Breakfast with Santa Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Where can families share holiday meals, like breakfast, with Santa Claus this Christmas season? Check out this list of local breakfast with Santa events.

Cartoon of Santa carrying a stack of pancakes

Santa Claus may love cookies and milk, but he also has a soft spot for a hearty breakfast, it seems! And it’s no wonder. With all those visits to make even before Christmas day, the guy needs fuel!

St. Nick is making an appearance at a number of different towns in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties for some extra special holiday breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners – and your family is invited to join him. Sit down to a holiday meal with the man in red at these local events, where kids are guaranteed to have a magical, jolly good time.

Heads up: Many meals with Santa events require families to register in advance, and tickets are selling like hotcakes. Reserve your space now!

Breakfast with Santa at Olde World Canterbury Village

Nov 29, Dec. 8, 15 and 22, 2019

  • Address: King’s Court Castle Restaurant & Banquet Facility, 2325 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion
  • Time: seatings 9-11:30 a.m. Call to reserve your spot
  • Cost: $17.95/adults, $12.95/ages 3-12, free/2 and under
  • Phone: 248-391-1900

This buffet-style breakfast will include all your favorite morning fare and visits with the big guy, too. Note: A non-refundable $25 deposit is required to reserve your spot. It will be applied to your final bill. 

Blake Farms’ Family Christmas Lunch and Visits with Santa

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Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1, 7-8 and 14-15, 2019

  • Address: Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada
  • Times: Noon-4 p.m. weekends
  • Cost: Free admission; fees/lunch
  • Phone: 586-784-5343

While you may be here to cut down your family’s Christmas tree, enjoy hot chocolate, cider and doughnuts as part of the Blake’s Family Christmas event – plus photos and lunch with Santa.

Signature Santa Brunch at Cherry Creek Golf & Banquet Center

Dec. 1, 2019

  • Address: Cherry Creek Golf & Banquet Center, 52000 Cherry Creek Drive, Shelby Township
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $37.95/adults, $17.95/kids 3-12, free/kids 2 and under; does not include sales tax or gratuity
  • Phone: 586-254-7700

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and his reindeer for a brunch with all the fixings, photos, face painting and more.

Supper With Santa at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn 

Dec. 5-8, 12-15, 17-23 and 26-28, 2019

  • Address: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn
  • Time: 4:45-6:30 and 6:30-10 p.m.
  • Cost: Members: $50.50/adults, $38/ages 5-11, $18.75/ages 3-4; Non-members: $55/adults, $41.25/ages 5-11, $18.75/ages 3-4
  • Phone: 313-982-6001

Before you head out to this spot’s Holiday Nights event, step inside and have dinner with the Jolly Elf. Reservations required.

Bruce’s Breakfast with Santa in Chelsea

Dec. 7, 2019

  • Address: Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center, 1645 Commerce Park Drive, Chelsea
  • Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone: 734-433-8000

This year’s Hometown Holidays event includes a free meal with Kris Kringle. Dig in to a stack of pancakes, and don’t forget your camera for a photo with Santa.

Breakfast with Santa at Summit on the Park in Canton

Dec. 7, 2019

  • Address: Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton
  • Time: 9-11 a.m.
  • Cost: 3 and under: $5/resident, $6/non-resident; ages 4-12: $16/resident, $19/non-resident; ages 13-plus: $20/resident, $24/non-resident
  • Phone: 734-394-5460

Santa Claus is making a pre-Christmas pit stop in Canton to hear your kids’ wish lists and share a meal. The food isn’t the only perk: kids can listen to a Christmas story, do a craft and have pictures taken with Santa. Note: this event has sold out for 2019.

Breakfast with Santa at Oakland Mall in Troy

Dec. 7, 2019

  • Address: Oakland Mall, 500 W. 14 Mile Road, Troy
  • Time: 9-11 a.m.
  • Cost: $12/child
  • Phone: 248-585-6000

Reserve your seat and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast with Santa, a holiday craft with the Mrs. and photo ops, too.

Breakfast with Santa at Oakland Mall in Troy 

Dec. 7, 2019

  • Address: Oakland Mall, 500 W. 14 Mile Road, Troy
  • Time: 9-11 a.m.
  • Cost: $12/person
  • Phone: 248-597-2200

Have yourself a merry little Christmas with Santa at this buffet-style meal full of breakfast faves. Advanced registration required.

Breakfast with Santa at Kulick Community Center

Dec. 7, 2019

  • Address: Kulick Community Center, 1201 Livernois St., Ferndale
  • Time: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday
  • Cost: $10/kids 12 and under, $5/ages 13-plus
  • Phone: 248-544-6767

The Ferndale community center serves up pancakes, sausage and juice for breakfast. Kids get to take home a treat bag and have their photo taken with Santa. Note: Advance registration is recommended.

Santa and Waffles at the Redford Community Center

Dec. 7, 2019

  • Address: Redford Community Center, 12121 Hemingway, Redford Township
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Cost: $10/person
  • Phone: 313-387-2650

At this event, you get a light brunch plus visits and photos with Santa, but there’s much more to enjoy, too! Get creative with crafts and play games. Note: Must purchase tickets in person at the Leisure Services Office at the Redford Community Center. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Breakfast with Santa at Longacre House in Farmington Hills

Dec. 7-8, 2019

  • Address: Longacre House, 24705 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Cost: $15/residents, $20/non-residents
  • Phone: 248-473-1800

Despite his busy schedule, Santa is making a stop in Farmington Hills for two breakfasts! Be sure to get your tickets in advance to this event.

Lunch with Santa at Wolcott Mill Metropark’s Camp Rotary

Dec. 8, 2019

  • Address: Camp Rotary, 20502 29 Mile Road, Ray Township (part of the Metropark)
  • Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $7/child, $4/adults, $10/vehicle entry
  • Phone: 586-752-5932

Not only will kids get to enjoy a lunch of hot dogs, chips and a sundae bar with Mr. Claus, but they’ll also get to make a craft and go for a horse-drawn wagon ride (weather permitting). Note: Preregistration is required.

Supper with Santa at the Woodhaven Community Center

Dec. 12, 2019

  • Address: Woodhaven Community Center, Main Hall, 23101 Hall Road
  • Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Cost: $8/residents, $10/nonresidents, free/kids 2 and under
  • Phone: 734-675-4926

Get in the holiday spirit with Santa, a kid-friendly dinner menu and other holiday treats! Note: Must purchase tickets through the recreation center before the event.

Breakfast and Dinner with Santa at the Detroit Zoo

Breakfast: Dec. 14-15, 2019
Dinner: Dec. 13-15, 2019 

  • Address: Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Time: Breakfast: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Dinner: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Breakfast: Members: $40/adults 15-plus, $35/kids 14 and under, nonmembers: $45/adults 15-plus, $40/kids 14 and under; Dinner: Members: $45/adults 15-plus, $40/kids 14 and under, nonmembers: $50/adults 15-plus, $45/kids 14 and under.
  • Phone: For tickets: 248-541-5717, ext. 9

Back for its annual run, the breakfast event features a buffet-style waffle breakfast, plus arts and crafts, can’t-miss photo ops and of course, the man in red himself. Bonus: each child also receives a special gift! Or, come for dinner for the same fun with a different menu. Note: Tickets are required, since seating is limited, so please be sure to order them in advance!

Breakfast with Santa at Granite City 

Dec. 14, 2019 

  • Address: Granite City, 39603 Traditions Drive, Northville
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $20.99/adults, $7.99/kids
  • Phone: 248-662-3400

Have yourself a merry little Christmas with Santa at the cookie decorating station as well as a hot chocolate bar.

Breakfast with Santa at Brownstown Community Center

Dec. 14, 2019

  • Address: Brownstown Community Center, 21311 Telegraph Road, Brownstown Township
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Cost: $5/adult, $4/child, free/under 2
  • Phone: 734-675-0920

The whole family is welcome to celebrate the upcoming holiday with Santa himself and a meal to boot. It’s an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast here, with entertainment to follow. Each child receives a small gift. Note: All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets sell quickly and must be purchased in advance.

Santa’s Jingle Bell Brunch at the Macomb Township Recreation Center 

Dec. 14, 2019

  • Address: Macomb Township Recreation Center, 20699 Macomb Street, Macomb
  • Time: 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $6/Macomb Township resident, $11/nonresident
  • Phone: 586-992-2900

Grab a continental breakfast. Then join Santa and some other special guests for stories and songs (bring those cameras!). Each kid goes home with a gift. Note: Preregistration is required for this event.

Breakfast with Santa at Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield

Dec. 14, 2019

  • Address: Orchard Mall Center Court, 6337 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Cost: $5/person
  • Phone: 248-855-3330

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a buffet-style breakfast when this beloved event returns.

Breakfast and Brunch with Santa at The Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor 

Dec. 14, 2019

  • Address: The Kensington Hotel, 3500 S. State St., Ann Arbor
  • Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cost: $26/ages 13-plus, $13/ages 5-12, free/under 5
  • Phone: 734-369-2810

This breakfast and brunch features carving and omelet stations, vegetarian options and a dessert and pancake bar. Call for reservations.

Know of any other Santa breakfast, lunch or dinner events happening in southeast Michigan this season? Comment below and we’ll add them to this list!

This post is updated annually. 

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