Nothing captures the holiday spirit quite like Santa Claus does and there’s only a short window to catch him before he returns to the North Pole. Find out if you are on the naughty or nice list from Kris Kringle himself by visiting him at these downtown stops.
Visit with Santa at Discovery World
Saturdays & Sundays, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 & 22-23
Wednesday Dec. 19; Thursday, Dec. 20; & Friday Dec. 21
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The holiday isn’t complete without visiting Santa Claus. Meet Jolly Old St. Nick and share your holiday wish list, find out if you were naughty or nice and take a picture with the big guy himself.
Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, Dec. 2 & 9 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant
In this annual tradition, parents and children have the opportunity to snap a photo with Santa on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. A special kids’ brunch menu will be available as well as MOTOR’s full menu and build-your-own Bloody Mary bar for adults. Top it all off with ornaments for the kids to decorate!
Smile Bright with Dental Associates
Friday, Dec. 7 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
“Santa’s Lighted Lodge” at Zeidler Union Square
While Santa won’t be visiting in-person, guests can live it up in his “lighted lodge” at Zeidler Union Square. Crawl into Santa’s oversized chair or pose in the larger-than-life frame. For one night only, Dental Associates presents free family (and friend!) photos in a lighted holiday scene at the beautifully decorated Zeidler Union Square. Enjoy professional photo prints within seconds at the park, plus download digital copies online.
Cocoa with the Clauses presented by Madison Medical Affiliates
Saturday, Dec. 8 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cathedral Square Park
Straight from the North Pole, Santa and Mrs. Claus return for this annual cocoa celebration. The free outdoor event is a chance for kids to share their wish lists with Santa, meet his elves and other holiday characters, and enjoy hot cocoa while parents snap a keepsake photo.
Breakfast with Santa at The Pfister
Saturdays & Sundays, Dec. 8-9, 15-16, & 22-23 | 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Pfister Hotel
Join Santa and his elves for a festive feast, a gift for each child, crafts, letters to Santa and countless memories. The newly enhanced family tradition now features plated breakfasts and smaller seating to give everyone a joyful experience.
Now thru Dec. 9
Cathedral Square Park
Children can stay connected to St. Nick by dropping letters into Santa’s Mailbox at Cathedral Square Park. Be sure to include a return address because Santa and his elves will send each child a personalized reply in the mail and because holiday spirit delivers the letters to the North Pole, no postage is required!