Santa's Naperville Workshop returns to the Riverwalk Café for 2021

  • This year, families can visit with Santa in-person inside his Naperville Workshop in the Riverwalk Cafe. Reservations open Tuesday, Nov. 16 for residents and Thursday, Nov. 18 for nonresidents.

    This year, families can visit with Santa in-person inside his Naperville Workshop in the Riverwalk Cafe. Reservations open Tuesday, Nov. 16 for residents and Thursday, Nov. 18 for nonresidents. Courtesy of Naperville Park District

 
 
Updated 11/11/2021 9:33 AM

Naperville Park District is welcoming Santa Claus back to his Naperville Workshop at the Riverwalk Café, where he will visit with families from Nov. 29 through Dec. 23. This year, families will be able to see Santa inside the workshop, one family at a time, for a brief, socially distanced conversation.

Advance reservations are required and will open for Naperville Park District residents at noon Tuesday, Nov. 16, online at www.napervilleparks.org/santasworkshop.

 

Nonresident registration begins at noon Thursday, Nov. 18.

Fees are $10 per family for residents and $15 per family for nonresidents.

When registering, families can choose one of the available 15-minute time slots. There will be no on-site registration or walk-ups available. As limited spots are available, families are encouraged to register early for this event.

Dec. 1 and 2 are reserved for families with special needs, Dec. 7 is Military and First Responders Night and Dec. 8 is Pet Night.

Families are welcome to take their own photos and video as professional photos will not be provided.

The line to visit with Santa will queue outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Santa's Workshop will follow state requirements for face coverings while indoors.

Santa's Workshop is located at the Riverwalk Café, 441 Aurora Ave. in Naperville along the Riverwalk.

Please note that the Riverwalk Café is a walk-to location. Parking will be available at the Naperville Park District administration building parking lot at 320 W. Jackson Ave. and the Rotary Hill lot at 455 Aurora Ave.

Naperville Park District thanks the presenting sponsor, Woody Buick GMC, and many other local businesses and organizations that are supporting this event. Sponsors include Operation Support Our Troops, Earthwise Pet, Sourcebooks, Living Well Dental Group, Rocket Ice, Oswald's, Russian School of Mathematics, G & G Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, FBC Remodel, Mathnasium, Your Story Counseling, West Side Children's Therapy, Naperville Bank and Trust, Huck Bouma, Bernicky Law and Rose Pest Solutions.