Santa Claus is coming to town! We love visiting Saint Nick during the holidays and luckily he’ll be setting up shop all over Cleveland this season so you’ll get a chance to meet him. The big guy and his elves will be hosting a multitude of events, giving you plenty of opportunities to tell him your Christmas list and snag a photo or two.
We found the best places in Cleveland to find Santa this year, so pull out your wish list, check it twice and get ready to meet everyone’s favorite holiday icon in person.
Where: Beachwood Place
When: November 16-December 24, Times Vary
Get into the festive spirit by visiting St. Nick at Beachwood Place. He’s waiting for you, so have your wish list ready! He’ll be available to take photos with children (or adults!) up until Christmas Eve.
Where: Kringle’s Inventionasium
When: November 17-December 30, Times Vary
Photo courtesy of Kringle’s Inventionasium
Your family has been invited to assist Mr. Kringle in the evaluation and creation of toys. Visit Kringle’s Inventionasium and explore all of the departments of Mr. Kringle’s top secret toy lab while participating in hands-on activities and games. At the end, you’ll get to spend some time with Mr. Kringle himself and even take a photo with him! Don’t miss this incredible and unique holiday experience — get your tickets today.
Where: Lake Metroparks Farmpark
When: November 23-December 2, 5-9, 11-23, Times Vary
Celebrate the holidays farm-style at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark! Follow a line of lighted trees to Santa’s workshop and help him build some toys before taking a wagon ride through the incredible light displays. At the Equine Center, you’ll see operating model trains, meet farm animals and enjoy presentations in the arena. Dinner and snacks will be available in J&J’s Cafe! Tickets are required for the toy workshop.
Where: Legacy Village
When: November 24-December 23, Every Saturday and Sunday 12-4 p.m.
Santa will also be settling at Legacy Village this season! Hang out with the big guy and give him your Christmas list while having your photo taken by his helpful elves. Photos are complementary and for every photo taken, $5 will be donated to Cleveland Clinic Children’s.
Where: Cleveland Botanical Garden
When: December 9 and 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Come enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, crafts, cookie decorating and a ride on the Garden Express before sitting down with Santa himself. Make sure you bring your camera — this is a fun holiday event you won’t want to forget! Reservations are required.
Where: Spice Kitchen+Bar
When: December 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
There’s nothing quite like the smell of waffles in the morning — gingerbread waffles that is! For a festive meal with Santa, check out Spice Kitchen+Bar’s 6th annual Santa brunch. There will be gingerbread waffles, house-made hot chocolate and many more holiday specials along with their full brunch menu. Visit with Santa and then head over to the fully stocked cookie decorating station. Call (216) 961-9637 to secure your spot today!
Have a wonderful holiday season!