Santa sightings: Visit these Hendricks County spots to chat with the Jolly Old Elf
Winterland Holiday Light Show 2019, Drive-thru Christmas light display
Nov. 29-Dec. 28. 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Christmas Day.
Ellis Park, 600 E. Main St., Danville
Cost: $5 Monday-Thursday, $10 Friday-Sunday.
Santa available for photos, Friday-Sunday through Dec. 22.
Christmas at the Orchard
Dec. 1 and Dec. 7-8
Beasley’s Orchard 2304 E. Main St., Danville
Step into the north pole when as the Old Barn Market is transformed into a winter wonderland. Sit on Santa’s lap (children can bring wish lists) and take photos 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy fruit baskets, gift boxes, samples and Christmas sales. Market hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Sunday. (317) 745-4876, beasleys-orchard.com.
Sunday, December 1
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tri-West High School
Photo ops with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Elsa & Anna, Mario & Luigi, and Cindy Lou Who and the Grinch. Inflatable games in the gym, free food and kids get to shop and wrap gifts for parents for free.
Mitch’s Incredible Ace, 1800 E. Main St., Plainfield
Nov. 30-Dec. 23,
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21
12-3 p.m Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22
4-7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-6, 12-13, 16-20
12-2 p.m. Dec. 23
Reindeer will join Santa 12-2 p.m. Dec 21.
(317) 839-8410, acehardware.com
Visit with Santa
5-8 p.m. Dec. 5
Hendricks Power Cooperative, 86 N CR 500 E, Avon
Avon Christmas Tree Lighting
5:30 p.m. Dec. 7
Avon Town Hall Park, 6570 E. U.S. 36
Pictures with Santa, a train ride, crafts and fireworks.
Christmas Under the Stars Parade
6 p.m. Dec. 7
Line the streets of Brownsburg for the annual parade and light show. This year features a new parade route: Starts at Brown Elementary to Stadium Drive on College, then right on Eastern Avenue, left on Main Street and ends on Green Street at Arbuckle Park. Tree lighting, music and Santa Claus at Brownsburg Town Hall following parade, 61 N. Green St., Brownsburg. Free. Contact: Brownsburg Parks, (317) 858-4172
The Market at Penguin Park
Washington Township Park, 115 S. County Rd. 575
4-7 p.m. Dec. 7, 14 and 21
Visit Santa in the Santa Village
Brownsburg Lions Club Breakfast with Santa
Arbuckle Acres Park, 200 N. Green St., Brownsburg
8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Dec. 7
Breakfast available for purchase, $6 adults, 6 and younger free.
Christmas with Santa and the Ponies
4-8:30pm Dec. 6-7
Strides to Success, 1350 Terry Drive, Plainfield
Cost: $25 per family at the door.
Pictures with Santa
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 21
Plainfield Parks & Recreation, 651 Vestal Road, Plainfield
Capture this magical time of year with a picture with Santa. Children can share their Christmas lists with Santa Claus, ride on the Holiday Train Express, skate on an indoor ice skating rink and more. Free. Ice skates provided.
Hometown Holiday at Hummel Park
12-4p.m. Dec. 14
Guilford Township Hummel Park, 1500 S. Center St., Plainfield
Photos with Santa, pony rides, horse drawn carriage rides, train rides, live nativity, door prizes, cookies and cocoa and face painting.
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 21
Pecar Nature Center, 5428 County Road 150 N, Avon
Sensory Santa gives children with special needs the opportunity to do activities and have their pictures taken and listen to a story by Mrs. Claus in calm, less intimidating environment. Register at washingtontwpparks.org for children to enjoy personal time with Santa. Free. For information call (317) 745-0785
Photo by Faith Toole