2017 Ann Arbor Santa Sightings

Are your kids counting down the days until Santa arrives? While they have to wait until Christmas for the gift delivery, we’ve got details on all Ann Arbor Santa Appearances.

Ann Arbor Santa Sightings

Ann Arbor Santa Meals

There are several Santa Meals around Ann Arbor this holiday season. I love Santa Meals as a relaxed way for the kids to interact with Santa. Many of the Santa meals require advance registration and sell out. Be sure to check our list (and lists for Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties) and make your reservations.

Ann Arbor Santa Meals

Ann Arbor Santa Trains

Have you ever been on a train with Santa? There are a couple holiday trains in our area. 


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Southern Michigan Railroad

Southern Michigan Railroad offers the closest Santa trains to Ann Arbor. The Santa Train runs from their Bartlett station in Clinton this year. Book your tickets now before they sell out.

🚂Saturday, November 25, 2017 11:00am-4:00pm
🚂Sunday, November 26, 2017 12:00pm-4:00pm
🚂Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:00am-4:00pm
🚂Sunday, December 3, 2017 12:00pm-4:00pm
🚂Saturday, December 9, 2017 11:00am-4:00pm
🚂Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:00pm-4:00pm

North Pole Express

The North Pole Express is a bit further from Ann Arbor. They run the Pere Marquette 1225 (PM 1225). The blueprints for this train were used to make the train in the Polar Express Movie. Unfortunately there are no tickets remaining for 2017.

Ann Arbor Santa Sets

Briarwood Mall

Celebrate Santa’s arrival to Briarwood on Saturday, November 17 from 1-3p. He will be available daily through December 24.

Arbor Annie visits Santa at Briarwood Mall

2015 Briarwood Mall Santa

Briarwood Mall will also host Caring Santa on two Sunday mornings. The November 19 sessions full, but there are time slots available on December 3.

All Santa Events

The list below will be updated as new events are announced.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Date/Time Event
🆓
11/11/2017
9:00am-6:00pm
Christmas Open House
at Nature’s Garden Center, Saline Michigan

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Date/Time Event
🆓
11/12/2017
9:00am-6:00pm
Christmas Open House
at Nature’s Garden Center, Saline Michigan

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
11/18/2017
1:00pm-3:00pm
Santa's Arrival
at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Date/Time Event
🆓
11/19/2017
9:30am-11:00am
Caring Santa
at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Date/Time Event
💙
11/25/2017
11:00am-4:00pm
Santa Train
at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
11/26/2017
11:30am-4:00pm
Santa Visits Dixboro
at Dixboro General Store, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
11/26/2017
12:00pm-4:00pm
Santa Train
at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan
💙🆓
11/26/2017
5:00pm-6:00pm
Annual Tree Lighting Festival
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan

Friday, December 1, 2017

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
12/01/2017
6:00pm-8:30pm
Chelsea Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival
at Downtown Chelsea, Chelsea Michigan
💙🆓
12/01/2017
6:00pm-7:00pm
Downtown Ypsilanti Tree Lighting
at Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti Michigan
💙🆓
12/01/2017
7:00pm-11:59pm
Midnight Madness
at Main Street Area, Ann Arbor MI

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
12/02/2017
8:30am-10:30am
Bruce's Breakfast with Santa
at Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center, Chelsea Michigan
💙
12/02/2017
9:00am-5:00pm
Christmas at the Mansion
at Gordon Hall, Dexter Michigan
💙🆓
12/02/2017
10:00am-1:00pm
Annual Downtown Home & Garden Christmas Party
at Downtown Home & Garden, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/02/2017
10:00am-2:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/02/2017
11:00am-4:00pm
Santa Train
at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan
💙🆓
12/02/2017
3:00pm-8:00pm
Freighthouse Holiday Festival
at Ypsilanti Freighthouse, Ypsilanti Michigan
💙🆓
12/02/2017
3:00pm-4:00pm
Santa Meet & Greet
at Downtown Manchester, Manchester Michigan
💙🆓
12/02/2017
6:00pm
Milan Christmas Parade
at Downtown Milan, Milan Michigan
💙🆓
12/02/2017
6:00pm-8:00pm
Superior Township Christmas Tree Lighting
at Old Township Hall, Ypsilanti Michigan
🆓
12/02/2017
7:00pm-8:30pm
Manchester Christmas Tree Lighting
at Wurster Park Manchester, Manchester Michigan

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Date/Time Event
🆓
12/03/2017
9:00am-10:30am
Caring Santa
at Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/03/2017
11:30am-4:00pm
Santa Visits Dixboro
at Dixboro General Store, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/03/2017
12:00pm-4:00pm
Santa Train
at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan
💙🆓
12/03/2017
1:00pm-3:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/07/2017
4:30pm-5:30pm
PJs & Stories with Santa
at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
💙🆓
12/07/2017
6:00pm-8:00pm
Live Santa Call In Show
💙🎟
12/07/2017
6:00pm-7:00pm
PJs & Stories with Santa
at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI
💙🎟
12/07/2017
7:30pm-8:30pm
PJs & Stories with Santa
at Saline Rec Center, Saline MI

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
12/09/2017
9:00am-10:30am
Breakfast with Super Santa
at Sidetrack, Ypsilanti Michigan
💙🆓
12/09/2017
10:00am-2:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/09/2017
10:00am-1:30pm
Treasure Trail to Santa
at Busch’s Saline, Saline Michigan
12/09/2017
11:00am-4:00pm
Santa Train
at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Date/Time Event
💙
12/10/2017
10:00am-1:00pm
Breakfast with Santa
at Weber’s Restaurant, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/10/2017
10:00am-11:30am
Santa Central
at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
💙🎟
12/10/2017
10:30am-12:00pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🆓
12/10/2017
11:30am-4:00pm
Santa Visits Dixboro
at Dixboro General Store, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/10/2017
12:00pm-4:00pm
Santa Train
at Southern Michigan Railroad – Bartlett Station, Clinton Michigan
💙🎟
12/10/2017
12:00pm-1:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙
12/10/2017
12:30pm-2:00pm
Santa Central
at Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter Michigan
💙🆓
12/10/2017
1:00pm-3:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/10/2017
2:00pm-3:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI

Friday, December 15, 2017

Date/Time Event
💙
12/15/2017
3:00pm-7:00pm
Santa at the Stables
at Heavenly Horse Stables, Pinckney Michigan
💙
12/15/2017
6:00pm-8:00pm

Dinner with Santa & Toy Drive


at Bridgewater Bank Tavern, Saline Michigan
THIS Friday night! (12/15) Mark your calendar for some holiday fun! Bridgewater Bank Tavern 6:00 - 8:00pm bring the kids to visit SANTA and take your own pictures, saving you from the high prices at the mall! Bring an unwrapped TOY for Saline Social Services and choose to either receive...Read More

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Date/Time Event
💙🆓
12/16/2017
9:00am-12:00pm
Pictures with Santa
at 2|42 Community Church, Ann Arbor MI
💙🆓
12/16/2017
10:00am-2:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
🎟
12/16/2017
10:30am-12:00pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙
12/16/2017
12:00pm-2:00pm
A Visit with Father Christmas
at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/16/2017
12:00pm-1:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙
12/16/2017
12:30pm-4:00pm
UM Women's Basketball with Santa
at Crisler Center, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🆓
12/16/2017
1:00pm-4:00pm
Free Photos with Santa
at Gene Butman Ford, Ypsilanti Michigan
💙🎟
12/16/2017
2:00pm-3:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙
12/16/2017
2:30pm-5:00pm
Visit with Santa
at Brewed Awakenings, Saline Michigan

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Date/Time Event
💙🎟
12/17/2017
8:00am-2:00pm
Breakfast with Santa
at Kensington Hotel, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/17/2017
9:30am-1:00pm
Breakfast with Santa
at Weber’s Restaurant, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙
12/17/2017
10:00am-1:00pm
Santa Brunch
at Polo Fields Golf & Country Club, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/17/2017
10:30am-12:00pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🆓
12/17/2017
11:30am-4:00pm
Santa Visits Dixboro
at Dixboro General Store, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/17/2017
12:00pm-1:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙
12/17/2017
1:00pm-3:00pm
Holiday Open House & Gingerbread Firehouse Contest
at Michigan Firehouse Museum, Ypsilanti MI
💙🆓
12/17/2017
1:00pm-3:00pm
Santa Visits
at Kerrytown Market & Shops, Ann Arbor Michigan
💙🎟
12/17/2017
2:00pm-3:30pm
Snacks with Santa
at Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford MI
💙🎟
12/17/2017
5:00pm-8:00pm

Holiday's with Santa


at Holidays Restaurant, Ann Arbor Michigan
On Sunday, December 17, join the Ann Arbor Jaycees Foundation for pancakes with Santa at our Holiday's with Santa event! In addition to pancakes and sausage, there will be crafts, raffles and pictures with Santa. Event runs from 5pm - 8pm at Holiday's Restaurant in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12...Read More

 

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