There’s something magical about sharing cookies or breakfast with Santa. There are plenty of opportunities for breakfast with Santa around Columbus, as well as cookies or lunch/dinner with Santa.
These events are great opportunities to get photos with Santa, and will create lasting Christmas memories.
Make your plans early for breakfast with Santa around Columbus. Many events require reservations and will fill up, so plan accordingly.
Please leave a comment if you know of other opportunities to dine with Santa!
Cookies with Santa and Breakfast with Santa for 2022
Breakfast with Santa at Franklin Park Conservatory
December 3-4, and December 10-11, 2022 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Registrations are required for all guests, including members, and are available now!
“Catch” your breakfast from Katie’s Pancakes who will be onsite flipping pancakes. Enjoy all the pancakes and sausage you can eat, plus fresh orange juice or coffee and a visit with the big guy himself, Santa!
Kids are encouraged to bring a letter to Santa that they can drop in his bag. Registration costs are $22 per guest, $16 per child (3-12) and free for children under 3 years.
A reservation to Breakfast with Santa does not include admission to the Conservatory. If guests would like to visit the Conservatory they should reserve tickets online or at the Visitor Center. Read more about Holidays at Franklin Park Conservatory.
Breakfast with Santa in Reynoldsburg
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive. Pancakes, sausage, and fresh fruit, plus treats and crafts! Spend the morning getting into the holiday spirit with Santa and friends. $6 per person.
Participants must pre-register. 614.322.6800. Register online here, or in person at Reynoldsburg City Hall (8a-5p Mon-Fri) 7232 East Main Street.
Brunch with Santa in Upper Arlington
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join Santa for a brunch buffet at the beautiful Amelita Mirolo Barn in Sunny 95 Park (4 time slots). Children can visit with Santa for pictures and to share Christmas wishes. Children must register with one parent/guardian or responsible adult. Don’t forget to bring your camera for a picture with Santa! No strollers please.
Pricing is $11-$24 depending on residency. Registration for Breakfast & Brunch with Santa opens Friday, November 2 at 6 am at parks.uaoh.net. Currently sold out for 2022 – on wait list.
Breakfast with Santa at North YMCA
Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. enjoy a pancake Breakfast at the North YMCA with an appearance by Santa. Participants will receive breakfast options, take home craft stations, games, cookie decorating, and an opportunity to take pictures with Santa! 1640 Sandalwood Pl, Columbus, Ohio 43229.
Adults: $5/person, Kids/Teens: $3/person, Family of 4 or more $15. Register here.
Breakfast with Santa at O’Charleys
Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Register for the Annual RMHC Breakfast With Santa. The event is family-friendly and geared for children of all ages. Children will be able to visit with Santa and enjoy a delicious and magical breakfast. Professional photographers will be providing complimentary digital photos. This event will take place at O’Charleys (Stringtown Rd) in Grove City.
Tickets are $40 donation for adult, $25 donation for 10 and under, $5 donation for 2 and under. Choose from two sessions: 8 a.m or 9:15 a.m. All proceeds benefit RMHC of Central Ohio. Register here.
Breakfast with Santa at Oak & Brazen Wine Co.
Sunday, December 4 & 11, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Enjoy a continental breakfast with various pastries, fruit, milk, juice, etc. Santa will be in the winery to come around to say hello and take pictures. Each child will receive an activity to enjoy.
Oak & Brazen Wine Co., 38 E Winter St, Delaware
Breakfast with Santa at Landoll’s Mohican Castle
December 4 and December 11, 2022. Seatings at 9:30 am and 11:00 am.
Santa is coming to The Castle for breakfast! Space is limited and tickets are required. Adults: $32.00, Children 2-12: $20.00, 2 & Under Free (Tax and Gratuity Included in the Ticket Price). Details here.
Santa Brunch at Pinnacle
Sunday, December 4, 2022. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy a buffet brunch with Santa, including a meat carving station, pancake bar, and hot chocolate bar! $37 adults, $25 kids age 4-12, Free for children 3 and under. Make reservations here.
Pinnacle Golf Club, 1500 Pinnacle Club Dr., Grove City
Cookies & Claus at Polaris Fashion Place
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
While visiting Santa on Tuesday, December 6th from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., you can decorate cookies!
Pick a cookie and create your own holiday design with icing sprinkles and more! Then, enjoy your tasty treat! Details here.
Evening at the North Pole at Westerville Community Center
Friday, December 9, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Santa’s elves will serve a light meal with a special dessert and beverages. Santa will share great stories from the North Pole! Christmas crafts and a sing-a-long will get everyone in the holiday spirit!
Ages 8 and under with parent, $15 per child; $10 per adult, free for under 1. Pre-registration required – event is almost full as of 11/16. Register here.
Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Avenue, Westerville
Breakfast with Santa at CrossLink Community Church
Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Annual Breakfast with Santa include FREE pancake breakfast, crafts, letters to Santa, and photos with Santa. Families will receive a free picture. Make reservations here.
CrossLink Community Church, 4747 Harrisburg Pike, Grove City, OH 43123
Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Westerville Central High School
Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Enjoy all you can eat pancakes, link sausage, coffee and orange drink. Visit by Santa and Mrs Claus, plus a silent auction and holiday music from Westerville Central’s music students.
Proceeds benefit music programs at WCHS. $10 (ages 13+), $5 (ages 1-12), Under 1 year old is Free. Details here.
Breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus) at Ten Pin Alley
Saturday, December 10, 2022. SOLD OUT! Breakfast items include beverages, pastries, fruit, and a buffet of breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage links, biscuits and gravy, eggs, pancakes, mini quiches, and roasted vegetable medley.
Cost is $18.99/adults, $11.99/children 10 and under. Reservations are required. Details here. Call 614-876-2475 x 2 for reservations, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blystone’s Farm Breakfast with Santa
December 10 & 11, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Barn at Blystone Farm. Bring the whole family to the Farm and join Santa for breakfast, cookie Decorating, crafts, face painting, and pictures with Santa.
Cost is $20/person, Children (0-2) are Free. Purchase tickets here. The Barn at Blystone Farm, 8677 Oregon Road, Canal Winchester
Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-A Market Grandview Yard
Saturday, December 10, 2022, 9 am – 11 am. Bring the little ones in for a jolly good morning with crafts, games and pictures with Santa at Chick-fil-A Grandview Yard, 807 W. Third Ave.
Only a limited amount of tables available – reservation required! Sign up here.
Breakfast with Santa at Prairie Township Community Center
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. or 10 a.m. Santa’s coming to the Prairie Township Community Center to eat breakfast with you and your family! It will be a magical morning where kids will visit with Santa and discuss their Christmas wishes. Families will also be able to work on a special craft project during breakfast.
Residents $12, Non-residents $15, Children (0-2) are Free. Make reservations here.
Breakfast with Santa at Pickerington Senior Center
December 10, 2022. SOLD OUT for 2022. $6 a person and 2 and under free. Music, craft table for children, a Secret Santa shop, a bake sale, and interaction with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.
Tickets must be pre-ordered. Tickets for the activity are only available through the Parks and Recreation Department from from November 1 – December 5 or until sold out. All proceeds go to the Senior Center. Details here.
Celtic Christmas and Breakfast and Cookies with Santa
Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy Irish dance performances by the Shamrockers. Take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy holiday cookies. Kids can shop for their family members at the Secret Santa Shop (prices are $1-$5).
Cost is $5/person or $20/family of 4 or more. Email email@example.com to register and pay. Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St, Dublin. Details here.
Grove City YMCA Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy a hot breakfast, fruit, juice, milk and coffee, plus making crafts, decorating cookies, and visiting with Santa. Feel free to bring your own camera to take your child’s picture with the Santa.
$10 per family attending (max 5 members per registration). Three time slots 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 12:00 p.m. Must pre-register at 614.871.9622 or at Grove City YMCA. Details here.
StoryPoint Senior Living, 3717 Orders Rd, Grove City
Christmas Celebration with Santa!
Saturday, December 10, 2022, 9:00 am – 11:00 AM. Coffee Connections of Hilliard, Main Street, Hilliard.
Christmas fun for all ages (adults included!), including Pancake Breakfast & Hot Cocoa Bar for $5, Selfies with Santa Five Knox Sounds DJ, Ornament or Picture Frame Making, Making Cards for Hospital ICU’s, $1 Christmas Cookies. Details here.
Proceeds will benefit the Conkey Memorial Foundation and go directly to their “adopt a family” program this holiday season!
Hofbrauhaus Columbus – Family Night with Santa
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Enjoy family night with Santa! Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Stilt Walkers, and Meet & Greet with Santa Claus.
Kids eat free for Family Night only with each adult entree purchase. Limit 1 kids meal per child. Details here.
Breakfast with Santa at Cherry Valley Hotel
Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Join jolly old Saint Nick and his merry band of elves on. Guests are invited to feast on a hot breakfast buffet while little ones enjoy their own special buffet at their own height. Santa will make a special visit at each table while kids enjoy crafts. There will also be fun giveaways!
Adult $20, Children (Ages 5-10) $10, Children (Ages 0-4) Free. Details here.
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa at Mingo Park
Saturday December 17, 2022 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
This is a free, family event and is open to the community. There will be snacks, refreshments, holiday crafting tables, inflatables, and of course a visit from the jolly old, elf himself, Santa Claus at the Mingo Recreation Center. Details here.
Breakfast with Santa at Holy Rosary & St. John Catholic Church
Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa, featuring Chris Cakes, AKA, the Pancake Guy! Tickets include breakfast and drinks and a flipping good time. Santa will be available for unlimited photos. Tickets are $15.
Purchase tickets here.
Holy Rosary & St John Catholic Church, 648 South Ohio Avenue, Columbus
Breakfast with Santa & Toy Drive at The Old Blue Rooster Event Center
Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Enjoy breakfast and drinks with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring a new toy to help Santa fill up his big red sack with toys for children in need. 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. sessions available. $12 per person for breakfast, $15 for photos with Santa. Purchase tickets here.
The Old Blue Rooster Event Center LLC, 11575 Lithopolis Road Northwest, Lithopolis
Breakfast with Santa at Town Hall Short North
Sat/Sun, December 17 & 18, 2022 at 10 am – 2 pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to Town Hall Short North, and families can visit with them and grab a bite to eat or a pastry. There is no minimum required purchase to visit with Santa. Registration details here.
TownHall Short North 792 North High Street
November 26 – December 18, 2022. Visit with Santa at the Delaware, Dublin, and New Albany locations on Saturdays & Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. Other activities include horse drawn carriage rides, food trucks, and more. Contact each location for special activities.
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Breakfast with Santa and other Dining with Santa events in 2021
THESE HAVE NOT BEEN VERIFIED/UPDATED FOR 2022 – UPDATES WILL BE MADE AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE
TBA for 2022. Enjoy a sit-down breakfast and storytime with Santa. Kids will have an individual visit & take-your-own photos with Santa. Decorate a cookie with Mrs. Claus and the elves, and receive a surprise parting gift from Santa himself.
Tickets are $19.50; free for children under 2. Children 2 and under are free. All proceeds from this event will help our church provide a monthly dinner to the guests at Ronald McDonald House. Book tickets in advance!
TBA for 2022 in the food court. $12 adults, $5 kids
Indian Mound Mall and OX-B’s will be hosting three special curated Breakfasts with Santa for families this holiday season with fun entertainment, free gift, goodie bags, crafts and games and more!
There’s a choice of 3 different breakfast plates, and each week will feature different gifts, crafts, and goodies. More details and booking here.
TBA for 2022 at Altitude Trampoline Park
Bring your kids out to eXpereince craft and cookie decorating with a surprise characters for the little ones. Your kiddos will love making Christmas cards, Christmas tags, Winter stickers scenes, and frosting cookies. Supplies are all free! Bounce back coupon will be given out by Altitude Trampoline Park. Details here.
Indian Mound Mall’s KidX Club® offers free activities for members and their families and friends to eXplore new ideas, eXperience exciting activities, and eXcel through learning!
TBA for 2022. Enjoy breakfast until noon, as well as kids’ crafts and games, raffles, vendors, and visits with Santa. Breakfast is $6 for adults and $8 for kids. No reservations needed; pay at the door. Shop the craft fair until 1 pm. Enjoy the Gingerbread House Showcase while you are there; donations will benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
TBA for 2022. Tolles and Toys for Tots will be hosting “Pancakes with Santa”. Bring an unwrapped toy for donation, a hungry belly, and your list for Santa!
Tolles Career & Technical Center, 7877 U.S. 42, Plain City, OH 43064
TBA for 2022. Come join us for donuts, holiday crafts and games! Grown ups can grab a drink and the kids can enjoy some holiday cheer!
Photos with Santa will be taken by a local photographer and files will be emailed to you upon completion. There is no charge to attend this event, but we do ask that you RSVP so we can plan accordingly! We will also be accepting non-perishable food, clothing, and toy donations which will be passed on to local charity organizations.
TBA for 2022. Full brunch available, including kids selections. Cost: 33.95- Adults | 25.95- Seniors 65+ | 14.95- Ages 12 & Under, Ages 3 & Under- Free. See website or call 614.792.3825 x3 or for more information and reservations.
Holiday Character Breakfast at New Life Church Gahanna TBA for 2022. Holiday characters, crafts and a pancake breakfast. Tickets are limited and will go on sale in early November. Advance-purchase tickets are $5 for under 4, $10/child (ages 4 and up) and $12 for adults. Prices go up after November 30. Buy tickets online once available.
Breakfast with Santa at Polaris Fashion Place: TBA for 2022. $8 per person, free for 2 and under. California Pizza Kitchen hosts Breakfast with Santa, and intimate time for families to meet and greet with Santa. Cost is $8 per person. To register, visit the Mall Management Office, located between Subway and Sbarro from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday – Friday. Children ages 2 and under are free. Breakfast will be located at California Pizza Kitchen, located on the Lower Level by Macy’s.
Dave and Buster’s Hilliard Breakfast with Santa: TBA for 2022. Breakfast Buffet Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea for $23.42 per person (tax and gratuity included). $10.00 Power Card for Ticket Games and Unlimited Video Game Play (non- ticket games) Picture with Santa and Cookie Decorating. 3665 Park Mill Run Dr. Register here.
Hilliard YMCA Breakfast with Santa: TBA for 2022 at Hilliard United Methodist Church, 5445 Scioto Darby Rd. Enjoy a warm tasty breakfast and make some fun Christmas crafts. Kids will have the chance to meet and have their picture taken with Santa. Breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, toast, milk and juice. Register for seating times: 9-9:30a, 9:30-10a, 10-10:30a, 10:30-11a. You MUST register! The cost is: Member: 2.50/person; Non-Member: $3.75/person. You may register online, or in the branch.
Dave & Buster’s Polaris Breakfast with Santa: TBA for 2022. from 9 am – 11 am. Breakfast Buffet Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea for $23.42 per person. $10.00 Power Card for Ticket Games and Unlimited Video Game Play (non- ticket games) Pictures with Santa (bring your own camera), Crafts, and Cookie Decorating.
St. Brigid of Kildare Women’s Club Cookies with Santa: TBA for 2022 at the St. Brigid School cafeteria and Enke Hall. Photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, cookie to decorate, gift from Santa, crafts and refreshments. Details tba. Please contact the church.
Breakfast with Santa at Worthington Pools: TBA for 2022. All you can eat Pancake Breakfast with 3 types of pancakes (Buttermilk, Chocolate chip, Gluten Free) and toppings galore for $6! Santa will hang out for photos too! Registration required.