Where to see Santa in Southwest Michigan | Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

Where to see Santa in Southwest Michigan

Santa in downtown Saint Joseph.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is coming to town! Over the next few weeks, the jolly visitor from the North Pole will be in Southwest Michigan. Bring your kids to whisper their gift wishes in his ear, give him their handwritten letters, enjoy a kid friendly breakfast or brunch or pet his reindeer. There are so many photo opportunities to capture these happy memories.

Santa arriving in Saint Joseph on a firetruck.


Reindog Parade | Dec. 2 | Downtown | 3-3:20 p.m. | Costumed pets & Santa’s much-awaited arrival | FREE

Santa's House | Dec. 2-23 | Downtown, corner of State & Pleasant Streets | Daily hours vary | FREE

Breakfast with Santa | Dec. 3, 10 & 17 |  Bistro at the Boulevard | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Reservations recommended

Brunch with Santa | Dec. 10 | Plank’s Tavern, Inn at Harbor Shores | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Reservations recommended

Brunch with Santa & His Live Reindeer | Dec. 17 | Harborview Ballroom, Plank’s Tavern, Inn at Harbor Shores | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Reservations recommended


Holiday Family Fun Day | Dec. 10 | River St. Joe |  Noon-4 p.m. | Treats, crafts, family photos with Santa | FREE


Holiday Open House | Dec. 8 & 10 | North Berrien Historical Museum | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and decorate gingerbread houses | Donations appreciated


Candlelight Christmas Parade | Dec. 1 | Downtown | 7-9 p.m. | FREE 


Selfies with Santa | Dec. 9 | Michigan Maritime Museum | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bring a camera and pose with Santa and Mrs. Claus; enjoy crafts, too | Museum admission

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As one of Michigan’s premier family vacation destinations, you can find a hotel in Southwest Michigan with the amenities, rates and warm welcome you want. There are suites for added privacy, swimming pools, game rooms, breakfasts, waterfront views and favorite indoor attractions and outdoor activities just a dash away. Santa knows. He and Mrs. Claus love staying here, too! 

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