Pull up a Chair and Dine with Santa in McHenry County

Christmas in McHenry County

When you work as hard as Santa Claus you need to eat several hearty meals a day. Santa’s a jolly guy and he likes to share those meals with you! Find where you can have Breakfast, Lunch, even dinner with Santa in McHenry County.

Where to Dine with Santa in McHenry County

Please note unless otherwise stated registration is required for all these events. Be sure to register or get your tickets early as many of them will sell out. Little McHenry County is not responsible for sold out events. Events are listed chronologically under each type.

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Breakfast with Santa in McHenry County

Chessie’s Restaurant Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Saturday, December 7 & 14, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
{Barrington} Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy a scrumptious holiday buffet breakfast. Bring your camera to take photos. Enjoy holiday music by the Barrington’s Suzuki Strings and fun holiday face painting by Miss Pam. Reservations at 847-382-5020!

Breakfast with Santa at All Seasons Apple Orchard
Saturday, December 7, 9:00 a.m.
{Woodstock}Join Santa for breakfast, crafts, and photos (bring your own camera). Children will also receive a letter from Santa after the event. Ticket sales close on November 22 and are $20 per adult and $18 per child, children under three are free. Seating is assigned.

Breakfast with Santa at Tom’s Farm
Saturday, December 7, 9:30 a.m.
{Huntley} Santa & Mrs. Claus are stopping in at TOM’s to visit you & your family. Enjoy a delicious buffet with pancakes, eggs, fruit & dessert. BRING YOUR CAMERA – it will be a great photo opportunity & lots of fun! Tickets are $16 per person and do sell out.

Sunday Brunch with Santa at Pinstripes
Sunday, December 8, 15, and 22
{South Barrington} Bring in the family to meet Santa while enjoying a delicious brunch spread this holiday season. Santa will mingle with families, snap photos and take requests for holiday wish lists! Reservations required. Adults are $35, children 6-12 years are $15 and children 5 or younger are free.

Woodstock Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, December 8, 9:00 and 10:15 a.m.
{Woodstock} Children of all ages can enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast just in time for the holidays. In between bites, stop by and see Santa for a photo opportunity or to whisper your holiday wishes in his ear. Don’t forget your camera! The fee of $10 per person is required for all in attendance. Pre-registration is required. All individuals attending, age 2 years and over, must register.

Algonquin Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 14, 9:00 a.m.
{Algonqin} You will have a chance to make a few crafts, play games, and tell Santa about your list. This scrumptious all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at the Golf Club of Illinois will keep both the kids and parents happy. You must be registered by December 6, $18 per person, children ages 3 and younger are free.

Breakfast with Santa at Lake Barrington Shores
Saturday, December 14, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
{Lake Barrington} The Lodge at the Shores is hosting a breakfast that includes breakfast, photos with Santa, cookie decorating, and goody bag. Registration required the fee is $16 for adults, $14 for children ages 3-12, children 2 and under are free.

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Lunch with Santa in McHenry County

Barrington Lunch with Santa
Saturday, December 7, 11:30 a.m.
{Barrington} Every little one wants the chance to tell Santa their Christmas wishes before the big day arrives. Come to the Park District and enjoy a catered lunch and a personal visit with everyone’s favorite jolly old elf, Santa. Pre-registration is required, $13 per seat. This is a very popular event, so please register early!

Jingle Bell Lunch
Sunday, December 15, 11:30 a.m.
{Barrington} Dine for lunch at Chessie’s and visit with Santa! Bring your camera to take photos with Santa. Bring donations for our holiday food drive for the Barrington Township Food Pantry and help those in need this holiday season. Reservations required call 847-382-5020.

Candy Cane Express Lunch
Saturday, December 21, 11:00 a.m.
{Barrington} Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy a festive lunch and a holiday story hour by Mrs. Claus!. Bring your camera for photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Call early, reservations are required and there is limited seating, 847-382-5020.

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Dinner with Santa in McHenry County

Pizza with Santa
Tuesday, December 3, 11:00 a.m., 4:30 and 6:00 p.m.
Georgio’s, The Arboretum of South Barrington
Have pizza with Santa while supporting Let It Be Us, an organization changing the landscape of foster care and adoption in Illinois. Time slots available at 11 a.m. 4:30 & 6 p.m. RSVP ONLY EVENT. RSVP by calling The Management office at (847) 426.6200*. Event cost is $7 per child and $7 per adult-MAX 2 ADULTS ALLOWED PER CHILD. CASH ONLY payment due at event check-in.

Ski & Dine with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Friday, December 20, 3:00 p.m.
{Wilmot, WI} Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Santa’s elves will be on-hand skiing the slopes from 3 pm – 5 pm. Make sure to snap a picture with them on the hill or in the plaza by the fire! Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be having dinner at Walt’s Tavern! Seating times will be 5:30 pm and 7 pm.  Reservations are preferred.  Enjoy complimentary cookies and take home a photo of you and Santa!

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Pull up a Chair and Dine with Santa in McHenry County

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