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 an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country's fastest-growing campuses between 2002-2012 in The Chronicle of Higher Education's list of private nonprofit doctoral institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. Benedictine University's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the sixth largest in the Chicago area in 2014.

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