Dine with Santa in Lake County

Santa works hard, he needs to eat lots to fuel his journey around the world. Whether you would like to tell him how good you were this year over breakfast, lunch, dinner, or something like a snack, we have you covered with a list of places in Lake County where you can dine with the jolly old man himself.

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Where to Dine with Santa in Lake County

Please note unless otherwise stated registration is required for all these events. Be sure to register or get your tickets early as many of them will sell out. Little Lake County is not responsible for sold out events. Events are listed chronologically under each type.

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Breakfast with Santa

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1 December 
9:00 & 11:00 a.m.

{Gurnee} Each registered child will make an adorable personalized handprint collector ceramic plate and each registered attendee will enjoy a breakfast of pancakes and sausage as well as personal time with Santa Claus.   $19.95 per child + $6.00 per adult + tax.


2 December
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Enjoy good food, fun and fellowship.
$7 adults and $3 for children age three and older, children younger than are free. Donations are also accepted.


Lehmann Mansion Breakfast with Santa

2 December
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT

{Lake Villa}Lake Villa Historical Society and Lake Villa Lions Club host this family friendly event at the Lehmann Mansion. Enjoy a pancake and french toast breakfast as well as visits with Santa, crafts for children, stories, and interactive, musical entertainment. Tickets $10 each, children 3 and under are free.


2 December 
8:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

{Libertyville} The Lions invite everyone to come out to Libertyville High School for an all you can eat pancake breakfast.
$7 per person, children younger than 4 are free


{Wauconda} Lindy’s annual Breakfast with Santa buffet is a great way to spread holiday cheer with family and friends. Bring your camera to get pictures with Santa and then enjoy the handmade breakfast buffet. Reservations fill up quickly, contact michelle@lindyslanding.com or call (847) 526-9789.
Adults $22, Children ages 4-12 $12, Children 3 and younger are free


2, 9, 16 & 23
December
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

{Northbrook & South Barrington} Bring in the family to meet Santa while enjoying a delicious brunch spread this holiday season. Santa will mingle with families, snap photos and take requests for holiday wish lists!
Adults: $35 | Children 6-12 years: $15 | Children 5 & Younger: Free


8, 9, 15 & 16 December
9:00 & 10:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

{Libertyville} Santa is making his annual trek to Lambs Farm to celebrate the holiday. Kids can not only enjoy a delicious brunch and visit with Santa, but they can also choose a holiday gift, make a picture frame, decorate a gingerbread man, make sand art ornaments and more. Your day is sure to be filled with memories.
Brunch: $17.95, $7.95 for children 23 months and younger (includes activities)


8 December 
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

{Lake Bluff} Santa will have breakfast with everyone then visit will all the children and their families. The local Kiwanis Club will prepare a hearty breakfast of pancakes and sausage. Proceeds will go to Kiwanis Charities. You may pay at the door.


8 December 
8:30 & 10:15 a.m.

{Gurnee} Enjoy pancakes, sausage and Canadian bacon with your family at this annual holiday breakfast. Visit with Santa and his Elf, share your holiday wishes and take home a special gift. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the unforgettable holiday memories!
Fee: $8 resident/ $10 non-resident


8 December 
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

{Barrington} Holiday breakfast buffet, photos with Santa, face painter, and holiday music.


8 December 
9:00 & 10:00 a.m.

{Lake Zurich} Each child will paint an ornament, and Cookies for Santa plate (8″x8″). Price is only $20 per child and includes plate, ornament, fruit, donuts, and juice. We will paint a customized hand print plate with Santa’s & your child’s hand prints only $12 each. 


8 December
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

{Wheeling} Spend the morning at Chevy Chase Country Club enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast while carolers entertain you.  All children will have the opportunity to meet with Santa and have photos taken with him.  The event concludes with a show from “Those Funny Little People.”  
Tickets are $20 adults, $10 children 4-10 and $5 children 3 and younger. Reservations must be made by December 5 .


15 December
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

{Mundelein} Limited spots left. Children and parents will have a more peaceful Santa experience! Children will have an opportunity to share their holiday lists and enjoy Santa reading, “The Night Before Christmas”. Breakfast will be served, followed by activities, crafts and more holiday fun! $20 Adults, $12 children ages 4-12 (resident rates lower)


15 December
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

{Vernon Hills} Event features a breakfast buffet, $10 power card for ticket games and unlimited video game play. Free photos with Santa in his D&B workshop.
Tickets: $24.29 + Tax/Fees, children 2 and younger are free


Lindy’s annual Breakfast with Santa buffet is a great way to spread holiday cheer with family and friends. Bring your camera to get pictures with Santa and then enjoy the handmade breakfast buffet. Reservations fill up quickly, contact michelle@lindyslanding.com or call (847) 526-9789.
Adults $22, Children ages 4-12 $12, Children 3 and younger are free


16 December 
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

{Barrington} Holiday breakfast buffet, photos with Santa, face painter, and holiday music.


16 December 
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

{Zion} Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center. Breakfast buffet is $10.95 for children ages three and older and $14.95 for adults.  Event includes cookie decorating, and a picture.

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Snacks with Mrs. Claus or Santa

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8 December
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

{Wauconda} Enjoy pictures and a story with Santa, warm cookies, milk, sensory play, raffles, and more. Tickets are $15 per family


15 December
10:30 a.m. &

1:30 p.m.

{Waukegan} Two seating choices are available. Children will have an opportunity to personally talk with Santa and receive a wrapped present, make an ornament, and enjoy a snack.
Cost: $7 per child and $4 per adult. Space is limited. For more information, contact Jen at (847) 360-4705.

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Lunch with Santa in Lake County

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1 December Noon – 2:00 p.m. 

{Winthrop Harbor} Everyone in attendance will be treated to entertainment, crafts and pictures with Santa Claus. The $3 admission fee includes lunch, and pictures can be purchased for an additional $3.50. Every child, 10 yrs and under, will be entered to win Christmas door prizes. 


9 December
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

{Grayslake} Annual lunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Vine. Free Pictures and kids eat free with every paying adult. Reservations can be made at 847.543.0900

16 December Noon – 2:00 p.m.

{Waukegan} Event includes pizza, soda, popcorn and goody bags with game tokens. The first 100 people to register receive a free photo with Santa.
Free

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Dinner with Santa in Lake County

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1 December 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

{Fox Lake} Evening includes take your own photos, pasta dinner, raffles, and more. Adults are $8, children $5, 3 and younger are free.


6 December 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

{Round Lake Beach} Visit Santa along with his Frozen friends and even take a Selfie w/ our Elfie! Ticket price includes spaghetti supper, visit with Santa & Friends and holiday craft fair! Bring your camera – lots of photo opportunities! Adults $6 and Children are $4, save $1 with the donation of a canned food item or a new toy.


8 December
4:00 & 6:00 p.m. 
9 December 
2:00 & 4:00 p.m.

{Lake Forest} Northcroft Park Pavilion will be transformed into Santa’s Workshop for this magical event! Decorate cookies, help Santa’s elves create holiday toys, and listen to Santa Claus read a Christmas story. Dinner will be served and Santa will take special time to visit with each family.
$30 per person


14 December
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 

{Barrington} Come to the Park District and enjoy a catered dinner and a personal visit with everyone’s favorite jolly old elf, Santa. Pre-registration is required. This is a very popular event, so please register early!
$12 per seat, residents are $10.


12 December
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

{Mundelein} Bring the kiddos, take pictures and receive a surprise goodie from Santa! Reservations required.

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