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 www.ben.edu/SantaBreakfast.
Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.