Santa Sightings and Photos 2021

Updated: Jan 30

Are you looking for Santa in or near Louisville? Are you looking for Pictures with Santa? Or photos with Santa? Pics with Santa? Or just trying to figure out where Santa is going to be this year? Check out the list below to find out all the Santa Sightings and Picture with Santa opportunities 2021:

November 7-December 4, 2021

Santa's Wonderland

Cabela's & Bass Pro Shops

Free Photo with Santa

Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland at your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s!


Monday, November 8- Saturday, December 18, 2021

Holiday Character Appearances

Jefferson Mall

Come take photos and interact with Holiday friends like: The Mean One, Cindy, and Santa's Elf at Jefferson Mall

11:00am-3:00pm, located near Santa's house!


November 18-December 24, 2021

Photos with Santa

Mall St. Matthews

Tis the season for visits with St. Nick

Make this holiday magical by visiting St. Nick! Santa's helpers have been working hard decking the halls, so don’t miss out! Take photos with Santa and create magical moments for you and your family.

Reservations are encouraged.


November 19-December 24, 2021

Photos with Santa

Oxmoor Center

‘Tis the season for visits with St. Nick

Make this holiday magical by visiting St. Nick! Santa's helpers have been working hard decking the halls, so don’t miss out! Take photos with Santa and create magical moments for you and your family.

Reservations are encouraged.


Friday, November 26, 2021


Light Up Bardstown

Bardstown Main Street

November 26 from 6-8pm

Join us for our Annual lighting of Christmas tree on court square. Activities for kids. Come visit Santa Claus.


Saturday, November 27, 2021


Light Up Jeffersonville & Holiday Parade

November 27 at 4pm

Celebrate the holiday season with the City of Jeff!

Republic Bank presents Light Up Jeff is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at Warder Park.

The North Pole Party begins at 4 pm. It features games, music, rides, vendors and visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus. The Holiday Light Up Parade gets rolling at 6 pm. Find a spot on Spring Street – Market to 7th – and watch as the floats, bands and other participants ride by.

After the parade, Mayor Mike Moore will flip the switch to light up Warder Park.

*The lighting at Warder Park is designed and installed by Holiday Light Works.


Saturday, November 27- Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Polar Express Experience

Sauerbeck Family Drive In

LaGrange, Ky 40031


Sunday, November 28, 2021


Light Up Jeffersontown 2021

November 28 from5:30-7:30pm

Get in the holiday spirit with a night full of music, magic and more! The City of Jeffersontown is proud to announce Light Up Jeffersontown 2021!

When: Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Where: Gaslight Square District on Watterson Trail at Taylorsville Road

Free Family-Friendly Event

Event details include: • There will be a visit from Santa • The Santa Express train will give rides • The Sacred Heart Madrigal singers will perform • There will be a kids activity area • Face painters and an ice carver will be on hand • Cookies and hot chocolate will be served

We hope to see you there for a jolly good time!


Saturday, November 27, 2021


Light Up Shively

Shively City Hall

3920 Dixie Highway

Festive Ceremony Complete with Santa


Saturday, November 27, 2021


Christmas By the River

Brandenburg, Ky

  • Pictures With Santa

  • Ice Skating Rink

  • Horse Drawn Sleigh

  • Mechanical Reindeer

  • Musical Talent

  • Trackless Train

  • Carousel

  • Petting Zoo

  • Fireworks


November 26-28, 2021

December 2-21, 2021

December 5 from 10-11am *Sensory Friendly*

Photos with Santa

Green Tree Mall

Join Green Tree Mall for our Santa's Arrival. Santa will enter through the front entrance near the Book-A-Million and make his way to the Santa set located at center court.

Visits with Santa are free and photos with Santa will be available to purchase from Cherry Hill Programs. One free 6x8 photo with purchase of photo package.

Reserve your photo today: Tickets are $5 per child, adults and children 2 years old and under are free admission.

Please note Santa takes a break 3pm-4pm and 3pm-3:45pm on Sunday. Christmas Eve Break 2pm-2:45p


Tuesday, November 30, 2021


Photos with Santa

Work The Metal

Holiday Pop Up Shop at Westport Village

November 30 from4-7pm

Get your family together and have your photo taken with Santa on Tuesday, November 30th from 4pm-7pm (must reserve a time slot--only a few minutes allocated per photo session)) at Work the Metal! Tickets are $39 ----> ONE TICKET per individual/group/family, please (maximum of 6 per group/family). ONE TICKET gets you ONE Photo with Santa! Included in the ticket price is a photo with Santa + one (1) 5x7 print + image texted to your phone. NOTE: Photos will be done by Rivertown Photo Booths.

Make sure you catch him at Work the Metal before he heads back to the North Pole to prepare for Christmas!

Our Holiday Pop Up Shop is located across the parking lot from Wild Eggs at the Westport Village and next to Playthings Toy Shoppe.


Thursday, December 2, 2021


Bardstown Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade

December 2 from 6-8pm

Downtown Bardstown

The Bardstown Kiwanis Club’s Annual Christmas Parade, presented by WBRT Radio, will again delight the children and adults with floats, bands, and lots of holiday spirit.


Friday, December 3rd

KFC YUM! Center Holiday Movie Night

Event starts at 6

Movie starts at 7- Home Alone

Due to overwhelming community support, this event has reached its capacity limit and we will no longer be taking registrations. Only those who registered in advance will be admitted.

We have partnered with Norton Children's to offer a free screening of the holiday classic, Home Alone, on Friday, December 3. We will also have photos with Santa, raffle prizes, and other fun holiday activities.


Saturday, December 4, 2021


Breakfast with the Grinch

Oldham County History Center

Join us for a walk through the Oldham County History Center campus where families will meet the Grinch and the Whos from Whoville, Elsa and Anna, and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Treats, crafts, and fun photo opportunities will be stationed throughout the campus. Admission for families will be a new, unwrapped toy or $3 per person. Bracelets will be provided at check-in to guests to show at stations. All toys donated will be delivered to HighPoint Charitable Services. Last year thanks to your generosity we were able to provide over 500 toys to children in our local community


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Cookies with Captain Santa

Belle of Louisville

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Take a cruise with Saint Nick during Cookies with Captain Santa! Come aboard as the Mary M. Miller transforms into a winter wonderland for you and your family to enjoy! This family-friendly event includes a meet-and-greet with Santa, cookies and hot cocoa, a holiday goody bag for each child, and plenty of festive activities to get you in the holiday spirit. You’ll have two chances to experience Christmas magic on the River – Saturday, December 4 and Saturday, December 11.

This event will board from noon and cruise from 12:30 to 3 P.M. onboard the Mary M. Miller. Tickets are $35.99 for adults (15-64), $34.99 for seniors (65+), $14.99 for kids (5-14) and children 4 and under are free.


Saturday, December 4, 2021


Barren Heights & FEAT of Louisville

Meet & Greet with Santa

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Join Barren Heights, FEAT and Ecotech as we start the holiday season off with a celebration complete with games, crafts and Santa! Begin your family's holiday season with a visit from Santa and his elves. Come and see Santa in a sensory friendly environment. Enjoy treats, crafts and a special gift from Santa. We will have a photographer to capture these specials moments.


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Light Up Fairdale Parade & Festival

December 4 from 4-7pm

Live Music , Christmas Parade

Brings Santa Clause To Town

Christmas Tree Lighting

Food & Entertainment


Saturday, December 4, 2021


Light Up St. Matthews

Brown Park

December 4 from 3-6pm

Light Up St. Matthews has been a tradition for decades for thousands of residents and visitors to the City of St. Matthews. The annual holiday event features musical entertainment, letters to Santa, pictures with Santa, train rides, ice skating, activities for the kids, and fun for the entire family. Free cookies and hot chocolate are available for everyone to enjoy. No matter the weather, most activities are held under a big tent. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. and concludes at 6:00 p.m. when the switch is thrown and Brown Park “Lights Up” with thousands and thousands of colorful holiday lights. The event is held at Brown Park in St. Matthews, located at the corner of Kresge Way and Browns Lane, next to Baptist Health Hospital. Free parking for the event is at the Baptist Health Louisville doctors building, 4007 Kresge Way, directly across from the hospital with easy access to the park via a signaled crosswalk. Get a great start to the holiday season with family, neighbors and friends, and best of all, … it’s FREE! The seasonal lights will stay lit nightly until after the New Year. Residents and visitors to the community are welcome to visit the park daily throughout the holiday season to enjoy the lights. Event is rain or shine.


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Light Up LaGrange 2021

New For 2021 . . . Ice Skating Rink

  • Hometown Pizza- Santa Claus Breakfast 7-10am

  • Oldham County History Center- Grinch Breakfast 7am-11am

  • City Place Choir & Band Performances all afternoon Pavillion 2

  • City Place Holiday Treats and activities in Pavilion 1 from 3-9pm

  • City Place Ice Skating Rink 3-9pm

  • LaGrange Railroad Museum Free Cookie Decorating and Crafts 3-5pm

  • LaGrange Railroad Museum Free walk through of decorated dining cars 5-9pm

  • Main Street Santa's Arrival Parade on Decorated Fire Trucks

  • Free Hot Chocolate from Grace Baptist Church

  • Free Doughnuts by Southeast Christian Church

  • Photo Ops in front of Courthouse Lawn

  • Dahlgren Pioneer Barn Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus 6:30-9pm


Saturday, December 4, 2021

67th Annual Christmas M67th Annual Christmas Mini Musical and Breakfast with Santa

New Albany Theatre Arts

December 4 at 10:30

Join us for the Annual New Albany Theatre Arts Christmas Mini Musical performance, all you can eat pancake breakfast. carolers, meet and greet with Santa, pictures, and more!

Adults $12, Students $10

Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the box office at 812-542-2290


Saturday, December 4, 2021


Santa on the Square

Meet and Greet with Santa

December 4 from 11am-1pm

1 Court Square

Bardstown, Ky 40004


Saturday, December 4, 2021


Kentucky Railway Museum's Santa Express

All aboard the Santa Express! Bring the children on a nostalgic journey to meet Santa while listening to the sounds of the season. Visit with the man in the red suit while traveling through the Rolling Fork River Valley and enjoying a historic train excursion. For even more fun, the whole family is welcome to wear their pajamas! The entire family can enjoy a cookie and hot chocolate when they visit Claus’s Kitchen before the train excursion! $27 adults; $22 children ages 2-12; under 2 free. 136 S. Main St., New Haven. 800-272-0152.


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Breakfast with Santa

Slugger Field

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Celebrate this holiday season with the Louisville Bats and their first-ever Breakfast with Santa at the ballpark! Join Santa in the team locker room for a special holiday breakfast menu — perfect for the whole family. Make ornaments, write a letter to Santa, and have a jolly good time with ol’ Saint Nick!

FREE PHOTO WITH SANTA! All kids in attendance will be provided the opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa by a professional photographer. Access to digital copies of the photo will be provided at no additional cost.

All tickets must be purchased in advance. A limited amount of seating will be available. Choose from two available time slots on each date below. To purchase by phone, please call the Bats Ticket Office at (502) 212-2287.

Location: Louisville Slugger Field (Team Locker Room)

Cost: $25 per person (2 & younger are free)


Monday, December 6, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Train Ride to See Santa

Paroquet Springs Conference Centre

December 6 and7 from 4-8pm

RESERVATION ONLY. Call 502-955-7009 to schedule your date and time. Reservations will be honored as received and will be held no will call. No reservation / no ticket / no participation. Train will run from 4-8PM nightly in 20 minute increments, allowing time for sanitation between trips. Limited number of seats and time reservations available. Visit the Paroquet Springs Conference Centré Facebook page for more information.


Wednesday, December 8, 2021


Stories in the Park-*Santa*

Silver Street Park

New Albany, Indiana

December 8 at 10am

We invite you to Silver Street Park for Santa-themed stories and activities with our friends from Floyd County Public Library. ALL ages are welcome!



Friday, December 10, 2021


Polar Express Grand Tour!

Southwest Regional Library


Friday, December 10, 2021-11am-7pm

Saturday, December 11, 2021-10am-7pm

Sunday, December 12, 11am-5pm

Christmas Gift and Decor Show

Kentucky Exposition Center

The LARGEST FREE ADMISSION CHRISTMAS SHOW IN THE NATION! Over 600 High Quality Exhibitor Booths full of Christmas Gifts & Crafts....with an attendance of over 30,000 attendees each year. Acres of gift items and ideas for anyone and everyone. Exhibitors have come from all 50 states!

For 31 years, the Christmas Gift & Decor Show has been a Louisville fixture during the holiday season. Make your plans to attend and join the fun! And each year...ALL KIDS GET A FREE VISIT w/ SANTA


Saturday, December 11, 2021

Snacks with Santa

Vintage Fire Museum

Jeffersonville Indiana

December 11 from 10am-1pm

Children of all ages can have their photo taken with Santa, will receive a gift and a food treat from Santa and will see antique toy fire trucks. Enjoy seeing the amazing things in the Museum, too!


Saturday, December 11, 2021