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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 Ln., Chester
Dec. 2 from 10-11:30 am
$26.99/adults, $15.99/kids, free/ages 2 and under
908-879-7189

Start with hot apple cider before hopping on a wagon ride with cozy blankets to the heated harvest hall. Enjoy a wholesome brunch and a visit from Santa himself. Bring your camera!

American Hotel

18 E Main St., Freehold
Dec. 9 and 16 from 10 am-3 pm
$38/adults, $19/kids, free/ages 3 and under
732-431-3220

This famous Sunday brunch is complete with a visit from good ole Saint Nick himself. Bring your wish list!

Bernards Inn

27 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville​
Dec. 16 from 9 am-2:30 pm
$39/adults, $20/ages 2 and up
908-766-0002

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

Crowne Plaza Fairfield

690 U.S. 46, Fairfield
Dec. 9 from 10 am-1 pm
$15.95/adults, $7.98/kids, free/ages 3 and under
908-601-4759

Join the jolly ole guy for brunch with French toast, waffles, pancakes, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, baked goods and more—then, shop the holiday boutique and take a photo with Mr. Claus!

Fresh & Fancy Farms

575 River Rd, New Milford
Dec. 1-2 from 10-11 am or noon-1 pm
$25/adults, $20/kids
201-483-9494

Join Santa on the farm for breakfast with fresh farm pancakes with maple brown sugar butter, sausage, fresh fruit and more. Don’t forget to charge your phone for pics!

Garden State Discovery Museum

2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill
Dec. 8-9 from 10 am-2 pm
$15/members, $20/non-members
856-424-1233

Hang out with the man in red at a pancake breakfast with all the fixins’. There’ll also be songs and stories for the kids. Breakfast is sponsored by Whole Foods. Registration required.

Gloucester Township Recreation Center

80 Broadacres Dr., Clementon​
Dec. 8 from 10 am-noon
Free
856-435-5734

What beats a morning of bagels, donuts, fun and games? Sharing it with Santa! This event is for a good cause. Don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy for a kid in need.

Hershey’s Chocolate World

101 Chocolate World Way, Hershey, PA
Dec. 22-23 from 7:30-9 am
$32/adults, $25/kids, free/ages 2 and under
717-534-4900

Mr. Claus is bringin’ the lovely Mrs. to this warm breakfast buffet, featuring Hershey’s chocolate chip pancakes, scrambled eggs, herb breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage, pastries and more. Take a photo with Santa, get creative at the cookie decorating station, make some holiday crafts, visit with Hershey’s characters and enjoy the 4-D Chocolate Mystery Show.

Historic Smithville

615 E. Moss Mill Rd., Galloway
Dec. 8 and 15
Call for times and prices
609-652-0544

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 get festivate at a photo-op with the big guy.

iPlay America

110 Schnack Rd., Freehold
Dec. 9 at 9:30 am
$26.95/adults, $15.95/kids, age 2 and under are free
732-577-8200

Think a delightful hot breakfast buffet with an omelet station, pancakes, yogurt and granola, fresh fruit—and Santa! There’ll be live music for the whole fam to bop around to. Don’t forget to snap a photo with Kris Kringle. Add on gift options available.

Jingle Bell 5K

The Mills at Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth
Dec. 9 at 8:30 am
$35 admission
908-527-6540

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 and hosted by Kris Kringle.

Lake Mohawk Country Club

21 The Boardwalk, Sparta
Dec. 16 from 9:30 am-noon
Cost varies
973-400-9260

Head to Sparta for breakfast with Father Christmas. There’ll be games, storytime, crafts and of course, food. Think: waffles, eggs, muffins and more. Don’t forget to snap a photo with Santa for your Christmas card! Reservations required.

Liberty Hall Museum

1003 Morris Ave., Union
Dec. 16 from 9-11 am or 11:30 am-1:30 pm
$30/adults, $25/kids
908-527-0400

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

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Cherry Hill Mall, 2000 NJ-38, Cherry Hill
Dec. 16 from 8-10 am
$25/adults, $20/kids, free/ages 2 and under
856-792-4470

Mmm! We’re talkin’ French toast, pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs, Italian sausage and potatoes with peppers and onions, muffins, hot chocolate, coffee and more. Even better, the big jolly guy’s coming, too. Bring your cameras and make some memories.

Mama Bear’s Play Cafe

2145 NJ-35, Holmdel​
Dec. 2 from noon-2 pm
$10-30
732-858-6161

Scooch over, Kris Kringle’s comin’ to brunch! Nosh on bagels, muffins, mini donuts and fresh fruit, then gather ’round for story time, Christmas crafts, playtime and more.

The Market at DelVal

2100 Lower State Rd., Doylestown, PA
Dec. 8-9, 15-16 from 9-11 am or 11:30 am-1:30 pm
$17/adults, $12/kids, free/ages 1 and under
215-230-7170

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

Nassau Inn

10 Palmer Square, Princeton
Dec. 2 from 9-11 am or noon-2 pm
Prices vary, free/ages 2 and under
609-921-7500

Start the day off right with a festive breakfast, or sleep in and catch brunch. Share some silver dollar pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs, quiche, country potatoes, muffins and more, plus take a photo with the big guy.

Rainforest Café

Menlo Park Mall, 520 Menlo Park Drive, Edison
Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16 from 8-10 am
$21.52/adults, $13.79/kids, free/ages 3 and under
732-352-1374

This warm breakfast includes a carving station with ham, waffles, French toast, omelets, scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns and more. There’ll be raffle prizes, activities, goodie bags, and of course, Santa.

Sahara Sam's

535 North Rte. 73, West Berlin
Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 from 9-10 am
$9.99 for breakfast
856-767-7580

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
201-962-7602
Dec. 17 from 11 am-1 pm

Join the Shannon Rose for a complimentary photo with Santa and ornament decorating at both its Ramsey and Clifton locations. Ten percent of event sales and 100 percent of the proceeds from fundraisers at the event will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Skytop Lodge

1 Skytop Lodge Rd., Skytop, PA
Dec. 2-23 from 8:30-10:30 am
$30/resort guests, $35/outside guests, $15/kids, free/ages 4 and under
570-257-2114

There’ll be Sunday morning breakfast buffets with Santa all month long. Ride in a horse-drawn carriage, dance around to holiday tunes and spend some quality time with the main man. Be sure to bring your Christmas wish list for Santa’s elves.

Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School

14 Vogt Dr., Bridgewater
Dec. 8 from 8 am-noon
Check back for prices
908-526-8900, ext. 7161

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.

 

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