Santa Claus Visits Metro Detroit 2018

Santa Claus Visits Metro Detroit 2018 – Santa visits, Santa pics, Santa Photos, Breakfasts with Santa Claus and more in Oakland County & Metro Detroit MI

You can find more Santa Claus visits and things to do in Metro Detroit and Oakland County, Michigan during the holiday season on our 2018 Christmas Events Page for Oakland County and Metro Detroit, MI.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 through Christmas Eve
Auburn Hills Santa Claus Visits – Santa’s Flight Academy at Great Lakes Crossing
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI, www.greatlakescrossingoutlets.com) District 7 of Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
The larger-than-life re-imagination of the North Pole is paired with state-of-the-art technology that enables children to partner with Santa’s Elves to prepare his sleigh for its journey around the world. Children become a member of Santa’s flight crew, get fitted in virtual elf gear, and help fix Santa’s sleigh. At the end is an opportunity for pics with Santa himself! Pics, video, review

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Santa Claus Visits Metro Detroit 2018

Auburn Hills Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, November 8, 2018 through Christmas Eve
Auburn Hills Santa Claus Visits – Santa’s Flight Academy at Great Lakes Crossing
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI, www.greatlakescrossingoutlets.com) District 7 of Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
The larger-than-life re-imagination of the North Pole is paired with state-of-the-art technology that enables children to partner with Santa’s Elves to prepare his sleigh for its journey around the world. Children become a member of Santa’s flight crew, get fitted in virtual elf gear, and help fix Santa’s sleigh. At the end is an opportunity for pics with Santa himself! Pics, video, review

Saturday, November 10, 2018 through Christmas Eve
Auburn Hills Santa Claus Visits – Bass Pro Shops Santa Claus
Bass Pro Shops (Great Lakes Crossing, 248-209-4200)
Bass Pro hosts Santa Claus (and tons of free Christmas fun for kids at Bass Pro) daily through Christmas Eve. You can even get a free photo with Santa while enjoying the free fun! MORE INFO and times for Santa’s daily appearances and for a list of all the free fun holiday games, crafts and activities happening each day! Details

Berkley Santa Claus Visits 2018

Birmingham Santa Claus Visits 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018 through Christmas Eve (various dates)
Birmingham Santa Claus Visits – Birmingham Santa House
Shain Park (S Bates St and W Merrill St, Birmingham, MI, 48009)
Children may give Santa their list and have their picture taken with him. A donation may be given to help a local charity. Hosted by the Birmingham Principal Shopping DistrictSchedule

Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9a-1p
Birmingham Santa Claus Visits – Breakfast with Santa
Townsend Hotel (100 Townsend St, Birmingham MI)
Enjoy Santa, a magician, music, and fun. For cost info and to pre-register, call 248-203-4300.

Bloomfield Hills Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9a-noon
Bloomfield Hills Santa Claus Visits – Cranbrook Santa Sighting
Cranbrook House and Gardens (380 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Children will enjoy a scavenger hunt while they wait to see Santa. Families will also enjoy viewing a variety of wonderfully decorated trees in the charming manor home during their visit. Call 248-645-3149 for ticket info and to reserve. Reserve by 11/29/18.

Canton Santa Claus Visits 2018

Clawson Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:30a
Clawson Santa Claus Visits – Lunch with Santa
Hunter Community Center (509 Fisher Court, Clawson, MI)
Tickets may be purchased at Hunter Community Center and include lunch, a visit with Santa and a small gift. Bring your own camera for pics. Tickets are limited. 248-589-0334 for details.

Davisburg Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9a-10:30a
Davisburg Santa Claus Visits – Visits with Santa
Hart Community Center (495 Broadway, Davisburg, MI, 48350)
Visit Santa, decorate cookies, make a craft and more. Adult must accompany child. Professional take home photo provided at no additional cost. Call 248-846-6558 to register. A separate Breakfast with Santa event also scheduled the same day at 9a. Must pre-register for both.

Detroit Santa Claus Visits 2018

Dexter Santa Claus Visits 2018

Sunday, December 9 at 10a & 12:30p (2 sessions to choose from)
Dexter Santa Claus Events – Santa Central
Hudson Mills Metropark – (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211, metroparks.com)
Kids (and adults) can visit with Santa, go on a hay ride, and make seasonal crafts. Don’t stand in line at the mall, Hudson Mills Metropark will have small groups, and you can use your own camera for that perfect Holiday moment. Please preregister, 734-426-8211. $5. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Farmington Santa Claus Visits 2018

Farmington Hills Santa Claus Visits 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 4p-5:30p and 6:30p-8p (2 sessions available)
Farmington Hills Santa Claus Visits – Cookies with Santa
Longacre House (24705 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan)
Enjoy Santa’s favorite snack of milk and cookies by the fire while Santa reads a holiday story. Each child will receive an individual visit with Santa. Don’t forget your camera for pics! Call 248-473-1800 to register, for cost info, or for more info.

Saturday, December 8 at 9a and Sunday, December 9 at 9a
Farmington Hills Santa Claus Visits – Breakfast with Santa
Longacre House (24705 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan)
Join Santa for a special breakfast. Each child will receive a special gift and pic with Santa. Call 248-473-1800 to register, for cost info, or for more info.

Ferndale Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 9a
Ferndale Santa Claus Visits – Breakfast with Santa
Kulick Center (1201 Livernois, Ferndale, Michigan 48220)
Each child will receive breakfast, treat bag and picture with Santa. Please register early by calling 248-544-6767.

Grosse Pointe Shores Santa Claus Visits 2018

Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays December 2-18 from 4p-7p
Grosse Pointe Shores Santa Claus Visits – Cookies with Santa
Ford House (1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan 48236, 313-884-4222, fordhouse.org)
“Listen in as your little ones share their Christmas wishes with the elf himself. Santa will make his annual stop in Josephine Ford’s Playhouse to visit with your children. You can snap your own family photos to cherish this holiday moment. Santa will send each child home with one of his favorite sweet treats”. Hurry, these events sell out quickly.

Harrison Twp Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1p
Harrison Twp Santa Claus Visits – A Visit with Santa & Mrs Claus
Lake St Clair Metropark – (31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp, MI 48045, 586-463-4581, metroparks.com)
Unique event where games are played, crafts are made and snacks are served while you get to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa’s helpers will take your photos, but you are welcome to bring your own camera and snap as many photos as you please. Admission by advance ticket purchase only. Tickets go on sale November 1 at the Park Office of Lake St. Clair Metropark. Please preregister, (586) 463-4581. $7 Adult, $4 Child. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Huntington Woods Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:30a-11:15a
Huntington Woods Santa Claus Visits – Santa’s Holiday Party
Huntington Woods Rec Center (26325 Scotia, Huntington Woods, MI Phone 248-541-3030)
Snacks, crafts, activities and more. Of course you will have time to visit with the big man himself! Don’t forget your camera. For ages 10 & under with parent. Pre-registration required. Contact 248-541-3030 for cost info & to register.

Lake Orion / Orion Twp Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from at 10a & noon (2 sessions)
Lake Orion Santa Claus Visits – Breakfast with the Grinch
Orion Center (1335 Joslyn Rd, Orion Twp, MI)
A different take on Santa pics? Enjoy a breakfast of green eggs and ham, have your pic taken with the Grinch during a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Bring your camera. For ages 1-8. Call 248-391-0304 ext 3500 for cost info and to register.

Livonia Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, November 10 through Christmas Eve
Livonia Santa Claus Events – Santa Claus Visits at Laurel Park Place Mall
Laurel Park Place (37700 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152)
Mondays through Saturdays from 10a-9p, Sundays from noon-6p, & 9a-4p on Christmas Eve. Shortcuts to Santa via fastpass online reservations. Photo packages begin at $24.99. Visit laurelparkplace.com for details.

Madison Heights Santa Claus Visits 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018 from 6p-7:30p
Madison Heights Santa Claus Visits – Dinner with Santa
Madison Heights Senior Center (29448 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
Enjoy a dinner, along with some festive activities and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras to capture this time with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Call 248-589-2294 to pre-register.

Milford Santa Claus Visits 2018

Thursdays (6p-8p) and Saturdays (10a-1p) from November 29 – December 22
Milford Santa Claus Visit – Santa Visits at Village Center Mall
Village Center Mall (1100 Atlantic St, Milford, MI 48381)
Keeping your time with Santa personal, there won’t be a professional photographer at the mall. You are encouraged to bring your own camera to document your Santa sighting. For more info, visit www.meetmeinmilford.com.

Sunday, December 9, Saturday, December 15, Sunday, December 16 at 10:30a, noon & 2p (3 sessions to choose from each day)
Milford Santa Claus Visits – Snacks with Santa
Kensington Metropark – (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Each visit includes a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday sing-a-long, (complete with blankets, song sheets, and jingle bells), snacks, (fruit, cookies, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee), and most importantly, a visit with Santa by the Christmas Tree. Tickets are only available in advance at the Park Office, and can be purchased over the phone or in person. Call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 for ticket sales and info. Once on sale, tickets go fast! Please preregister. $10. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

New Boston Santa Claus Visits 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 10a, noon, & 2p (3 sessions to choose from)
Oakwoods Metroparks Events – Sunday with Santa
Oakwoods Metropark – (32911 Willow Rd, New Boston, MI 48164, 734-782-3956, metroparks.com)
Sing Christmas carols, play games, visit Santa, and make holiday crafts. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. Use your own camera to capture the perfect holiday memory. Admission by advance ticket sales only, 734-782-3956. $6. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Northville Santa Claus Visits 2018

November 17,18,24,25 December 1,2,8,9,15 from 1p-5p
Northville Santa Claus Visits – Santa in Town Square
Northville Town Square (150 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167)
For more info, visit www.downtownnorthville.com

December 8 & 9, 15 & 16 from 10a-4p
Northville Santa Claus Visits – Santa Visits Maybury Farm
Maybury Farm (50165 Eight Mile, Northville Township, MI 48167)
FREE Santa visits by online reservation format. Included is a Holiday Open House for everyone of all ages to view the farm. Bonfire, kids activities, photo booth, and more. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.mayburyfarm.org for details on how to book an appointment.

Novi Santa Claus Visits 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018 through Christmas Eve
Novi Santa Claus Visits – Twelve Oaks Mall Santa Claus at The Ice Palace
Twelve Oaks Mall (27500 Novi Road, Novi, MI 48377)
Santa’s Flight Academy is a wholly interactive and magical hero’s journey that transforms children into key members of Santa’s Flight Crew. For hours and times, visit www.shoptwelveoaks.com

Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 11a-12:30p
Novi Santa Claus Visits – Lunch With Santa Novi
Novi Civic Center (45175 Ten Mile Rd, Novi, MI)
Lunch with Santa – bring your camera! Call 248-347-0445 for cost info and to register. Must pre-register.

Sunday, December 15, 2018 from 10a-12:30p
Novi Santa Claus Visits – Breakfast with Santa
Paradise Park (45799 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374, paradiseparknovi.com)
Includes pancakes, sausage, donuts, juice, crafts, hot chocolate bar, special gift, Paradise Park attractions specials, and pics with Santa. Bring your cameras. Early bird discount if you pre-register. 2 & under FREE with parent admission.

Oxford Santa Claus Visits 2018

Pontiac Santa Claus Visits 2018

Ray Santa Claus Visits 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 11a & 1p (2 sessions to choose from)
Ray Santa Claus Events – Lunch with Santa
Wolcott Mill Metropark – (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932, metroparks.com)
Enjoy lunch and a visit with Santa. Make a holiday craft to take home and go for a horse-drawn wagon ride, weather permitting. Use your own camera to capture special holiday moments. Please preregister, 586-752-5932. Located at Wolcott Mill Camp Rotary – 20505 29 Mile Rd $4 Adult, $7 Child. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Rochester Santa Claus Visits 2018

December 1, 9, 16, (various times)
Rochester Santa Claus Visits – Meadow Brook Hall Santa Claus (various times)
Meadow Brook Hall (480 South Adams Road, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401)
Call 248-364-6263 for more info. Hurry! These elegant events sell out quickly! Breakfast and Supper with Santa are part of the Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk. Schedule… Details

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9a-4p
Rochester Hills Santa Claus Visits – Van Hoosen Farms Santa Claus Visits
Van Hoosen Farms (1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306)
Santa and Mrs Claus visit the Museum to meet with the children of our community. A wagon ride takes you from the Dairy Barn to the Van Hoosen Farmhouse and fresh-baked cookies await you. Don’t forget your camera. Register by calling 248-656-4663.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9:30a-3:30p
Rochester Santa Claus Visits – Storytime with Santa
Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve (333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, Michigan)
The Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Rochester will hold their annual Story Time with Santa program. Bring your camera. More info.

Rochester Hills Santa Claus Visits 2018

November 16 through Christmas Eve
Rochester Hills Christmas Events – Village of Rochester Hills Santa Claus
Village of Rochester Hills (NE corner of Adams and Walton, Rochester Hills, MI)
Santa and his helper are available in a beautiful setting at the Village of Rochester Hills. Kids can meet Santa, sit on his lap and discuss their Christmas wish. Bring your own camera as photography packages are not available. Santa visits at the Village of Rochester Hills are always FREE! SPECIAL NEEDS SANTA INFO / SANTA CLAUS PET PHOTOS INFO Santa Visit Days – November 16,17*,18**23,24,25,30 December – 1,2,7,8,9,13,14,15,16,20,21,22,23,24. Visit www.TheVoRH.com for hours / more info.

Royal Oak Santa Claus Visits 2018

December 8, 15, & 16 from 8a-10a / December 14, 15, & 16 from 5:30p-7:30p
Royal Oak Santa Claus Visits – Breakfast with Santa / Dinner with Santa
Detroit Zoo (8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067)
Join Old St Nick as he takes a breather from his busy holiday schedule to enjoy a delicious buffet-style breakfast or dinner w/Santa at the Detroit Zoo. Seating is limited and advance reservations are necessary. Call 248-541-5717 and press 9 for ticket information. Bring your camera. Visit DetroitZoo.org to purchase tickets.

Shelby Twp Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, December 8 at 11a & 1p (2 sessions) or Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1p
Shelby Twp Santa Claus Events – Snacks with Santa
Stony Creek Metropark – (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242, metroparks.com)
Bring your list and visit Santa. There will be seasonal crafts, guest musicians and goodies to eat. Photos with Santa are taken on your own phone. Please preregister, 586-781-9113. $3 Adult, $6 Child. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Southfield Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10a-noon
Southfield Santa Claus Visits – PJs & Pancakes with Santa
Franklin Athletic Club (29350 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034, (248-352–8000 ext 314, website)
Enjoy story time, games, crafts, and a special visit with Santa! Bring you camera. $5 per member, $10 per non-member, $5 walk-in fee if not pre-registered by 12/10. Contact Laura for more information or to register at lbarrick@ffrc.net.

Troy Santa Claus Visits 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7p
Troy Santa Claus Visits – Here Comes Santa Claus
Oakland Mall (Macy’s North Entrance)
Santa Claus arrival with fireworks! Santa’s official welcome to Oakland Mall for the 2018 Christmas season. After the fireworks, head inside for live music and entertainment. Have your photo taken with him on the lower level of Macy’s.

Friday, November 2 through Christmas Eve (various hours) (daily from 11/16 – Christmas Eve)
Troy Santa Claus Visits – Santa Claus Pics at Oakland Mall
Oakland Mall (412 W 14 Mile Road, Troy, MI 48083, 248-585-6000, website)
Professional photo options are available for purchase with different photo package options. No personal cameras allowed. You can even book your reservations to see Santa online via Santa Fast Pass. For more info on hours, Santa break times, and prices for professional photo packages, visit www.oaklandmall.com.

Saturdays, November 3 & 10 from noon-8, Sundays, November 4 & 11, and Friday, November 9 from noon-8p
Troy Santa Claus Visits – Meet The Grinch
Take pics with The Grinch when you visit Santa at Oakland Mall. For more info, visit oaklandmall.com.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 through Christmas Eve beginning at 10a daily
Troy Santa Claus Visits – Somerset Collection Santa Claus
Somerset Collection (2800 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084)
Somerset Collection’s holiday experience includes Santa’s winter castle, where Santa and his helpers greet children with memorable visits and photos. The castle is open weekdays from 8a to 9p, Sundays from 8a to 6p, and on Christmas Eve from 8a to 2p. After their visit with Santa, little visitors will receive three special coins with an invitation to shop for gifts for themselves or their loved ones at the “Somerset Kids Collection.” For more info, visit thesomersetcollection.com

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9a-11a
Troy Santa Claus Visits – Breakfast With Santa
Oakland Mall (412 W 14 Mile Road, Troy, MI 48083, 248-585-6000, website)
Includes pancake, sausage, milk or juice AND a 5x7photo with silver frame and holiday craft activity with Mrs Claus.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10a
Troy Santa Claus Visits – Cocoa & Crafts with Santa
Troy Historic Village (60 West Wattles Road, Troy, Michigan 48098)
Fun-filled morning of Christmas craft-making, plus holiday matching game, festive story with Cheddar the Mouse, sweet treats, and a special visit with Santa Claus. Space is limited, advance registration is a must – 248-524-3570.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 2p
Troy Santa Claus Visits – Decorate for Wildlife With Santa
Troy Nature Center (6685 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48098)
Here’s a great way to attract animals – put out edible decorations for them. Each child will make some ornaments to hang up outside. Join Santa Claus as he tells a few tales about animals he has observed. Everyone will talk with Santa personally, and receive a small gift from him. Bring your cameras and take pictures of your little ones with Santa.. For cost and registration info, call TNS at 248-688-9703.

Walled Lake Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 1p-4p
Walled Lake Santa Claus Visits – Bowl with Santa
Wonderland Lanes (8265 Richardson Rd, Walled Lake, MI 48390)
Hosted by West Bloomfield Parks. Bowl with Santa and his friends. Afternoon includes 2 games of bowling, shoes, pizza, pop, and a family picture. Register at wbparks.org or call 248-451-1900.

White Lake Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10a-11:30a
White Lake Santa Claus Visits – A Visit from Santa
White Lake Public Library (7527 E. Highland Road, White Lake, Michigan 48383)
Remember to bring your camera and get some great Santa Claus pictures. Space is limited and registration for one of the following times: 10a-10:30a, 10:30a-11a, 11a-11:30a,. 248-698-4942 for details. White Lake residents may register the first week of registration. Non-residents may then register as space allows. Call 248-698-4942 ext 3.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10a & 1p (2 sessions to choose from)
White Lake Santa Claus Events – Snacks with Santa
Indian Springs Metropark – (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640, metroparks.com)
Santa will be here to visit with boys and girls who are eager to share their Christmas list with him. Children will also decorate a cookie and have fun making holiday crafts. Use your own camera to capture the perfect holiday memory. This program fills quickly. Please preregister, 248-625-7280. $5. A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. Daily & Annual vehicle permits are on sale NOW. You can pick one up at metroparks.com OR visit your local Metropark today.

Wixom Santa Claus Visits 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8a-11a
Wixom Santa Claus Visits – Breakfast with Santa
Wixom Community Center (39015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393)
Activities include a pancake breakfast and a visit with Santa for all children 10 and under. To register, call 248-624-1055.

Wolverine Lake Santa Claus Visit 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1p-3p
Wolverine Lake Santa Claus Events – Snacks with Santa
Richardson Center (1485 Oakley Park Rd, Commerce Twp MI)
Please pre-register/pay in advance by 12/7 at Village Hall or online at wolverinelake.com. Limited number of walk-ins will be allowed as space and supplies permit. Call 248-624-1710 for more information

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

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