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.
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
December 3 from 9 am-2 pm
$17/adults, $15/kids, age 2 and under are free
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!)
27 Mine Brook Rd., Bernardsville
December 10 from 8 am-1:30 pm
$35/adults, $20/kids age 2 and up
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.
3 Riverside Dr., Camden
Saturdays, December 9-23 from 10 am-2 pm
$26/person, $10/age 2 and under
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.
2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill
December 9-10 from 10 am-2 pm
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.
615 E. Moss Mill Rd., Smithville
December 9 and 16
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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.
The Mills at Jersey Gardens
651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth
December 10 at 8:30 am
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.
21 The Boardwalk, Sparta
December 10 from 9:30 am-noon
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.
1003 Morris Ave., Union
December 17 from 9-11 am or 11:30 am-1:30 pm
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.
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
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.
535 North Rte. 73, West Berlin
December 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 9-10 am
$10 for breakfast
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!
98 Kingsland Rd., Clifton
1200 New Jersey 17, Ramsey
December 17 from 11 am-1 pm
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.
14 Vogt Dr., Bridgewater
December 9 from 8 am-noon
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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.
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.