You can catch Santa all over Chicago during the holidays. He might be feeding hay to his reindeer at the Lincoln Park Zoo, sipping hot cocoa with Mrs. Claus at a cozy café, or hanging out in some of Chicago’s beloved museums. So if you’re looking for the perfect family photo for your Christmas card, grab your wish list and head to the city for a visit with Old St. Nick before he heads back up north. 

Brunch with Santa at Summer House Santa Monica – Chicago
Sunday, December 16; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Sunday December 23; 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Santa Claus will visit Summer House Santa Monica to hear requests and hand out special holiday sweets to Summer House’s youngest guests.

Brunch with Santa at Osteria Via Stato
Sunday, December 16; 10:30 a.m.  – 2:30 p.m.

Come to Osteria Via Stato for a brunch buffet with Santa! Guests can enjoy brunch with bottomless bellinis. $34.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included), kids under 12 eat free

Sunday Santa Claus Visits at Booth One
Sunday, December 16 – Sunday, December 23; 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Santa Claus will be visiting Booth One’s Library Bar on December 16 and December 23! Guests can participate in the toy drive for children ages 3-18 benefiting Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago from December 1 – December 16 from 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Booth One will also have a full holiday dinner spread from 5:00 PM onward.