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

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Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Weekends November 28 – December 12
$159.99/table for four; $239.99 table for six; $329.99, table for eight
Kick off the Holiday season by joining Alstede Farms at their famous Brunch with Santa. Enjoy a festive atmosphere at Harvest Hall with featured guest Santa and his helpers while indulging in a casual family style buffet meal for a truly memorable experience. Advanced tickets are required and will be sold per time slot.

Historic Smithville

1 N New York Rd, Absecon
December 11 and 18
Call for reservations
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.

JWCS Santa Breakfast

Lafayette House, Intersection of 75 Route 15 and 100, NJ-94, Lafayette
December 12 from 9 am- 11 am
$32/adult, $24/child
Join for a special holiday breakfast! Children will enjoy games, holiday fun a craft and more. And of course, a special visit and photo opportunity with Santa himself. Dine on assorted muffins, donuts and bagels, carved ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, home fried potatoes, waffles, French toast and fresh fruit. Sip on coffee, tea, orange juice or enjoy the hot chocolate station.

Brunch with Santa & Friends at “The Venue at Cafecito”

The Venue at Cafecito, 27 Park Ave., Paterson
December 12, 1-4 pm
$40/adults, $25/children 2-13
Join for a buffet brunch, juices, water, soda and dessert. There will be music, activities and entertainment. Every child will receive a gift. 

Brunch with Santa at iPlay’s Christmas Village

Sundays November 28 – December 19
110 Schanck Rd., Freehold
Bring the whole family in for brunch and festive fun, 11AM – 3PM! Enjoy over-the-top Christmas décor, a table visit from Santa, a special photo-op and more all conveniently in our Christmas village!

Brunch with Santa American Hotel

Sundays December 5, 12 & 19
$45/adults, $22 (under 9)

Bring the family to the American Hotel to welcome Santa back and enjoy a traditional Sunday Brunch Buffet! Please call for available times and to make your reservation.

Breakfast with Santa at Congress Hall

200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Weekends from Saturday, December 4-Sunday, December 19
Breakfast with Santa returns to Congress Hall! The hotel is excited to host this holiday family favorite in the Grand Ballroom. Their team has prepared a playful new children’s menu complete with holiday drinks and special desserts. Dress up in your holiday best for photos with Saint Nick by the poinsettia tree.

Brunch with Santa at Gigi and Mario

68 The Promenade, Edgewater
December 11 11am – 2pm
The recently opened casual American Italian pizzeria and restaurant is celebrating the holidays with a special visit from Santa Claus on Saturday, December 11, from 11 am – 2 pm. Bring the kids to Gigi and Mario and surprise them with a Santa Claus visit and a FREE photo to be cherished for years to come.

Liberty Hall Museum (SOLD OUT)

1003 Morris Ave., Union
December 19 from 9-10:30 am or 11:30 am-1 pm
$30/adults, $25/kids
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.

Breakfast With Santa at Fresh & Fancy Farms (SOLD OUT)

New Milford
Weekends from Saturday, December 4-Sunday, December 12
Enjoy breakfast on the farm with Santa. All children can enjoy a visit with Santa and receive a coloring book, crayons and a small toy.