Santa Claus brings out the shyness in Grace Stemen, 4, Noblesville, who visits the Santa House on the Square in downtown Noblesville. She is the daughter of Scott and Dana Stemen. The Santa House on the Hamilton County Courthouse Square is open for visitors 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Then Santa will head back to the North Pole to deliver presents just in time for Christmas.
Santa Claus brings out the shyness in Grace Stemen, 4, Noblesville, who visits the Santa House on the Square in downtown Noblesville. She is the daughter of Scott and Dana Stemen. The Santa House on the Hamilton County Courthouse Square is open for visitors 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Then Santa will head back to the North Pole to deliver presents just in time for Christmas.

Growing up, I always liked to visit Santa
Claus at the local shopping mall. While sometimes the lines were long, I found
that the wait was always worth it.
Here at the Santa House on the Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville, I’ve
taken my daughter to visit Santa every year after the jolly ol’ elf officially
arrives in the Noblesville Christmas Parade.
I love to watch moms and dads and grandmas and grandpas as they bring their
children to visit Santa.
Kids’ faces light up as they walk into the house to share their Christmas
lists. And smile for Mom and Dad’s camera. And pull on Santa’s real beard.
Sometimes Santa brings out the shyness in children, who get tongue-tied and can’t
remember anything on their Christmas list.
And other times, Santa is met with tears of kids who are scared of the man in the
big red suit and white beard.
It’s so great to see the spirit of Christmas and Santa being embraced by our community.
Kids still have time to visit Santa this season. The Santa House is open for
visitors 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Then Santa will head back to the North Pole to load up his sleigh with presents,
just in time for Christmas.
And if you’re really curious about Santa’s path on Christmas Eve, you’ll want to follow Indiana Department of Transportation’s Santa Tracker.In its third year, the Santa Tracker tracks the
movements of Jolly ‘Ol Saint Nick while he makes his rounds in the Hoosier state.
On Christmas Eve, beginning at 6 p.m., INDOT social media pages will track the
movements of Santa Clause as he enters the state. Santa is expected to arrive
in Hamilton County at about 6:30 p.m. and may be followed at
https://twitter.com/INDOTEast
-Contact Betsy Reason at betsy@thetimes24-7.com