100 Block of S. Michigan St. & College Football Hall of Fame

Look for the little red and white house located next to The South Bend Chocolate Café. Santa's House is a great place to spend one-on-one time with the "big guy." So don't forget to bring your wish list and a camera!

  • Bring your own camera and take photos of Santa with your loved ones.
  • Receive a candy cane and 'I Believe' sticker from Santa.

  • Ride the Trolley for free on 12/6-8, 12/14, 12/21,  12/23 & 12/24.

  • Present your "I Believe" sticker to the South Bend Chocolate Cafe for a complimentary chocolate bar!


December 6    Fri.     6:30pm-9pm
December 7    Sat.   12pm-6pm
December 8    Sun.  12pm-4pm

December 13  Fri.      5pm-9pm

December 14  Sat.   12pm-6pm
December 15  Sun.  12pm-4pm
December 20  Fri.     5pm-9pm
December 21  Sat.   12pm-6pm
December 22  Sun.  12pm-4pm

December 23  Mon.  12pm-4pm

December 24  Tue.   12pm-4pm


Located inside the College Football Hall of Fame, the Workshop is where you can spend time with family and friends doing all sorts of activities and having fun!

  • Coloring, holiday movies, hands-on activities - cookie decorating and demonstrations.

  • Live musical performances throughout the month.

  • Visit Santa's Gingerbread Village to see the beautiful gingerbread creations by "kids" of all ages and don't forget to vote for your favorite!

  • Stop by the downtown information table for special offerings by downtown merchants and businesses.
  • When the weather outside is "frightful" Santa moves insides to his Workshop to visit with all the boys and girls.

HOLIDAY TREE & WREATH SALES *Open during Santa's House & Workshop hours

Located in the west Lot at the College Football Hall Fame. Choose from a wide variety of fresh trees and wreaths. All proceeds benefit Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc. While supplies last. Cash only. Pre-order your tree or wreath and save! Pre-order form




Two hour on-street parking is available on most downtown streets. Please look for parking signs on the street. In addition to on-street, the following City parking garages offer free parking after 6:00 PM on weekdays and all day on weekends:

1. Main-Colfax Garage (enter via Main St.)

2. Leighton Center Garage (enter via Jefferson Blvd.)

Visit and download a complete parking map from the homepage.


Santa House & Workshop Partners Include:






Have questions? Contact Downtown South Bend, Inc. for more information at: 574.282.1110 or visit: We hope to see you downtown for the holidays!


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