Where to See Santa in Milwaukee


The holiday season is nearly here, and we are excited to see Santa in Milwaukee very soon!

For many families, the holiday season just isn’t complete without a visit to see Santa himself! Whether you are 2 or 92, nothing captures the spirit of the season like Santa, especially when Mrs. Claus or the reindeer are near. We heard a rumor that the big fella himself will be making some appearances around the Milwaukee area real soon, so we want to make sure you know where to be and when! So be good, for goodness sake!

Mayfair Mall – Wauwatosa

Make a visit to Mayfair Mall and join Santa for a special photo in Santa’s Workshop – located downstairs next to Nordstrom. Reserved slots available starting November 18 through December 24. Visit the Website to register.

Brookfield Square — Brookfield

Brookfield Square will continue the tradition of visits with Santa from November 19 through December 24. Visit this page to learn more about available dates, times, photo package pricing, and more. Plus, there are special days when you can bring your pets for a visit with Santa – November 22, November 29, December 6, December 13; from 4pm to 7pm

Southridge Mall — Greendale

Stay tuned for more information about Santa’s visit to Southridge Mall.

The Corners of Brookfield

While Santa is busy up at the North Pole getting ready for Christmas, he’s sending his reindeer for a stop at The Corners of Brookfield for a visit on Saturday, November 19th. Get your tickets on their website, starting Monday, November 7.

Cabela’s Santa’s Wonderland

Back by popular demand, local Cabela’s stores will be offering free visits with Santa from November 5 through December 24. Families who visit Santa receive a free 4×6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free shareable video when you provide your email address. Additional photo packages are also available for purchase and print instantly at the store. Advance reservations are required in all locations and can go quickly.

Milwaukee Area Holiday Community Events & Festivals

Christmas on the Corner – Port Washington
When: Saturday, December 3rd

Local artisans will have a variety of handmade items great for holiday gift giving. Artisans include- a wood turner, a wood carver, a cookie decorator, a painter and a potter. Hundreds of items will be on display for purchase including jewelry, felting, holiday cards and decor, copper works, stocking stuffers, and more!

A Cedarburg Christmas – Downtown Cedarburg
When: Mid-November thru Christmas, see website for all of the dates!

Stroll through beautiful downtown Cedarburg, where centuries-old limestone buildings house enticing shops, shopkeepers adorn their storefronts with twinkling lights and quaint displays. Make a visit to Santa in his workshop, run in Santa’s Dash Away 5K on December 14th, enjoy the numerous craft fairs and art exhibits, and enjoy lots of other family fun!

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival – Downtown Milwaukee
When: November 17 – January 1

There are a lot of events happening under the title “Holiday Lights Festival,” including a virtual Jingle Bus and Santa’s Mailbox. Check out the website to get a full list of events, times, and locations!

See Santa at Milwaukee Area Santa Events

Breakfast with Santa – Milwaukee

  • When: December 11 
  • Where: MECCA Bar in The Deer District
  • Santa is headed to The Deer District for a special breakfast that includes pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, an appearance from Bango, a breakfast buffet featuring build-your-own pancake and French toast stations and a cookie decorating kit. Reservations and tickets are available now! Make reservations on the event website.

Breakfast with Santa – Milwaukee

  • When: December 4, 10-11, 17-18
  • Where: Pfister Hotel
  • Enjoy this Pfister tradition and create lifelong memories! Share a jolly breakfast with Santa and his elves in the festively decorated ballroom with a special gift awaiting each child. Smaller seating groups for each date will ensure that everyone has an exceptional experience. To purchase tickets and view menu and event details visit their website.

Breakfast with Santa – Milwaukee

  • When: December 11 and 18
  • Where: Harley Davidson Museum, MOTOR Bar
  • This memorable season, Harley-Davidson taps into – and celebrates – one of the most cherished elements of the holidays: Traditions. We would like to make a visit to the world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum an annual tradition for you and your loved ones.
    On Sundays December 11 & 18 (10 a.m.–2 p.m.), bring the family down for Breakfast with Santa at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant. Gingerbread Houses to decorate can be purchased for $20.00 each. Get all of the details on the event website.

Breakfast with Santa – Milwaukee

  • When: December 17 and 18
  • Where: Saint Kate Hotel
  • Start a new holiday tradition at Saint Kate’s “Brunch With Santa” and create lifelong memories! Guests will have the opportunity to experience a plentiful brunch in Saint Kate’s festive ballroom and visit with the jolly man himself. We will have chefs in the room griddling up waffles with all the trimmings, along with traditional buffet favorites. Desserts will be specially provided by Confectionately Yours. In addition to photos with Santa, which are highly encouraged, every child will receive a special gift and will be able to make crafts while composing a handwritten letter to Santa. Reservations can be made on their wesite

Brunch with Santa — Milwaukee

  • When: December 3
  • Where: CelticMKE Center, 1532 N. Wauwatosa Avenue
  • Multiple crafts for kids to make and take home, holiday activities, photo opportunities & a gift bag from Santa! Full details available on their website.

Christmas in the Ward — Milwaukee, Third Ward

  • When: December 2, Shopping all December 2020 Long
  • Where: Catalano Square, corner of Broadway and Menomonee Street
  • Kids of all ages can visit with Santa and let him know what’s on their Christmas list. A $5 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities is suggested. welcome Mrs. Claus and her reindeer back to Catalano Square. Santa’s elves will be on hand to answer questions like “do reindeer really fly?” And “is Rudolph’s nose really red?”

Private Playtime with Santa

  • When: December 4 and 11
  • Where: Little Sprouts Play Cafe
  • Is there anything better than a play date with Santa? We don’t think so. Santa is coming for magical playdates at Little Sprouts Play Cafe in Shorewood and Mequon. Plus, new this year are two special breakfast with Santa experiences. Make a reservation on their website.

Soda with Santa

  • When: November 20 and 27, December 4 and 11 
  • Where: Sprecher Brewery
  • The time-honored tradition of Soda with Santa at Sprecher is here!Bring friends and family to visit with Santa and enjoy a brewery tour and samples. Your photo on a bottle makes a great gift! With a purchase of a 12 pack or more of custom root beer bottles ($2.25 per bottle), you may take a photo with Santa. Book a tour on their website.

Visit with Santa

  • When: December 3, 4, 10, 11
  • Where: Old World Wisconsin 
  • Discover the vibrant holiday traditions brought to Wisconsin by our immigrant ancestors and create your own holiday memories together at Old World Wisconsin’s Home For The Holidays. Hear seasonal songs, sip tasty cider, visit Santa’s workshop, and watch out for Krampus as you discover how our modern celebrations evolved from these historic roots.   Book your tickets on their website.


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