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!
Where: Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland
When: December 2-3, 9-10, and 16-17, 2023 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.
Where: Merwin’s Wharf, 1785 Merwin Ave, Cleveland
When: Multiple dates: December 2-3, December 9-10, and December 16-17, 2023 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.
Where: Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland
When: Multiple dates: December 16th and 17th, 2023 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!
Where: Hofbrauhaus, 1550 Chester Ave, Cleveland
When: December 3, 2023 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. There will be activities for kids, photo ops, and live music.
Where: Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Ave, Cleveland
When: December 9, 2023 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.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.
Where: The Aviator Event Center & Pub, 20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland
When: December 10, 2023 with time slots starting at 9 a.m.
How Much: $40 for adults, $20 for kids 14 and under, free for kids 3 and under
Have breakfast with Santa featuring a breakfast buffet spread, pictures with Santa, and kids’ activities! Mimosas and Bloody Marys are included for the adults.
Santa breakfasts near Cleveland
Don’t mind driving 20-40 minutes from downtown for a Santa brunch? Here are even more options:
Where: StoneWater Golf Club, 1 Club Dr, Highland Heights
When: December 10, 2023 with seatings from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 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.
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 2023
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.
Where: Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland
When: Saturdays and Sundays in December 2023 with time slots available from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
How Much: Sold out for 2023
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.
Where: Tall Oaks Event Complex, 9199 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland
When: December 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 2023 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.
Where: Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville
When: December 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2023 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
How much: $18 for adults, $14 for kids 3-12, and $5 for kids 3 and under
Presented by the Lake County Historical Society, this Santa breakfast also includes a chance to tour the Lake County History Center Museum to see its holiday decorations, and make an ornament to take home. You can have breakfast or lunch with Santa in the History Center’s Heritage Hall (PJs encouraged!), then get photos with Santa.
Where: White Birch Barn, 7180 West Smith Road, Medina
When: December 9th and December 10th, 2023 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
Where: RollHouse Solon, 33185 Bainbridge Rd, Solon
When: December 16th, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
How Much: $25 per person
Join Santa for breakfast and picture-taking at RollHouse in Solon. All children 10 and under will also receive a $10 game card. RollHouse contains 26 bowling lanes, an arcade, laser tag, and more.
Breakfast/brunch with other holiday characters
Here are a handful of other themed holiday brunches with other Christmas characters:
Where: 9ers Diner & Pub, 63 Pearl Road, Brunswick
When: December 9, 2023 at 9 a.m.
How Much: $26 for adults, $18 for kids 3 and under, free for kids 2 and under
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.
Where: Applebee’s, 6871 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights
When: December 16, 2023 from 8-10 a.m.
How much: $15
Join Santa and his sidekick the Grinch for a family-friendly pancake breakfast at Applebee’s. Along with breakfast and photo opportunities, you can also make your own ornaments and reindeer food, plus try to win raffle baskets.
Where: Pinspiration Avon, 34970 Detroit Rd Suite #240, Avon
When: December 3, 2023 from 9-10 a.m.
How much: $15
Join Pinspiration Avon and the Grinch for a fun-filled donut extravaganza! Personalize your donut with your favorite toppings, and get photos with the Grinch.
Have you ever been to breakfast with Santa? If so, which one is your favorite?
Amanda was born and raised in northeast Ohio, and has always been a fangirl of her home state. Now, she’ sharing her love of the Cleveland area 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.