Breakfast with Santa Events in Columbus


Grab your camera and head out with the family for a morning of fun and enjoy Breakfast with Santa. Most of these events require the advanced purchase of tickets and many sell out.  *This list will be updated as more event information becomes available.

American Girl Welcomes Santa

Dates: November 20th & December 4th

Time: 9:00-10:30 am

Location: American Girl store at Easton Town Center

Details: Included in the price is a 5×7 picture keepsake and a delicious meal.

Website: American Girl

Dine with Santa: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Dates: December 3rd & 4th

Time: Breakfast and lunch options

Details: Meet Santa, take home a photo, see up-close animal encounters and enjoy a kid-friendly buffet.

Website: Columbus Zoo

Breakfast with Santa: Franklin Park Conservatory

Dates: December 3 & 10

Time: 8:30-0:00 am

Details: Meet Santa and enjoy a breakfast meal.

Website: Franklin Park Conservatory

Breakfast with Santa

(Presented by Texas de Brazil and Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ohio)

Date: December 3

Time: 9:00-11:00 am

Location: Texas de Brazil at Easton Town Center

Details: Enjoy a Texas de Brazil breakfast menu, a surprise visit from Santa and children’s entertainment.

Website: Texas de Brazil Event

The GRAND of Dublin Christmas Prelude

Date: December 3

Time: 9:00 am – 4 pm

Location: The GRAND of Dublin (4500 John Shields Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017)

Details: Various activities are scheduled throughout the day including Breakfast with Santa at 9 am, musical performances, crafts and a Secret Santa Shop.

Event page: The GRAND


Breakfast with Santa: Pickerington

Date: December 3

Time: 8 am , 9:30 am & 11am

Location: Pickerington Senior Citizens (150 Hereford Dr, Pickerington, OH 43147)

Details: In addition to a meal there is a secret Santa shop, music, crafts and bake sale.  Admission must be purchased through the Parks and Rec Department and are $6, Children 2 & under free.

Website: City of Pickerington

Meijer Holiday Character Breakfast: Gahanna

Date: December 10th

Time: Seatings on the hour (8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am)

Location: CenterPoint Church Gahanna (620 McCutcheon Rd., Gahanna OH 43230)

Details: A catch-all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with a special performance by Columbus Children’s Theatre, crafts, face painting, and storytelling.

Website: Meijer Holiday Character Breakfast

Breakfast with Santa: Rusty Bucket

Date: December 10th

Time: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Locations: All 10 Central Ohio Rusty Bucket locations

Details: Call to make a reservation.  Breakfast is $5 per person, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Toys for Tots. Guests are also encouraged to donate new or gently used coats which will be donated to the Salvation Army.

Website: Rusty Bucket Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa: United Methodist Church

Date: December 10th

Time: 9 am – 11 am

Location: Hilliard United Methodist Church (5445 Scioto Darby Rd, Hilliard, Ohio 43016)

Details: Includes breakfast, photo and crafts.  Must register at the Hilliard/Ray Patch YMCA by December 5th.

Facebook: Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa: Reynoldsburg

Date: December 17th

Time: 9:00-11:00 am

Location: Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive

Details: You must register for this event by December 9th.  Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus.

Website: City of Reynoldsburg

Breakfast with Santa

Dates: Dec. 17 (Columbus & New Albany) Dec. 18 (Dublin)

Time: Varies by location, call stores to confirm

Location: Oakland Nurseries (select locations)

Cost: Starting at $3 for children, $6 for adults and up, call stores for details

Website: Oakland Nurseries


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Amy Onifer
Amy is an "on the go momma" to two spunky and fun loving kids (ages 9 & 8). She came to Columbus to pursue a career in elementary education and decided this was home. She’s an avid traveler, yet can’t master the art of packing. Her philosophy is bring it all because you don’t know if you’re going to need it. If you ever decide to take a trip with her, don’t worry about bringing a camera because she’ll take enough photos of the experience that it will likely crash your hard drive. Before kids, you could find everything neatly organized and straight vacuum lines in her carpet, but these days she's not bothered with worrying about the small stuff. You can catch her belting out her favorite song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and using her two left feet to bust a move with her family during their frequent impromptu dance parties. She loves living in such a family-friendly city!


  1. Generation GF Columbus is hosting a gluten-free Breakfast with Santa on December 3rd from 9-11 a.m. at the Mirolo Community Pavillion in Worthington. See their Facebook page for more details at Generation GF Columbus.

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