2017 Chicago Area Meals with Santa

Posted: November 21, 2017

2017 Meals and Snacks with Santa

Santa must be trying hard to gain weight to fit into his suit this year, because he's eating his way through Chicago and the suburbs this holiday season! Beyond Brunch with Santa, there are plenty of other meals and even cookies with Santa!

There are so many meals with Santa this year that we've created a separate category just for these occasions! You can find "Meals with Santa" events in your calendar search results by date, or you can check out this page of ALL the upcoming Meals with Santa!

Many of these meals require reservations, so make sure you plan accordingly!


November 26 - December 17
Christmas Brunch with Santa
Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Ln., Oak Brook
Celebrate the holiday season with our exquisite brunch! From eggnog and cinnamon rolls to green bean casserole and hand-carved roasted turkey, we have all your holiday favorites. Gather around our 20-foot sparkling Christmas tree for a family photo before seeing our toe-tapping production of 42nd Street. Don’t forget to say “hi” to Santa! 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Adults - $50, Child 6 to 12 - $16, Child 3 to 5 - $10, Child 2 and Under - FREE.

December 2
Breakfast with Santa
Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
Soldier Field will host its annual Breakfast with Santa to welcome in the holidays. Families will feast on a lavish breakfast, visit with Santa to share some of their holiday wishes and particiate in other fun activities. Reservations required. 10 am - noon. $50 for Adults; $25 for kids ages 5-12; Free for kids 4 year old and under.

December 3, 10 and 17
Breakfast With Santa
New Orleans Ballroom at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E Main Street, St Charles
Stroll through our Christmas Light Spectacular on Bourbon Street courtesy of iPANiC Escape Rooms, decorate cookies, and leave your list with the man in the red suit! Omelet station, carving station with roasted prime rib, plus all your breakfast favorites. 9am - 1pm. $24.95 adults/$12.95 Children 5-12.

December 8
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa at Armour Square Park
Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields Ave., Chicago
The whole family is invited to join us for Cookie Decorating, Crafts, and Inflatables. Family fun for ages 2 and up. From 4pm - 6pm. $5.

December 9
Lunch with Santa Cruise
Spirit of Chicago Cruises, Departs from Navy Pier, Chicago
Enjoy a 2-hour cruise on Lake Michigan with incredible skyline views, and a Lunch buffet with kid-friendly options. Featuring DJ entertainment, dancing & festive holiday decor. Special appearance by Santa. Board at 12:30pm, Cruise from 1:15 - 3:15pm. From $44.90* per adult, $26.95* per child.

December 9-10
Breakfast with Santa
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
Enjoy breakfast with Santa, and your breakfast ticket price includes parking, a buffet meal, a visit with Santa, and exclusive access to Wonderland Express. At 8, 9, 10, and 11 a.m. Adult: member/nonmember: $32/$37. Child (3 – 12 years): member/nonmember: $24/$29.. 2 and under free.

December 9, 10, 16 and 17.
Breakfast with Santa
Lambs Farm Magnolia Cafe & Bakery, 14245 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville
Ho Ho Ho! Despite his very busy schedule, Santa is making his annual trek to Lambs Farm to celebrate the holiday. Kids can not only enjoy a delicious brunch and visit with Santa, but they can also choose a holiday gift, make a picture frame, decorate a gingerbread man, make sand art ornaments and more. Call for reservations. Seatings are at 9:00am, 10:30am and 12pm. Brunch is $16.95, $7.95 for children 23 months and younger.

December 9, 10, 16 and 17 .
Breakfast with Santa
Brookfield Zoo, First Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet in the zoo’s Discovery Center with a special appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus along with some special zoo costumed characters. Photo opportunities will be available with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Musical entertainment will make for an uplifting fun time for your entire family to enjoy. Seating is limited and reservations are required. 9 and 11am seatings. Adults $29.95, Children (3-11) $21.95, Under 3 no charge.

December 16
Cookies with Santa
Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard , Chicago
Join us for Cookies with Santa in the St. Pauls gymnasium! Families and guests will enjoy live Christmas music, cookie decorating, crafts, and a hot chocolate bar. And, of course, there will be pictures with Santa, and candy canes for all! While this event is free, we ask guests to please bring a box of cereal, oatmeal or grits to benefit Lincoln Park Community Services. 9:30am to 12:30pm.