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Santa appearances, holiday activities in Indianapolis

Posted at 7:40 PM, Nov 16, 2016

FRANKLIN, Ind. -- With the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to tell Santa what's on your wish list.

Before you start thinking about planning your trip to see Mr. Claus, you should know something.

International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas is a national organization made of "Mall Santas" and very special Santa helpers.

Obviously, the real Santa gets busy this time of year and needs help getting to all those stores and events.

The "Hoosier Santas" is the Indiana chapter in that organization, and they do a lot of charity work and events across the state. They also get together once a month all year round.

The chapter has about 250 members, and this includes some "Mrs. Clauses."

Wednesday, some members of the chapter were found doing a little "inspection" before the holidays. You can watch them in the video player above.

In the meantime, check out the following locations to visit your local Santa:

GREENWOOD PARK MALL

(already there)

Dec 3rd Breakfast with Santa

Dec 4th "Caring Santa" for kids with special needs

Keystone Fashion Mall

Arriving for photos on November 19th at 10 a.m.

Castleton Square Mall

(already there)

Caring Santa for kids with special needs Nov 20th

Indianapolis Children's Museum

Breakfast with Santa Dec 3, 4 11, 17

Toodleydoo Toys (Franklin)

Santa in shop Nov 17th

Conner Prairie

Breakfast or Dinner with Santa

(Saturday's and Sundays starting Nov 28)

The Ville Restaurant Noblesville

Eat with Santa and Elves Dec 3rd

The Sycamore at Mallow Run (Bargersville)

Pancake breakfast with Santa Dec 17th