2017 Ann Arbor Santa Sightings

Are your kids counting down the days until Santa arrives? While they have to wait until Christmas for the gift delivery, we’ve got details on all Ann Arbor Santa Appearances.

Ann Arbor Santa Sightings

Ann Arbor Santa Meals

As far as I know Santa meals are wrapped up for 2017.

There are several Santa Meals around Ann Arbor this holiday season. I love Santa Meals as a relaxed way for the kids to interact with Santa. Many of the Santa meals require advance registration and sell out. Be sure to check our list (and lists for Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties) and make your reservations.

Ann Arbor Santa Meals


Ann Arbor Santa Trains

Have you ever been on a train with Santa? There are a couple holiday trains in our area. 

Southern Michigan Railroad

Southern Michigan Railroad offers the closest Santa trains to Ann Arbor. The Santa Train runs from their Bartlett station in Clinton this year. Book your tickets now before they sell out.

?Saturday, November 25, 2017 11:00am-4:00pm
?Sunday, November 26, 2017 12:00pm-4:00pm
?Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:00am-4:00pm
?Sunday, December 3, 2017 12:00pm-4:00pm
?Saturday, December 9, 2017 11:00am-4:00pm
?Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:00pm-4:00pm

North Pole Express

The North Pole Express is a bit further from Ann Arbor. They run the Pere Marquette 1225 (PM 1225). The blueprints for this train were used to make the train in the Polar Express Movie. Unfortunately there are no tickets remaining for 2017.


Ann Arbor Santa Sets

Briarwood Mall

Celebrate Santa’s arrival to Briarwood on Saturday, November 17 from 1-3p. He will be available daily through December 24.

Arbor Annie visits Santa at Briarwood Mall

2015 Briarwood Mall Santa

Briarwood Mall will also host Caring Santa on two Sunday mornings. The November 19 sessions full, but there are time slots available on December 3.

All Santa Events

The list below will be updated as new events are announced.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Date/Time Event
Santa Visit
at Once Upon a Child, Ann Arbor Michigan

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Date/Time Event
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
Santa Visits Yankee Air Museum
at Yankee Air Museum, Belleville Michigan
Santa Visit
at Once Upon a Child, Ann Arbor Michigan


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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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