Dine with Santa in Washtenaw County

I remember having Breakfast with Santa when I was a child. It was definitely an experience I wanted to share with my daughter. There are several options to Dine with Santa in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. I’ve also partnered with other sites in Southeast Michigan to bring you a list of all the opportunities to Dine with Santa throughout Metro Detroit.

Washtenaw County Dine with Santa

Dine with Santa Event Listings

A nice meal with Santa is an event that I consider worth a bit of a drive. I teamed up with several other sites in Southeast Detroit once again to help you find Dine with Santa events across Southeast Michigan. 

Featured Santa Breakfasts

Disclosure: The Kensington Hotel has paid for increased exposure of their Santa Breakfast. All opinions are our own.

The Kensington Hotel is holding Breakfast with Santa on December 10th and 11th from 8a-noon each day. Breakfast with Santa is a great way for kids to meet Santa without the long lines at the mall. I love how they offer a nice scene for the photo with a tree, presents, and a red chair. Parents can take as many photos as they want and save the money on a photo package at the mall. Breakfast with Santa is $12/adults and $8/children. Reservations are required and can be made by phone (734-761-1799) or email.


Dine with Santa - Kensington Hotel Santa Breakfast

Our Santa Breakfast Experiences

I remember doing breakfast with Santa as a child, so I definitely looked for options when my daughter was born. We took my daughter to her first Breakfast with Santa when she was 11 months old. I got a great photo of her staring at Santa from her high chair. Unfortunately, I can’t find my CD drive to share it here.

My daughter was intimidated by the Santa sets at the Mall when she was young. I think it felt a bit like being on stage. By dining with Santa, she had a more relaxed environment to interact with him at our table, when he gathered kids for story time, or in a less formal photo opportunity.

We have had Breakfast with Santa several times at Briarwood Mall. They do not have an event listed for this year.

If you are attending Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village, I do recommend their Supper with Santa program.

Greenfield Village Holiday Nights -

Supper with Santa at Greenfield Village’s Holiday Nights


Dine with Santa in Washtenaw County

There are a number of opportunities to Dine with Santa in Ann Arbor and surrounding communities. 

Note: The list below will be updated throughout the season as more events are announced. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Breakfast with Santa

Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center – 8768 North Territorial Road Plymouth
Time: 8:30am-12:00pm
Cost: $20, Free for children under age 3
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet in Plymouth will hold a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 3 from 8:30a-noon. Advance registration (and pre-payment) is required. Your ticket includes breakfast, crafts, and Santa.  Book your reservation now! Several time slots are no longer available.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Santa visits Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse – 3133 Ann Arbor Saline Rd Ann Arbor
Time: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: Cost of food, adult entree purchase required
Santa will be visiting the Texas Roadhouse in Ann Arbor. He will be taking free pictures with the purchase of an adult entree. Note: Their Facebook post does not list a time. When I called, they confirmed that there is no time on the flier. They are only open from 4-10p, so it was suggested that 5-6p would be a good time to arrive.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Breakfast with Santa

Sidetrack – 56 E. Cross Street Ypsilanti
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Cost: Free, Requested donation of a pack of cotton/wool socks or two pairs of gloves/mittens for each child attending
Depot Town Merchants are celebrating their 10th anniversary of Breakfast with Santa by holding two sessions, one at 9a and one at 10:30a. Start with breakfast and writing a letter to Santa at Sidetrack, then meet Santa for photos at The Enchanted Florist, and end the day at Cafe Ollie with hot chocolate, cookies, and more. Registration is required as space is limited. Call Enchanted Florist at 734-547-9230. The event is free, but they request a donation of a new pack of socks or 2 pairs of gloves/mittens per child attending. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Breakfast with Santa

Kensington Hotel – 3500 South State Street Ann Arbor
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $12/Adults, $8/Kids
The Kensington Hotel will be hosting a Breakfast with Santa on both Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11. Advance reservations are required.  Both breakfasts run from 8a-noon and cost $12/adults and $8/kids.



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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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