He’s Making A List…

…Of Santa Stops!
(updated 12/8/2015)Finding Santa sponsored by Educators Credit Union 2015
Compiled by
Just Add Kids’
Silva Karapetian

‘Tis the season!

It’s the battle of the “Breakfast with Santa’s”.

Let the games begin!

The jolly man in the big fuzzy red suit is coming town. We here at Just Add Kids are compiling an ongoing list of where you can find Santa Claus ’round our corner of southeastern Wisconsin.  Read more…

So check this list, and do it twice, or more! We’ll add Santa events here and on our website’s calendar JAK Happenings, along with other kid-oriented, holiday happenings as we learn about them.

Ho Ho Hope you have fun!

**DENOTES**activities and events that are designed for and/or welcoming to families of children/dependent young adults with special needs.

Finding Santa 2015 Directory (updated 12/8)
Sponsored by Educators Credit Union
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Make A Date With Santa
Southridge Mall, 5300 S. 76th Street, Greendale
November 6 to December 24 (daily 10am – 9pm)
Come take your photo with Santa and create special memories that last a lifetime!  Save time and avoid the line by making a date with Santa.  Book your reservation with Santa to occur before Black Friday (November 27) and receive a FREE multi-image CD ($29.99 value) with a $39.99 photo package purchase! A $10 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your appointment. This $10 will be put towards your purchase of a Santa photo package during your visit with Santa. For Santa’s daily hours or package pricing, call the mall Guest Services Center at (414) 421-5600 (or e-mail: sclaus@createholidaymagic.com). **FYI: “Caring Santa” will have a special date and time before the mall opens for kids with special needs.  Please call for more information.

Breakfast with Santa at Grand Geneva
Ballroom: 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva
Every Saturday and Sunday, November 28 – December 20, 8am – 12noon
Join us for live holiday music and meet Santa while enjoying a delicious breakfast buffet. Featuring fun holiday activities, plus separate kids’ and adults’ buffets to accommodate every taste. All attire is welcome, whether you want to dress up for your photo with Santa or show up in your PJ’s. It’s almost as fun as Christmas morning. Bring your list!  Adults $25, Kids (6-12) $15, Kids (2-5) $8.  Reservations recommended: call (262) 249-4788

Breakfast with Santa at Watts Tea Shop
George Watts & Son, 761 North Jefferson Street, Milwaukee
Every Saturday, 9am, November 28th, December 5th, 12th, 19th, and Special Christmas Eve Seating on Thursday, December 24th at 9:00am
Come dressed up in your holiday attire and bring the children to tell Santa their heart’s desire. A scrumptious breakfast with a fabulous surprise gift for every child at Milwaukee’s most historic Tea Room. Meet the Jolly Old Elf, for a photo opportunity, while Mrs. Claus reads her lively version of The Night Before Christmas.  $25 per person includes meal and free gift for EVERY attendee. Call for reservations (414)290-5700.

East Troy Electric Railroad’s Christmas Express Train
2002 Church Street, East Troy
November 28 & 29; December 5 & 6; 12 & 13; 19 & 20
9:30am, 12pm, and 2:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays listed
The magical ride will take you a half hour from the East Troy Depot to Santa’s workshop located at the Elegant Farmer. Here children can visit Santa and get a photo taken with the jolly elf himself! Santa’s workshop wouldn’t be complete without a craft project and some hot chocolate and cookies to enjoy after working on those crafts! Advanced reservations are required (262) 642-3263. Adults (ages 12 and up) $15, children (ages 0-11) $17.50

Visit Santa at Santa’s Chalet – West Racine
Northwest corner of Washington Avenue & Grove Avenue, Racine
Every Saturday & Sunday, 12noon – 3pm, from November 28 through December 20.
Kids, be sure to drop your wish list in the mailbox at the chalet to receive a response from Santa!

Christmas with Mrs. Claus
Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market
11600 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant
Saturdays, November 28, December 5, 12 & 19,  1 – 4pm
Storytelling, crafts, cookie decorating & more! Free. Ages 1-12. Call (262)886-2235 for more info.

Santa Visits at Grand Geneva
Main Lobby: 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva
Every Saturday, 2 – 4pm, from November 28 through December 19
Bring your list and check it twice! Visit Santa and his elves while enjoying live holiday musical performances (1:30 – 3:30). Local High School entertainment will perform throughout the season.

Visit with Santa
Rhode Center for the Arts, 5819 Sixth Avenue, Kenosha
Sundays 9am – 12noon, November 29,  December 6, 13, & 20.
Wednesdays 4 – 7pm, December 9, 16, 23.
Visits with Santa are FREE and personal cameras to capture those magical moments are welcome! A photographer will also be on hand to provide photo prints for a small donation. Enjoy coloring and fun activities for the kids, a holiday art show by the Kenosha Art Association, and special appearances by the ensemble from the Lakeside Players’ production, Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Soda with Santa
Sprecher Brewery, 701 W. Glendale Avenue, Glendale
Sundays, November 29, December 6 and 13, noon – 3pm
Go on a brewery tour, enjoy samples (beer samples for adults, soda samples for everyone), and have your picture taken with Santa. Admission prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for minors. Reservations required by calling (414) 964-2739.

Santa’s Workshop at Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park: 8425 Hwy 38 Caledonia, WI 53108
December 2 – 23; every Wednesday 6 – 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30-9:30pm
Kids are invited to sit on Santa’s lap, have their photo taken and tell him what they hope to see under the tree on Christmas morning! Photos with Santa are $5 each. Believers age 12 and under can write Santa a letter on the nights they cannot meet him in person and we’ll make sure he receives it. Santa then emails a personalized letter back to each child! (Deadline for receiving a response is December 20.) Enjoy a variety of beverages available at Santa’s Workshop, including hot chocolate, apple cider, lattes, mochas and more. Admission to Christmas Carnival of Lights includes “Santa’s Workshop”. Car (up to 8 people) $15 Large passenger vans, camper, limo, mini bus $25, Large Bus, Greyhound or Large Motorhome $30 (CASH ONLY- ATM located in store)

Pictures with Santa at Educators Credit Union
Friday, December 4, 3 – 6pm at 3525 Rapids Drive, Racine; and 6131 W. Center Street,  Milwaukee
Saturday, December 5, 9am – 12noon at 1201 Marquette Avenue, South Milwaukee; and 15350 W. Howard Avenue, New Berlin
Friday, December 11, from 3 – 6 pm at 1300 90th Street, Sturtevant; 7139 N. Port Washington Avenue, Glendale; and 611 E. Geneva Street, Elkhorn
Saturday, December 12, 9am – 12noon at 4215 Green Bay Road, Kenosha; and 2243 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee
Friday, December 18, 3 – 6 pm at 448 Falcon Ridge, Burlington; 1600 Summit Avenue, Waukesha; and 10811 W. Park Place, Milwaukee
Saturday, December 19, 9am – 12noon, 1400 N. Newman Road, Racine
Kid’s can visit with Santa and get a free picture with him!

Santa’s Chalet at Wehmhoff Square Park
355 N. Pine St. Burlington
December 5 through December 20
Friday evenings from 6 – 8pm
Saturday and Sundays from 2 – 4pm
Santa and Mrs. Claus will enjoy the newly decorated Chalet as they welcome the many children to their weekend retreat. Parents you are welcome to bring your cameras so you can capture your little ones smiles as they talk to Santa and receive a special treat. The chalet will be open starting Dec. 5 following our “Most Loved Christmas Carols” Christmas Parade and every weekend until Christmas. FREE

Breakfast with Santa at the Hilton
Hilton Milwaukee: 509 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
Saturdays, December 5, 12, 19, 9 – 11am
Share a jolly breakfast with Santa and his elves in the festively decorated ballroom with a special gift for each child. Enjoy decorating a gingerbread house and a holiday movie. And don’t forget the camera to capture that moment with Santa. $35 Adults, $20 Children (3-12),  2 and under free. For reservations call (877) 704-5327.

Breakfast with Santa at the Pfister Hotel
424 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
Saturdays, December 5, 12, 19, 9:30 – 11:30am
A Pfister tradition for lifelong memories. Share a jolly breakfast with Santa and his elves in the festively decorated ballroom with a special gift awaiting each child. Don’t forget the cameras to capture that moment with Santa! $35 Adults, $20 Children 3 to 12 years, 2 and under free (tax and gratuity are not included). To reserve your spot with Santa, please call (877) 704-5340 or (414) 935-5950.

Santa, His Elves, and Live Reindeer
Starbucks, 685 Main Street, Lake Geneva
Saturdays, December 5, 12, and 19, 11am – 2pm
Santa, his Elves, and real Live Reindeer will be at the downtown Lake Geneva Starbucks. Come sit on Santa’s lap with your wish list and see his Reindeer up close and personal. Bring your own camera for free photos or purchase a professional photo. Stores will be offering a multitude of Christmas shopping deals.

Old World Holiday Breakfast
Old World Wisconsin, W372S9727 Wisconsin 67, Eagle
Saturday, December 5 – Sunday, December 6 at 9:30am
Saturday, December 12 – Sunday, December 13 at 9:30am
A fantastic way to celebrate the coming holidays! Enjoy a hearty holiday buffet in the big, red Clausing Barn.  Make it a full day of fun when you purchase a Holiday Combo Ticket to Old World Holiday Breakfast and An Old World Christmas and enjoy a festive breakfast and holiday performance, a horse-drawn bobsled ride (snow permitting), and all of the seasonal activities at the daylong event! Be sure to meet our 19th-century Father Christmas (aka: Santa) for your one-of-a-kind holiday photo. Advance Reservations Required. Breakfast only: Adults $22, children 5-12 $10, plus 5.1% tax and one-time $3 service charge, children 4 and under free. Holiday Combo Ticket: Enjoy Old World Holiday Breakfast plus An Old World Christmas: Adults $29, children 5-12 $14, plus 5.1% tax and one-time $3 service fee, children 4 and under free. Advance reservations available online or call 262-594-6301. No reservations are required for An Old World Christmas, a day of holiday fun, held the same dates (hours 10am to 5pm each day), however discounted admission is available only with the advance purchase of Old World Holiday Breakfast.

Mrs. Claus and the Littlest Reindeer
Apple Holler – 5006 S Sylvania Avenue, Sturtevant
December 5 to 20, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00am
Cost: $8.00 per person (children & adults) A children’s interactive holiday musical with special appearance and photo opportunity  with Santa Claus, the reindeer and Mrs. Claus (bring your camera!). Homemade holiday cookie, craft, and ride on the Candy Cane Express. Reservations required, and are available online.

Breakfast with Santa 
Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market, 11600 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant
Sundays, December 6 and 13, at 9:00am, 10:30am and 12:00noon
Adults $8.95, Children 2-10 $6.95. Tickets can be purchased in store or over the phone. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, french toast sticks, fresh fruit, pastries and an assortment of beverages. Each child will have an opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap and tell them their Christmas wishes. Limited seating, so don’t wait! Buy your tickets today! Call (262)886-2235 for more info.

Build a Gingerbread House & Have Breakfast with Santa at the Harley-Davidson Museum
MOTOR Bar & Restaurant: 401 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee
Sundays, December 6 & 13,  10am – 2pm
Bring the kids down to the Harley-Davidson Museum for a special MOTOR breakfast with Santa! In this annual tradition, parents and children have the opportunity to snap a photo with Santa on a Harley-Davidson and build their very own gingerbread house. Space for the event is limited and reservations are required. 20.95 per gingerbread house. Call (414) 287-2778 to make a reservation.

Pictures with Santa
Villa D’Carlo Restaurant, 5140 6th Avenue, Kenosha
Monday-Wednesday, December 7, 8 & 9 and December 14, 15, & 16; 5 – 8pm
December 7 – 8: Come with a donation and have your child(ren) have their photo taken with Santa. Half of all tips given to Santa’s photographer will be donated to VFW Riders’ Group/Stand with Dave Taylor Cancer Fund.
December 14 – 16: Santa and Mrs. Claus will return for children to give Santa letters.

**A.S.P. Autism Solution Pieces Christmas Celebration**
Career Industries,  4811 Washington Avenue, Racine
Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 – 8pm
Join us for this annual FREE festive evening! Photos with Santa, crafts with his elves, and hot cocoa with Frosty! For a Jolly Good Time, please rsvp to autismsolutionpieces@gmail.com or calling 262-497-5890 or 262-639-3041

Storytime with Santa
Sealed Air YMCA: 8501 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant
Friday, December 11,  7 – 8:30pm
Games and crafts with family, stories with Santa, pancakes and pictures with Santa.  YMCA members $3, general public $4.  Raffle tickets will be sold for entry to win a toy! Call (262)634-1994 for more information.

Family Fun Breakfast with Santa
Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd Street, Kenosha
Saturday, December 12, 9am – 11am
Your family will enjoy pictures and story time with Santa, and creating family ornaments and cards. Menu: Mrs. Claus Egg-cellent Casserole, Reindeer Trailmix Cereal, Frosty’s Yogurt, Elf Fruit and Santa’s Special Hot Cocoa. This is a FREE family holiday event; a donation to the Y’s Annual Campaign would be greatly appreciated.

Breakfast with Santa
Maggiano’s Little Italy, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa
Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 20; 9 – 11am
Doors will not open until check-in at 8:30am with fun and food starting at 9am! $25.00 per person (adult or children 3-12 years old) and includes food, beverage, activities for children, tax and service.  Fun activities inspired by the holiday! Kids will also have the chance to sit on Santa’s lap,all captured with a memorable photo keepsake. All reservations and payments are handled online.

Breakfast with Santa at the RecPlex
Wruck Beach Pavilion on Lake Andrea, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie
Saturday, December 12, 9am
Join us this Holiday season for a buffet-style, sit-down breakfast consists of eggs, sausage, donuts, juice & coffee. $15 members/$19 non-members (Children under 2 are free). Price includes fun surprises for the children. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. High chairs are not provided.Call (262)947-3650 to register by December 8th.

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Pine Street Cafe, 141 N. Pine Street, Burlington
Saturday, December 12, 9am – 12noon
Order from the menu.  (262) 763-9800

Cocoa with the Clauses
Cathedral Square Park – 520 E Wells Street, Milwaukee
Saturday, December 12, 11am – 2pm
Cathedral Square Park hosts the North Pole’s most recognizable residents in this outdoor cocoa klatch. Santa and Mrs. Claus will hear wish lists, while moms and dads can snap 2 free keepsake photos. Just remember to bring your camera! Elves and other holiday characters will also be there. Other free treats include hot cocoa and cookies. And if that isn’t reason enough to bundle up for some holiday fun, neighboring restaurants will offer meal deals just for kids. It’s sure to be a blast! For info, call 414.220.4700 ext. 5. While Cocoa with the Clauses is a free event, a nonperishable food donation for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is encouraged.

Lions Club 41st Annual Breakfast with Santa
Muskego High School Cafeteria, W183S8750 Racine Avenue, Muskego
Sunday, December 13, 8am – 12:30pm
An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is served.  Adults $6, Kids $3, Under 4 years old – FREE!  Enjoy photos with Santa, music, raffles, and crafters.

Santa Fun Time
McDonald’s: 6630 Washington Avenue, Mount Pleasant
Wednesday, December 16, 4:30 – 6:30pm
Visit with Santa. Gifts from Santa. Holiday art projects. Cookie decorating. Prize drawing.  Bring your camera.  Parents or guardians must remain on premises with child participants.  Event is FREE. For more information call (262) 886-1177.

7th Annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast at Georgie Porgie’s Treefort Restaurant
Mount Pleasant location: 5502 Washington Avenue, Racine
Oak Creek location: 9555 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek
Saturday, December 19th & Wednesday, December 24; 7am – 10:30am
Enjoy delicious pancakes topped with your choice of five favorite Treefort toppings and our creamy Wisconsin custard.  Plus, Santa will be making a visit to both locations! He will be at our Oak Creek location from 8-9am and Mt. Pleasant from 9:30-10:30am.

Polar Pajama Party
Chasing Tales, 7265 S. 1st Street, Oak Creek
December 19, 4 – 8pm
Join us for a visit with Santa and pictures, hot cocoa and cookie decorating, games, Santa’s mailbox, and train and jingle bell crafts. Advance tickets available until December 5th: $18 first child, $12 each additional sibling.After December 5th $20 first child, $15 each additional sibling. Extras include a bounce house, $2 per jump or a wristband for $8 for unlimited jumping.

Holiday Ice Show – Skate with Santa
RecPlex Ice Arena, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie
Saturday, December 19, 1pm & 6:30pm shows; 3:30 – 5pm Skate with Santa
Let us help you celebrate the Holidays! Bring your friends and family to this special event. Holiday music, bright lights and colorful costumes set the atmosphere for our Pleasant Prairie Skating School U.S. Basic Skills, Freestyle, Synchronized and guest skaters to entertain you and get you in the holiday mood! Cost: $10 per person, general seating. $11 per person, reserved. Ages 2 and under are free. Skate with Santa at 3:30-5pm. Admission is free for participants and paid admissions to the Holiday Ice Show. Otherwise, $6 per adult. $4 per person skate rental applies to all who need skates.

Christmas Party at Great Lakes Farmer’s Market
Milaeger’s, 4838 Douglas Avenue, Racine
Sunday, December 20, 8am – 12noon
A superb market with great offerings and specials for great gift giving ideas! Children, come and visit Santa at the market. Santa will be here from 12-2 in his sleigh filled with candy canes and coloring books for you to enjoy! Don’t forget to give him your wish list!

Lunch with Santa
C.A.T.H.E. Center, 125 E. State Street, Burlington
Sunday, December 20, 12noon – 2pm
We will have lunch, Christmas crafts, cookie decorating, and fun for the whole family! $10 for Kids, $7 for Adults. For more info, call (262) 767-9661.

Cookies and Milk with Mr. & Mrs. Claus
Racine Masonic Center, 1012 Main Street, Racine
Wednesday, December 23, 10am – 12pm
Come and join us for Cookies, Milk, fun and games. Mr. & Mrs Claus will be hosting this holiday get-together for kids, and kids at heart.  Santa Claus will be taking last minute suggestions as he prepares for the big night. $8 per person.  All kids must be accompanied by an adult.

If you are hosting, or know of a Santa event that is not listed above, please send us all of the details including: name of the event, date(s), times, description including family-friendly aspect along with contact info (name, phone, email, website).
Email: silva.justaddkids@gmail.com
Subject: Finding Santa Event

 

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