Santa Sightings

Looking for Santa This Holiday Season?
Here Are a Few Places You Can Find Him This December


Southern Lights Holiday Festival

Nov. 18-Dec. 31. Indoor attractions will be open every night through Dec. 24 except Thanksgiving (Nov. 24). Hours: 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Tickets: Monday-Thursday, $15/car; Friday-Sunday, $25/car. Info: 255-5727 or


Fayette Mall

Visit Santa in the Dillard’s Court through Christmas Eve. Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday: noon-6 p.m. Christmas Eve: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 272-3493 or


Merry Christmas From Santa at Lexington Green

Visit Santa at The Mall at Lexington Green through Dec. 24. Schedule your appointment online at Info: 983-2630. For hours, visit


Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Breakfast with Santa. Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8:30 a.m. in the Bistro. Tickets are $13.95/adult Gives Back members, $14.95 for non-members, $8.95/kids 12 and under. Reservations are required. Storytime with Santa, 11 a.m. Info: 273-2911 or


Lexington Humane Society

Pet Pictures with Santa at Fayette Mall. Sunday, Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m. Photo packages range from $23-$48 with option to donate to LHS. Info: 233-0044 or


Downtown Christmas Parade

Santa returns to downtown on Tuesday, Dec. 6 for the annual Christmas parade. The parade starts at 7 p.m. on Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street.



Snap a picture with Santa at the Lexington Gattitown, Friday, Dec. 9, 5-8 p.m. Opportunity to take pictures is free with admission. 2524 Nicholasville Road. Info: 277-2323.


Marshall Pediatric Therapy

Saturday, Dec. 10, 9-11 a.m. Sensitive Santa for children on the autism spectrum or with other sensory issues. Kids get a 15-minute time slot to spend with Santa. Afterward, children can decorate cookies and play with others. Info: email, or (859) 224-2273 or visit


Santa at the Zoo

Santa is making a special stop at the Louisville Zoo during the Louisville Zoo Santa Safari, Dec. 10-11 and 17-18. Session times: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Enjoy a visit and photo with Santa, plus meet Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman and special guests.

Enjoy yummy refreshments and take a safari tour through the zoo’s heated buildings where kids have one-on-one encounters with Zoo educators. (Separate fee – online reservation required). Tickets $8.50-$20.95. Tickets at


Embassy Suites Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec. 17, 8:30-11 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, movies, activities and photos. $15 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12, 4 and under are free. Reservations required. Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike. Info: 455-5000.