Where to visit Santa Claus in and around Indianapolis

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Santa Claus is coming to town. Here is when and where you can visit with Santa around Indianapolis.

Castleton Square Mall

Nov. 18 to Dec. 24. Times vary.

In order to ensure your visit with Santa book ahead online through the Castleton Square Mall website. Select a photo package when booking your visit. Prices range from $19 to $49. You may sit with Santa or remain socially distanced.

Conner Prairie

Breakfast with Santa Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5, 12 and 18-19.

Seatings are at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Ticket prices vary from $14 to $25.

Families can meet Santa Claus while enjoying breakfast at Conner Prairie. Santa will tell stories before visiting with each family individually. Santa will be wearing a mask and socially distancing from guests.

Conner Prairie will be offering a sensory friendly visit with Santa on Dec. 11 for guests to visit at their own pace and comforts levels.

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Greenwood Park Mall

Nov. 12 to Dec. 24. Santa's visiting hours vary.

Guests can visit and take photos with Santa at the Greenwood Park Mall. In order to ensure your visit with Santa families should book online. Prices vary from $19 to $49. You may sit with Santa or visit socially distanced.

Hamilton Town Center

Dec. 2 to Dec. 24. Santa's visiting hours vary.

Photos with Santa are back at the Hamilton Town Center. Guests can sit with Santa or visit socially distanced. To guarantee your family's visit with Santa book in advance online. Prices vary from $19 to $49.

Indianapolis Children's Museum

Jolly Days run Nov. 26 to Dec. 24

Saturday and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Indianapolis Children's Museum has many opportunities for families to visit with Santa Claus. Families can visit Santa for Jolly Days, attend Santa's Workshop or enjoy a Jolly Days Breakfast.

Santa will remain in his sleigh and wear a mask while visiting with families. Children will have the opportunity to drop off their letters to Santa and take photos. Photo packages range from $15 to $63. Families may also send letters to Santa virtually through the Children's Museum website.

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Indiana State Museum

Nov. 26 to Dec. 24. Hours vary.

Celebration Crossing will return to the Indiana State Museum this year. Santa will be back in his house for families to visit and take photos. Photo packages vary in price.

The museum will be offering holiday events where families can visit with Santa, such as Santa's Holiday Breakfast, Snowflake Pajama Party and Magical Mornings.

Indianapolis Zoo

Nov. 20 to Dec. 23

Families can visit with Santa during Christmas at the Zoo. With a little holiday magic Santa is able to visit twice as many children. Families can meet Santa in his study from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. or get away to the tropics to see Vacation Santa from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the zoo gates.

The Fashion Mall at Keystone Crossing

Nov. 19 to Dec. 24. Open daily, visiting times vary.

Santa Claus will be at Keystone Crossing, to guarantee a visit with Santa guests can book ahead online. Photo packages vary from $19 to $49. Families can visit with Santa up close or socially distanced.

Reservations are strongly encouraged to visit with Santa.

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The Shops at Perry Crossing

Nov. 21 to Dec 24. Hours vary.

Families can visit and take photos with Santa at The Shops at Perry Crossing. Perry Crossing will be offering a Sensory Santa experience on Dec. 5 and Pet Photos with Santa on Dec. 12.

Visits are walk-in only.

Trader's Point Creamery

Christmas on the Farm Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Christmas at the Farm will return to Trader's Point Creamery this year. This event will include hayrides, lights and Santa Claus.

Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance.

Alexi Eastes is an intern at the IndyStar. You can follow her on Twitter: @alexi_eastes

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