Supper with Santa at Greenfield Village
This year we attended Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. Holiday Nights runs from 6-10p on select nights in December. Saturday nights sell out quickly, so if you want to attend next year, plan to book early. See my review of Holiday Nights.
The drop-off point was next to Eagle Trace Tavern so there was still a short outside walk to Taste of History. When we arrived at Taste of History, we presented our tickets and were shown to our pre-assigned table (your entire group will need to make your reservation together to receive one table). Each table was set with a sugar cookie for each person and a bottle of water. Some tables had 8oz bottles and others had 20oz bottles. Since we attended the last Supper With Santa in 2010, they must have run out of the one size bottles and had to use some of another size.
Santa and Mrs Claus stopped by each table. Their visit was brief, but long enough for a few pictures. I also thought Mrs Claus looked young (as did Santa under his beard). It would have been nice to see them at the dinner and having more time to interact, but they understandably needed to get ready for Holiday Nights.
In the restaurant lobby, they had a craft table setup so you could make jingle bells. When we arrived, we took enough for my daughter to make a set. After dinner, all of the adults also went and either made a set at the craft table or brought the materials back to our seat. At one end of the table, they were encouraging you to take the materials and return to your seat and at the other they were encouraging you to stay at the craft table. It was neat to carry our jingle bells through the Village later in the evening.
They also had story time going on under the tree. They were reading a book about Holidays at Greenfield Village. The story time never drew more than a few kids, but the kids who were there when we were seemed interested.
If you attend the Supper with Santa, I recommend making sure you have used the restrooms before 5:30 as they get crowded with people making last minute stops and adding warmer clothing layers in preparation to be outdoors.