Where to Find Santa in Metro Detroit

Modified: December 06, 2022 | Story by Lindsay Whitman Drewes

Detroit turns into a beautiful winter wonderland at Christmas time. What a perfect place to meet Santa. There are loads of community events where Santa likes to stop in across Metro Detroit.

This article highlights some of the uniquely Detroit ways to meet Santa. It’ll be one for the memory books when you sit in a LEGO sleigh or ride a model T before Supper with Santa.

Feel the season’s magic as you snack on chestnuts roasted over an open fire or ride in an open sleigh. You’ll feel like a kid again as you experience Christmas in Detroit.

Find a new way to meet Santa this holiday season, and let Detroit make it an experience your family won’t forget.

Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village Supper with Santa

Where: Greenfield Village

20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124

When: December 2-4, 9-11, 16-23, 5:00–6:00 pm.

Go back in time to Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. Try chestnuts roasted on an open fire, enjoy carolers, and watch an outdoor movie around a fire. With an additional meal ticket, treat the family to an incredible dinner where Santa himself will make an appearance. It’s a holiday experience like no other in Detroit at “One of the country’s best museums,” according to Conde Nast Traveler.

Visit with Santa Family Fun Day

Visits With Santa At The Henry Ford

Where: The Henry Ford

20900 Oakwood Boulevard Dearborn, MI, USA

When: November 25, 2022 – November 27, 2022

9:30 am-3 pm.

Make your visit to the Henry Ford Museum of Innovation extra special with a stop to see Santa. Make sure to bring your Christmas wishlist and get a photo with Santa in front of the gorgeous 25-foot tree.

Westview’s Santa Experience

Where: Westview Orchards and Winery

65075 Van Dyke Ave., Washington Twp., MI 48095

When: Every Saturday and Sunday in December

Enjoy your timeslot with Santa this year at the orchard. Make reservations, so there’s no rush or waiting in long lines. Enjoy hot cocoa or a glass of wine.

LEGO Santa at Holiday Bricktacular

Where: Legoland Discovery Center Michigan

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

4240 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

When: December 2-26, 2022

Join the holiday fun at Legoland Discovery Center Michigan. Sit in a life-size LEGO-built sleigh, build and race your own sleigh, and see Mini Detroit decked out with mini holiday decorations.

Breakfast with Santa at Ford House

Where: Ford House

1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

When: December 11 and 18

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and visit Santa at the Ford House. Enjoy stunning views and make incredible family memories. Purchase tickets online in advance. Check the event calendar for other dates to enjoy cookies with Santa at the Ford House.

Photos with Santa at Great Lakes Crossing

Where: Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

When: November 10 through Christmas Eve

While you’re out shopping for the holidays, get a great family photo with Santa. Photo packages are available to purchase.

Longacre House Cookies with Santa

Where: Longacre House

24705 Farmington Rd Farmington Hills, MI

When: November 30, 2022, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Head to Longacre House to get photos with Santa, enjoy cookies, and even get a peek inside Santa’s workshop.

Blakes’s Santa Experience

Where: Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

17985 Armada Center Road Armada, MI, USA

When: November 19, 2022 – December 23, 202

Take a short train ride to see Santa and get a photo with him. Warm up around the bonfire, and enjoy donuts and cider.

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