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5441 East Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Dates & Times:

Nov. 25- Dec. 24
Mon - Sat: Noon - 8pm
Sun: Noon - 6pm
Christmas Eve: Noon - 3pm

The sweetest part of the holidays? Making memories with family of course! Why not make one Christmas tradition a little sweeter and join us at the Albanese Candy Factory for a special visit and photo with Santa. This year Santa will be visiting Albanese every day from noon to close, beginning November 25th through December 24th. And best of all Santa has an all new wonderland scene so you are sure to have the cutest Santa picture ever. There will be plenty of time for you to get your photo since we are open Monday through Friday until 8pm and Sundays until 6pm. Just remember that we will be closing at 3pm on Christmas Eve.

Picture Perfect

Let our professional photographer capture the perfect photo of your family and the sweetest Santa in Northwest Indiana. Trust us he's the real deal - give his beard a tug it's not going anywhere!  Bring the kids in their holiday best, or don your "ugliest" holiday sweater for a Christmas card worthy photo. We have lots of affordable photo packages available for purchase so you can remember your visit forever and share your visit with friends and family - pictures make great gifts! And this year we are making gift giving even easier offering holiday picture frames to compliment your Santa photo! If you are sharing your photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram make sure to use the hashtag #SantaisSweet because we want to see all of your cute pictures.

​Santa's Secret

Santa has a little secret, some days during the first two weeks of December there is no line to see Santa. So get a head start on the Christmas season and take your Santa photo early this year. You'll be glad you did because, Santa is saving a spot on the nice list for everyone who visits early!

Make Albanese Part of your Christmas Tradition

We think Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. So, we've decked our halls and trimmed our trees to make the store perfect for your holiday visit! While you're here for your Santa picture but be sure to experience all the things that make Albanese so special - sample some of our newest flavors, pick up some last minute gifts, and have a very sweet and merry Christmas!