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 meals with the big guy.

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 his way to 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!

Blake Farms’ Family Christmas Lunch and Visits with Santa

Nov. 25-26 and Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 and 23, 2017

  • Address: Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada
  • Times: noon-4 p.m. weekends
  • Cost: Free admission; some 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

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Nov. 26, 2017

  • Address: Cherry Creek Golf & Banquet Center, 52000 Cherry Creek Drive, Shelby Township
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. seating times Sunday
  • Cost: $26.95/adults, $13.95/kids 3-12, free/kids 2 and under. Note: There will also be 6 percent sales tax and 20 percent gratuity applied to price.
  • Phone: 586-254-7700

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

Breakfast with Santa at Olde World Canterbury Village

Nov 26, Dec. 2, 10 and 17, 2017

  • Address: King’s Court Castle Restaurant & Banquet Facility, 2325 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion
  • Time: call to reserve your spot
  • Cost: Fees apply
  • Phone: 248-391-1900

This buffet-style breakfast will include all your favorite morning fare and visits with the big guy, too. Note: Must register ahead for this event. Call to reserve your spot and put down your deposit!

Hometown Holidays Breakfast with Santa in Chelsea

Dec. 2, 2017

  • 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.

Santa Breakfast at Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn

Dec. 19, 2017

  • Address: Fairlane Town Center, 18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Time: 9-10:30 a.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone: 313-593-3546 or 800-992-9500

Santa sits down with the kids to munch on some tasty breakfast eats, twist balloons and visit with the kids, too. Brin some gloves to donate. Reservations required.

Breakfast with Santa at Summit on the Park in Canton

Dec. 2, 2017

  • Address: Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton
  • Time: 9-11 a.m. Saturday
  • Cost: 3 and under: $4.50/resident, $5.50/non-resident; ages 4-12: $15.50/resident, $18.50/non-resident; ages 13-plus: $19.50/resident, $23.50/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 (parents, bring your camera!). Note: this event has sold out for 2017.

Breakfast with Santa at Kulick Community Center

Dec. 2, 2017

  • Address: Kulick Community Center, 1201 Livernois St., Ferndale
  • Time: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday
  • Cost: $8/kids 12 and under, $4/ages 13-plus
  • Phone: 248-544-6767 (dial 1 for youth programs)

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.

Warren Civic Theatre’s Pancakes with Santa at the Warren Community Center

Dec. 16, 2017

  • Address: Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden Ave.
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $5/person
  • Phone: 586-268-8400

This ninth annual breakfast, hosted by the Warren Civic Theatre, promises pancakes, sausage, juice and milk – plus visits with Santa. Bring a camera to snap your child’s picture. Note: Be sure to preregister for this event to ensure a space!

Lunch with Santa at Wolcott Mill Metropark’s Camp Rotary

Dec. 3, 2017

  • Address: Camp Rotary, 20502 29 Mile Road, Ray Township (part of the Metropark)
  • Time: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday
  • 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.

Macy’s Breakfast with Santa at Somerset Collection in Troy

Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 23, 2017

  • Address: Lakeshore Grill Restaurant (upper level of Macy’s), Somerset Collection, 2750 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Cost: $22.95/adults, $14.95/kids 12 and under, free/kids 1 and under
  • Phone: 877-55-MACYS (6-2297)

Come out for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus an all-out breakfast buffet of scrambled eggs, vegetable strata, hash brown casserole, bacon, French toast, parfaits, baked goods, cereal and more. Note: Reserve your seat in advance. Spaces are first come first serve.

Breakfast and Dinner with Santa at the Detroit Zoo

Breakfast: Dec. 2, 9 and 16, 2016
Dinner: Dec. 15-17, 2016

  • Address: Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Time: Breakfast: 8:30-10 a.m. (served at 8:30 a.m.); Dinner: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Breakfast: Members: $35/adults 15-plus, $30/kids 14 and under, nonmembers: $40/adults 15-plus, $35/kids 14 and under; Dinner: Members: $39/adults 15-plus, $34/kids 14 and under, nonmembers: $44/adults 15-plus, $39/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!

Supper with Santa at the Woodhaven Community Center

Dec. 17, 2017

  • Address: Woodhaven Community Center, Main Hall, 23101 Hall Road
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday
  • 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 with Santa at Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield

Dec. 9, 2017

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

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

Breakfast with Santa at Brownstown Community Center

Dec. 9, 2017

  • Address: Brownstown Community Center, 21311 Telegraph Road, Brownstown Township
  • Time: 9 a.m. Saturday
  • 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.

Grinchmas at Riverview City Hall

Dec. 16, 2017

  • Address: Riverview City Hall, Recreation Activities Area, 14100 Civic Park Drive
  • Time: 9-11 a.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $8/person, free/kids 2 and under
  • Phone: 734-281-4219

Join all of the Whos from Whoville for a very special holiday celebration. Santa will even stop by to visit the kids, make a craft and enjoy a yummy pancake, French toast, and sausage feast. Bring your camera to capture the magic. Note: Registration is required by Dec. 8, 2017. There will be no registration at the door. 

Ho! Ho! Hotcakes with Santa Claus at the Redford Community Center

Dec. 9, 2017

  • Address: Redford Community Center, 12121 Hemingway, Redford Township
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $10/person, free/under 2
  • 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.

Santa’s Jingle Bell Brunch at the Marvin Blank Senior Center in Macomb 

Dec. 9, 2017

  • Address: Marvin Blank Senior Center, 51210 Alma Dr., Macomb
  • Time: 8:30 and 10:30 a.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.

Macy’s Breakfast with Santa at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights

Dec. 10, 16, 17 and 23, 2017

  • Address: Lakeshore Grill Restaurant (lower level of Macy’s), Lakeside Mall, 14200 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Cost: $22.95/adults, $14.95/kids 12 and under, free/kids 1 and under
  • Phone: 877-55-MACYS (6-2297)

He’s jolly, dressed in red, and he’s coming to breakfast at the Lakeside Mall Macy’s! The festive feast with Santa includes a breakfast buffet of scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, bacon, French toast, granola parfait, cereal, vegetable strata and more. Mrs. Claus and a balloon artist join you for the fun. Note: Reserve your seat in advance. Spaces are first come first served.

Breakfast with Santa at Longacre House in Farmington Hills

Dec. 9-10, 2017

  • Address: Longacre House, 24705 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills
  • Time: 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Cost: fees apply
  • 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. Note: this event has sold out for the 2017 season. 

Snacks with Santa at Indian Springs Metropark

Dec. 9-10 and 16-17, 2017

  • Address: Indian Springs Metropark, 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake
  • Time: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $10/person $10/vehicle entry
  • Phone: 586-781-9113

Take a horse-drawn carriage ride, participate in a holiday sing-along and have a snack with the head elf, himself. Don’t forget to preregister.

Breakfast with Santa at Oakland Mall in Troy

Dec. 2, 2017

  • Address: Oakland Mall, 500 W. 14 Mile Road, Troy
  • Time: 9-11 a.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $10/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.

Brunch with Santa at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center

Dec. 17, 2017

  • Address: Crystal Gardens Banquet Center, 16703 Fort St., Southgate
  • Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $15.95/adults, $12.95/kids 10 and under, free/kids 3 and under (Note: Plus tax, additional $2/person if purchased at the door).
  • Phone: 734-285-2210

Santa Claus is coming to … the downriver area’s Crystal Gardens Banquet Center for a special brunch! Load up on waffles, pancakes, French toast sticks, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, potatoes, biscuits and gravy – plus lunch dishes like chicken, pasta, steamed veggies, salad and a variety of desserts. Kids can get their photo taken with Santa. wNote: While you can purchase tickets at the door for an additional fee, families are encouraged to reserve their spots in advance!

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 regularly.