Christmas is coming, and Santa needs to carbo load! From shortbread to short stacks, you’ll find Santa brunchin’ and lunchin’ all month long. Rather than waiting in long mall lines, take the fam out to eat with Santa this year. In addition to great food, your family will enjoy a more intimate experience with Mr. C.
Check our our roundup of Where to Have Breakfast with Santa in Cincinnati and enjoy a meal with the Man in Red!
BB Riverboats Holiday Lunch Cruises
Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Climb aboard for a 2-hour cruise featuring games, entertainment, and a delicious holiday buffet. Plus, enjoy a special appearance by Santa on all Saturday lunch cruises.
Apple Cider with Santa
Dec. 1, 12-4 pm at Hidden Valley Orchards
Stop by HVO to enjoy a cup of Fresh Pressed Apple Cider and a visit with Santa! Bakery Case will be filled with festive treats. Bring your camera or phone and the HVO Elves will snap a picture for you!
Breakfast with Santa at Maggiano’s
Dec. 1, 9-11 am at Maggiano’s Little Italy – Kenwood Towne Center
Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa & share their holiday wish lists. Santa’s elves will have activity stations & games set up, so everyone can join in the fun! We will have a photo booth and face painting. Breakfast served from 9-10am; holiday activities and pictures with Santa from 10-11 am.
Breakfast with Santa at The National Exemplar
December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 9 and 11:30 am
It’s The National Exemplar’s annual Christmas-themed brunch, boasting tons of holiday cheer and a visit with the one-and-only Mr. Claus! Reservations are $16/child and $21/adult, not inclusive of tax and gratuity.
Breakfast with Santa at Joseph-Beth Cincinnati
Dec. 7, 14 & 21 at 8:30 am
Gather the family and join us for a morning that’s filled with holiday cheer! This magical event includes a delicious stack of pancakes, storytime, a holiday craft, and a meet and greet with old St. Nick. Don’t forget your camera as there will be an opportunity to pose for photos with Santa at our fireplace. Space is limited, reserve your seats now! Children $9.95 (2 and under free) Adults $15.95.
Liberty Township Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 7, 8-10:30 am at Liberty Heights Church
Enjoy a fun morning of holiday festivities including: arts & crafts, face painters and a visit with Santa Claus himself! Don’t forget your camera to snap a photo! Space is limited. Reservations required. No day of ticket sales. Adults $10; Seniors $5; children are FREE. Breakfast with Santa will take place at Liberty Heights Church located at 7904 Princeton Road.
WinterFest Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 7 at 9 am at The Grove Event Center
Kick off your WinterFest experience with Breakfast with Santa! Your morning will begin with a Cracker Barrel buffet of pancakes, orange juice, milk and coffee. After breakfast, families will be amazed by the magic, illusion and stories of “The Arctic Express”. The conductor will take you on a “magical train ride” around the world to learn about winter holiday celebrations of Diwali, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Hanukkah and Christmas. After the magic show, children will design a keepsake WinterFest parade flag and have a chance to get their own Santa selfies. (Parents can take photos from their phones and cameras, as well as use our Santa Selfie station!)
Breakfast with Santa at Fairfield East Elementary
Dec. 7, 9 am-12 pm
This event features breakfast, photos with Santa and a holiday craft show. Tickets are $3/adults and $4/kids in advance, and $5/kids at the door. More information on the event Facebook page.
Dave & Buster’s Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 7, 9-11 am at Dave & Buster’s Cincinnati – 11775 Commons Drive Cincinnati, OH
Tickets are $25 and include: a full breakfast buffet, family activities AND a $10 power card. Take photos with Santa from your own phone or camera.
City of Union Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 7, 8:30-10:30 am at the Union Fire Protection District on US 42
Santa will be there for photos and to take care of those special Christmas wishes. Donations will again be accepted for the Boone County Animal Shelter, and there will be opportunities for crafts as well. Light refreshments will be provided, along with door prize opportunities. RSVP here. FREE.
Breakfast with Santa at The Phoenix
Dec. 8 & 15 at 10:30 am
Listen to holiday tales from Santa, take photos and compete in a cookie decorating contest. Tickets are required and are $25/adult, $18/kids ages 3-12 and $5/children 2 and under.
Cookies with Claus
Dec. 14, 1-3 pm at the Springboro Area Historical Society
Santa carved out some time in his busy schedule to visit us again this year! Join us at the Museum for a craft, cookies and, of course, some time with the big guy! FREE.
City of Montgomery Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 14, 8:30-10:30 am at Terwilliger Lodge in Dulle Park
Bring the whole family to Terwilliger Lodge in Dulle Park to share a pancake breakfast with Santa. This all-you-can-eat brunch will be served by City of Montgomery employee volunteers for $5/person (family rate of $20). Share in the spirit of the season and help others by bringing non-perishable food items (no glass containers) to donate to Matthew 25 Ministries.
CMC Members-Only Pancakes with Santa
Dec. 14, 8-9:30 am at Cincinnati Museum Center
Join CMC Santa for a top-your-own-pancake buffet and hot cocoa bar, complete with marshmallows and toppings sweeter than any sugar plums. This exclusive CMC Member experience includes craft stations where you and your little elves can make your own Holiday cards and write a letter to Santa and drop it in an express mailbox straight to the North Pole. Plus, Santa will have a special gift waiting for every guest so they can jingle all the way home. Tickets include a screening of Superpower Dogs in the OMNIMAX® Theater and early access to Holiday Junction. Tickets are $25/adult, $20/children 3-12, $10/kids 1-2 and free for kids under 1. This event is for CMC members only.
Breakfast with Mother Christmas
Dec. 14 & 15 at 10:30 am and 11:30 am at Heritage Village
Meet Mother Christmas and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, sausage and fruit. This family-friendly holiday experience includes story time and balloon art! Bring your camera for a Mother Christmas photo op! The cost is $7/adult and $5/child ages 5-11 for breakfast only, or $15/adult and $8/child for ages 5-11 for a breakfast and Holly Days combo ticket. Children ages 4 and under are free.
Breakfast with Santa at Scene75
Dec. 21, 8-11 am
Santa Claus is sleighing on down to Scene75 Cincinnati for a delicious breakfast buffet on Saturday, December 21st and wants you to join! During the breakfast the Scene75 Santa will be walking around, visiting with guests and posing for pictures (remember to bring your camera). There are a limited number of seats available until the event is sold out, so make sure that you register in advance. Buy tickets online and save! Kids 2 and under eat free.