Kids Can Eat with Santa at These Holiday 2021 Events

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Sweet cookies, sweet candy, sweet Christmas carols in the air, sweetly wrapped gifts, and, hmmm, what else . . . oh, a sweet meal with Santa! There is nothing more exciting for the kids than to spend time with the man and his crew who is in charge of delivering all their presents on Christmas. Make these moments the perfect opportunity to get family photos with Santa while enjoying a meal together. We’ve hunted down some of the best opportunities to dine with Santa, his elves, Mrs. Claus with some special options to eat with The Grinch.

List of Opportunities to Eat with Santa 2021 in Chicago’s Suburbs

Teddy Bear Tea at Rialto Square Theatre (Joliet)
Friday, November 26, 2021 | Seating at 9:30am and 12:00pm
This is a yearly tradition that gets booked up quickly. Come enjoy a special brunch featuring delicious food and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Children will receive a keepsake Rialto bear with each booking.

Santa’s Frozen Breakfast with Sing a Long (Antioch)
Saturday, November 27, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00 am
Saturday, November 27, 2021 | 11:00am – 1:00 pm
A not to be missed for Frozen Friends, enjoy a visit from Santa and Frozen characters for a warm breakfast and a Frozen sing-along session.

Christmas Brunch with Santa at Drury Lane (Oak Brook)
Sunday November 28 , December 5, December 12, December 19 2021 | 10:30am – 12:00pm
Eggnog, bottomless mimosas, homemade donuts ,and more holiday favorites. Grab a family photo with Santa by the 20-foot tree.

Breakfast with Santa at Hotel Baker (St. Charles)
Sunday, November 28, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00 am
Sunday, December 5, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00 am
Sunday, December 12, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00 am
Sunday, December 19, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00 am
Gourmet breakfast buffet that sells out fast. Kids also get to enjoy a treat from Santa.

Breakfast with Santa and the Grinch (Crest Hill)
Saturday, December 4, 2021| 8:30am – 10:00am  and 11:00am – 12.30pm
Two of your favorite Christmas characters are teaming up for a fun filled morning meal with your kids.

Breakfast with Santa (Warrenville)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 8:30am – 10:00am
Enjoy a breakfast buffet at Courtyard Banquets where there will be crafts, musical entertainment, basket raffles, a letters to Santa station, and, of course, a visit from Santa himself.

Breakfast, Lunch and Tea with Santa (Oak Park)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:30am (Breakfast)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 11:00am – 1:00pm (Lunch)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm (Tea)
Santa and his elves are expected to accompany your children over some festive meals. Bring a gift during this season of giving for Sarah’s Inn to support families that have experienced domestic violence.

Breakfast or Lunch with Santa on the Christmas Express (New Lennox)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 8:24am – 2:24 pm (Various timeslots available)
Sunday, December 5, 2021 | 8:24am – 2:24 pm (Various timeslots available)
Breakfast with Santa on a holiday train. Photos with Santa, a meal to enjoy, and activities and crafts are part of the registration fee.

Breakfast or Pizza with Santa (Hinsdale)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am (Breakfast option)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 5:30 pm – 6:30pm (Pizza option)
Unfortunately the breakfast registration is now full; however, as of writing, there is still an option to still meet Santa for photo opportunities over a pizza buffet and dessert.

Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa (Geneva)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 7:30am – 11:00am
Free photos with Santa and crafts at the event. Tickets will be sold a month prior to the event.

Breakfast with Santa (Streamwood)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 10:00am – 11: 30am
Crafts, coloring, breakfast and photos with Santa.

Donuts with Santa ( Naperville)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am or 10.30am to 11.30am
Donuts from Naperville’s DeEtta’s Bakery, a story told by Santa, and photos at the Community Center.

Merry Cheesemas with Santa (St. Charles)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am or 10.30am to 11.30am
Santa will read the Polar Express while families enjoy pizza at Giordano’s.

Breakfast with Santa (Prospect Heights)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 2:00 pm – 2: 30pm
Parents are asked to drop a present off prior to the event which Santa will surprise your child with. Sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy a meal.

Donuts with Santa (Glen Ellyn)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 8:00am – 9:00 am
Activities, games, music and donuts with Santa and an elf buddy. Each child registered will receive a gift to remember this special day.

Santa At Wilder Mansion (Elmhurst)
Saturday, December 4, 2021| 9:00am – 10:30 am (sold out)
Saturday, December 4, 2021| 11:00am – 12:30 pm (sold out)
Not quite a meal, unless cookies and cocoa served by Santa’s Elves count! (It sure does for us.)

Santa Luncheon (Midlothian)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Enjoy a fun lunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Donuts with Santa (La Grange)
Sunday, December 5, 2021| 8:30am – 10:00am (sold out)
Limited spots with hot cocoa, donuts and a craft. Each child is invited to bring along a Christmas list to share with Santa.

Santa Brunch at Fogo de Chao (Naperville)
December 5, 2021 | 11:00 am – 02:30 pm
Brunch with Santa with two seatings.

Pizza & PJ’s with Santa (Warrenville)
Friday, December 10 , 2021 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Show up in your holiday jammies and enjoy drinks, pizzas and desserts along with a visit with Santa. Cost includes a craft.

Breakfast with Santa (Batavia)
Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 8:30am – 11:00am
Enjoy a light breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus. Kids also get a small gift from Santa at this session.

Breakfast with Santa (Bartlett)
Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 8:30am – 11:00am
Children under 2 get a small gift from Santa. Ages 2 and up enjoy a plated breakfast and an early visit from Santa.

Cookies with Mrs. Claus (Lisle)
Saturday, December 11, 2021| 11:00am – 12:30pm
Decorate cookies and play holiday games with Mrs. Claus. Make an ornament to take home and sing Christmas songs.

Breakfast with Santa (Hoffman Estates)
Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 8:30am – 12:30 pm
Reservations start November 1. Photos with a socially distanced Santa will be available and seating times are 90 mins for each family.

Breakfast with Santa at the Zoo (Bloomington)
Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 8:30am – 11:00am
Breakfast with Santa with a chance to view animals afterwards.

Brunch with the Grinch (Tinley Park)
Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:30pm (sold out)
A green Grinch-inspired breakfast feast.

Breakfast with Santa(North Riverside)
Sunday, December 12, 2021| 9:00am – 10:30am
Details to come; see the website for updates.

Breakfast with Santa (St. Charles)
Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00 pm
Sunday, December 19, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00 pm
Kids 5 and under eat for free. Festive music and decor with a large selection of all you can eat options for breakfast, plus photos with Santa and a free gift.

Breakfast with Santa (The Morton Arboretum)
Saturdays and Sundays: November 27 and 28 2021 | 9:00am
December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, and 23 | 9:00am
Fun dishes like Frosty’s Yoghurt, Naughty and Nice Pancakes, and more for breakfast. Top it off with photos with Santa.

Brunch with Santa (Wheatstack, Lisle)
Sunday, December 12, 2021 | seating begins at 9:30-10am, 11-11:30am, 12:30-1pm
An annual event tradition at this location with plenty of time to meet Santa. Reservations can only be made through phone.

Santa Brunch (St. Charles)
Sunday, December 12, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00 pm
Happening at the Hawk Country Club; call the location for more information.

Breakfast with Santa (Addison)
Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 9:30am – 10:30 am
Families get to enjoy a buffet breakfast along with a craft and opportunities for kids to sit on Santa’s lap and share their wish lists.

Breakfast with Santa (Melrose Park)
Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 9:30am – 10:30 am
Gingerbread houses, hot chocolate, and a warm breakfast all while enjoying a visit from Santa. Kids 3 and under attend at no cost. The registration deadline is December 1.

Supper with St. Nick at Morton Arboretum (Lisle)
December 18, 19, 20, and 21, 2021 | 5:00pm – 7:30pm
After a gourmet buffet-style family supper in the Thornhill Mansion, families can head to the Founders Room to meet with Santa in front of the fire. Ticket prices include admission to the Illumination exhibit.

Before making your plans for these events, call or visit the websites above to confirm availability, as many of them require advance reservations. Our research shows that these events sell out quickly, so plan ahead. And check out our list of Where to See Santa, which will publish soon, for even more events. Don’t forget your camera!

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