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 2021
Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 8 am and 10 am. 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!
Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 9 a.m.-2 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. These will sell out quickly!
Saturday, December 4, 2021 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. They are collecting cans of soup and plastic jars of peanut butter for their Brown Bag Ministry.
December 4-5, and December 11-12, 2021 from 8 am – 11 am
Registrations are required for all guests, including members, and are available now!
Breakfast with Santa is back and totally reimagined! “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!
Santa will be set up outside, physically distanced but within hearing and speaking distance. Bring your camera as the kids will get the opportunity to have a seat in Santa’s sleigh for a perfect photo opportunity! Kids are encouraged to bring a letter to Santa that they can drop in his bag. Registration costs are $20 per adult (13+), $15 per child (3-12) and free for children 2 years or younger.
December 4, 11, 18, 2021 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.
Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 9 am – 11 am
Brewdog Canal Winchester, 96 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester
Register for the Annual RMHC Breakfast With Santa, Presented by Ricart. This event will take place at BrewDog on Saturday, December 5, 2021 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The event is family-friendly and geared for children of all ages. Children will be able to visit with Santa, receive special gifts, and enjoy a delicious and magical breakfast.
The event will feature a festive silent auction and many other surprises. All proceeds benefit RMHC of Central Ohio.
Tickets are $40 donation for adult, $25 donation for 10 and under, $5 donation for 2 and under. Register here. Tickets will sell out.
Wednesday, December 8 from 6-8 pm 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!
Evening at the North Pole at Westerville Community Center
Thursday, December 9, 2021 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.
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8:30 am or 10 am. 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.
There are two seatings to choose from, the 8:30am 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.
Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 8:30am-10:30am. 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 $18, Children (Ages 5-10) $8, Children (Ages 0-4) Free. Make your reservation today!
Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 8:30am – 1:00pm. 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.
Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Annual Breakfast with Santa include pancake breakfast, crafts, letters to Santa, and photos with Santa. Families will receive a free picture.
CrossLink Community Church, 4747 Harrisburg Pike, Grove City, OH 43123
Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 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
Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9am – 11am at Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive. Fee: $5 per person. Participants must pre-register by December 1. 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
Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9-11 am. 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. Call 614-876-2475 x 2 for reservations, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 11, 2021 from noon – 2 pm. 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.
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm & 2 pm. 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.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
While visiting Santa on Tuesday, December 14th from 5-7 pm, you can decorate cookies! Pick a cookie and create your own holiday design with icing sprinkles and more! Then, enjoy your tasty treat!
December 18 and 19, 2021 from 6-8 pm, see Santa and two live reindeer out in the gardens. Visitors will also be able to decorate a packaged sugar cookie ($2 per cookie).
Find more breakfast with Santa below!
TBA or cancelled for 2021
Breakfast with Santa at Oakland Nursery Columbus: TBA for 2021. Call the store for details and registration. 614-268-3511
Breakfast with Santa at Oakland Nursery Dublin: TBA for 2021. Call the store for details and registration. 614-874-2400
Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Oakland Nursery New Albany: TBA for 2021 $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 Pickerington Senior Center: Cancelled for 2021. $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.
Holiday Character Breakfast at New Life Church Gahanna Not scheduled for 2021. 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 and Mrs. Claus at Westerville Central High School: Not scheduled for 2021. 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. Admission for 2018 was $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: Not scheduled for 2021. $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.
Breakfast with Santa at North YMCA: Not scheduled for 2021. 1640 Sandalwood Pl, Columbus, Ohio 43229. 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! Members: $5/per person, Non-members: $8/person (6 months and under-free, adults must register). Register here.
Dave and Buster’s Hilliard Breakfast with Santa: Not scheduled for 2021. 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.
Celtic Christmas and Breakfast and Cookies with Santa at Dublin Community Church: Not scheduled for 2021 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 or see form here. 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.
Hilliard YMCA Breakfast with Santa: Not scheduled for 2021 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.
Dinner with Santa at Chick-fil-A Market of Hilliard: Not scheduled for 2021 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!
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa at Oakland Nurseries Dublin: Not scheduled for 2021 from noon to 3:30 pm. The kids can enjoy cookies and hot chocolate with Santa!
Dave & Buster’s Polaris Breakfast with Santa: Not scheduled for 2021. 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.
Hofbrauhaus Columbus: Not scheduled for 2021 at 6 pm – 8 pm. 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.
Breakfast with Santa at Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA: Not scheduled for 2021. $5 per person. Register in person or call (614)416-9622
St. Brigid of Kildare Women’s Club Cookies with Santa: Not scheduled for 2021 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: Not scheduled for 2021. 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.
Grove City YMCA Breakfast with Santa: Not scheduled for 2021. 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). Three time slots 8:30 am, 10 am, or 11:30 a.m. Must register at 614.871.9622 or at Grove City YMCA.
Breakfast with Santa at Rusty Bucket: Not scheduled for 2021. Cost is $6 per person and will benefit local charities. Call for reservations and details; spots fill up quickly. 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 Liberty Township/Powell YMCA (7798 North Liberty Road, Powell): Not scheduled for 2021. $5 per person. Register in person or call (614)389-4566
Breakfast with Santa at Hilliard Senior Center: Not scheduled for 2021. The Lions Club of Hilliard presents Breakfast with Santa with family fun for all! $6 is the suggested donation for those 6 years old and older. 3810 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard.
Cookies with Santa at Jerry L. Garver YMCA: Not scheduled for 2021. Bring the whole family to enjoy some cookies, along with festive activities at the Garver YMCA. Take pictures with Santa too! $5 for families (up to 6 people) or $10 (7+ people). Professional pictures with Santa for an additional $3. Cookies, snacks and hot chocolate will be provided for all. A special gift will be raffled off at the end of the event as well.
Breakfast with Santa at IKEA: Not scheduled for 2021. Join us in the IKEA Columbus Restaurant for traditional Swedish breakfast with Santa. IKEA FAMILY members will receive a FREE 4 x 6 photo with Santa. RSVP here.