Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 4 & 11, 2021

at the Flint Hills Discovery Center 

SOLD OUT - The event is currently sold out. You may add yourself to the waitlist online or by calling the Discovery Center.

About the Event

Once upon a time in cozy Manhattan, Santa came to visit the Discovery Center! Families flocked inside for hot breakfast and sweet treats. Children played games and told holiday stories. Gingerbread were decorated and families posed for photos with Santa. Only way to find out how this story ends is to join in the holiday fun!

Event Ticket Includes:

  • Hot breakfast including waffles, scrambled eggs, hashbrown casserole, sausage, fresh fruit salad, juice and coffee
  • Holiday scavenger hunt
  • Kids science experiments
  • Gingerbread man decorating
  • Take-home ornament craft
  • Family photo with Santa
  • All-day access to FHDC exhibits including Dinosaur Discoveries

Event Tickets


  • Youth & Adult FHDC Members I $16
  • Youth & Adult Non-Members I $22
  • Under 2 I $8
Ticket sales are NOW OPEN to both FHDC members and non-members!

This popular community event typically sells out so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance! Tickets are available for purchase online, over the phone at 785-587-2726 or in-person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Event Dates & Times


Two dates to choose from, same great activities each morning!
  • Saturday, December 4, 2021
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021

Due to health and safety considerations, we are offering two staggered sessions each morning to limit the number of guests in any one space:

Session 1:
8:15 AM: Doors Open
8:15-9:00 AM: Breakfast Served
8:45 AM-11:15 AM: Activities and Photos with Santa 
photo times distributed in order on a first come, first served basis

Session 2:
9:15 AM: Doors Open
9:15-10:00 AM: Breakfast Served
9:45 AM-12:15 PM: Activities and Photos with Santa 
photo times distributed in order on a first come, first served basis

Face Masks Strongly Recommended

Effective October 27, employees and visitors are no longer required to wear face masks inside facilities operated by the City of Manhattan. This includes the Discovery Center. Face masks are still strongly encouraged. If you would like a mask during your visit, please ask our Guest Services staff and they will be happy to provide one to you!

2021 Event Sponsors


To learn more about sponsoring Breakfast with Santa, please contact Assistant Director Stephen Bridenstine at 785-587-2742 or by email.
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