6th Annual Donuts with Santa | Event Recap


Our Donuts with Santa Event is one of our most popular annual events! Families joined us for a magical day with Santa Claus and other Special Guests! We were thrilled to be back at Hyatt Centric Brickell again this year. Hyatt has the most incredible views and was the perfect venue.

View & download your Santa photos here!

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Thank You to our Donuts with Santa Presenting Sponsor

Thank you to our outstanding Donuts With Santa Presenting Sponsor: UHealth Jackson Children’s Care. Not only did UHealth Jackson Children’s Care make the event possible, but they sponsored our Letters to Santa station! This was such a great activation for the kids.

Max’d Out Donuts

Our friend (and celebrity chef/local hero) Max Santiago was so kind to send us donuts from his shop Max’d Out Donuts for the event! They were almost too beautiful to eat… almost. We got to try The OG, Sweet Potato Pie, The Homer, and Peppermint Chocolate Glazed. Drop us a comment below letting us know which one was your favorite! 

Thank You to the Other Businesses who Made this day Magical

What a wonderful day filled with activities to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Guests enjoyed shows by Caroline Party with special guests throughout the day – it started with a show from Mirabel and Isabela, then we saw our two favorite mice, and the day ended with an appearance from a real live elf!

There were photo ops with the BEST Santa in South Florida, Christmas Donuts by Max’d Out Donuts, and face painting & balloon art by Inna Shtein! Another special thank you to those who added some Christmas magic, including marquee lights and balloons by Pipa and Belu, a ball pit from The Bounce Cloud Miami, and a sensory station from The Savvy Sensory Shop

We also had a blast with the photo booth from Best Moments! Check out the album to download your photos!

Our Vendors

We had AMAZING pop-up vendors this year who brought their adorable products and creative gifts to make holiday shopping a breeze! We were also thankful to the vendors who provide great resources for families. This was a one-stop shop for everything we could need during this season!

If you weren’t able to connect with these brands at Hyatt Centric Brickell, you still have time! The Miami Marlins came and even brought Billy as a fun surprise! Completely Me brought their great books and sensory kits. Our friends at Triumph Steps were there to let us know about their great services that teach kids how to process their emotions. I LOVED the products from Lit Candles Miami and Kendra Scott – I couldn’t help but taking some of them home with me!

For Moms

It wouldn’t be a Miami Mom Collective event without special consideration for moms. We brought in some great vendors to cater especially for YOU! Advice for Beauty came to help us stay looking young in the midst of the chaos around us. For those of us who are tired of party planning, our friends at Pressy offered their services to take the stress off of you and plan the parties themselves! We even had pop-up massages from Healing Hands (this might have been my favorite part of the day!). 

Toys For Tots

We were thrilled to have some of our local Marine heroes collecting Toys for Tots! Thank you to those who brought them. It’s not too late to donate to Toys for Tots! Help them reach their 2023 goal!

Santa Claus was there!

Our 6th Annual Donuts with Santa Event would not have been possible without the big man himself: SANTA

Santa answered all our questions about the reindeer, his sleigh, toy making, and life at the North Pole. All the kids had a chance to tell him what was on their Christmas lists this year! Did you know that Santa can speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese? He knew how to make all of our guests feel right at home! 

As a special surprise, we even got to see Santa perform a song and dance. He can truly do it all and was the star of the show.


You know how much we love giveaways at Miami Mom Collective. This year, we had some great giveaway partners. Between Figgy Play Couch, coffee for a year from Cafe La Llave, a staycation from Hyatt Centric Brickell, The Baking Coach kits, a Gymboree play basket, a Glass & Vine gift card, and gorgeous (and delicious!) and cookies from The Cookie Shoppe Miami just to name a few, everyone found something they would love to win. We also had great family 4 packs from Tinez Farms, Miami Seaquarium, and Deering Estate. Congrats to the winners!

Thank you Yana Star for capturing the day!

A big thank you to our featured photographer: Yana Star Photography! It’s exciting to think that the images that were captured at Donuts With Santa will be holiday keepsakes for years to come. We appreciate the attention to detail and incredible patience with all of the little ones meeting Santa!

View & download your Santa photos here!

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Check Out the Recap Video!

Thank you to Day of Socials for the outstanding Event Recap Reel!

A Day to Remember

Thank you again to everyone who participated in our 6th Annual Donuts with Santa event. We can’t wait for next year! Thank you again to Hyatt Centric Brickell for hosting us. Between the sips & bites provided, incredible backdrop, and even the staycation offered as a giveaway, they were truly the best host. Can’t get enough of the space?! Book a couple nights at the hotel the next time you need a staycation!

We hope to see you at our next event. Thank you so much for coming and spending your weekend with us. You’re the reason why we do what we do! Merry Christmas!