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Making family Christmas memories with Santa

Where to Enjoy Donuts, Pancakes, Fro-Yo and More with Santa and Friends This Holiday Season in Champaign-Urbana

Make sure you read the details for each event as almost all require pre-registration to secure your spot and will fill up in advance. What will we include in this list? Any event just a short drive from Champaign-Urbana that includes 1) Santa Claus and 2) food. This could be donuts, peanut butter & jelly, or a fancy holiday meal.

Saturday 3 December 2022

Donuts with Santa in Mahomet – Registration required

Location: Mahomet Seymour High School, Mahomet
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Located in the Mahomet-Seymour High School Cafeteria (302 W. State St.). A VERY happy experience at 8:00am, 9:15am, 10:30am and 11:45am. 50 children per time slot. $5 for adults and $3 for children 1-17 years old. Children under 1 year are FREE. Donut holes, drinks, crafts, goodie bags,…read more…

Breakfast with Santa | Registration required

Location: Mansfield United Methodist Church, Mansfield
Time: 9:00 am
Come have breakfast with Santa.

Cookies with Santa | Registration required

Location: Dooley Park, Downs
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Enjoy milk and cookies with Santa and the chance to have your picture taken with him too.

Lunch with Santa on the train – tickets required

Location: Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m
Get tickets for December 3rd and 4th, 2022 for Lunch with Santa on the Train at Wabash Depot in Monticello, Illinois, a holiday favorite for kids of all ages. Enjoy a train ride, a personalized visit with Santa, and a kid-friendly packed lunch. Bus class tickets are $20 per…read more…

Cookies with Santa | Registration required

Location: Dooley Park, Downs
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
Enjoy milk and cookies with Santa and the chance to have your picture taken with him too.

Sunday 4 December 2022

Lunch with Santa on the train – tickets required

Location: Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m
Get tickets for December 3rd and 4th, 2022 for Lunch with Santa on the Train at Wabash Depot in Monticello, Illinois, a holiday favorite for kids of all ages. Enjoy a train ride, a personalized visit with Santa, and a kid-friendly packed lunch. Bus class tickets are $20 per…read more…

Cookies with Santa | Registration required

Location: Dooley Park, Downs
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
Enjoy milk and cookies with Santa and the chance to have your picture taken with him too.

Monday 5 December 2022

Dinner with Santa Claus

Location: Filippo’s Pizza and Italian Food, Mahomet
Time: 5.00
Dinner with Santa!

Dinner with Santa Claus

Location: Filippo’s Pizza and Italian Food, Mahomet
Time: 19.00
Dinner with Santa!

Saturday 10 December 2022

Donuts with Santa Claus

Location: Industrial donut, savoy cabbage
Time: 8:30am – 10:15am
Santa is coming to Industrial Donut again this year! He will be available for photos between 8:30am and 10:15am on Saturday 10th December. The Grinch comes by at 11:00 a.m. and roams the store until noon. Follow the Industrial Donut Facebook page for the latest updates!

CU Autism Sensory-Friendly Breakfast with Santa

Location: Downtown, Champaign
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m
The CU Autism Network wants to make sure it spreads awareness and acceptance of our autistic community. Therefore, they extend the invitation to friends and family as well! They want everyone to be able to enjoy a world that is sensory and autism friendly. Santa Claus comes at 10 a.m.…read more…

Santa Breakfast at First United Methodist Church Champaign – Registration required

Location: First United Methodist Church of Champaign, Champaign
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m
Visit First United Methodist for breakfast, Christmas crafts and a special visit from Santa! Free event but you must agree to the church.

Pizza and Pajamas with Santa – Registration required

Location: Douglass Community Center, Champaign
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m
Enjoy Christmas crafts, music and a visit from Santa Claus. Guests enjoy pizza, cookies and a drink while hanging out with Santa. Don’t forget to wear your favorite holiday jammies! All participants (children and parents/guardians) must register.

Saturday 17 December 2022

Princess Tea – Registration required

Location: Events at Refinery, Champaign
Time: 10:00 a.m
The Princess Tea is open to all children! During your time at Events at Refinery, you’ll have the pleasure of talking to Santa, seeing Disney Princesses, watching a short Christmas film and small bites! A portion of the proceeds will benefit needy children during the holiday season! Feel free to … read more …

Princess Tea – Registration required

Location: Events at Refinery, Champaign
Time: 14:00 clock
The Princess Tea is open to all children! During your time at Events at Refinery, you’ll have the pleasure of talking to Santa, seeing Disney Princesses, watching a short Christmas film and small bites! A portion of the proceeds will benefit needy children during the holiday season! Feel free to … read more …

Sunday 18 December 2022

Sensory Hour Sweets with Santa – tickets required

Location: Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Monticello
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m
At Sweets with Santa, children have the opportunity to chat and take a picture with Santa, read a story with Mrs. Claus, make their own crafts and nibble on festive treats. Buy tickets in advance as they usually sell out!

Sweets with Santa Claus – tickets required

Location: Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Monticello
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
At Sweets with Santa, children have the opportunity to chat and take a picture with Santa, read a story with Mrs. Claus, make their own crafts and nibble on festive treats. Buy tickets in advance as they usually sell out!

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