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.

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

St. Nick is making an appearance at a number of 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.

Tip: Many meals with Santa events require families to register in advance, and tickets are selling like hotcakes. Reserve your space now and be sure to check ahead on any COVID-19 safety protocols.

Breakfast with Santa or the Grinch at Canterbury Village

Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 23-24, 2022

This buffet-style breakfast includes all your favorite morning fare and visits with the big guy or the Grinch, too. Choose seating times online and make sure to reserve in advance.

Breakfast and Photo with Santa at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate

Dec. 3, 2022

Families can enjoy a breakfast with Santa, children’s sing-alongs, coloring and free photo with Santa.

Breakfast with Santa at American Legion

Dec. 3, 2022

Get your photo taken with Santa Claus and enjoy pancakes, sausage, milk, juice, coffee and tea.

Cookies with Santa at Ford House

Dec. 3, 6-7, 10, 13-14, 17, 2022

Bring your kids to the Ford House to meet with Santa. Make sure to bring your camera and a letter for the big guy if they choose. Santa will send each child home with one of his favorite sweet treats. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets in advance.

Breakfast With Santa at St. Malachy Catholic Church

Dec. 4, 2022

This Breakfast with Santa event takes place after St. Malachy Catholic Church’s 9:30 a.m. Mass. Kids can get pictures with Santa, too.

Milk and Cookies with Santa at Rochester Avon Recreation Authority

Dec. 9, 2022

Register in advance to visit with Santa and enjoy some milk and cookies. Take a holiday craft and coloring pages with you. Only children attending need to be registered.


Dec. 10-11, 2022

Stop into Clarkston Tap for its annual Breakfast with Santa event. Make sure to register in advance to secure your spot.

Breakfast with Santa!!!!! at Monroe Street Midway

Dec. 10-11, 17-18, 2022

Enjoy a breakfast buffet with Santa Claus at Monroe Street Midway in downtown Detroit. Tickets come with one $5 arcade card.

Donuts & Selfies w/ Santa at Smokehouse 52 BBQ

Dec. 10, 2022

The “garage” doors outside Smokehouse 52 BBQ will be open so that Santa can interact and take photos with the kids. Doughnuts will be available while supplies last.

Lunch with Santa at Lakeshore Park

Dec. 10, 2022

Enjoy visiting with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus along with a delicious lunch, music, crafts and more. Pre-registration required.

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

Dec. 10, 2022

Grab a continental breakfast of fruit, pastries and juice. Then join Santa and other special guests for stories and songs. Make sure to bring your own camera.

Snacks with Santa at Kensington Metropark

Dec. 10-11, 17-18, 2022

Visit with Santa by the Christmas tree, sing carols, eat snacks and enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride. Registration required.

Breakfast with Santa at Ford House

Dec. 11, 18, 2022

Breakfast includes multiple breakfast food stations and a visit with Santa during the meal. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets in advance.

Santa Brunch at MacRay Harbor

Dec. 11, 18, 2022

There will be a brunch and crafts with Santa.

Breakfast with Santa at Ike’s Restaurant

Dec. 17, 2022

Visit with Santa Claus, plus enjoy a full breakfast, face painting, crafts and more.

Breakfast with Santa at Paradise Park

Dec. 17, 2022

Enjoy breakfast and laser tag with Santa. There will also be great photo opportunities. The breakfast buffet includes pancakes, eggs, doughnuts, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. There will also be coloring and crafts. Limited availability so advanced registration recommended.

Breakfast with Santa at the Italian American Cultural Society and Banquet Center

Dec. 17, 2022

Join the Italian American Cultural Center for breakfast with Santa. It will include a pancake and French toast station, hash browns, eggs, sausage, coffee, tea, white milk, chocolate milk and orange juice.

Breakfast with Santa at Troy Neiman Marcus

Dec. 17, 2022

Families can enjoy a breakfast with Santa. It will include Brioche French Toast, bacon, scrambled eggs and more. Coffee, apple juice, orange juice and hot chocolate are included. Additional specialty beverages available for purchase.

Snacks with Santa at Richardson Center

Dec. 17, 2022

Visit with Santa and enjoy a special holiday treat. There will also be crafts to make and take. Pre-registration required. No walk-ins allowed.

Brunch with Santa at Union 212

Dec. 18, 2022

Make sure to bring your own camera to get pictures with Santa Claus during the brunch event.

Know about 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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