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Santa Sightings and Photos 2021

Updated: Jan 30, 2022

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