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9 places to visit Santa that don’t include the mall

Want to visit Santa but don’t feel like hitting the mall? Here are some other options:1. Jolly’s Outdoor Gingerbread House in Catalano Square

Dec 2nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Dec 3rd from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Dec 9th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Dec 10th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.Receive a cookie and tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Have your picture taken with Santa for a $5.00 donation or bring your own camera.

2. Breakfast with Santa at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2016

Bring the kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews. Dine with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves. Participate in holiday music sing-a-longs. A special gift for each child!

3. Breakfast with Santa at the Pfister

Saturdays, December 3, 10, and 17, 2016

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

A Pfister tradition that creates lifelong memories, share a jolly breakfast with Santa and his elves in the festively decorated ballroom. Pricing: $45 Adults, $20 Children (3-10), 2 and under free.

4. Soda with Santa

Visit the Sprecher Brewery in Glendale for Soda with Santa. Your ticket includes a tour, visit & photo with Santa for all ages, commemorative glass & beer samples for adults, soda samples for everyone! You can also purchase a personalized Root Beer Greeting. ($8 adults • $5 minors)

5. Breakfast with Santa at the Hilton Milwaukee

Saturdays, December 3, 10 and 17 | 9 AM – 11 AM

Share a jolly breakfast with Santa and his elves in the festively decorated ballroom with a special gift for each child December 3, 10 and 17 from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Kids will enjoy building and decorating their own keepsake ornament, face painting, crafting letters to Santa, a holiday movie and much more. And don’t forget the camera! Pricing: $35 Adults, $20 Children (3-12), 2 and under free.

6. Breakfast with Santa at Watt’s Tea Shop

Saturdays November 26th, December 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th at 9:00am

$25 per person includes meal, photo opportunities, and gift for every attendee Come dressed up in your holiday attire and bring the children to tell Santa their heart’s desire. A scrumptious breakfast with a fabulous surprise gift for every attendee at Milwaukee’s most historic Tea Room. Meet the Jolly Old Elf, for a photo opportunity, while Mrs. Claus reads her lively version of The Night Before Christmas. Reservations are required for all seated events in The Watts Tea Shop. Please call 414-290-5700 to make reservations.

7. Breakfast with Santa at the Harley-Davidson Museum (MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant)

December 4 & 11, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Bring the kids down to the Harley-Davidson Museum® for a special MOTOR breakfast with Santa! In this annual tradition, parents and children have the opportunity to snap a photo with Santa on a Harley-Davidson®motorcycle and decorate a motorcycle-shaped sugar cookie. Plated children’s breakfast includes the perfect portion for little ones, five silver dollar-sized buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs and crispy hickory-smoked bacon. $14.95 per child (12 yrs and younger). Space for the event is limited and reservations are required. Call (414) 287-2778 to make a reservation.

8. Visit with Santa at North Point Lighthouse

December 4, 11 and 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a lighthouse holiday tradition! Jolly Saint Nick will fill the lighthouse with holiday cheer and smiles for children and families. Bring your cameras and start the festive season with fun and joy.
9. Meet Santa at Bounce Milwaukee
Like Santa, but don’t feel like heading to the mall to be assaulted by unenthusiastic elves trying to sell you picture packages? Bounce Milwaukee, too. Their Santa is way more chill, and is completely free to hang out with. You’re more than welcome to stay, eat, drink or play, but if you want to just stop by for a picture (free, with your own camera and without elves!), they’d love to have you.Optionally, if you’d like to bring a donation for the Hope House of Milwaukee, they’ll drop it off to them, give you some freshly-baked cookies, and put in a good word for you with Santa. Here’s their current wish list:

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