November 25, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Celebrate the holidays at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens! Come see sparkling holiday lights and beautiful floral displays inside the warm tropical conservatory. Outdoor grounds are also decorated for the season.

Regular admission rates apply to this exhibit.

Join us for a unique and intimate breakfast experience with Santa at Nicholas Conservatory. Begin your morning with a delicious breakfast, meet our lovely Winter Fairy and enjoy fun holiday activities, and craft.

Your morning will end with a trip through our All Aglow Exhibit, complete with garden trains and visit with Santa. This hands-on breakfast experience will be a morning you won’t forget!

Register today - this program will fill quickly. All ages welcome! Call 815.987.8858.

Breakfast with Santa is sponsored by Granite City Food & Brewery.


  • Dec 1 (8-9:30 am/9:30-11 am)
  • Dec 8 (8-9:30 am/9:30-11 am)
  • Dec 9 (9:30-11 am)
  • Dec 15 (8-9:30 am/9:30-11 am)
  • Dec 16 (9:30-11 am)


  • Children under the age of 1 (lap child) – FREE
  • Children ages 1-4 – $12 (residents); $14 (non-residents)
  • Children ages 5+ and Adults – $16 (residents); $18 (non-residents)