santa at the Icehouse in CLOVERDALE, IN.

Saturday, December 2. Saturday with Santa at the CLINTON Public Library. Make crafts and see Santa!

Saturday, December 2. MainStreet ROCKVILLE Hometown Holidays. Parade of lights, tree lighting, hot cocoa, pony rides, live nativity, carriage rides, and Santa!

Saturday, December 2. Christmas Barn Market at Acorn Ridge Reception Barn. Shopping, Live Music, Photos With Santa, Food, Wine & More!

Sunday, December 3. Santa will be inside The Convention Center during Miracle on 7th Street. 

Sunday, December 3. Santa is coming to The Meadows! Santa will arrive by firetruck on Sunday, December 3at 1 pm. Be there to welcome him because the first 100 kids can visit our new ornament decorating station to make a free ornament! 

Sunday, December 3. West Terre Haute Town Christmas. Crafts, vendors, and Santa!

Sunday, December 3. Photos with Santa at White Pine Photo Farm in BRAZIL, IN.