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!
Breakfast with Santa and other Dining with Santa events in 2019
Holiday Character Breakfast at New Life Church Gahanna on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8 am-12 noon. 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.
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Dining with Santa in November
- KidX Club Cookies with Santa at Polaris Fashion Place: Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Enjoy cookies with Santa Claus at this KidX Club! Decorate your own Cheryl’s cookie, write letters to Santa and enjoy storytime with the Sugar Plum Fairy. Aquatot’s Swim School, face painters and Matt the Balloon Guy will be there too!
- Cookies and Cocoa with Santa at Oakland Nurseries Dublin: Saturdays and Sundays, November 24 – December 16, 2018 from noon to 3:30 pm. The kids can enjoy cookies and hot chocolate with Santa!
Breakfast with Santa on November 30-December 1
- Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8 am – 1 pm. Contact to RSVP or for details: 614-263-8824
- Grove City Girls’ Club Annual Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8 am or 10:30 am at the Elks (2140 Sonora Drive Grove City, OH 43123). Secret Santa shop will be open for your little ones to shop, Face Painting, Live DJ, Free Digital Pictures with Santa and Cookie Decorating! Enjoy our homemade pancakes, bacon, sausage and of course Santa. $5 per person; register here.
- Breakfast with Santa at Pickerington Senior Center: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8 am, 9:30 am, and 11 am seatings. $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 November 1 – 29 or until sold out. All proceeds go to the Senior Center. Make checks payable to City of Pickerington. Now accepting Credit Cards (MC and VISA)!
- Franklin Park Conservatory Breakfast with Santa: Saturdays, December 1 and 8, 2018 from 8:30–10am: Breakfast and photos with Santa. $30 adults; $25 member adults, $15 children ages 4–10; $12 member children. Free for 3 and under; Price includes Conservatory admission.
- Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Westerville Central High School: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8:30 am. Enjoy pancakes by Chris Cakes and a 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. Admission for 2017 was by the plate for $7 for those who are 13 years old and older; $5 for ages 1-12; and free for children under the age of one.
- Breakfast with Santa at Polaris Fashion Place: Saturday, December 1 (and December 8), 2018 at 9:00 -11 a.m. $8 per person, free for 2 and under. California Pizza Kitchen hosts Breakfast with Santa, an intimate time for families to meet and greet with Santa. To register, please pay exact cash or check to Guest Reception located on the Upper Level across from JC Penney.
- Dave and Buster’s Hilliard, Oh Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9 am – 12 pm. Breakfast Buffet Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea for $19.99 per person; one trip through, not all you can eat. $10.00 Power Card for Ticket Games and Unlimited Video Game Play (non- ticket games) Picture with Santa and Cookie Decorating. Register here.
- Christmas Prelude at THE GRAND of Dublin. Saturday, December 1 from 9 am – 3 pm. 9 am Breakfast with Santa ($3 per person), plus craft vendors, live music, kids games and crafts, bake sale, silent auction, live entertainment, Christmas Tree Tour, and more. Breakfast tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event only. There will be no presale of tickets.
- Breakfast with Santa at Texas de Brazil: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9-11 am. Breakfast, entertainment, gifts, and a visit with Santa. Tickets go on sale on November 5. Early-bird ticket sales through Nov. 17 are $35 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under, and $3 for children under 2. After Nov. 17, tickets are $40 for adults, $23 for children 12 and under, and $3 for children under 2.
- Brunch with Santa in Upper Arlington: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join Santa for a brunch buffet. Registration full for 2018.
- Donuts and pictures with Santa Claus at The Houston House: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11:30am – 1:30pm. Visit with Santa at the Marysville Art League Houston House (246 West Fifth Street) and enjoy crafts, donuts and chocolate milk starting at 10:30 a.m. For more information, please call: 937-243-6985.
Breakfast with Santa on December 6-9
- St. Brigid of Kildare Women’s Club Cookies with Santa: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the St. Brigid School cafeteria and Enke Hall. $8 per child includes photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, cookie to decorate, gift from Santa, crafts and refreshments. Reservations required, but not yet specified. Please contact the church: http://www.stbrigidofkildare.org/womens-club/
- Franklin Park Conservatory Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:30–10am: Breakfast and photos with Santa. $30 adults; $25 member adults, $15 children ages 4–10; $12 member children. Free for 3 and under; Price includes Conservatory admission.
- Breakfast with Santa at Rusty Bucket: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:30-10 am. Select area locations. $5 per person. Call for reservations and details. We went to this one last year and it was great – even for kids who aren’t sure how they feel about Santa. He walked around and sat at tables for a bit if the kids were receptive, and also took pictures by the fireplace with kids.
- Breakfast with Santa at Polaris Fashion Place: Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 9:00 -11 a.m. $8 per person, free for 2 and under. California Pizza Kitchen hosts Breakfast with Santa, an intimate time for families to meet and greet with Santa. To register, please pay exact cash or check to Guest Reception located on the Upper Level across from JC Penney.
- Celtic Christmas and Breakfast and Cookies with Santa at Dublin Community Church: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. RSVP for seatings at 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30 for Breakfast with Santa, $5 per person, or 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. for Cookies with Santa, $3 per person. Call 889-1026 for more information and registration details. After breakfast, take your kids to the Secret Santa Shop where they can buy a gift for mom or dad all on their own (prices are $1 – $5). There will also be shopping available with small businesses through the day.
- Breakfast with Santa and Santa’s Workshop at Northwest UMC: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9 a.m – 11 a.m. Enjoy breakfast and pictures with Santa (bring your camera). Children up through grade 5 will be invited to enter Santa’s Workshop to make surprise gifts for their parents and/or siblings. Event is free; and they are collecting donations for the Brown Bag Lunch ministry. Items needed include juice boxes, Ramen noodles (chicken or vegetable), Hot chocolate packets, jars of peanut butter, fruit cups, individual applesauce cups, and boxes of macaroni and cheese.
- Breakfast with Santa at Hilliard Senior Center: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9-11 am. The Lions Club of Hilliard presents Breakfast with Santa with family fun for all! $6 for those 6 years old and older. For more information, email Bob McDaniel, President, Hilliard Lions Club at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hilliard YMCA Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9 – 11 a.m. 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 $10 for Member family and $15 for non-member family (up to 4 people). You may register online, or in the branch.
- Breakfast with Santa at North YMCA: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9 – 11 a.m. 1640 Sandalwood Pl, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Eat a delicious pancake breakfast, have a cup of hot chocolate from the Hot Chocolate Bar, make cookies with the Grinch, get a picture with Santa, do a craft together and play games! Members: $5/per person, Non-members: $8/person (6 months and under-free, adults must register). Register here.
- Dinner with Santa at Chick-fil-A Market of Hilliard: Monday, December 10 from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful night of fun, face painting and dinner & pics with Santa! You only pay for the food you order – the rest is our gift to you!
Breakfast with Santa on December 12-15
Evening at the North Pole at Westerville Community Center: Thursday, December 12 from 6-7:30 p.m., Friday, December 13 from 6-7:30 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
Breakfast with Santa at Prairie Township Community Center: Saturday, December 14 at 9 am or 10 am. Kids can tell Santa their Christmas wishes and families can make a special craft project. Bring your camera! There are two seatings to choose from, the 9:00am seating sees Santa arrive and the 10:00am get to see him return to the North Pole! Children 2 and under are free! Program includes a visit with Santa, a catered breakfast, and a craft. $12 for residents, $15 for non-residents.
- Breakfast with Santa Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebees: Saturday, December 15 from 8 am – 10 am at Applebee’s on Morse Road for a delicious holiday breakfast that consists of 3 pancakes (all-you-can-eat!), 2 slices of bacon and your choice of beverage (coffee, soda, tea, orange juice or milk). There will be delicious treats for sale and door prize giveaways every 30 minutes! Tickets are $8. Register here.
- Breakfast with Santa at Eastland Mall: Saturday, December 15 from 8 am – 10 am. This event is FREE for the first 25 children that sign-up. After 25 registrants, the cost is $5.00 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult. ACTIVITIES: Breakfast, Holiday Craft, Entertainment and a Special Visit from Santa Claus! To register your children for this event, call the Eastland Mall Management Office at (614) 861-3234 or email Nikki Stacy at email@example.com. We can’t wait to see you there!
- Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Oakland Nursery New Albany: Saturday, December 15 from 8-11 am. $5 per person for ages 4 and up. Continental breakfast will be available between 8-11 am, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be walking around visiting with kids. Arrive anytime between 8-11 am; please RSVP so they know how much food to prepare. 614-917-1020
- Breakfast with Santa at Worthington Pools: Saturday, December 15, three time slots from 8 am – 10 am. 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.
- Breakfast with Santa at Dublin Scioto High School: Saturday, December 15 from 9-11 am. Prices are $5 for adults and $7 for kids, which includes breakfast, picture with Santa and crafts
- Breakfast with Santa in Reynoldsburg: Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 9am – 11am at Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive. Fee: $5 per person. Participants must pre-register by December 6 at 5:00pm. 614.322.6800. Register online at sports.bluesombrero.com/Reynoldsburg or in person at Reynoldsburg City Hall (8a-5p Mon-Fri) 7232 East Main Street
- Dave & Buster’s Polaris Presents… a Holly Jolly Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 15 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 $21.93 per person; one trip through, not all you can eat. $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. Register here.
- Grove City YMCA Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 15 from 9 – noon at StoryPoint Senior Living Grove City 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. We will NOT be providing pictures. $10 per family attending the breakfast (Children 6 months and under free). Two time slots 9 or 10:30 a.m. Must register at 614.871.9622 or at Grove City YMCA.
- Golf Club of Dublin: Sunday, December 16 at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Free for ages 3 and under, $14 for children ages 4-12, $27 for adults RSVP required. Please contact Annie 614.792.3825 x 3 or email her at acampbell@golfclubofdublin
.com for more information. Registration is open online.
- Cookies with Santa at Franklin Park Conservatory: Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16, 11am – 2pm: Cookies with Santa. Decorate a holiday sugar cookie with frosting and sprinkles. Santa and two of his live reindeer make a special appearance. $2 per cookie, plus admission or membership.
Cookies and Breakfast with Santa on December 21-22
- Pictures & Hot Cocoa with Santa at Camelot Cellars: Friday, December 21 from 6 pm – 9 pm. Help support Nationwide Children’s Hospital! Bring an item to participate in our Toys & Needs drive and get your picture with Santa free of charge. Mrs. Claus may even make an appearance! Event ticket includes hot cocoa and cookies for the children and 1 glass of our famous hot mulled spiced wine for the adults! See needed items here. Tickets are $6 (with $2 fee).
- Breakfast with Santa at Oakland Nursery Columbus: Saturday, December 22 from 9-11 am. Call the store for details and registration. 614-268-3511
- Breakfast with Santa at Oakland Nursery Dublin: Saturday, December 22 from 9:30-11:30 am. Call the store for details and registration. 614-874-2400
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