‘Here Comes Santa Claus, Here Comes Santa Claus’: Check Out These Local Santa Sightings

Tree Lighting Festival at Redesigned Triangle Park
Holiday food and drink, music, and the Unified Trust Company Ice Skating Rink are the perfect backdrop as Santa Claus visits Downtown Lexington to turn the magic key and light Downtown on Friday, Nov. 25. The Grand Opening of the Unified Trust Company Ice Skating Rink will take place at 2 p.m. in Triangle Park.
From 2-7 p.m., food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and more will be setting the mood for a delightful day. At 6 p.m., join Santa Claus as he flips the switch and lights up Downtown Lexington.

Southern Lights: Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights at Kentucky Horse Park
A four-mile drive through the lovely Kentucky Horse Park is highlighted by dozens of holiday light displays created from more than 1 million twinkling lights. Inside, enjoy local holiday and craft vendors, seasonal entertainment, an exotic petting zoo, pony and camel rides, model trains, photos with Santa and the Mini-Train Express.
The “mini-train express” ferries holiday travelers between decorated buildings, and riders may see some additional light displays, not visible from the driving tour.
Open through Dec. 31 except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Indoor exhibits end Dec. 24.
Hours are 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. On Dec. 7, military families will receive free admission by showing a military ID.
Info: 255-5727 or kyhorsepark.com.

Cocoa With the Claus at Victorian Square Atrium
Photos with Santa, crafts, raffles,musical entertainment by SCAPA students, light refreshments and more on Sunday, Dec. 4, 1-3 p.m. $10 per child (favorite adults are free). Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Bluegrass.
Info: 276-4404.

Lexington Downtown Christmas Parade
Santa returns to downtown on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. for the annual Christmas parade.
Info: www.downtownlex.com

Fayette Mall
You can visit with Santa daily through Christmas Eve at the mall in front of Dillards. Santa will be available for photos:
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(*Break: 1-2 p.m., 5-6 p.m.)
Sunday: Noon-6 p.m. (Break: 2:30- 3 p.m.)
Christmas Eve: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Break: 1-2 p.m.)
*Breaks subject to change.
To register for Santa’s Fast Pass to reduce your wait time, call 272-3493 or visit www.shopfayette-mall.com.
Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 11, 8-10: 30 a.m. Pancakes at Abuelos. Fun activities, plus parents and children under 12 eat free. Reservations required by Dec. 6. Info: 272-3493, ext. 221.

Santa at Lexington Green With TSS Photography
Come see Santa at The Mall at Lexington Green, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Break: 2-3 p.m. daily.)
Christmas cards, prints and memories made here. Pets welcome Monday through Friday.
Military, police, EMS, all first-responders & restaurant employees receive a free 4×6 print with any purchase. Call to have Santa at your Christmas Party. Plenty of dates still available.
Info: Reservations available at 983-2630.

Portrait Shoppe
Fayette Mall
2801 Mall Road, #110
For current clients, free photos with Santa. Your children can pose with Santa in a beautiful photo setting, and you take your own pictures for free. Custom designed Christmas cards.