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
Breakfast with Santa on November 30-December 1
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa at Oakland Nurseries Dublin: Saturdays and Sundays, November 30 – December 22, 2019 from noon to 3:30 pm. The kids can enjoy cookies and hot chocolate with Santa!
Breakfast with Santa at Texas de Brazil: Saturday, November 30, from 8-10 am. Breakfast, entertainment, gifts, and a visit with Santa. Tickets go on sale on November 4; check back for pricing (ranged from $20-$35 in 2018). All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.
Dave & Buster’s Polaris Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 1 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. Register here.
Breakfast with Santa on December 6-9
Breakfast with Santa at Pickerington Senior Center: Saturday, December 7, 2019 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 from November 1 – December 5 or until sold out. All proceeds go to the Senior Center.
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.
Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Westerville Central High School: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:30 am. 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: Saturday, December 7 at from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. $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.
Franklin Park Conservatory Breakfast with Santa: Saturdays, December 7 and 14 from 8:30–10am: SOLD OUT FOR 2019 Breakfast and photos with Santa. $15-$35. Free for 3 and under; Price includes Conservatory admission.
Breakfast with Santa at North YMCA: Saturday, December 7 from 9 – 11 a.m. 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.
Breakfast with Santa and Santa’s Workshop at Northwest UMC: Saturday, December 7 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 Blessing Bags. Items needed are plastic jars of peanut butter, plastic jars of jelly, plastic jars of meatless spaghetti sauce, individual bags of hot chocolate mix, cereal, juice boxes, fruit/applesauce cups, macaroni and cheese.
Dave and Buster’s Hilliard Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 7 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 $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.
Brunch with Santa in Upper Arlington: Saturday, December 7 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 have the opportunity to visit with Santa for pictures and to discuss their 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 1 at 6 am at parks.uaoh.net. These will sell out quickly!
Celtic Christmas and Breakfast and Cookies with Santa at Dublin Community Church: Saturday, December 7 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 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: Saturday, December 7 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.
Breakfast with Santa at Indian Mound Mall (Heath): Saturday, December 7 from 9:30 – 11 am. Join us for a fun morning of crafts, games, balloon artist, caricature artist, Christmas bingo, costumed characters, door prizes and a yummy breakfast! Santa will be greeting children while they are eating, but no photos will be taken. He will be available for photos afterwards at his Santa set near JCPenney (fees apply). A special coupon will be handed out that morning to be used for your photos.
We will be collecting new socks for Vertical 196 (a non-profit organization helping homeless people in our community). The breakfast will be located inside the space of the Church in the Mall, near Big Sandy.
Dining and Breakfast with Santa on December 10-15
Hofbrauhaus Columbus: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 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.
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 Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA: Saturday, December 14 at 8 am, 9:15 am and 10:30 am. $5 per person. Register in person or call (614)416-9622
St. Brigid of Kildare Women’s Club Cookies with Santa: Saturday, December 14 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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: http://www.stbrigidofkildare.org/womens-club/
Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Oakland Nursery New Albany: Saturday, December 14 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 14, 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.
Grove City YMCA Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 14 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm 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: Saturday, December 14, from 8:30-10 am at all locations. 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): Saturday, December 14 at 9 am and 10 am. $5 per person. Register in person or call (614)389-4566
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 at Hilliard Senior Center: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 9-11 am. 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.
Breakfast with Santa at Dublin Scioto High School: Saturday, December 14 from 9-11 am. Prices are $5 for adults and $7 for kids, which includes breakfast, picture with Santa and crafts (prices from 2019; subject to change)
Breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus) at Ten Pin Alley: Saturday, December 14 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 $15.99/adults, $9.99/children 10 and under. Reservations are required and must be made by Dec. 11. Call 614-876-2475 x 2 for reservations, email@example.com.
Breakfast with Santa at IKEA: Sunday, December 15 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. 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.
Golf Club of Dublin: Sunday, December 15 at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Free for ages 3 and under, $15 for children ages 4-12, $30 for adults RSVP required. Please contact Annie 614.792.3825 x 3 or email her at acampbell@golfclubofdublin
Cookies and Breakfast with Santa on December 21-22
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
Breakfast with Santa at Oakland Nursery Columbus: Saturday, December 21 from 9-11 am. Call the store for details and registration. 614-268-3511
Breakfast with Santa at Oakland Nursery Dublin: Saturday, December 21 from 9:30-11:30 am. Call the store for details and registration. 614-874-2400
Cookies with Santa at Franklin Park Conservatory: Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22, 11am – 3pm: 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.
Bulleted events are not yet updated for 2018
These will be updated in the coming weeks as the details are released from the organizers.
- Christmas Prelude at THE GRAND of Dublin. tba 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.
- Donuts and pictures with Santa Claus at The Houston House: tba 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.
- Dinner with Santa at Chick-fil-A Market of Hilliard: tba 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 Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebees: tba 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.
- Pictures & Hot Cocoa with Santa at Camelot Cellars: tba 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).
- Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church: tba from 8 am – 1 pm. Contact to RSVP or for details: 614-263-8824
- Grove City Girls’ Club Annual Breakfast with Santa: tba 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.
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