Dine with Santa in Lake County {2017}

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 in Lake County


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18 November Hawthorn Mall Breakfast with Santa (sold out)
The Claim Company, Hawthorn Mall, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
$7 per adult, $5 per child. Tickets can be purchased at Snickelfritz Toys in person only.

26 November, Breakfast with Santa
Lindy’s Landing, Wauconda 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Adults – $22, kids (4-12) $10, 3 & under FREE
Join us in spreading some Holiday cheer at our annual Breakfast With Santa! We offer traditional breakfast fare, a great setting and plenty of memories to share with friends and family. Santa will be here, so be sure to bring the camera to catch the smiling faces of kids as they experience the wonders of the season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so book now by contacting Ryan@lindyslanding.com or calling 847.526.9789 x111

2 December Breakfast with Santa
Ceramics for You Gurnee 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
$20 per child. Children will make a personalize handprint ceramic plate while enjoying breakfast with Santa.

2 December Breakfast with Santa
Winnetka Community House, 8:30 a.m.
General Admission is $27.24 and children age two and younger are free.
Families will enjoy a buffet breakfast, pictures, personalized crafts and a book from Mrs. Claus’ library.

3 December Millburn Lodge No. 127 Annual Breakfast with Santa
Millburn Masonic Lodge, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$7 adults and $3 for children age three and older, children younger than are free. Enjoy good food, fun and fellowship.

3 December , Libertville Lion’s Club 22nd Annual Breakfast with Santa
Libertyville High School, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$7 per person, under 4 are free
Come for an all you can eat pancakes and sausage breakfast with Santa.

3 December , Pancake Breakfast at the Lehmann Mansion
Lehmann Mansion , Lake Villa
$10 per person
Come dine with Santa and enjoy a pancake & french toast breakfast, Holly Nagel Balloon Artist, crafts, storytellers, and great raffle items. Tickets are available online and at the door.

3 & 4 December, Brunch with Santa
Pinstripes, Northbrook, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$30 per person for adults; $15 for kids 6-12; free for kids 5 and under, plus $4 mimosas and $7 bloody Mary’s.
Santa will be making his way to Pinstripes on Sunday, December 3 and Sunday, December 10 to mingle with families, snap photos and take requests for holiday wish lists!Families and Santa can fill their bellies with Pinstripes’ savory and sweet brunch buffet including made-to-order waffles, omelets with an endless choice of toppings, carved prime rib, smoked salmon, bagels, fresh shrimp, flatbreads, salad bar and even a ‘Kids Corner’ with chicken fingers, Mac and cheese and more. Plus, nothing spreads holiday cheer like a full dessert bar including a chocolate fountain, marshmallows, cheesecake, brownies, cookies and fresh fruit

 

9 December Dave & Busters Breakfast with Santa
Dave & Busters Hawthorn Mall, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
$23.05 per person. Includes buffet, $10 power card, unlimited video gaming, activities and a visit with Santa.

9 December Chessie’s Santa Breakfast
Chessie’s Restaurant, Ice House Mall 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Holiday breakfast buffet, face painter, music and pictures with Santa.

9 December, Breakfast with Santa Cow 
Chick-Fil-A Kildeer, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Join us for a memorable morning filled with breakfast with Santa Cow.

9 December  Gurnee Park District Breakfast with Santa
Viking Park, 8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
$10 per person. There will be two seatings, 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Everyone will go home with a special gift. Bring your own camera for pictures. No high chairs available.

9 December  Wheeling Park District Breakfast with Santa
Chevy Chase Golf Club, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
$17 adults, $10 children 4-10 and $5 for children age three and younger (non-resident rates higher). All children meet with Santa while the family is entertained with carolers and music.

9 December  Breakfast with Santa at Rising Sun Lodge
Rising Sun Lodge, Grayslake, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pancake breakfast and pictures with Santa.

9 December Breakfast with Santa
Tom’s Farm Market, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Bring your camera for breakfast on the Farm with Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Tickets are available online only and go on sale November 8 at 9:00 a.m.

9 December Northbrook Park District Breakfast with Santa
Sportsman’s Country Club, 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Santa Claus will visit each family at breakfast. everyone will enjoy songs, crafts and a commemorative photograph.

9 December, Lake Bluff Park District Breakfast with Santa
Grace United Methodist Church, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
$10 for adults and $7.50 for children 3-10, younger than 3 are free.  Proceeds from the event go to the local Kiwanis Club.

9 December  Santa and Me
Clay Monet, Lake Zurich, Seatings at both 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
$20 per Child. Add a $10 customized hand or foot print ornament.
*”Santa & Me” is back by popular demand. Breakfast with Santa to take pictures and paint an ornament. Clay Monet with customize a hand print plate with each child and Santa. Fruit juice and donuts will be served. Must sign up ahead of time online. Limited to first 12 families only per session.

9 & 10 December Lambs Farm Breakfast with Santa
Magnolia Cafe at Lambs Farm, seatings at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.
Brunch is $16.95, $7.95 for children 23 months and younger with activities. 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!

9 & 10 December Breakfast with Santa
Chicago Botanic Gardens, seatings at 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Adult ticket are $37, child tickets are $29, children age two and younger are free. Ticket price includes parking, a buffet meal, a visit with Santa, and exclusive access to Wonderland Express.

10 December, Brunch with Santa
Cafe Pomigliano, Libertyville, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy brunch with Santa while shopping on Main Street .

10 December Breakfast with Santa
Ceramics for You, Antioch 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (sold out)
$20 per child. Children will make a personalized handprint ceramic plate while enjoying breakfast with Santa.

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16 December  Breakfast with Santa
Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Breakfast buffet is $10.95 for children ages three and older and $14.95 for adults.  Event includes cookie decorating, and a picture in commemorative frame (additional $10)

16 December Chessie’s Santa Breakfast
Chessie’s Restaurant, Ice House Mall 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Holiday breakfast buffet, face painter, music and pictures with Santa.

16 December Mundelein Park & Recreation District Breakfast with Santa
Regent Center, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
$15 residents/$20 non-residents.  Enjoy breakfast, a visit with Santa, and music.

16 & 17 December Lambs Farm Breakfast with Santa
Magnolia Cafe at Lambs Farm, seatings at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.
Brunch is $16.95, $7.95 for children 23 months and younger with activities. Kids can visit with Santa, choose a holiday gift, make a picture frame, decorate a gingerbread man, make sand art ornaments and more!

17 December  Breakfast with Santa
Austin’s Fuel Room, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

17 December  Breakfast with Santa
Lindy’s Landing, Wauconda, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Adults – $22, kids (4-12) $10, 3 & under FREE
Join us in spreading some Holiday cheer at our annual Breakfast With Santa! We offer traditional breakfast fare, a great setting and plenty of memories to share with friends and family. Santa will be here, so be sure to bring the camera to catch the smiling faces of kids as they experience the wonders of the season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so book now by contacting Ryan@lindyslanding.com or calling 847.526.9789 x111

17 December, Brunch with Santa
Lake House Restaurant, Lake Bluff, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
We welcome you to our annual brunch with Santa on Sunday, December 17th! Brunch will be held from 9am to 2pm and there will be a Santa sighting from 11am to 2pm! Come one, come all! The perfect family event for all ages!

 

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Snacks with Mrs. Claus or Santa


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3 December Snack & Story with Santa
Regent Center Mundelein, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$10 for residents $15 non-residents. Children ages 1-8 will have an opportunity to share their holiday lists, enjoy Santa reading, The Night Before Christmas and snacks.

3 December Cookies & Milk with Santa
Grandwood Park District 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
$2 per person resident, $3 non-residents. Children through age 12 can enjoy snacks and a story with Santa and recieve a goodie bag. Registration deadline is November 20.

8 December Milk-n-Cookies with Santa
Round Lake Children’s Neighborhood Museum, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$14 residents and $16 non-residents. Event including games, crafts, and playtime in the neighborhood. Santa will visit to hear your gift wishes, take pictures (please bring your own camera), and read a holiday story.

9 December Cookies with Santa
Messiah Lutheran Preschool, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$15 per person. Kids come in pj’s and enjoy a visit with Santa, trackless train rides, crafts and take-a-ways, themed sensory play and a hot chocolate bar.

9 December Christmas with the Clauses
Bowen Park, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Adults are $4 and children are $9 (resident rates are cheaper). 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.

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Lunch with Santa in Lake County


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2 December Barrington Park District Lunch with Santa
Barrington Park District Fitness and Recreation Center, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
$12 per seat, residents are $10. Enjoy a catered lunch and personal visit with Santa.

10 December Lunch with Santa
People’s Choice Family Fun Center 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Event includes pizza, soda, popcorn and goody bags with game tokens. The first 100 people to register receive a free photo with Santa.

 

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Dinner with Santa in Lake County


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2 & 3 December Lake Forest Dinner with Santa
Northcroft Park Pavilion, 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
$30 per person.  Sip cocoa and help Santa’s elves create holiday toys while Santa reads a story. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Foundation.

7 December Santa Supper
Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Adults are $6 and children are $4. Event includes sleigh rides, visits from Santa and friends, crafts, raffles and more. Tickets available at the door.

9 December Santa Pasta Supper
Lakefront Park, Fox Lake, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$8 adults and $6 for children. Children age three and younger are free. Evening includes take your own photos, pasta dinner, raffles, and more.

 

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