Santa Claus Visits Metro Detroit 2017

Santa Claus Visits Metro Detroit 2017 – 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 2017 Christmas Events Page for Oakland County and Metro Detroit, MI.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 through Christmas Eve
Auburn Hills Santa Claus – Santa’s Flight Academy at Great Lakes Crossing
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI, 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 and partner with an elf to help ready Santa’s sleigh so he can deliver presents to children around the world. At the end is an opportunity for pics with Santa himself! Pics, video, review

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Santa Claus Visits Metro Detroit 2017

Auburn Hills Santa Claus Visits 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017 through Christmas Eve
Auburn Hills Santa Claus Visits – Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
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 2017

Santa Claus Visits Birmingham 2017

Friday, December 1 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 $5 donation goes to the Birmingham Lions Club and Leader Dogs for the Blind. Schedule… Details

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 9a or 11:30a (2 seatings)
Birmingham Santa Claus – Breakfast with Santa
Community House (380 South Bates, Birmingham, MI)
Nibble at the North Pole. Breakfast, holiday crafts, and time with Santa. Order tickets by phone at 248-644-5832 or call 248-203-4300 for more info.

Santa Claus Visits Bloomfield Hills 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9a-noon
Bloomfield Hills Santa Claus Visits – Cranbrook Santa Sighting
Cranbrook House and Gardens (380 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Visit with Santa Claus in a cozy, historic setting when he stops by Cranbrook Ho Ho House! Children of all ages are welcome to share their wish lists with 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.

Santa Claus Visits Canton 2017

Santa Claus Visits Clawson 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017 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.

Santa Claus Visits Davisburg 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9a-10:30a
Davisburg Santa Claus Visits – Breakfast 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 Visit with Santa event is also scheduled the same day from 11:30a-1p.

Santa Claus Visits Detroit 2017

November 17 through December 23
Detroit Santa Claus Visit – Visit with Santa at Campus Martius
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Take a special photo with Santa near the beautiful Campus Martius Park Ice Skating Rink. Hours – More Info.

Santa Claus Visits Dexter 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 10a & 12:30p
Dexter Santa Claus Visits – Santa Central
Hudson Mills Metropark (8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, 734-426-8211,
Kids (and adults) can visit with Santa, go on a hay ride, and make seasonal crafts. Bring your camera! Call to pre-register

Santa Claus Visits Farmington 2017

Santa Claus Visits Farmington Hills 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 6:30p-8p
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.

Saturday, December 9 & Sunday December 10 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.

Santa Claus Visits Ferndale 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9a-noon
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.

Santa Claus Visits Grosse Pointe Shores 2017

December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
Grosse Pointe Shores Santa Claus Visits – Cookies with Santa
Ford House (1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan 48236, 313-884-4222,
“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.

Santa Claus Visits Harrison Twp 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 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,
Enjoy games, crafts, and snacks with Santa and Mrs Claus. Bring your camera! $7 per child, $4 per adult. Admission by advance ticket purchase only. Call to purchase.

Santa Claus Visits Huntington Woods 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10:30a-11:30a
Huntington Woods Santa Claus Visits – Santa’s North Pole Celebration
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. Pre-registration required. Contact 248-541-3030 for cost info & to register.

Santa Claus Visits Lake Orion / Orion Twp 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11a-1p
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.

Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 9:30a-1:30p
Lake Orion Santa Claus Visits – Brunch with Santa
Lockhart’s BBQ Lake Orion (37 E Flint St, Lake Orion, MI, 248-690-9362,
FINALLY, a Santa event for PARENTS and kids! Brunch menu, rise & shine cocktails for the adults, great kids menu! For cost info and to reserve, call 248-690-9362.

Santa Claus Visits Madison Heights 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017 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.

Santa Claus Visits Milford 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6p-9p
Milford Santa Claus Visits – Christmas Open House
Downtown Milford
Enjoy the winter wonderland with strolling entertainment, special promotions at a variety of shops and restaurants, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday caroling and of course, a visit with Santa. Santa Claus arrives at 6p for visits. For more information, call 248-684-1975.

Thursdays (6p-8p) and Saturdays (10a-1p) from November 30 – December 23
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

Sunday, December 10 (10:30a, noon, or 2p), Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17, 10:30a, noon, or 2p (each day)
Milford Santa Claus Visits – Snacks With Santa
Kensington Metropark (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910,
Includes a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday sing-a-long, snacks, and most importantly, a visit with Santa by the Christmas Tree! $10. Please pre-register over the phone or in person at park office.

Santa Claus Visits Northville 2017

November 25,26 December 2,3,9,10,16,17,23 from ???
Nortvhille Santa Claus Visits – Santa in Town Square
Downtown Northville
For more info, visit

December 9, 10, 16, and 17 from 10a-4p
Northville Santa Claus Visits – Santa Visits Maybury Farm
Maybury Farm (50165 Eight Mile, Northville Township, MI 48167)
Visit Santa Claus on his sleigh at the Welcome Center of Maybury Farm in Northville. Mom and Dad can enjoy some cider and donuts while visiting the gift shop. Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are suggested for families wanting to visit with Santa. Bring your own camera. Visit for details on how to book an appointment.

Santa Claus Visits Novi 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017 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

Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 9a-11a
Novi Santa Claus Visits – Breakfast With Santa Novi
Novi Civic Center (45175 Ten Mile Rd, Novi, MI)
Pancake Breakfast with Santa – bring your camera! Call 248-347-0445 for cost info and to register. Must pre-register.

Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 3p-4:50p
Novi Santa Claus Visits – Skate with Santa
Novi Ice Arena (42400 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi, MI)
Enjoy holiday music, take pics with Santa $5. Skate rental available. Call 248-347-1010 for details.

Oxford Santa Claus Visits

Pontiac Santa Claus Visits 2017

Santa Claus Visits Ray 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11a & 1p
Ray Santa Claus Visits – Lunch with Santa
Wolcott Mill Metropark (65775 Wolcott Rd, Ray, MI 48096, 586-752-5932,
Enjoy lunch and a visit with Santa. Make a holiday craft to take home. Go for a horse drawn wagon ride, weather permitting. Call to preregister. $7 per child, $4 per adult.

Santa Claus Visits  Rochester 2017

December 2, 10, 16, and 17, 2017 (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. Breakfast and Supper with Santa are part of the Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk. Schedule… Details

Saturday, December 9, 2017 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.

Santa Claus Visits Rochester Hills 2017

November 17 through Christmas Eve
Rochester Hills Santa Claus Visits – 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! Santa Visit Days – November 17,18*(see more info),19*(see more info),24,25,26, December – 1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17,22,23,24. Hours / more info.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 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 delicious
fresh-baked cookies await you. Don’t forget your camera! Register by calling 248-

Santa Claus Visits Royal Oak 2017

December 2, 9, & 16 from 8a-10a / December 15, 16, & 17 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 for more info.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 and Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 10a-1p (each day)
Royal Oak Santa Claus Visits – Lockhart’s BBQ Brunch With Santa
Lockhart’s BBQ Royal Oak (202 East 3rd Street, Royal Oak, MI, 248-584-4227,
Brunch entree plus bottomless Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Screwdrivers, and craft beers. FINALLY, a Santa event for parents. For cost info and to reserve, call 248-584-4227.

Santa Claus Visits Shelby Twp 2017

Saturday, December 9 at 11a & 1p, Sunday, December 10 at 1p
Stony Creek Metro Park Events – Celebrate & Santa!
Stony Creek Metropark (4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316, 586-781-4242,
Bring your list and visit Santa. There will be story time, seasonal crafts, guest musicians and goodies to eat. Ages all. Payment is due at time of registration. Please preregister by calling. $6 per adult, $3 per child.

Santa Claus Visits Southfield 2017

Santa Claus Visits Troy 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017 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 2017 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 3 through Christmas Eve (various hours)
Troy Santa Claus Visits – Santa Claus Pics at Oakland Mall
Oakland Mall (412 W. 14 Mile Road, Troy, MI 48083, 248-585-6000, website)
Daily visits with Santa Claus are FREE at Oakland Mall. Professional photo options are available for purchase with different photo package options. No personal cameras allowed. For more info on hours, Santa break times, and prices for professional photo packages, visit You can even book your reservations to see Santa online.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 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)
Professional photo packages available. Guests are also welcome to take their own photo or video for a $10 donation to Somerset’s 2017 Children’s Charity SAY Detroit. Guests may also “just visit” – everyone is welcome.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 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 9, 2017 at 1p
Troy Santa Claus Visits – “Deer” Santa Claus
Troy Nature Center (6685 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48098)
Join Santa as he tells a few tales about his reindeer and life at the North Pole. Each child will receive a special gift from Santa. Bring your camera and take pictures of your little ones with Santa. Children will also enjoy a snack and make a craft. Please dress for the weather as a short hike is included. Each child participating must be registered. Adults are free and must remain for the program. For cost and registration info, call TNS at 248-688-9703.

Santa Claus Visits Walled Lake 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1p-4p
Walled Lake Santa Claus Visits – Bowl with Santa
Wonderland Lanes (8265 Richardson Rd, Walled Lake, MI 48390)
Bowl with Santa and his friends. Afternoon includes 2 games of bowling, shoes, pizza, pop, and a goody bag for boys & girls. Register at or call 248-451-1900.

Santa Claus Visits White Lake 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 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 9, 2017 at 10a & 1p
White Lake Santa Claus Visits – Snacks with Santa
Indian Springs Metropark (5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, 248-625-6640,
Bring your camera for pics with Santa. Enjoy decorating a cookie and have fun with a holiday craft. $5 per child. Call to preregister.

Santa Claus Visits Wixom 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 8a-11a
Wixom Santa Claus Visit – 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.

Santa Claus Visits Wolverine Lake 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 1p-3p
Wolverine Lake Santa Claus – Snacks with Santa
Shepard of the Lakes Lutheran Church (2905 S Commerce Rd)
Bring your camera for pics and photos of Santa Claus. Includes snacks and a craft. Pay in advance at Village Hall (425 Glengary, Wolverine Lake, MI) or online at Save $ by paying in advance. 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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