Any opportunity to see Santa during the Christmas season is filled with magical moments, but what could make them even more special? Enjoying a delicious meal with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. These festive dining experiences are filled with incredible food, as well as craft stations, music, photo opportunities and sweet treats. Many of these opportunities require reservations, so we highly recommend looking for spots as soon as possible.
List of Opportunities to Eat with Santa 2022 in Chicago’s Suburbs
Teddy Bear Tea at Rialto Square Theatre (Joliet) – SOLD OUT
Friday, November 25, 2022 | Seating at 9:30am and 12:30pm
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.
Christmas Brunch with Santa at Drury Lane (Oak Brook)
November 27, December 4, 11, and 18, 2022 | 10:30am – 1:00pm
Eggnog, bottomless mimosas, homemade donuts, and more holiday favorites. Grab a family photo with Santa by the 20-foot tree before seeing Elf the Musical. Tickets for the musical must be purchased separately.
Breakfast with Santa at Hotel Baker (St. Charles)
November 27, December 4, 11, and 18, 2022 | 9:00am – 12:30pm
Gourmet breakfast buffet, where kids also get to enjoy a treat from Santa.
Donuts with Santa (Glen Ellyn) – SOLD OUT
December 3, 2022 | 8:00am – 12:00pm
Activities, games, music and donuts with Santa and an elf buddy. Each child registered will receive a gift to remember this special day.
Breakfast with Santa (Willowbrook)
December 3, 2022 | 8:00am – 11:00am
The Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Kiwanis Club hosts their annual pancake breakfast with Santa.
Breakfast with Santa (Warrenville)
December 3, 2022 | 8:30am – 10:30am
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 with Santa (West Aurora High School)
December 3, 2022 | 8:30am – 11:00am
Enjoy breakfast, games, and meet-and-greet opportunities.
Breakfast with Santa and the Grinch (Lockport)
December 3, 2022 | 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.
Donuts with Santa (Naperville) – SOLD OUT
December 3, 2022 | 9:00am – 11:45am
Donuts from Naperville’s DeEtta’s Bakery, a story told by Santa, and photos at the ARRCC.
Santa Brunch (Cantigny Park, Wheaton) – SOLD OUT
December 3, 4, 17 and 18, 2022 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Make reservations for a delicious brunch in the Cantigny Golf Clubhouse.
Breakfast with Santa (The Morton Arboretum) – SOLD OUT
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, and 23 | 9:00am
Visit with Santa for a photo opportunity in the beautiful Gingko restaurant at the Morton Arboretum.
Breakfast Lunch and Tea With Santa (Oak Park) – SOLD OUT
December 3, 2022 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
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 who have experienced domestic violence.
Breakfast With Santa (Hinsdale) – SOLD OUT
December 3, 2022 | 9:00am – 10:00am
Eat with Santa at the Lodge as you enjoy continental breakfast, but don’t forget your photo op.
Breakfast with Santa (Hodgkins)
December 3, 2022 | 9:30am – 11:30am
Breakfast buffet that is free for Hodgkins residents, with a small fee for non-residents.
Breakfast with Santa (Drury Lane, Oak Brook)
December 3, 10, and 17, 2022 | 11:00am
Make donuts with Santa, and enjoy hot cocoa, before A Christmas Carol. Note: tickets to the performance are not included in the purchase of the breakfast.
Pizza with Santa (Hinsdale) – SOLD OUT
December 3, 2022 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Enjoy delicious pizza, but don’t forget your camera for a photo op with Santa.
Merry Cheese-mas with Santa (St. Charles) – SOLD OUT
December 3, 2022 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Santa will read the Polar Express while families enjoy pizza at Giordano’s.
Buffet with Santa & Ms. Claus at Carnivale (Chicago)
December 4 and 18, 2022 | 10:00am – 2:00pm
All-you-can-eat buffet with Santa and Ms. Claus. Adults $55, Children 10 and under $25.
Donuts with Santa (La Grange) – SOLD OUT
December 4, 2022 | 9:00am – 10:00am
Limited spots with hot cocoa, donuts and a craft. Each child is invited to bring along a Christmas list to share with Santa.
Brunch with Santa (Wheatstack, Lisle)
December 4, 11, and 18, 2022 | seating from 9:00am – 1:00pm
An annual event tradition at this location with plenty of time to meet Santa. Reservations can only be made through phone.
Cookies with Santa (Oak Park)
December 7, 2022 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Don’t forget your wish list for your photo op with Santa at Oak Park’s annual event.
Santa’s Dinner Dash (St. Charles)
December 9, 2022 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Enjoy pizza and cookies with Santa before the big day arrives.
Pizza with Santa (Wheaton) – SOLD OUT
December 9, 2022 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Eat with Santa, have fun making crafts, but make sure to bring your camera for a photo op.
Pizza and PJs with Santa (Warrenville) – SOLD OUT
December 9, 2022 | 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.
Pizza with Santa (Burr Ridge)
December 9, 2022 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Make crafts, play games, and of course, enjoy pizza, at this annual event.
Galactic Santa Breakfast (Elgin)
December 10, 2022 | 8:00 am, 11:00am
Adults are $20, kids under 11 are $12 or Family Four Pack for $55. All you can eat pancakes. All kids receive a gift.
Breakfast with Santa (Batavia) – SOLD OUT
December 10, 2022 | 8:30am – 10:00am
Enjoy a light breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus. Kids also get a small gift from Santa at this session.
Breakfast with Santa (Bartlett)
December 10, 2022 | 9:30am – 11:30am
Holiday crafts, lively music, and a delicious breakfast with Santa at Villa Oliva.
Breakfast with Santa (North Riverside)
December 11, 2022 | 9:00am – 10:30am
Each child will receive a gift from Santa, along with enjoying delicious breakfast, playing games, and stopping for a photo op.
Breakfast with Santa (St. Charles)
December 12, 2022 | 8:45am – 10:45am
Play games, eat with Santa, and listen to merry music at this festive event.
Sensory Sensitive Cookies with Santa (Oak Park) – SOLD OUT
December 14, 2022 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Enjoy a sensory-sensitive visit with Santa at Oak Park’s annual event.
Pizza with Santa (Darien) – SOLD OUT
December 16, 2022 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Celebrate the season with delicious pizza, but don’t forget your coat and flashlight for the candy cane hunt.
Supper with St. Nick at Morton Arboretum (Lisle) – SOLD OUT
December 16, 17, 18, 22, and 22, 2022 | 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.
Breakfast with Santa (Hinsdale) – SOLD OUT
December 17, 2022 | 9:00am – 10:15am
With delicious food and a photo op with the big guy, the Community House’s annual event is a must-do this season.
Breakfast with Santa (Glendale Heights)
December 17, 2022 | 9:00am – 11:30am
Both Santa and Mrs. Claus will be celebrating at Glendale Height’s breakfast. No registration is required.
Breakfast with Santa (Addison)
December 17, 2022 | 9:30am – 11:30am
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)
December 17, 2022 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
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 2.
Breakfast with Santa (Bensenville)
December 17, 2022 | 10:00am – 1:00pm
December 18, 2022 | 10:00am – 1:00pm
Don’t forget to make reservations at Bensenville’s celebrations where you’ll enjoy holiday crafts, and stop for a photo with Santa.
Breakfast with Santa Mrs Claus and Rudolph (Westmont) – SOLD OUT
December 18, 2022 | 9:00am – 11:00am
Registration is required at Westmont’s holiday celebrations. Visit with Santa for a photo op, enjoy delicious food, and much more.
Slices with Santa (West Chicago)
December 21, 2022 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Eat pizza, make crafts, and visit with Santa. Register in advance, or at the door.
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. Check out our list of Where to See Santa for even more events, and don’t forget about our nicest list of all: the Kidlist Winter Holiday Guide!