Santa will be visiting the National Exemplar Restaurant, just across the street from Santa’s Workshop, on Saturday December 6th for breakfast!

Two seatings are available, 9am and 11:30am.

$10 for children, $15 for adults.

Contact the National Exemplar at 513-271-2103 today!

Reservations only.


Be Part of Santa’s Workshop

This year you will also have the opportunity to be part of Santa’s Workshop!

Back by popular demand, we will be offering name-tags for sale that will be on the actual elves in the display this season.  At the end of the season, we will create a handmade ornament with the name-tag and send it to you as a keepsake.

New this year, we are offering five limited edition, full-scale elves that will also be part of the display this year!  At the end of the season, we will send you that actual elf for you to display in your own home.  These elves will be handmade by some of the talented folks who built the original display!

Click here to purchase your own name-tag or elf!

2014 Season Hours Now Available!

Well, it’s that time again!

This season Santa’s Workshop will be open six days a week

starting on Tuesday, November 25th.

Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Friday: 2pm to 8pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 8pm

Christmas Eve: 10am to 4pm

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Track Santa’s travel TONIGHT!

Santa’s elves have made all the toys and loaded his sleigh. The big man has taken off and is delivering toys across the World. Follow him through the night and see when he will be at your house! Click here!


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Come see the elves this season!

The Workshop is up and running! All of the elves are working hard to build toys for Santa’s big day. Bring your whole family and make it a seasonal tradition. Each of the scenes have so much detail, you might have to visit multiple times!

The days and hours are posted to just to the right of this post!


The Workshop is opening soon!

Santa’s elves are putting the final touches on the Workshop which will open this Friday! These are pictures of the scenes this season!



Sponsor for the 2013 Season

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The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Mariemont Inn is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the historic Shillito’s Elves for the 2013 season. “We understand the need to preserve great historic treasures of the city and we are happy to be part of this restoration.”

The display has been move to the Village of Mariemont, just 9 miles East of downtown Cincinnati. In addition to the display this season, Santa will be visiting for pictures on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, click on the “Santa Pictures” tab on the top of the website.

Admission is $4, children under 3 are free. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the display. Cash and major credit cards accepted.

Working in the Woodshop

For many local Cincinnatians, it was part of their childhood and is a great way to start a new holiday tradition with younger generations that haven’t experience the elves!

Open November 29 to December 29!

Regular Hours:
Monday and Tuesday : Closed
Wednesday through Friday 2pm to 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 8pm

Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve: 10am to 4pm
Christmas Day: Closed

Pages from the Memory Book

Check out some of the great memories we’ve collected so far this year in our memory book. We’ve filled a 150 page book and we are well on our way with the second book.

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The Shillito’s Elves
Shillito's Elves
2014 Schedule
Open November 25 - December 31


Tuesday through Friday:
2pm to 8pm

Saturday and Sunday:
10am to 8pm

Christmas Eve:
10am to 4pm

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6940 Madisonville Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
(across from the Mariemont Inn)
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