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(2016) 9 Spots to Have Breakfast With Santa This Year

Posted on: December 1st, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries 2 Comments

One of the most beautiful scenes during the holidays is the wonderment and awe that you see in the eyes of children. They hang on every word when hearing The Night Before Christmas, the sing along with every verse of Jingle Bells and their eyes light up at the sight of Santa Claus. If you want to experience that with the children in your life this year, and avoid standing in line for hours for 10 seconds with a mall Santa, attending Breakfast With Santa is the way to go. You get an extended experience, great food, and lots of other special touches.

*Please note that reservations or pre-ordered tickets are required for most events and for those that reservations are not required, due to the popularity of these events they are highly recommended.

Spots to Have Breakfast With Santa in the ValleyBreakfast With Santa in the Valley

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Where | 215 N. 7th St. | Phoenix | 85034 | 602.648.2747
When | Saturday, December 3rd from 8am until 9am
Details | Prepare yourself and your tinies for a truly magical event at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix! Guests can enjoy early morning access to the Museum, a delicious kid-friendly menu, plus an exclusive meet and greet with Mr. Claus! Bring your cameras! We will have Museum staff happy to assist with taking your family photo.
After you mix and mingle with Santa, guests are invited to get a festive glitter tattoo at our glitter tattoo station, then stay and play all day in one of the top children’s museums in the country!
Cost | $20 for Museum members and $30 for non-members.
Get Tickets | http://www.tinyurl.com/you-santa

Rainforest Cafe

Where | 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle | Tempe | 85282 | 480.752.9100
When | December 3rd, December 10th and December 17th at 8am
Details | Join the Rainforest Café for a special Breakfast with Santa. You’ll dive into a breakfast buffet, raffles, activities, crafts, photo opportunities with Cha!Cha!, Santa, and more.
Cost | $17.29 per person, not including tax or gratuity.

The Phoenician

Where | 6000 E. Camelback Road | Scottsdale | 85251 | 480.941.8200
When | Saturday, December 10th with seatings between 9am and 12pm
Details | The Phoenician’s Breakfast with Santa buffet will feature a menu of children’s – and Santa’s – favorite morning fare, including apple cider spiced waffles, pancakes, baked goodies, bacon, and eggs. This time-honored tradition includes cookie decorating, as well as photos with Old Saint Nick.
Cost | $49 for adults and $32 for children ages 3 through 12

Scottsdale Princess

Where | 7575 E. Princess Drive | Scottsdale | 85255 | 480.585.2694
When | Saturday, December 10th at 9am
Details | Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa and his friends at this whimsical holiday party, with surprises and delights at every turn. Dance to the jolly tunes of DJ Jingle, play reindeer games, visit Santa in his Secret Headquarters for photos and enjoy a discounted special daytime skating session (exclusively for breakfast attendees).
Cost | $60 for adults, $45 for children aged 3 through 12, and children two and under eat free with a paid adult. (Prices do not include tax or gratuity.)

District American Kitchen & Wine Bar

Where | 320 N. 3rd St. | Phoenix | 85004 | 602.817.5400
When | Sunday, December 11th from 10:30am until 3pm
Details | ‘Tis the season for holiday festivities!
Begin your experience with breakfast, then head over for a special visit and photos with Santa Claus himself! Next stop, cookie decorating! And, don’t forget to check out our snowy, live choo-choo train that runs around our larger than life Christmas tree, surrounded by gingerbread houses that are designed and built from scratch by local Arizona Chefs and culinary students!
Cost | $32 for adults and $16 for kids 12 and under

Westgate Dave & Busters

Where | 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. | Glendale | 85305 | 623.759.7800
When | Sunday, December 11th from 8am until 11am
Details | Have a holly, jolly breakfast with Santa! Enjoy a delicious buffet, receive a $10 power card and unlimited video game play and, of course, get your photo taken with Santa. Proceeds will benefit Boy Scouts of Arizona.
Cost | $19.99 per person, not including tac or gratuity
Get Tickets | dnb.ticketbud.com

Schnepf Farms

Where | 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road | Queen Creek | 85142
When | Saturday, December 17th, from 9am until 4pm
Details | This fun event at Schnepf Farms covers so much more than just breakfast with Santa. You and your kids will be able to enjoy a pancake breakfast (or hamburger if you prefer) along with unlimited train and carousel rides, interaction at the petting zoo and hayrides out to feed Santa’s deer.
Cost | Children can receive a wristband for $25 and that will include all activities. Adults will pay as they go.

Rico’s at Squaw Peak Hilton

Where | 7677 N. 16th Street | Phoenix | 85020 | 602.997.5850
When | December 17th, 18th and 24th with seating at 8am, 10am, and Noon
strong>Details | You are invited to enjoy a full buffet brunch with your smallest friends. Santa has been known to make his rounds during brunch. After you’re done eating you and the kids are then invited to do some holiday cookie decorating while enjoying holiday music. Don’t leave without getting your frame-worthy photo with Santa.
Cost | $31.95 for adults and $19.95 for children 10 and younger. (Prices do not include tax or gratuity.)

Mesa Convention Center

Where | 263 N. Center St. | Mesa | 85201 | 480.644.2178
When | Monday, December 19th with seating from 8am until 11:30am
Details | Besides breakfast, attendees participate in a craft workshop and can have their photos taken with Santa.
Cost | Tickets are $7 per person and must be purchased before the event

Where will you be headed for Breakfast with Santa this year?

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About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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  1. How fun! Thanks for the info, Taryn!

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