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Santa, Where Are You? Find Santa in Metro Detroit & Southeast Michigan

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town…

Are you looking for that big jolly guy? You’ve come to the right place! Santa’s elves have been keeping in touch with Metro Detroit Mommy, and we have the Biggest Guide to breakfasts, photos, storytime, sensory friendly visits and much more! We’ve made it easy for you to find Santa will near your home on this page. You can even check out a few of our other Santa and Holiday Pages for 2023:

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Where Can I Find Santa in Macomb County

Santa Events in Clinton Township

Breakfast with Santa

  • Date/Time: December 16, 2023 – 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • Location: Italian American Cultural Society and Banquet Center
  • Address:  43843 Romeo Plank Road
  • Cost:  $15/members, $18/non-members, $11/ages 3-10

Join the Italian American Cultural Center for breakfast with Santa. It will include a pancake and French toast station, hash browns, eggs, sausage, coffee, tea, white milk, chocolate milk and orange juice.

Find Santa in Fraser

Christmas in Fraser 2023

Saturday, December 2, 2023
@Fraser City Hall
Ring in the holidays at City Hall with Santa, s’mores, music and more!

Grosse Pointe Shores

December 3 & 17
@ Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores
Have breakfast with Santa this holiday season at Ford House in our new Visitor Center event space! Santa will be visiting with guests during their meal to hear your child share their Christmas wishes. Each ticket includes a delicious selection from multiple breakfast stations, beautiful views of Ford Cove, Lake St. Clair, and a visit from Santa at your table.

Harrison Township

Santa Brunch at MacRay Harbor
Dec. 10 & 17, 2023
Address: 30675 N. River Road, Harrison Township
Cost: $36.95/adult, $24.95/child, free/ages 3 and under=
There will be a brunch and crafts with Santa.


Santa’s Jingle Bell Brunch at the at the Marvin Blank Senior Center  
Dec. 16, 2023
Address: 51210 Alma Drive, Macomb
Cost: $6/Macomb Township resident, $11/non-resident
Grab a continental breakfast of fruit, pastries and juice. Then join Santa and other special guests for stories and songs. Make sure to bring your own camera.

New Baltimore

December 9
@ Macdonald Public Library, New Baltimore
Santa will be visiting the library to read a story and take gift requests. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and visit with him. It’s a great photo opportunity so don’t forget to bring your camera!

Shelby Township

Thursday, Nov 30
@ Hope Chapel, Shelby Township
Shelby Township’s biggest Christmas event and tradition, the annual Christmas Aglow and tree lighting, occurs at 6.30 p.m. Nov 30. on the township municipal campus at 52700 Van Dyke Ave. Before the official lighting of the township Christmas tree, there will be carols before the township’s North Pole Ambassadors present Santa with the key to the township and light the tree. Photos with Santa Claus will then be available in Hope Chapel until 8:30 p.m.

Shelby Township

Saturday, December 9
@ Shelby Township Activities Center
Enjoy a catered breakfast buffet of pancakes and sausage while giving your little ones a chance to visit with jolly old St. Nick. Mrs. Claus and some of her friends will also visit with and entertain guests. Each child will receive a small gift from Santa and have an opportunity to make a simple holiday craft.

Shelby Township

Thursday, December 14
@ Cherry Creek Golf Club, Shelby Township
Join Santa Claus for a family event at Cherry Creek Golf Club at 52000 Cherry Creek Dr. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a plated meal of garden salad, chicken piccata, chef’s choice vegetable and potato. Children enjoy plated chicken tenders, fries and fruit cups. Ice cream sundae dessert ends the meal, and children receive a gift. After dinner, dance to festive music and visit Santa Claus until the evening concludes at 8:30 p.m.

Sterling Heights

Breakfast with Santa at Ike’s Restaurant
Dec. 16, 2023
Address: 38550 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights
Cost: $25/adult, $15/ages 4-10, $10/ages 3 and under
Visit with Santa Claus, plus enjoy a full breakfast, face painting, crafts and more.

Monroe County


November 25, 30
@ Downtown Monroe
The Southfield Pavilion will be transformed into a winter wonderland for Soulful Santa Celebration.

Oakland County

Auburn Hills

Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa in Auburn Hills
Date(s):  December 16
Address: Rainforest Cafe (Michigan)
4310 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI
Phone: (248) 409-6009
Time: Sat, December 16, 2023, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST
Cost: $0 – $24.77

Bring the Christmas spirit to your family with Breakfast with Santa!

Auburn Hills

Friday, December 1
@ Downtown Auburn Hills
Celebrate the holiday season as we light the City’s Christmas tree and Downtown Auburn Hills. After the tree lighting, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, have your picture taken with Santa, make a craft, take a horse-drawn carriage or wagon ride, enjoy our Downtown shops, see performances by our favorite winter princesses, hear interactive children’s music and stories, and meet real reindeer!


Breakfast with Santa in Birmingham
Date(s):  December 3, 2023
Address:  The Townsend Hotel
100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009
Time: 9 AM & 11.30 AM
Cost: $30 per adult, S20 for age 2-10


November 25 – December 24
@ Shain Park, Birmingham
Make an appointment to visit Santa* at his quaint home in Shain Park. While you’re here, hop aboard a horse-drawn carriage for an illuminated tour of the holiday lights and beautifully decorated downtown. As always, Santa House and carriage rides are free! Donations benefiting the Lions Club will be accepted during the event for those that would like to contribute.

Bloomfield Hills

December 2 & 3
@ Cranbrook House and Gardens, Bloomfield Hills
Visit with Santa and take a family photo inside the enchanted Cranbrook House Library. Your child(ren) will also get to meet Mrs. Claus. After sharing holiday wishes with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, children will receive a gift from Santa and his helpers! Pre-registration required. Call 248-645-3149 for ticket info and to reserve.


Breakfast and Photo with Santa at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate
Dec. 2, 2023 9AM-12PM
Address: 20 W. Washington St., Clarkston
Cost: Free
Families can enjoy a breakfast with Santa, children’s sing-alongs, coloring and free photo with Santa.


Breakfast with Santa
Lunch with Santa in Clawson
Date(s): Dec. 9, 2023
Address: Hunter Community Center, 509 Fisher Ct, Clawson, MI 48017
Phone: 248-589-0334
Time: 10am
Cost: $10 per person

Farmington Hills

Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa in Farmington Hills
Date(s):  December 16 & 17
Address: Longacre House 24705 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Phone: 248-473-1800
Time: 8.30 am or 11:00 am
Cost: Resident $20 / Non-resident $25

Farmington Hills

Nov 29 & 30
@ Longacre House, Farmington Hills
Enjoy Santa’s favorite snack of milk and cookies while he reads holiday stories to all! Children will get a chance to impress Santa by decorating their own cookies. After story time each child will get an individual visit with Santa. Bring your cameras and make memories with the man in red.

Lake Orion

Lighted parade

Date: Dec. 2
Address: Downtown Lake Orion, MI
Time: 6-8 PM
The Orion Area Parade Group brings you the Orion Lighted Christmas Parade on the 1st Saturday of December. Dress warm and line the streets before the parade starts. The parade will begin at 6:00 pm from Blanche Sims Elementary School and end at the Ehman Center. Stick around after for complimentary professional photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus.

Lake Orion

Breakfast with Santa or the Grinch at Canterbury Village
Breakfast With The Grinch Dates:
Friday, November 24th
Sunday, November 26th
Sunday, December 3rd
Sunday, December 10th
Sunday, December 17th
Sunday, December 21st
Sunday, December 22nd
Breakfast With Santa Dates:
Saturday, December 2nd
Saturday, December 9th
Saturday, December 16th
Saturday, December 23rd
Address: 2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion
Cost: $24.99/person plus tax
This buffet-style breakfast includes all your favorite morning fare and visits with the big guy or the Grinch, too. Choose seating times online and make sure to reserve in advance.


December 8 & 9
@ Bluestone’s Children Center, Livonia
Join us for shopping, photos with Santa, and sensory-friendly activities! FREE gifts can be selected for eight immediate family members Proceeds go directly to Bluestone Voices for Autism


December 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
@ Greenmead Historical Park, Livonia
Visit Greenmead under the glow of lights! Kids will enjoy a visit with Santa at the Meeting House and crafts at the School House. Stop in the church to listen to a free concert, sign up for Trivia Night Alexander Blue House, and warm up in the hospitality tent, where snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase.

Advance registration is required for Trivia Night, $5/resident, $8/non-resident. This activity is for ages 21 and older. Teams can be made up of up to 8 members. 


Saturday, December 9
@ Dave & Buster’s, Livonia

Santa Claus is coming to Dave & Buster’s Livonia! Skip the long line at the mall and score an exclusive meet & greet. Invite your family & friends along to visit our one-stop-Santa-shop and enjoy a morning of holiday fun. 

Ticket includes: All American Breakfast buffet ticket with soda, coffee & tea, a $10 Power Card® with Unlimited Video Game Play, kid-friendly crafts, early access to store, personal photo with Santa, suggested 18% gratuity & taxes. 

Cost: $31.24 +tax


Saturday, December 3, 10-11:30
Thursday, December 8, 5-7
Saturday, December 10, 11-1
Thursday, December 15, 530- 730
Saturday, Dec 17, 11-1
Thursday, Dec 22, 5-7
@ Village Center Mall, Milford
Come see Santa downtown at Village Center Mall!  Have a chat about how good you were this year and let him know what your dreams are for Christmas!  Parents, make sure to bring your camera for a good pic!  Then, grab a hot chocolate and a seat by the fire outside and enjoy downtown!  See ya there!


Thursday after Thanksgiving
@ Village Center Mall, Milford
Santa Claus is coming to town during Milford’s annual Christmas Open House. A community favorite, the seasonal event brings strolling entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday caroling, special promotions and deals at downtown stores and restaurants as well as a highly anticipated visit with Santa Claus in Village Center Mall. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. when the jolly old man arrives on Main Street aboard a Milford Fire Department fire engine.


 December 9, 10, 16, 17
@ Kensington Metropark, Milford
A holiday season tradition at the Farm! Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday sing-along, (complete with cozy blankets, song sheets, and jingle bells), snacks, (fruit, cookies, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee), and most importantly, a visit with Santa by the Christmas Tree!


Light the Lights
Date: Dec. 17
Address: Twelve Miles Crossing at Fountain Walk
Time: 6-9PM
Fireworks and Tree Lighting at 6:30pm
Visits with Santa
Live music on stage by Spooky Sterling
Character Meet & Greets
Holiday Market


Brunch with Santa at Paradise Park
Dec. 16
Address: 45799 Grand River Ave., Novi
Cost: $21.95/adult, $18.95/child
Enjoy breakfast and laser tag with Santa. There will also be great photo opportunities, coloring and crafts. Limited availability so advanced registration recommended.


Nov 18 – 10am / 11am / 12pm /1 pm
@ MSU Tollgate Farm, Novi
Join us for Holiday at the Farm!  Experience a delightful day of family-friendly holiday activities. Meet Santa, interact with adorable farm animals, hop on tractor rides, enjoy festive music, and much more!
Pre-registration is encouraged to secure your spot. Don’t miss out on this joyful celebration! Awesome holiday photo opportunities available all around the farm.
*S’mores kits, and warm drinks will be available for purchase
Cost: $10 per person (Children under 2 are free.)
This event is an indoor/outdoor event. Please dress appropriately for the weather – rain, snow, or sun!
$10 per person (2 and under free)
Concessions available for purchase 



Saturday, December 9
@ Lakeshore Park Building
Treat yourself to a holiday tradition with the Lunch with Santa event. The special event features a visit with Santa at Santa’s Workshop, a delicious lunch, crafts, music, and a great atmosphere.

Cost: Res. $7/Non-Res. $10 for Ages 3 & Up, 2 & Under—Free

Pleasant Ridge

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa
Date: Dec. 8
Address: Pleasant Ridge Community Center, 4 Ridge Rd, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069, USA
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $7 per person ages 2 and older

Find Santa Events in Rochester Hills

Santa’s Snug 2023

November 17th through December 24th, 2023
@Festival Park in Rochester Hills
Santa will be making his grand arrival to The Village on Friday, November 17 during the annual Light The Village event and will continue to make weekly appearances through Christmas Eve. Santa also plans to bring some of his furry friends with him on some of his visits.
During Santa’s visits, guests can visit Santa’s Snug in Festival Park where they will be able to meet and take photos with Santa in a beautiful cozy outdoor winter setting. Don’t forget to bring your letters for Santa with you and place them in the mailbox next to the Santa’s Snug. All visits will be available by walk-up only during Santa’s Hours. Guests should plan to bring their own camera as photographers will not be provided.

Royal Oak


Saturday, December 9
@ Southfield Pavilion
Join us for a heartwarming and culturally enriching holiday experience as we present “Soulful Santa Celebration”– a joyful event that celebrates the magic and diversity of the holiday season.
Admission includes:
Photos with Santa
Arts and Crafts
Face paint
360 photo booth
Impulse Dancers
Black owned Vendor Marketplace
And more.
Everyone in attendance must have a ticket!


Maggiano’s Troy – Breakfast with Santa 
Breakfast with Santa in Troy
Date(s): Dec. 9
Address: Maggiano’s Little Italy
2089 W Big Beaver R Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248-205-1080
Time: 9:00 am
Cost: $40 Adult ; $35 (age 3-12)

Maggiano’s & Santa Claus cordially invite you to enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by Executive Chef! Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa, share their holiday wish lists and decorate cookies.
Make this your newest Holiday Tradition!
Breakfast Served from 9:00 am-10:00 am
Holiday Activities (face painting, cookie decorating, crafts & more) & Pictures with Santa from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Breakfast Buffet
• Scrambled Eggs• Bacon• Sausage• French Toast• Pancakes• Maggiano’s Style Potatoes• Fresh Fruit• Assortment of Cereal• Yogurt
Coffee, tea, and assorted Juices!



Families can enjoy a breakfast with Santa. It will include Brioche French Toast, bacon, scrambled eggs and more. Coffee, apple juice, orange juice and hot chocolate are included. Additional specialty beverages available for purchase.


December 2 & 3
@ Troy Historic Village
Start your season of family fun and holiday tradition at the Troy Historic Village! Spend time with Santa, make a simple holiday craft, play holiday games, and sample the sights and smells of the season. Warm up with hot cocoa.


December 9
@ Waterford Township Hall
Celebrate the season with various FREE holiday activities including a visit and photo opportunity with Santa, a reindeer visit, crafts, cookie decorating, and more!  This event is held outdoors, please dress for the weather.


Pancake Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa in Wixom
Date(s): Dec. 9
Address:  Wixom Community Center
39015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393
Phone: 248-624-1055
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Cost: non-perishable food donation

Wayne County

Brownstown Township

December 3
@ Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown
Make this Christmas Season special! Join us for a holiday snacks, games and crafts. The Mrs. Claus Jam Band will be making spirits bright with holiday music. And no event would be complete without a visit from the big guy himself, Santa. The program takes place at the Lake Erie Metropark Golf Course Starter Building.


December 2
@ Summit Canton
Santa Breakfast will be at the Summit on the Park from 9am-11am. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a visit, delicious eats, souvenir, craft and story time. Pre-registration is required beginning Aug 22nd.


Winter Wonderland
November 29 & 30
@ Heritage Park Amphitheater, Canton
Kick off the holiday season in Heritage Park with a lighted trip around the pond featuring a visit with Santa, entertainment, and winter refreshments (for purchase). Pre-registration is required, and each person does need to be registered to attend the event.


November 24-26
@ The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn
Start your holiday season by visiting history’s greatest toymaker at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. For one special weekend only, say hello and snap your own photo with Santa in front of our towering 25-foot tree. We can’t wait to welcome you and this jolly old elf back to the museum.


December 15-17
@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Share Detroit’s favorite holiday musical tradition with family and friends and thrill to the spectacle of the season. Lawrence Loh leads a sparkling celebration with carols and classics that sells out year after year – and yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus!


Breakfast with Santa at Monroe Street Midway
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23
@ Monroe St Midway
32 Monroe Street Detroit, MI 48226
Cost: $10/adult ; $5 ( 8 and under )
Bring your Christmas lists and enjoy a buffet breakfast with Santa Claus himself, in the Midway Holiday Hut, in a warm setting!!
Experience the magic of the North Pole right here in Downtown Detroit!! Enjoy an immersive meet and greet experience including delicious treats, a special activity, keepsake photos and much more!!
This includes one complimentary $5 arcade card per ticket.

New Boston

December 10
@ Oakwoods Metropark, New Boston
Let’s get together and sing Christmas carols, hear a story, play games, make crafts, and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies. Every family will even get their own private visit with Santa in our very own North Pole room.



@ Northville Community Center
Welcome Santa into town with a rise and shine pancake breakfast. This holly, jolly event will include pictures with Santa, breakfast, crafts, sing-alongs and goodies!


December 2, 3, 9, 10
@ Maybury Farm, Northville
Join us for Holiday Fun at the Farm! Children may share their wish list and have their photo taken with Santa in the historic barn, visit the farm animals, shop in the General Store, enjoy holiday music and warm up by the bonfire.


December 16
@ Kennedy Recreation Center, Trenton
Enjoy an afternoon of skating performed by Recreation Figure Skaters and afterwards join Santa on the ice.


Breakfast with Santa at American Legion
Dec. 9
 2423 W. Jefferson Ave., Trenton
$10/adult, $5/child
Get your photo taken with Santa Claus and enjoy pancakes, sausage, milk, juice, coffee and tea.


November 17-19
@ Notre Dame Hall, Wayne
Kids of all ages can make and take crafts to enjoy, give as gifts, or decorate their house. join us on November 17-19 for the first-ever Wayne open-air Christmas Market, more than just a Crafter’s Market.
Santa & Mrs. Claus are available for free photos.


Tuesday, November 30
@ Westland Historic Village Park
Our annual Holiday tradition at the Westland Historic Village Park. Children & Families are welcome to take their photos with Santa and Santa’s sleigh. There will be a Holiday ornament workshop for the children with the Village elves, and some holiday treats. There will be visits from the Grinch and Elsa.


December 6 & 14
@ Rev’d Up Fun, Woodhaven
Experience the magic of Christmas at Rev’d Up Fun!Our Signature Holiday Event features unlimited attractions, Christmas Creations from Santa’s Workshop, Hot Cocoa Bar, sweet treats and of course a chance to bend the ear of the big man himself- Santa! Limited availability.


December 17
@ The Biddle Hall, Wyandotte
Come join us for our 7th Annual Breakfast with Santa. There will also be juice, coffee, tea and a Hot Cocoa Station available. Each Child will get a Christmas Craft and a free 4×6 with Santa! Other fun activities include Christmas Selfie Stations!

Washtenaw County


Christmas Craft and Vendor Show
Dec. 9 &10
@ Chelsea Fairgrounds
Address: 1000-1434 Old Manchester Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118
Cost: Free
Christmas Craft & Vendor Show will have beautiful handmade items from vendors, food trucks and Santa.


Donuts and Selfie with Santa
Dec. 9
@ Smokehouse 52 BBQ
Address: 125 S Main St, Chelsea, MI, USA
Cost: Free
Stop by Smokehouse 52 BBQ to grab a selfie with Santa and everyone in line will receive a free donut (while supplies last)! Santa will be inside Smokehouse 52 BBQ and everyone will line up outside the building. The “garage” doors outside Smokehouse 52 BBQ will be open so that Santa can interact safely with the kids, and families can take photos without window glare.


December 10
@ Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter
Let’s get together and sing Christmas carols, hear a story, play games, make crafts, and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies. Every family will get their own private visit with Santa in Oakwoods very own “North Pole” Room. 


December 16
@ Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter
Take a short stroll along this .25 mile slightly hilly candy cane decorated trail for a chance to meet a variety of winter characters. Then head inside for a magical chance to see Santa before his big night. Stop by his mailbox to deliver any letters to Santa. Warm up inside by spending time at the Holiday Village and spotting all the different village characters. Then hop on the Holiday Carol Wagon Ride for more holiday cheer.

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