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The Best Santa Breakfasts In NJ

You know what makes meeting Santa even better? Pancakes. Here are some breakfasts around NJ that include a meet-in-greet with the big guy.


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Whether you’re looking for a photo-op or just brunch with the big guy, head to one of these holiday breakfasts around NJ to fill up on syrup and Christmas cheer.

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester

December 3 from 9 am-2 pm

$17/adults, $15/kids, age 2 and under are free

908-879-7189, alstedefarms.com

Start with hot apple cider before hoping on a wagon ride to the harvest hall or jumping on the heated shuttle bus. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast and a visit from Santa himself. (Bring your camera!)

Bernards Inn

27 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville

December 10 from 8 am-1:30 pm

$35/adults, $20/kids age 2 and up

908-766-0002, bernardsinn.com

What’s better than eating omelets, silver-dollar pancakes and bacon while carolers sing your favorite holiday tunes? Meeting Santa! Take pictures with Saint Nick and check out the gingerbread house. There’ll be holiday cookies, cupcakes and candy canes, too.

Camden Children’s Garden

3 Riverside Dr., Camden

Saturdays, December 9-23 from 10 am-2 pm

$26/person, $10/age 2 and under

856-365-8733, camdenchildrensgarden.squarespace.com

Visit the Camden Children’s Garden to meet Father Christmas. In addition to breakfast, kids can ride the carousel and train, as well as participate in a holiday craft. Parents can bring their own cameras for pictures of their kiddos on Santa’s lap.

Garden State Discovery Museum

2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill

December 9-10 from 10 am-2 pm

$15/members, $20/non-members

856-424-1233, discoverymuseum.com

Hang out with The Man in Red at a pancake breakfast with all the fixins’. There’ll be songs, stories and a visit with Santa himself. Breakfast is sponsored by Whole Foods. Registration is required.

Historic Smithville

615 E. Moss Mill Rd., Smithville

December 9 and 16

Check back for times and prices

609-652-0544, colonialinnsmithville.com

Historic Smithville has a ton of plans this holiday season. One of their festive events includes breakfast with Santa, which has all of your kids’ favorite breakfast foods. Visit Fred & Ethel’s Lantern Light, dig into breakfast and enjoy a photo-op with the big guy.

Jingle Bell 5K

The Mills at Jersey Gardens

651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth

December 10 at 8:30 am

$35 admission

908-527-6540, jinglebellrun5k.org

This fundraising event supports the Children’s Specialized Hospital and welcomes participants of all ages. Aside from receiving some cool gear, the run is followed by a pancake breakfast (courtesy of IHOP) hosted by Kris Kringle.

Lake Mohawk Country Club

21 The Boardwalk, Sparta

December 10 from 9:30 am-noon

Cost varies

973-400-9260, jwcsparta.org

Head to the Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta for breakfast with Father Christmas. There’ll be games, storytime, crafts and of course, food. Think: waffles, eggs, muffins and more. Grab a photo with Santa for your Christmas card! Reservations required.

Liberty Hall Museum

1003 Morris Ave., Union

December 17 from 9-11 am or 11:30 am-1:30 pm

$30/adults, $25/kids

908-527-0400, kean.edu

Calling all those naughty and nice! Liberty Hall’s hot breakfast buffet and photos with The Man in Red are the perfect way to celebrate with your little one. They’ll never forget hopping in  Santa’s sleigh at this Union staple. Reservations required.

The Market at DelVal

2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA

December 9-10, 16-17 from 9-11 am

$15/adults, $10/kids, age 1 and under are free

215-230-7170, themarketatdelval.com

Santa Claus is coming…to brunch! Enjoy a homemade brunch of ham, french toast, omelets, bacon and more with your family. Don’t forget to snap a picture with ol’ Saint Nick. Reservations are required.

Sahara Sam's

535 North Rte. 73, West Berlin

December 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 9-10 am

$10 for breakfast

856-767-7580, saharasams.com

Forget being merry and bright, get splashin' this holiday season. Enjoy breakfast with Santa before hitting the pool. The kids can snap photos with the big guy before heading to the waterpark—and Santa brought his swimsuit!

The Shannon Rose Irish Pub

98 Kingsland Rd., Clifton

973-284-0200

1200 New Jersey 17, Ramsey

December 17 from 11 am-1 pm

201-962-7602

theshannonrose.com

Join the Shannon Rose Irish pub for a complimentary photo with Santa and ornament decorating at both its Ramsey and Clifton locations. Ten percent of event sales and one hundred percent of the proceeds from fundraisers at the event will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School

14 Vogt Dr., Bridgewater

December 9 from 8 am-noon

Check back for prices

908-526-8900, ext. 7161; scvths.org

This Santa breakfast is for a good cause: Fundraising for Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School. So while your kiddos are having a jolly good time with the man of the hour, you can feel good about supporting local students.

St. Rose of Lima School

51 Lincoln Pl., Freehold

December 3 from 9 am-1 pm

$8-10 for breakfast

Contact santasworkshopSRL@gmail.com for more information

Stoll down the all new Candy Cane Lane for breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the Christmas Gift Bazaar. Take photos, try fun crafts, visit the balloon artist or get your face painted.

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