Santa and Mrs. Claus invite area children to join them for breakfast

November 21, 2012

Lisle, Illinois ~ The earlier than usual start to the busy holiday shopping season means more work for Santa and Mrs. Claus. But the North Pole's favorite couple are taking a break from their hectic holiday preparations to enjoy breakfast with area children at Benedictine University.

Benedictine University's Student Senate is sponsoring "Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus" for children of all ages from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 in the Main Dining Room of the Krasa Student Center.

The event features breakfast with an all-you-can-eat buffet of pancakes and sausages. Each child can have their picture taken with Santa and will receive a special gift. Mrs. Claus will read her favorite Christmas story, and Ernie the Elf will be on hand to help children make holiday decorations in the special arts and crafts area. There will also be holiday movies, children's games, prizes and a raffle.

The cost is $12 per person. Children age 2 and under are free.

To register by phone, call (630) 829-6617. Registration is also available online at


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. A 2016 PayScale Inc. report ranked BenU one of the top 10 colleges in Illinois for return on investment and in the top 20 percent nationally. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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