Sitting on Santa’s lap and telling him what you want for Christmas is fun, but enjoying breakfast or brunch with the Ol’ St. Nick in attendance is even more thrilling. Here, six holiday events that let your kids have breakfast with Santa.
Take the kids to Breakfast with Santa at Rock Center Cafe and not only do they get to dine with the big guy as carolers sing your festive faves, but they also get to go ice skating with Santa! The family-style meal includes gingerbread men, eggs, bacon, French toast, a Bloody Mary or Mimosa for you and more. Kids will also get gifts and you’ll get pro photos with Mr. Claus plus a pretty photo frame to show them off.
Go: Daily, Dec. 13-24, 7:15 a.m. & 9 a.m.; $90/adults, $65/kids 3-10, kids under 2 free, Rock Center Cafe
What’s better than breakfast with Santa? Breakfast with Santa and some of your favorite animals. The Staten Island Zoo is hosting a Beastly Breakfast complete with a zoo tour, animal meet-and-greets, photos with Santa, a hot buffet and a performance of holiday tunes by Patrick Raftery.
Go: Sat., Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; $24/person, kids under 3 free; Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway
Looking for a budget friendly option? This is it. For just $10 per person, you’ll get coffee, juice, brunch and activities with Santa in Greenpoint. Then, at 12:30 p.m., watch Mr. Claus head off in the Jingle Bell parade. There will be a toy drive, so consider bringing an unwrapped toy, too.
Go: Sat., Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; $10/person; T.B.D. Brooklyn, 224 Franklin St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Board a Circle Line yacht with Santa and his elves. You’ll enjoy the gorgeous city views, while your kids play games and dance with Mr. Claus. Breakfast is a buffet of eggs, bacon, sausage, mini muffins, fruit, cereal and more.
Go: Sat., Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; $45/adults, $35/kids, $130/family of 4; Pier 16, South Street Seaport
If you want entertainment with your Santa breakfast, then the Broadway Comedy Club’s event is for you. Not only will you get a continental breakfast and photo ops with jolly Ol’ St. Nick, but you’ll also get to see a performance by Ali Isabella. She’ll sing holiday carols you can sing along with to get in the Christmas spirit. If you’re there on Dec. 7, you’ll get to see a 30-minute interactive show by IMPROV 4 KIDS too. And on Dec. 14 & 15, you can stick around for a 12 p.m. performance of 27 Santas and an Elf Called Kevin.
Go: Dec. 7, 14 & 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; $20/person general admission or $50/person stage-side seats; Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W 53rd St., Midtown
Here’s a holiday party for kids that’s guaranteed to be full of fun. Besides getting their photo with Santa and decorating cupcakes, kids get to play games and do activities led by the high-energy Radio Disney Road Crew. If you can get your kids to sit down for a minute, the breakfast is a buffet including everything from eggs and pancakes to fruit and cookies. Plus, there’s a Bloody Mary or Mimosa included for you.
Go: Sun., Dec 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $22/adult, $20/kids, kids under 3 free; Aviator Sports, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
Have you ever had breakfast with Santa? Tell us where you went.