Sharing a meal with Santa Claus is one of the most popular and well loved holiday traditions for making lasting memories among Indiana families. These events often include a special activity, music, crafts and a line-free visit from Saint Nick, himself! Some venues will accommodate special diets if you contact them in advance. This holiday season, Santa will be sharing breakfast, lunch, dinner, cookies and cocoa all over Indiana.  

We plan to update this list often, so please check back for more opportunities to dine with Santa throughout this joyous season! Please take note, that most events sell out quickly, so be sure to make your reservations at your earliest convenience.

Santa’s Holiday Breakfast at the Indiana State Museum

Novmeber 25 and December 2, 9, 16, 23 – seatings at 9, 9:30 and 10 am
December 1, 15, 22 – seatings at 8, 8:30 and 9 am
650 W Washington Street, Indianapolis 46204

Enjoy a delicious and festive breakfast featuring live music and goodie bags in the nostaligic L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ or Farmers Market Cafe. After your meal, visit Santa in his house and take a ride on the Santa Claus Express. Seating options: 9, 9:30  and 10 a.m. Cost: $24.50/member adult, $15.75/member child ages 3-12; $33.00/non-member adult, $24.25/non-member child ages 3-12; free for children younger than age 3.

Breakfast with Santa at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

December 2, 9, 15, or 16, 8-10 am
3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis 46208
(317) 334-4000

Enjoy a light breakfast and visit with Santa! Participate in holiday activities and make your very own slide bag to ride down the Yule Slide. Call the Children’s Museum or register online to reserve your space for one of the following dates: December 3, 10, 16, or 17 from 8-10 am. Tickets are $22 member adults, $16.50 member youths, $27.50 nonmember adults, $20.60 nonmember youths.

Breakfast with Santa at Conner Prairie

November 24 or 25; December 1 or 2
13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers 46038
(317) 776-6000

Sit in awe and wonder as Santa recites his beloved rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Join Santa in song, and after filling your bellies with a scrumptious breakfast, sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you want for Christmas. After your meal, get creative and decorate your own Christmas cookie! Reserve your space online for one of the following dates: November 25 or 26; December 9, 10, 16, 17, or 23. Tickets are $21.95/adult ($18.95/adult member); $12.95/youth ages 2-12 ($9.95/youth member).

Dinner with Santa at Conner Prairie

November 30, December 1, December 2
13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers 46038
(317) 776-6000

Enjoy a delicious dinner, decorate cookies and meet Santa! Reserve your space online. Tickets are $25.95/adult ($23.95/adult member); $13.95/youth ages 2-12 ($11.95/youth member).

Holiday Open House at Allisonville Nursery

Thursday, November 8, 10 am-8 pm
11405 Allisonville Road, Fishers 46038
(317) 849-4490

Welcome in the holiday season with FREE and fun activities throughout the entire day, which includes Cookies with Mrs. Claus from 3-5 pm. Visit the website for the entire schedule of events.

Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Fair at Waverly Elementary School

Saturday, November 10 at 8 am
8525 Waverly Road, Martinsville 46151
(317) 831-9218

This is a public event offering breakfast, Santa, vendors, and games.

Breakfast with Santa at Hoosier Harvest Church

Saturday, December 1, 9-11am
4085 Leonard Road, Martinsville 46151
(765) 349-0552

Please join us for a picture with Santa, pancakes, scrambled eggs, and fruit on Saturday December 1st. $5 for Breakfast Only, $3 for Picture Only, Or $7 for both a Picture and Breakfast.

Cookies and Cocoa at Natural Valley Ranch

Saturday, December 1, 10 am-noon or 1-3 pm

Youngsters will enjoy a wintertime visit to the ranch. Cookies & Cocoa includes photos with Santa Claus by the fire, holiday snacks, storytime with Santa, Mrs. Claus or an Elf, and a craft. Activities held indoors. Guests are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to donate to a local food pantry. Price: $10 per adult/$7 per child. Advance sale tickets are required. No tickets will be available at the door.

Musical Breakfast with Santa at Brownsburg West Middle School

Saturday, December 1, from 7-11 am in the Cafetorium

Children will be able to make a variety of craft projects and decorated cookies.  A special part of the event is a musical instrument “Petting Zoo”, where children may experiment making sounds on all the different musical instruments.  All children may visit with Santa and have a special Christmas photo made.  Brownsburg Band and Orchestra students will provide musical entertainment throughout the event. Breakfast includes French toast sticks with syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage links, orange juice, and coffee or milk.  Reservations are required.  Reservations are available at the by contacting Peppy Parsey at or 852-3032. Tickets are $10 each.  Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus are an additional $5.00 each.

Girls On The Run Breakfast With Santa

Saturday, December 1 at 8 am
690 S State St, Franklin 46131
(317) 418-4124

Join Santa and his helpers for a pancake breakfast and bring your camera for photo opportunities! Directions: Please enter at Freemason Parkway, this will take you to the parking lot of the Community Center and the correct door to enter for the GOTR Breakfast with Santa. Cost is $8 for Adults & $5 for Children. All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run Johnson County.

Breakfast with the Christmas Angel

Start the holiday season off with a sweet retelling of the Nativity Story from the perspective of the Christmas Angel. Tickets are $5 per person and include breakfast, musical entertainment, photo opportunities, crafts, activities and halos and treats for children.

Brunch with Santa & Holiday Open House at Indiana FFA Leadership Center

Saturday, December 2, 9 am
6595 S 125 W, Trafalgar 46181
(317) 878-4570

$10 per Adult Meal; $5 per Child’s Meal. Enjoy balloon animals and pictures with Santa. Proceeds from pictures will benefit the Lord’s Locker in Trafalgar. Call to make reservations and for more information.

Breakfast with the Grinch at The Silver Centre Event Hall

Saturday, December 2, 9 am
10202 E. Washington St, Indianapolis 46229
(317) 969-6555

Meet the Grinch and the rest of Whoville to enjoy a hot Whoville Breakfast, which includes Cindy Lou Who Pancakes, Augustus MayWho Sausage and everyone’s favorite Green Eggs and Ham! Parents can enjoy “Christmas lights Mom-mosa’s” and coffee while the kids enjoy the Grinch movie, holiday make and take crafts as well as meet the Grinch and take a picture with him. Ticket price includes breakfast, all activities and crafts and a picture with the Grinch. $20 Child ticket (ages 3-13); $15 Sibling ticket (ages 3-13); $10 Parent ticket. Children 2 and under are free, and must accompany a parent and a paying child admission ticket.

Breakfast with the Christmas Angel at Union Chapel United Methodist Church

Saturday, December 2, 9 am
2720 East 86th Street, Indianapolis 46240
(317) 846-3429

Start the holiday season off with a sweet retelling of the Nativity Story from the perspective of the Christmas Angel! This event includes a seated breakfast served by our heavenly hosts, music by a choir of angels and harpists, photos with the Christmas Angel, crafts and activities along with halos and treats for the children. Tickets are $5 each via Eventbrite. While all are welcome, our Angel Breakfast story and activities are designed especially for preschoolers and their families.

Breakfast With Santa at The Willows

Saturday, December 2, 8:30 am
6729 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis 46220

Please join the Indianapolis Chapter of Jack and Jill of America for our 18th Annual Breakfast with Santa. Enjoy pictures with Santa, Dancing to DJ Mama Mia, Games, Balloon Art, Vendors, Buffet Breakfast and Fun! Adults and children 11 and older $35 each; Children 4-10 $25 each; Children 3 and under free. Tickets are on sale at under the Public Events / Breakfast with Santa section.

Breakfast with Santa at Zion Lutheran Church

Saturday, December 2, 8am
6513 W. 300 S, New Palestine 46163
(317) 861-4210

Santa Claus is comin’ to town! Join us at Zion Youth Connection (Zion Lutheran Church) for an event the entire family will want to attend! Proceeds benefit Zion Youth Connection and a portion of the proceeds will go toward helping a family in need in Hancock County during the Christmas season! Ticket Prices: Adults General Admission is $8 through 12/1. Adult Ticket w/ 12 Days of Christmas Book is $22.00. Child General Admission is $5.00. Tickets can only be purchased through Eventbrite through December 2nd! Tickets will also be sold at the door on the day of the event!

St Rose School Holiday Market and Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 2, 8 am
114 Lancelot Dr, Franklin 46131

FREE to enter! FREE pictures with Santa by Joy Photography! FREE activities for the kids!

Doors open at 8 am. Breakfast from 9-11 am

Breakfast includes your choice of Don and Donna’s famous biscuits and gravy, pancakes and bacon or fruit plus assorted beverages!

Pre-register for breakfast and save! $5/person; $2 for ages 3 and under! Pre-register with name and # of attendees by calling or texting (317) 868-2557. Show up at the door and pay ONLY a dollar more! $6/person and $3 for 3 years and under. Get your shopping done while the kids are having fun.

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