2018 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

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


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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. Their website says the trains are back for 2018 but does not list the schedule yet. We have contacted them for more information.

?Saturday, November 24, 2018 11:00am-4:00pm
?Sunday, November 25, 2018 11:00am-4:00pm
?Saturday, December 1, 2018 11:00am-4:00pm
?Sunday, December 2, 2018 11:00am-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 sold out for 2018, but check back in case of cancellations.


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Ann Arbor Santa Sets

Briarwood Mall

Celebrate Santa’s arrival to Briarwood on Friday, November 16. 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.

Date/Time Event
🆓🎟
11/18/2018
9:30am-10:30am
Caring Santa
at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
🆓🎟
12/02/2018
9:00am-10:30am
Caring Santa
at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan

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All Santa Events

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

Friday, November 16, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙🆓🎟
11/16/2018
5:00pm-7:00pm
SantaCon 5K Walk for Change
at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓🎟
11/16/2018
7:00pm-9:00pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony
at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Date/Time Event
🆓🎟
11/18/2018
9:30am-10:30am
Caring Santa
at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
11/18/2018
6:00pm-7:00pm
Depot Town Tree Lighting
at Depot Town, Ypsilanti Michigan

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Date/Time Event
🎟
11/24/2018
11:00am-4:00pm
Santa Train
at Southern Michigan Railroad, Clinton Michigan

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Date/Time Event
🎟
11/25/2018
11:00am-4:00pm
Santa Train
at Southern Michigan Railroad, Clinton Michigan
💙🆓
11/25/2018
5:00pm-6:00pm
Annual Tree Lighting Festival
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Date/Time Event
12/01/2018
8:30am-12:00pm
Breakfast with Santa
at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center, Plymouth Michigan
💙🆓
12/01/2018
8:30am-10:30am
Bruce's Breakfast with Santa
at Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center, Chelsea Michigan
💙
12/01/2018
9:00am-5:00pm
Christmas at the Mansion
at Gordon Hall, Dexter Michigan
💙🆓
12/01/2018
10:00am-2:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
🎟
12/01/2018
11:00am-4:00pm
Santa Train
at Southern Michigan Railroad, Clinton Michigan
💙🆓
12/01/2018
6:00pm
Milan Christmas Parade
at Downtown Milan, Milan Michigan

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Date/Time Event
🆓🎟
12/02/2018
9:00am-10:30am
Caring Santa
at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/02/2018
9:30am-1:00pm
Breakfast with Santa
at Weber’s Restaurant, Ann Arbor Michigan
🎟
12/02/2018
11:00am-4:00pm
Santa Train
at Southern Michigan Railroad, Clinton Michigan
💙🆓
12/02/2018
1:00pm-3:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/06/2018
4:30pm-5:30pm
PJs & Stories with Santa
at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
💙🎟
12/06/2018
6:00pm-7:00pm
PJs & Stories with Santa
at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
💙🎟
12/06/2018
7:30pm-8:30pm
PJs & Stories with Santa
at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI

Friday, December 7, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
12/07/2018
5:30pm-6:30pm
Downtown Ypsilanti Tree Lighting
at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti Michigan

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
12/08/2018
10:00am-2:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/08/2018
2:00pm-5:00pm
Visit with Santa
at Brewed Awakenings, Saline Michigan

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙
12/09/2018
9:30am-1:00pm
Breakfast with Santa
at Weber’s Restaurant, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/09/2018
10:00am-11:30am
Santa Central
at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
💙🎟
12/09/2018
10:30am-12:00pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🎟
12/09/2018
12:00pm-1:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙
12/09/2018
12:30pm-2:00pm
Santa Central
at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
💙🆓
12/09/2018
1:00pm-3:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/09/2018
2:00pm-3:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
12/13/2018
6:00pm-8:00pm
Live Santa Call In Show

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/15/2018
9:00am-2:00pm
Breakfast with Santa
at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
12/15/2018
9:00am-2:00pm
Breakfast with Santa
at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/15/2018
9:30am-1:00pm
UM Women's Basketball with Santa
at Crisler Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/15/2018
10:00am-2:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
🎟
12/15/2018
10:30am-12:00pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙
12/15/2018
12:00pm-2:00pm
A Visit with Father Christmas
at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/15/2018
12:00pm-3:00pm
Free Photos with Santa
at Gene Butman Ford, Ypsilanti Michigan
💙🎟
12/15/2018
12:00pm-1:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🎟
12/15/2018
2:00pm-3:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙
12/16/2018
10:00am-1:00pm
Santa Brunch
at Polo Fields Country Club, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/16/2018
10:30am-12:00pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🎟
12/16/2018
12:00pm-1:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙
12/16/2018
1:00pm-3:00pm
Holiday Open House & Gingerbread Firehouse Contest
at Michigan Firehouse Museum, Ypsilanti MI
💙🆓
12/16/2018
1:00pm-3:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/16/2018
2:00pm-3:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
12/22/2018
10:00am-2:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/22/2018
11:00am-2:00pm
Santa Visits Yankee Air Museum
at Yankee Air Museum, Belleville Michigan
💙
12/22/2018
2:30pm-6:00pm
UM Men's Basketball with Santa
at Crisler Center, Ann Arbor Michigan

Ann Arbor Christmas

For more Ann Arbor Christmas fun, be sure to check out our Christmas Guide. It includes Holiday Parades, Holiday Shows, Christmas Tree Farms, and more.

Ann Arbor Christmas Guide

 

 

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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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