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Where to See Santa {In + Around Detroit}

Whether you want to the traditional experience of going to the mall to sit on Santa’s lap and read him your Christmas list or you want to expand on that and have a meal with him, we’ve got you covered! Click on each county to see what is available near you. To make it easier to find what you are looking for, each county has events divided into two sections “Visit with Santa” and “Dining with Santa” so you can quickly find the type of experience you are looking for. Did we miss an event or a location? Comment below so we can add it to our list!

Visit with Santa

Santa’s Wonderland| Bass Pro Shops, Great Lakes Crossing | Auburn Hills

Besides visiting with Santa there are games, crafts, and more.  Be sure to head to the store to pick up a Bass Pass which is required to visit with Santa 

4500 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills

November 13– December 24, see schedule here.

FREE but photo packages available 

Birmingham Santa House | Downtown Birmingham

Pavilion of Shain Park, West of Birmingham City Hall, 151 Martin Street

November 23 – December 24 | Weekends, see hours online

$5 donation

Canterbury Village | Lake Orion

2369 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, MI 48360

Come visit Santa at Aldridge’s Always Christmas, where it is always Christmas.

November 24- December 23 | Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-5:00pm 

Village Center Mall | Milford

Santa will arrive on  November 24th during the parade.  To keep your time personal, there will be no photographer, so remember to bring your camera!

Village Center Mall | 400 N. Main, Milford 

Thursdays 6pm to 8pm, and every Saturdays from 11am to 1pm 

FREE

Twelve Oaks Mall | Novi

27500 Novi Road, Novi

Thru December 24,  Holiday Mall Hours check website for Santa break times

Photo packages range from $26-$52

Twelve Oaks Mall | Novi

Do you have a child with sensory needs?  You can sign up and visit with Santa in a sensory friendly environment.  Be sure to sign up, as space is limited.  

27500 Novi Road, Novi

November 26th 8am-11am

Photo packages range from $26-$52

The Village | Downtown Rochester Hills

Come visit Santa without all the hype. Don’t forget your camera! You can get your own picture absolutely FREE!

104 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills

View Santa’s Schedule here

FREE

Oakland Mall | Troy

Lower Level JCPenney, Oakland Mall, 412 W. 14 Mile Road, Troy

Thru December 24 | Check times and break times here.

Packages range from $24.99-$39.99

The Somerset Collection | Troy

2800 W. Big Beaver, Troy

Santa arrives on November 18th.  The Michigan Scottish Pipes and Drums will be welcoming him, along with a parade from Somerset South to North.  If you plan on visiting with Santa there are three options, $30 for a flash drive with six photos, $10 donation to SAY Detorit (the 2017 children’s charity) to take your own picture, or a free visit.

November 18th- December 24 | Check website for hours

$30 for a flash drive | $10 donation to take your own photo | just a visit is free

 

Dining with Santa

Hunter Community Center | Lunch with Santa| Clawson 

The GFWC Women’s Club will once again host this festive event. Tickets may be purchased at Hunter Community Center and include lunch, a visit with Santa and a small gift! Remember to bring your camera for pictures!

Saturday, December 9 | 11:30am

$6 per person

Hart Community Center | Lunch with Santa| Davisburg

Santa is visiting Davisburg and bringing lunch!  Lunch will begin at noon, with Santa visits happening before and after.  Be sure to get your tickets before, as they will not be sold at the door.

Saturday, December 10th | 11am-1pm 

$5  Adults| Children under 12 $10/12

Longacre House | Breakfast with Santa| Farmington Hills 

24705 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills

Join Santa for lunch at the Longacre house.  Each child will have the opprotunity to get a picture with Santa and receive a small gift.

December 9th and 10th | 9am

All ages $13/$18

Longacre House | Cookies with Santa | Farmington Hills

24705 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills

Enjoy cookies and milk with Santa!  Don’t forget your camera to take pictures! 

December 6th | 4:oo-5:30pm & 6:30-8:00pm

All ages $8/ $13

Kings Court Castle | Breakfast with Santa | Lake Orion

2325 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion

Fun for the whole family! 

November 26, December 2, 19, 17  

Call (248)391-1900 for more information 

Kensington Metro Park | S’more n’ Santa | Milford

Highridge Dr, Milford

Visit with Santa, make s’mores around the campfire, drink hot chocolate, hear a story, and create some crafts.  Be sure to pre-register.

December 9th 5:00pm-7:00pm

$5 a person. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily.

Kensington Metro Park | Snacks with Santa| Milford

Highridge Dr, Milford

 Each visit includes a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday sing-a-long, (complete with cozy blankets, song sheets, and jingle bells), snacks, (fruit, cookies, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee), and most importantly, a visit with Santa by the Christmas Tree!  You need to buy tickets in advance.

December 10th, 16th, 17th | 10:30am, 12:00pm, 2pm

$10 a person. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily.

Civic Center | Breakfast with Santa | Novi

45175 W 10 Mile Rd

Join Santa for a pancake breakfast!

December 16th 9:00am-11:00am

$5/person (children under 2 free) Register here

Detroit Zoo | Breakfast with Santa | Royal Oak

8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak

Buffet style breakfast with Santa and a few of his animal friends

Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

$35/40 Adult | $30/35 Children 15 and under 

Dinner with Santa at Wild Lights | Royal Oak

8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak

December 15, 16, 17| 5:30-7:30 p.m. |

Celebrate the season with a feast in the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery. The buffet-style dinner includes a special gift for each child, arts & crafts, storytime and a visit from Santa. Admission to Wild Lights included as well. Tickets required, seating limited.

$39/44 adults , $34/39 children 15 and under

 Macy’s {Somerset Collection} | Breakfast with Santa| Troy

December 3, 10, 17 and 23 | 9:00 a.m.

2750 W. Big Beaver Road

Adults $22.95 | Kids (under 10) $14.95 | under 1 Free

Macy’s {Twelve Oaks Mall} | Breakfast with Santa| Novi

December 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 | 9 a.m.

27550 Novi Road

Adults $22.95 | Kids (under 10) $14.95 | under 1 Free

 Macy’s {Twelve Oaks Mall} |Dinner with Santa | Novi

27550 Novi Road

December 14, 6 p.m.

Adults $24.95 | Kids (under 10)  $15.95 | under 1 Free

Macy’s {Oakland Mall}| Breakfast with Santa | Troy

500 West 14 Mile Rd

December 10, 9:00 a.m.

Adults $22.95 | Kids (under 10) $14.95 | under 1 Free

Maggiano’s | Breakfast with Santa|Troy

2089 West Big Beaver Road, Troy

You and your family are welcome to enjoy a breakfast buffet, hot cocoa bar and cookie decorating at your leisure. You little one can also share their list with Santa, so be sure to bring a camera.

 December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd | 8:30-10:45

$15/child $20/adult

Indian Springs Metro Park | Snacks with Santa | White Lake

5175 Indian Trail, White Lake

 Children can visit with Santa and will also decorate a delicious cookie and have fun making holiday craft.  Be sure to pre-register! 

December 9th | 10am and 1pm 

$5 per child

Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church | Snacks with Santa| Wolverine Lake

2905 S. Commerce Road

Come have fun and snacks with Santa! You also get to do a craft.

December 9th| 1-3pm

In advance: $5/ child $2/adults | at the door $7/ child $3/adult

Visit with Santa

Heritage Days at Wolcott Mill Historic Center  | Ray Township

Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center, 64000 Knustman Road, Ray

Friday and Saturday evenings | December 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

$5 Per Person *A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily.

Dick’s Sporting Goods | Macomb Mall| Roseville

32385 Gratiot Avenue

Santa is arriving November  17th.  From the 19th – December 23rd be sure to use a FastPast to pre -order your pictures.

Prices vary based on photo package 

Macomb Mall | Roseville

32233 Gratiot Ave

A sensory-friendly opportunity for children with special needs to enjoy the tradition of the Santa Photo Experience with their family in a calming environment prior to public hours. Please RSVP in advance by reserving one ticket per group. Photo packages are available for purchase during the event.

December 3 | 9:00am-11:00am

Seeing Santa is free. Photo prices vary based on packages 

Lakeside Mall | Sterling Heights

Lower Level in Center Court, 14000 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights

November 11- December 23rd | Check website for times and click here for a fast pass

Prices vary based on photo packages

Stoney Creek Nature Center | Celebrate and Santa | Washington 

Stony Creek Nature Center, Washington 

Bring your list and visit Santa. There will be story time, seasonal crafts, guest musicians and goodies to eat.

December 9th | 11am and 1pm  December 10th | 1pm

$6/child, $3/adult *A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily.

Dining With Santa

Marvin Blank Senior Center | Santa’s Jingle Bell Brunch | Macomb

51210 Alma Dr

 Join Santa for this fun continental breakfast which offers up pastries, fruit and juice.  There will also be a special interactive show planned singing some of his favorite songs and telling some of his favorite stories. Afterwards you will have a chance to visit with Santa and receive a holiday gift from him. Pictures are not provided so please remember to bring your camera.  Be sure to register. 

December 9 | 9:00am and 11:00am

Residents $6/ non residents $11

 Wolcott Mill Historic Center  | Lunch with Santa| Ray Township

20505 29 Mile Rd, Ray Township

Enjoy lunch and a visit with Santa. Make a holiday craft to take home. Go for a horse drawn wagon ride

December 3 | 11am and 1pm

$7/child $4/adult *A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily.

Cherry Creek Banquet Center| Dinner & Dancing with Santa| Shelby Township

52000 Cherry Creek Blvd

Join the fun in a yummy buffet dinner at 6:30 with dancing to festive music.  Visits from Santa Claus, Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman.  Be sure to bring your camera.

December 14 | 6:00-8:30pm

Call 586-731-0300 for reservations by November 30

Four and under $7 | Ages 5 and up $20 | Non residents add $10 per family

Cherry Creek Banquet Center | Signature Santa Brunch | Shelby Township

52000 Cherry Creek Blvd

Enjoy your holiday favorites and take a picture with Santa himself! Mrs. Claus and her helpers will also be there to do face painting.

November 26th| 10:30am and 1:00pm

Reserved seating times call (586)254-7700 ex. 4

Adults $26.95+ | Children (3-12) $13.95+ | 2 and under free

Cherry Creek Banquet Center | Classic Christmas Brunch | Shelby Township

52000 Cherry Creek Blvd

One week before the big day!  Join us for brunch that will have all of your favorites.  Plus Cherry Creek’s own Santa will be there to take last minute gift requests.

Decemver 17| 10:30am-1:00

Reserved seating times call (586)254-7700 ex. 4

Adults $22.95+ | Kids $12.95+ | 2 and under free

Shelby Community Center| Breakfast with Santa | Shelby 

51670 Van Dyke Ave.

Enjoy a family style breakfast of pancakes, sausage and a drink. Bring a camera to take pictures.

December 9th | 9:30am & 11:30pm

Reservations are required (no tickets will be sold at the door), call 586-731-0300

Resident $7/ Non resident $14

Masonic Temple| Breakfast with Santa| Washington Township

231 North Main

Feast on a delicious breakfast of  pancakes, eggs & sausage while enjoying a visit with Santa Claus!!  Take your time in this relaxed, no rush environment 

December 2 | 9:ooam, 10:15am, 11:30am

Adults $9/12  Children (2-12) $6/$9

Visit with Santa

Santa Visits Kerrytown | Ann Arbor

Saturday December 3rd, 10th and 17th

10:00am until 2:00pm

Sundays, December 4th, 11th and 18th

1:00pm until 3:00pm

407 N. Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor

Visit Santa, enjoy festive music throughout the day inside the shops. Susan K. (Humans of Ann Arbor) will be snapping photos on SATURDAYS.

Santa is working with Food Gatherers this year to help feed our neighbors in need. Consider bringing a non-perishable food item with you when you visit Santa! All items will benefit Food Gatherers, the food rescue and food bank program serving Washtenaw County, and will be distributed to local meal programs and food pantries this holiday season.

Briarwood Mall | Ann Arbor

11/10/16-12/24/16 See description for details on time.

100 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor

It’s time for holiday photos with Santa.  Santa breaks to feed his reindeer each day from 1-2 pm and 5-6 pm Monday – Saturday, and Sundays 1-2 pm.  Santa Hours are 11-8 Monday – Thursday and 10-8 Saturday and Sunday and 11-6 pm on Sunday through Thanksgiving; after Thanksgiving, Santa hours are 10-8 pm Monday – Saturday and 11-6 pm on Sunday (not including special events for Caring Santa and Pet Photo nights.  Please see event posting for each program for details.)

Briarwood Mall | Ann Arbor

100 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor

A sensory-friendly opportunity for children with special needs to enjoy the tradition of the Santa Photo Experience with their family in a calming environment prior to public hours. Please RSVP in advance by reserving one ticket per group. Photo packages are available for purchase during the event.

Novmeber 19th 9:30-11:00  | December 3 9:00-10:30

Hudson Mills Metropark | Dexter

8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter

Santa, go on a hay ride, and make seasonal crafts.  Make sure to bring a camera to take your own pictures!

December 10th | 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

$5 per person *A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily.

 

Dining with Santa

Comfort Inn + Village Conference Center| Breakfast with Santa | Chelsea

Great opportunity to sit with Santa and let him know what is on your list this  year.  Parents, feel free to bring your camera for a photo. Children enjoy a FREE pancake breakfast with lots of other goodies.

ChelseaUpdate.com will also be on-site taking pictures of children with Santa, free will donation to local news site is truly appreciated.

December 2

8:30 am – 10:30 am

FREE

Visit with Santa

Fairlane Mall  | Dearborn

November 17 – December 24, Santa’s hours online!

18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Packages vary from $24.00 to $49.99

Eastland Center | Harper Woods

18000 Vernier Rd. 

Come visit Santa at Eastland Center.  Fast passes are available. 

November 18- December 23 | Monday – Saturday 11am – 8pm | Sundays noon – 5pm

Prices vary 

Eastland Center | Harper Woods

18000 Vernier Rd. 

A sensory-friendly opportunity for children with special needs to enjoy the tradition of the Santa Photo Experience with their family in a calming environment prior to public hours. Please RSVP in advance by reserving one ticket per group. Photo packages are available for purchase during the event.

November 26th | 9:00-10:30 

Prices vary based on photo package. 

Laurel Park Place | Livonia

37700 Six Mile Rd., Livonia

Come visit Santa, and get your picture taken.   If you want to bypass the line, then be sure to get a fast pass.

Now Thru December 24 | Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  | Sunday: Noon – 6:00p.m.

Check the website for scheduled breaks

Three Cedars| Northville

7897 Six Mile Road, Northville 

Get yourself in the Holiday spirit by spending an afternoon at Three Cedars! With Christmas trees, wreaths, hot cocoa and of course Santa Claus, you can be certain that there will something for everyone!

Opens November 24th, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday in December 

$15 per picture 

Mayburry Farms | Northville 

 50165 8 Mile Rd, Northivlle 

The halls of the Welcome Center will be decked out in Christmas cheer! Don’t forget to bring you camera! 

December 9,10, 16, 17 | Noon-3pm

Town Square| Northville 

150 East Main Street, Norhville

November 25th, 26th, Saturdays and Sundays in December Noon-4pm

Southland Center | Taylor

23000 Eureka Road Taylor

Come to the Southland mall to take pictures with Santa.

November 18th-December 24 | Check here for hours

Prices vary from $24.99-$49.99

Southland Center | Taylor

23000 Eureka Road Taylor

A sensory-friendly opportunity for children with special needs to enjoy the tradition of the Santa Photo Experience with their family in a calming environment prior to public hours. Please RSVP in advance by reserving one ticket per group. Photo packages are available for purchase during the event.

December 3 | 8:00-10:00am

Heritage Park | Taylor

12803 Pardee

Have the chance to meet Santa and some reindeer

December 9 and 10 | 11am-4:00pm

Check website for price

Westland Shopping Center | Westland

Arrival on November 11th 

One hour after the mall open to one hour before the mall closes.

Mall hours here

Check out the Santa Fast pass here!

Dining with Santa

Antonio’s |9th Annual Lunch with Santa| Canton & Dearborn

2220 N. Canton Center Rd. or 26356 Ford Rd., Dearborn Heights

The event includes a delicious buffet lunch with healthy food choices plus Antonio’s specialties, fun crafts for all ages, picture with Santa and live Reindeer!

December 9th(Canton), December 10th (Dearborn Heights) | Two seatings: 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Call  (734) 981-9805 for reservation 

$21 per person, 3 and under free 

We are happy to support Sheriff Benny Napoleon and the Wayne County Good Fellows, delivering toys to children without a Christmas. We invite all of our Antonio’s family of friends to bring an unwrapped toy to any restaurant location from November 28- December 10th.

Fairlane TownCenter | Dearborn

18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Enjoy a hot breakfast, live entertainment, balloon twisting, giveaways, and, of course, Santa himself!  To register your family for Breakfast with Santa, please call 313-593-1370 during weekday business hours, or stop by the Customer Service Desk.

November 19 | 9:00-10:30

Consider bringing mittens or gloves to donate

Holiday Nights Supper with Santa Package at Greenfield Village | Dearborn

20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn

Following your horse-drawn wagon ride to a A Taste of History Restaurant, enjoy a festive family buffet with a visit from Santa.  Followed by Holiday Nights through the Village.

December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 19-23 |4:45 – 6:30 pm dinner | 6:30 – 10 pm event

Starting at $49.95 adults | $34.45 ages 5-12 | $15, 4 and under

 

 The Whitney | Breakfast or Tea with Santa | Detroit

4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit

 December 16th and 23rd | Breakfast seating 9:30 and 11:30 | Tea seating 1:30

Four course meal – $50 adults, $30 children 10 and under $10 children in high chairs

 

Genitti’s | Pancakes and Pajamas | Northville

108 East Main Street

 Rise and shine with pancakes with Santa! Crafts and a sing-a-long also included!

December 2 | 9:00am-Noon

All ages $10

 Grosse Pointe War Memorial | Breakfast with Santa | Grosse Pointe

32 Lakeshore Drive

A special event that concludes with the opportunity to take a portrait of your child with Santa! After breakfast, head to The War Memorial Theater for a lively holiday-themed performance.

December 10 and 16 | Two seatings: Morning and afternoon. See site for details

Per person $22

 

Registration necessary!

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