.cat-links { display: none !important; }

Santa sightings: Visit these Hendricks County spots to chat with the Jolly Old Elf

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.

Jingle Jam

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.

(317) 745-0785

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.

Sensory Santa

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *