Breakfast with Santa: The Ultimate Family Holiday Activity

Santa Claus is coming to town!


‘Tis the season to visit Santa in the North Pole, complete with a snowy new look and his famous sports car “sleigh.” The big guy in the red suit will land at the GMRENCEN’s Jefferson Lobby from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday starting Friday, Nov. 29 through Monday, Dec. 23. Whether you’re traveling via the Detroit People Mover or parking your own sleigh, Santa is ho-ho-hoping you’ll join him this season.


Free photos will Santa are available, and children will also receive a festive goody bag.


This year, one lucky child and up to 11 guests can win a special breakfast and one on one time with the man of the season through the 2019 GMRENCEN Santa Photo Social Media Sweepstakes.


The 2019 GMRENCEN Santa Photo Social Media Sweepstakes begins Friday, November 29 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, December 10. During that timeframe, simply post your photo with Santa at the GMRENCEN to a public Twitter or Instagram account, tagging @gmrencen and using the hashtag #GMRENCENSanta in the post.


The winner will get to enjoy a personal breakfast with Santa at Panera Bread, located at the GMRENCEN, for up to 12 people at 10 a.m., December 14. But remember, in order to win you must be available on December 14.


He’s made his list, checked it twice and now he’s ready to join in all the holiday fun at the GMRENCEN. Learn how you can spend some quality time with Santa and the whole family through the 2019 GMRENCEN Santa Photo Social Media Sweepstakes by reading the official rules below.






The 2019 GMRENCEN Santa Photo Social Media Sweepstakes (“The Sweepstakes”) is open to anyone with a public Instagram and/or public Twitter account who is at least 18 years of age by the Sweepstakes end date December 10, 2019. Trustees, Board Members, Employees, interns, or partners of CBRE (sponsor) and Franco (administrator), as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of employees, are not eligible to enter.


By submitting an entry to The Sweepstakes, entrants certify that their participation is not illegal or in violation of any law, regulation, treaty or administrative act, and that the laws of their governing jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry do not prohibit or restrict the receipt of any Prize under this Sweepstakes.


The GMRENCEN reserves the right to reject any entry if, in the GMRENCEN’s sole discretion, the laws of an applicable jurisdiction, including but not limited to the entrant’s jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry, would prohibit or limit the GMRENCEN from proceeding with the Sweepstakes as intended or the consideration or awarding of any Prize would impose additional administrative, tax, operational, or legal burdens on the GMRENCEN.




The Sweepstakes is sponsored by CBRE, 400 Renaissance Center, Suite 2500, Detroit, MI 48243 (“Sponsor”).


This promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram or Twitter. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram and Twitter of responsibility and agree to Instagram and Twitter terms of use.




The Sweepstakes begins on Friday, November 29, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s mobile device is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Sweepstakes.




To ensure eligibility for the sweepstakes, all photographs must include The Sweepstakes entrant’s photo taken with Santa at the GMRENCEN. Photos that do not include Santa at the GMRENCEN will be disqualified.


If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted and must be able to provide copies of those releases to the GMRENCEN upon request.


The following submissions are ineligible:


Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright and photographs of persons without the necessary consent required by law in your jurisdiction. The GMRENCEN reserves the right to require entrants to submit evidence of the subject’s legal consent to be photographed for the submitted photograph, which may include a signed waiver from the subject.


NOTE: Waiver requirements vary by jurisdiction, and the entrant is responsible for obtaining a legally enforceable waiver from any photographed subject.


Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.


Images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife, or damage to the environment by the photographer.


Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.


The GMRENCEN shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.




There are two ways to enter:


  • Post a photo with Santa at the GMRENCEN to a public Instagram account, tagging @gmrencen and using the hashtag #GMRENCENsanta in the post; and/or
  • Post a photo with Santa at the GMRENCEN to a public Twitter account, tagging @gmrencen and using the hashtag #GMRENCENsanta in the post.


Entrants must also follow @gmrencen on Instagram and/or Twitter to be eligible to win.


Digital images that are sent via email will not be accepted.


You may enter one (1) time on Instagram and one (1) time on Twitter, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter. Multiple entries on Instagram and Twitter will not be valid. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.




Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, including proof of age, and liability/publicity release within 14 days. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place.


Potential winner must come to the GMRENCEN to receive their prize on Saturday, December 14. A gift card or monetary value will not be given or exchanged for the cost of the breakfast if winner cannot attend.




Sponsor will select one (1) winner at random from all photo submissions that meet Sweepstakes eligibility requirements. Sponsor will notify the winner by December 11, 2019. Winner must respond via an email sent to by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on December 12, 2019 to acknowledge receipt of prize. Sponsor reserves the right to select another winner if winner does not respond by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on December 12, 2019.


Prize will include breakfast with Santa at Panera Bread, located at the GMRENCEN, for up to 12 people at 10 a.m. on December 14. Date/time are not flexible – winner must be available to attend on the selected date or time.


If winner does not comply with the above requirements, Sponsor has the right to disqualify the winner and select another winner.




Questions and inquiries about sweepstakes rules can be emailed to




You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable.


If you submit a photograph to enter the Sweepstakes, you grant the GMRENCEN a royalty-free, nonexclusive right to:


  • Display the photograph on
  • Allow third-parties to share the photograph on social media.
  • Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our mission.
  • Use the photograph in the GMRENCEN’s internal and external communications materials including but not limited to web sites and web publications, fact sheets, fund raising publications, advertising, multimedia, and presentations.
  • Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for GMRENCEN-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, membership premiums, and the like.
  • Use, in connection with the Sweepstakes, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
  • Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in the GMRENCEN photo library and accessible to GMRENCEN staff via the GMRENCEN internal online photo archive.




In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.




By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Instagram and Twitter, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys’ fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.




Any information you submit as part of the Sweepstakes will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. The information you provide when you enter is provided to Sponsor, not to Instagram or Twitter. Except where prohibited, you consent to Sponsor’s use of your name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.




You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Michigan. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Michigan.




Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to

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