Earlier in the week, we ran a post letting you know about our Here Comes Santa Claus page. It is a special seasonal page for any opportunity to see Santa Claus for FREE, or at least on the cheap. Ninty-five percent of the Santa Claus opportunities that come to our attention will go up on that page. However, every now and again a particular event comes up that we feel has enough relevant information (beyond just go here at such-and-such time for a picture with the big man) to merit a separate post. In this case, we have two such Santa Claus events to discuss. One is at the Athenaeum, while the other is a special case at Greenwood Park Mall.
Greenwood Park Mall: Our Here Comes Santa Claus page already lists Greenwood Park Mall as a place to see the man with the bag, but this weekend is a special case. At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 8, Greenwood Park Mall is hosting a private photo experience with Santa for children with special needs and their families. This is obviously different from normal hours, as extra care has been taken to support the sensory, physical, and other developmental needs of children. Santa Claus loves all children, so everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy meeting him. To RSVP to this particular occasion, follow our link at the start of this paragraph.
Athenaeum: Located at 401 East Michigan Street in downtown Indy, the Athenaeum is one of our city’s historic buildings. Some Cheapsters may recall the Ghost Hunt the Athenaeum hosted last year that was a big hit. In authentic German fashion, they are hosting the St. Nikolous Festival starting with registration at noon on Sunday, December 8. St. Nikolaus is technically not quite the same as Santa Claus, hence the reason we ran this event separately from our Here Comes Santa page. Tickets for children 12 years and younger at $8, while adults can enjoy the fun for FREE. You’ll see a tree lighting ceremony, a puppet show, and traditional holiday songs. Children can add their names to the Saint Nikolaus book of names that has kept track of visitors since 1985. All proceeds from this event go toward the care and maintenance of the Athenaeum.