Visiting with Santa Claus is a time-honored tradition. Planning that visit often involves navigating traffic, mall parking, waiting in line for hours, hoping the children still look presentable, and trying to prevent tears (both the children’s and yours!). Fortunately, there is an easier way to get into (regain?) your holiday spirit in Dallas. Hilton Anatole is hosting Christmas at the Anatole again this year.


Planning your visit is as simple as visiting the Christmas at the Anatole website or clicking on your Hilton Honors app to book your Breakfast with Santa package. Packages include movie nights, a popcorn bar, a hot chocolate station, face painting, and 10 scavenger hunt stations. Parents are sure to be entertained as they escort their children to the activities.

A family favorite is attending a show in Geppetto’s Theater downstairs. The Winter Wonderland show is a compilation of classic songs and contemporary hits retold through the eyes of dozens of marionette puppets. Be ready to laugh and have your heart warmed in a show that keeps the entire family entertained!


They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. How can you make that better than by having Jolly Old St. Nick greet you at your table? Tickets for breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their head elf helper are limited. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a full breakfast, storytime, and the kickoff to the scavenger hunt that follows!


Pictures with Santa are a childhood must. They don’t have to be hard. Hilton Anatole makes the entire process easy. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit each table at breakfast to talk with each family. They pose for pictures and are incredibly patient with “some mommies” who want family pictures as well as an individual picture for each child. (Ahem. Don’t know who that might be.) The elf even acts as their photographer so the entire family can be in the picture.

After breakfast, Santa makes a few more rounds while you get a head start on the scavenger hunt stations. As you make your way through the Atrium and Towers buildings, you can stop at your convenience for pictures with Santa near the Atrium entrance in front of the huge Christmas tree. Santa sits for pictures between 11 am and 1 pm. Packages begin at $25 and you pay the photographer directly.

For many families, it is very important to visit and take pictures with the same Santa year after year. Hilton Anatole strives to host the same Santa each year, and your pictures will reflect that consistency. Like going home during the holidays, the seasonal decorations in the hotel provide a classic backdrop for your family poses each year.

This article was originally published by Hilton Mom Voyage.

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