There are so many fun things to do in Cleveland at Christmas with kids, from holiday events to magical light displays. And a favorite holiday tradition for many families is enjoying a breakfast or brunch with Santa!
Want to take the kids out for a memorable breakfast or brunch with Santa this Christmas season? There are dozens of options to choose from all around Cleveland!
Below you can find all the breakfast/brunch with Santa options in the Greater Cleveland area – plus a few options with other holiday characters like Rudolph and The Grinch, too!
What you’ll find in this post:
- Breakfast with Santa in Cleveland
- Santa breakfasts near Cleveland
- Breakfast/brunch with other holiday characters
Note: The vast majority of these events require you to pre-book tickets in advance, and many do sell out! So the sooner you plan your Santa breakfast, the better.
Breakfast with Santa in Cleveland
Here are all the breakfast/brunch with Santa options in Cleveland and its immediate suburbs. Note that some of these events are happening multiple days!
1. Breakfast With Mr. Kringle
Where: Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland
When: December 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18 in 2022 with time slots every half hour from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
How Much: $55 for ages 13+, $38 for children ages 2-12, and free for infants under 2
Have a delightful breakfast with Santa and friends at the Burnham Restaurant at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. This breakfast includes a buffet, a meet and greet with Mr. Kringle himself, cookie decorating, letter writing, and free parking.
2. Breakfast with Santa at Merwin’s Wharf
Where: Merwin’s Wharf, 1785 Merwin Ave, Cleveland
When: Multiple dates: December 3-4, December 10-11, and December 17-18, 2022 with reservations available from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
How Much: $25 for adults, $18 for children 12 and under, and free for children 3 and under
Visit with Santa and take photos with him at this family-style breakfast at Merwin’s Wharf, which is located right on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. Private heated igloos are available for an additional fee.
3. Breakfast With Santa At Market
Where: Market Rocky River, 1137 Linda St, Rocky River
When: Multiple dates: December 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th in 2022 with time slots at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
How Much: $40 for adults, $13 for children, and free for infants 2 and under.
Take the kids to Market in Rocky River to have breakfast with Santa and characters this holiday season. Get a great photo op with Santa while enjoying a delicious breakfast.
4. Breakfast With Santa At The Cleveland Botanical Garden
Where: Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland
When: Multiple dates: December 11th and 18th 2022 with seatings at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
How Much: $38 for adults and $25 for children 3 and up. For members, the price is $28 for adults and $22 for children 3 and up. Infants are free.
Enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Cleveland Botanical Garden including breakfast, a photo op with Santa, and activities. Included in the breakfast are fun crafts like creating a custom cookie plate for Santa when he visits!
5. Edwin’s Too Brunch with Santa
Where: Edwin’s Too, 13220 Shaker Square, Cleveland
When: Multiple dates: December 17th and 24th in 2022 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
How Much: $5 (plus a full brunch menu available to order from for an additional cost)
Enjoy a delicious brunch and meet Santa at Edwin’s Too. There will be photo ops for the whole family, holiday activities for the kids, and mimosas for moms and dads.
6. Brunch with Santa at InterContinental
Where: InterContinental Cleveland, 9801 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland
When: December 3, 2022 at 10 a.m.
How Much: $79 for adults, $39 for children 12 and under, and free for children under 6
Brunch guests are invited to meet Santa’s reindeer and pose for a family photo on the sleigh with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. This brunch includes a buffet, unlimited beverages, and bottomless mimosas for the adults.
7. St. Nicholas Brunch at Hofbrauhaus
Where: Hofbrauhaus, 1550 Chester Ave, Cleveland
When: December 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
How Much: $34.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids; children 4 and under are free
Hofbrauhaus Cleveland is throwing a brunch buffet with both St. Nicholas AND Krampus on December 4th. There will be activities for kids, photo ops, and live music.
8. Polka Brunch with Santa and Krampus
Where: Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Ave, Cleveland
When: December 10, 2022 at 11 a.m.
How Much: $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under
Enjoy a delicious brunch accompanied by festive tunes from the Chardon Polka Band. Santa Claus and Krampus will also make an appearance.
9. Aviator Breakfast with Santa
Where: The Aviator Event Center & Pub, 20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland
When: December 11, 2022 with time slots starting at 9 a.m.
How Much: Sold out for 2022
Have breakfast with Santa featuring a breakfast buffet spread, pictures with Santa, and kids’ activities! Mimosas and Bloody Marys are included for the adults.
10. Donuts with Santa
Where: Brewnuts, 6501 Detroit Ave, Cleveland
When: December 18, 2022 at 10 a.m.
How Much: Price varies (no tickets required)
Come meet Santa Claus at one of the best donut shops in Cleveland. Stop by for donuts, festive beverages, and photo ops with Santa. Be sure to wear pajamas or festive gear!
Santa breakfasts near Cleveland
Don’t mind driving 20-40 minutes from downtown for a Santa brunch? Here are even more options:
1. Brunch With Santa at StoneWater
Where: StoneWater Golf Club, 1 Club Dr, Highland Heights
When: December 11, 2022 with seatings from 10:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m.
How Much: $42 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under, and free for infants 2 and under.
Come meet Santa at StoneWater Golf Club. This brunch includes a buffet, photos with Santa, and letters to Santa. Igloos for up to 8 people are also available for reservation at the Rustic Grill.
2. Santa’s Wonderland Experience
Where: Diamond Event Center & Catering, 1480 Pearl Road, Brunswick
When: Fridays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve in 2022
How Much: $24 for adults, $20 for children, and free for infants 2 and under
Enjoy breakfast with Santa, take fun holiday photos, meet Santa’s elves, write letters to Santa, and enjoy other activities at this family breakfast.
3. Lake Metroparks Breakfast with Santa
Where: Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland
When: Saturdays and Sundays in December 2022 with time slots available from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
How Much: Sold out for 2022
Come have breakfast or lunch with Santa at the Farmpark, a working farm that is part of Lake Metroparks. Families can enjoy a winter wagon ride around the Farmpark, and other activities.
4. Tall Oaks Breakfast with Santa
Where: Tall Oaks Event Complex, 9199 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland
When: December 4th and 11th in 2022 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
How Much: $49.95 for adults, $34.95 for children, and free for infants 2 and under
This breakfast with Santa includes a meet and greet with Mr. Claus himself, a buffet, ice cream bar and hot chocolate bar, sugar cookie decorating, Christmas games and activities, and a mailbox to send letters to Santa.
5. Brunch with Santa at Thorn Creek
Where: Thorn Creek Winery, 155 Treat Rd, Aurora
When: December 3, 2022 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
How Much: $48 for adults and $38 for kids
Enjoy a festive brunch at Thorn Creek Winery in Aurora, and then take a horse-drawn carriage ride! The breakfast includes a buffet, photos with Santa, and carriage rides around the property.
6. White Birch Barn Breakfast with Santa
Where: White Birch Barn, 7180 West Smith Road, Medina
When: December 3rd and December 10th in 2022 with seatings at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.
How Much: $25 per person; children 3 and under are free
Enjoy breakfast with your family, send a letter to the North Pole, make your own reindeer food, and visit Santa at this fun family event.
7. Cookies with Santa
Where: Cool Beans Café, 103 West Liberty Street, Medina
When: Multiple dates: December 10th-18th in 2022 at various times
How Much: $25 per person
Join Santa in decorating cookies and listening to classic Christmas stories read by St. Nicholas himself. This event is for children aged 3 to 10 only, and one adult may accompany each child.
Breakfast/brunch with other holiday characters
Here are a handful of other themed holiday brunches with other Christmas characters:
1. Brunch With Mrs. Claus
Where: Hotel Indigo Downtown Cleveland, 651 Huron Rd E, Cleveland
When: Multiple dates: November 26th and December 3rd and 10th in 2022 with time slots at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.
How Much: $45 for ages 13+, $32 for children ages 2-12, and free for infants under 2
Who says Santa has all the fun? Join Mrs. Kringle for brunch at the Headliner Bar & Eatery at the Hotel Indigo in Downtown Cleveland. Brunch includes a buffet, a meet and greet with Mrs. Kringle, a craft making activity, letter writing, coloring, and prizes.
2. Rudolph Brunch
Where: Connor Palace, 1615 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
When: December 3, 2022 from 8-11 a.m.
How Much: Pricing ranges from $42.50-$97.50 per person based on seat location
This unique Christmas brunch features a buffet, holiday crafts, photo ops, and more, followed by a musical performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at the historic Connor Palace Theatre in Cleveland.
3. Brunch With The Grinch & Elsa
Where: 9ers Diner & Pub, 63 Pearl Road, Brunswick
When: December 17, 2022 at 10 a.m.
How Much: Sold out for 2022
This holiday brunch includes a meet and greet with the Grinch and Elsa from Frozen, along with a brunch buffet, hot chocolate bar, and a treat to take home.
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Amanda was born and raised in northeast Ohio, and has always been a fangirl of the state. Now, she wants to share her love of Cleveland with the world, highlighting all the best things to do, see, and eat in the CLE. She’s been running Cleveland Traveler since January 2019.