Get your list ready because there’s likely to be a visit with Santa in your future! Here are all the fun Cincinnati Santa sightings and Santa events we could find for 2019.
Breakfast With Santa:
November 23: Breakfast with Santa at Germania Christkindlmarkt. Join in at the first annual Breakfast with Santa in the Germania Society’s Klubhaus. Includes a continental breakfast, crafts for the children, free admission to Christkindlmarkt and, most importantly, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring a camera so you can capture the visits with Santa. RSVP by clicking on the following link: https://forms.gle/g3wB9zDCwWPZAVWc6
Reservations are required.
December 1: Breakfast with Santa hosted by Maggianno’s Little Italy. Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa & share their holiday wish lists. Santa’s elves will have activity stations & games set up, so everyone can join in the fun! They will have a photo booth and face painting too. Breakfast Served from 9am-10am
December 1: Have Brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Matt the Miller’s Tavern (Kenwood), 11am – 1pm. Donate a toy for a child ages 0-17 yo and take your picture with Santa! Reservations required.
December 7: Breakfast with Santa hosted by Joseph Beth Booksellers. This magical event includes a delicious stack of pancakes, storytime, a holiday craft, and a meet and greet with old St. Nick. Don’t forget your camera as there will be an opportunity to pose for photos with Santa at our fireplace.
December 7: Breakfast with Santa at The Grove Event Center. Kick off your WinterFest experience with Breakfast with Santa! Your morning will begin with a Cracker Barrel buffet of pancakes, orange juice, milk and coffee. After breakfast, families will be amazed by the magic, illusion and stories of “The Arctic Express”. The conductor will take you on a “magical train ride” around the world to learn about winter holiday celebrations of Diwali, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Hanukkah and Christmas. After the magic show, children will design a keepsake WinterFest parade flag and have a chance to get their own Santa selfies. Parents can take photos from their phones and cameras, as well as use their Santa Selfie station!
December 7: Breakfast with Santa at Withamsville Church of Christ. Make your list and check it twice, let Santa know if you’ve been naughty or nice! Wear your jammies for Breakfast With Santa! Join in for: a Christmas craft, Santa letter writing, Christmas pancakes (with sprinkles and whipped cream!), and a visit with Santa. Please bring a small toy to donate to kids less fortunate…leave it unwrapped with the original price tag. Please RSVP in CCB or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you are coming.
Breakfast with Santa at Liberty Heights Church. SOLD OUT
December 8: Breakfast with Santa at The Phoenix. Enjoy the fun, including: holiday breakfast buffet, themed rooms with fun holiday activities, storytelling, photos with Santa, sugar cookie decorating contest.
December 14: Breakfast with Santa at Receptions Loveland. Kids will have the opportunity to meet Santa, get their picture with Santa, crafts, and more!
December 14: Breakfast with Santa at the Countryside YMCA. Santa is making a pre-Christmas visit to the YMCA in Landen! Enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast with your family as well as crafts and cookie decorating. Children will have a chance to meet Santa and have a photo taken from 10-11am. Breakfast and crafts open continuously throughout the event. Registration Required.
December 14: Breakfast with Santa at Terwilliger Lodge in Dulle Park (City of Montgomery).
December 14: Breakfast with Santa at Northgate Mall
December 14: Breakfast with Santa hosted by Joseph Beth Booksellers. This magical event includes a delicious stack of pancakes, storytime, a holiday craft, and a meet and greet with old St. Nick. Don’t forget your camera as there will be an opportunity to pose for photos with Santa at our fireplace.
December 14-15: Breakfast with Scuba Santa at the Newport Aquarium. Join in the one-of-a-kind family tradition this year when you enjoy a delicious holiday breakfast before a chance to visit Scuba Santa and his Water Wonderland in Shark Ray Bay Theater! Enjoy a hot buffet-style breakfast along with festive activities including Candy Cane Lane Bowling, create your own ornament, cookie decorating and more. Then your family will be escorted by Scuba Santa’s elves to Shark Ray Bay Theater for a special one-on-one meet and greet with the jolly underwater elf himself while he swims with a tank full of sharks! Your ticket includes all-day access to Newport Aquarium and Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland.
December 15: Brunch with Santa at Voice of America Park.
December 15: Breakfast with Santa at The Phoenix. Enjoy the fun, including: holiday breakfast buffet, themed rooms with fun holiday activities, storytelling, photos with Santa, sugar cookie decorating contest.
December 21: Breakfast with Santa hosted by Joseph Beth Booksellers. This magical event includes a delicious stack of pancakes, storytime, a holiday craft, and a meet and greet with old St. Nick. Don’t forget your camera as there will be an opportunity to pose for photos with Santa at our fireplace.
December 22: Parkers Blue Ash Tavern is hosting a Brunch with Santa from 11am to 1pm. They’ll be serving up Cincinnati’s Best Brunch Buffet with a little extra holiday cheer! View the menu here. And don’t forget to get a picture with Santa before you go!
Visit with Santa:
Santa is at the Carew Tower as part of Macy’s Downtown Dazzle: FREE! Bring your own camera for photos with Santa in a festive North Pole setting on the first floor of the Carew Tower Arcade, Thursdays – Sundays from November 29 – December 22. Santa will also be at Carew Tower on December 23. Stop by the letter writing station and drop your letter into the Macy’s Believe mailbox that goes straight to Santa at the North Pole.
Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains at Cincinnati Museum Center. Santa makes his grand arrival on Friday, November 29. Museum admission fees apply.
Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo; admission fees apply; Get your photo with Santa at the North Pole Village; Santa will be available for visits starting at 4 p.m., an hour before the rest of the festivities begin.
Bass Pro Shop: Free picture, free crafts, and games at select times (see schedule here). A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore Santa’s Wonderland or shop the store while waiting in a virtual line. (Bass Passes are limited and go quickly each day). Other photo packages and Christmas cards available for purchase and instant print at the store!
Scuba Santa at Newport Aquarium, Nov. 29 – Dec. 31; admission fees apply. Discover the magic of Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland and celebrate the holidays under the sea. Meet playful elves straight from the North Pole and tell Scuba Santa what you want for Christmas. Join in the fun as Scuba Santa fills the Theater with magic bubbles. His bubbles will float and fall all around you and every time a bubble pops, a wish will come true for someone throughout the world. Plus, make a stop at Scuba Santa’s Post Office where you can write your special holiday wish on a magic bubble and drop it in Scuba Santa’s Mailbox.
Santa’s Workshop at Washington Park, Saturdays from November 30 through December 21, 1-3pm. Santa and his merry band of Elves will be spending time in Washington Park making gifts, ornaments and other fun creations from 1pm to 3pm. Stop by the wish-list station where elves will help you write a list to give to Santa when you meet him- or bring yours from home. Bring your family, your dog, your friends, but most all–be sure to bring your cameras! *Please note that this event is free, but you must bring your own camera for photos.*
Santa Skates at the Fountain Square Ice Rink; Saturdays and Sundays from November 30 through December 22; noon-1pm; admission fees apply
Entertrainment Junction (their site is not clear about costs, call them for details before visiting); admission fees apply. November 16 – January 1, 2020.
Winterfest at Kings Island: Nov. 22 – Dec. 31; admission fees apply. It’s time to find out if you’ve been naughty or nice! A picture with Santa is a holiday tradition, and the man in the red suit will be taking toy requests throughout WinterFest. Santa is surrounded by holiday merriment as families gather around his golden throne to ask for that special someone and create a family portrait that will rekindle memories that last a lifetime.
SantaLand at Sharon Woods (part of Holiday in Lights). Santa and his elves are taking over Sharon Centre once again as the annual Holiday in Lights drive through display returns. Santaland will be open nightly from November 16th – 17th, and November 22nd -24th, and then every evening 11/29 – 12/23. While no additional admission is charged for SantaLand, there is an admission charge to get into Holiday in Lights.
See Santa at our Shopping Centers:
Liberty Center: Head to the Santa set by the fireplace in the Living Room and get your Santa photos today! Reservations available online.
Kenwood Towne Centre, reservations available online.
Northgate Mall, Santa arrives November 23, 2019
Florence Mall, reservations available online.