Santa Sighting Express

An outdoor holiday experience

Saturday, December 4, 2021
10:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday, December 5, 2021
9:00am - 3:00pm

SOLD OUT: The 2021 Santa Sighting Express is sold out, please click here to join our email list so that we can let you know the next time Santa will be visiting Cranbrook House and keep you updated about future events. 

Safely visit with Santa Claus and take a family photo outside at Cranbrook House. Your child(ren) will also get to meet Mrs. Claus. After sharing holiday wishes with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, children will receive a gift from Santa and his helpers!

Photograph of Santa Claus in the Cranbrook House Library, December 2019.

To ensure that your family, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, and the elves are healthy and safe for the holidays:

  • Registration is required in advance online. 
  • Your family will have the option of a drive-thru experience or getting out of your vehicle.
  • Remain the length of one reindeer (about six feet) away from Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves, and other families.
  • You are welcome to wear a mask if you feel more comfortable.
  • We may update our policies and plans based on conditions as we near the event.

$30 per vehicle

Registration opens Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 12:00pm. Please click the buttons at the bottom of this page to register your vehicle and let us know the number of children in your family. 

Online reservations are required. This is Santa’s busy time of year and he can only see a limited number of families on his stop at Cranbrook House. 

Reservations are required by Monday, November 29, 2021 at 12:00pm. 

Refund Policy
Reservations are nonrefundable. 

Mittens for Detroit Collection
Cranbrook House is proud to serve as a Mittens for Detroit collection site during our Santa SightingMittens for Detroit, Inc. is a nonprofit with the purpose of collecting, purchasing, and distributing new mittens and gloves to children and adults in need in Detroit, and other underserved cities. Please consider bringing a pair of new gloves or mittens to donate.

Photography Policy
A complimentary digital photo of each child with Santa is included with your registration. We also encourage you to bring your own camera for amateur use. Tripods and other photography equipment are not permitted.

Cranbrook House & Gardens
380 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Click here to view our Estate Map.

Please note that restrooms will not be available during this event.

Happy Holidays!
Thank you for your support of Cranbrook House & Gardens and our reimagined holiday experience. We hope to welcome you and Santa back inside Cranbrook House in 2022.