Dining Guide | Where to Have Breakfast with Santa This Year
There is nothing quite like experiencing the holiday season through the eyes of a child. With my youngest son turning eight years old this year, I feel like this might be the last year that breakfast with Santa will hold the same magic and delight it has in years past. That’s why we are going all out and trying to hit up more than one this year. If you want a more memorable experience than just photos with the jolly old fella, check out these great events throughout the Valley.
*Keep in mind that these are all very popular events and are likely to sell out, so make sure you make your reservations. Also, be sure to bring along your camera to make sure to capture all those candid moments.
Where to Have Breakfast with Santa This Year
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
Sunday, December 10th from 10:30am until 3pm
Families can spend time with Santa Claus before the big day arrives at this special Breakfast with Santa event. Guests can dine on an array of delicious dishes including made-to-order omelets, a carved ham station and a mac n’ cheese station. Kids can enjoy cookie decorating and photos with Santa while mom and dad can enjoy the Bloody Mary bar. The cost of this event is $32 for adults and $16 for kids 12 and under. Reservations can be made by calling 602.817.5400.
Kneaders (19 Arizona locations)
Thursday, December 7th from 5pm until 7pm
Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Bring the kiddos to Kneaders and enjoy their chunky cinnamon French toast for dinner. This will be the 5th annual evening with Santa and 100% of the sales will be donated to Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert, TMC for Children and Amberly’s Place Family Advocacy Center, depending on the part of the state you are in. Santa will be there to interact with the guests and parents are encourages to capture the moment with photography.
Morning Glory Café
Saturday, December 9th from 10am until 1pm
Enjoy breakfast at Morning Glory Cafe and receive a ticket to visit Santa at Botanica. There will be a special kid’s menu just for this day! Bring your camera to take a photo with Santa and then head to the Christmas Craft Zone to create a card to take home and set with your cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve.
There is no ticket that must be pre-purchased for this event. You will receive a ticket to see Santa if you eat breakfast at Morning Glory Cafe on December 9, 2017. Morning Glory Cafe does not accept reservations. There is plenty to do and see if you have to wait for a table!
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Every Saturday in December, from 8am until 11am
Experience a Spanish Christmas feast with a full breakfast buffet loaded with delicious fruits, breads, scrambled eggs, French toast, smoked bacon and crispy hash browns. The crown jewel will be a full array of traditional Spanish holiday sweets including Pestinos, Turron, Marzipan and Polvorones. Children will be able to join Santa for cookie decorating and creating their own Moravian Star ornament before departing with Spanish candies and new holiday stories. The cost will be $45 for adults, $30 for children 6 through 12 and those 5 and under are complimentary. Reservations can be made by calling 480.627.3111.
Outlets at Anthem
Saturday, December 2nd from 8:30am until 10am
Visit Santa’s Cottage and be amazed at the festive and cozy feeling. Breathe in the smell of freshly backed chocolate chip cookies (seriously, how do they do that? Are there just trays and trays of abandoned cookies somewhere?) and feel your heart lighten with the festive holiday music. For only $5 you can grab a ticket at customer service that will get you into Breakfast with Santa in the food court. Guests will enjoy pancakes, sausage and milk along with free kid’s activities, live entertainment, a Santa story time as well as a goodie bag for those that pre-purchase their tickets.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
On his way to the North Pole, Old St. Nick will stop at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort this month to host Valley families for breakfast, photos with Santa and fun holiday cheer during the “Breakfast with Santa” event series starting December 16th. The resort’s annual “Breakfast with Santa” series will be offered December 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th with seating times at 9am and 11am. Guests will enjoy seasonal photos with Santa and holiday story time, while Mrs. Claus treats children to whimsical cookie decorating, gingerbread activity books, and a tasty breakfast buffet.
The special buffet will feature made-to-order omelets, homemade biscuits and gravy, eggs Benedict and a French toast bar, and more. Reservations for “Breakfast with Santa” are required. Pricing is $31.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages 10 and under, inclusive of a complimentary photo with Santa.
Press Coffee and Over Easy
Saturday, December 16th and 23rd from 9am until 1pm
Kris Kringle will be making two visits to the new Over Easy and Press Coffee location at the Biltmore Center building next month. Kids of all ages are invited to join Father Christmas on December 16 and December 23 from 9am until 1pm for selfie photos and last-minute gift requests.
There is no charge to meet with Santa. He and his elves will be outside of Press Coffee at its newest café at the Biltmore Center II building at 24th Street and Camelback. Press will be serving its full menu of espresso drinks, hot coffee and cold brew. It will also have hot chocolate and hot cider.
Over Easy will also be open and serving its full menu of breakfast and brunch items at its new restaurant in the same building. During the busy holiday season, Santa stays fueled up with Over Easy’s new Protein Bowl with quinoa, sausage, wild arugula and two sunny eggs.
In addition to Santa, there will be holiday movies playing on the big screen TVs, holiday music, a tree and patio games like ping pong, cornhole and shuffleboard. Free parking is available at in the building parking lot and underground garage.
Sunday, December 10th from 9am until 10pm
While the big guy is prepping for his busiest night of the year, Mrs. Claus will be entertaining some very lucky kids with a special story time at The Farm. Bring a picnic blanket to lounge with the kiddos to hear story time with Mrs. Claus! Mrs. Claus will be sharing her favorite Christmas stories from 1:30pm-2:30 pm. Bring your camera for a photo opportunity after story time!
You can skip the lines at Farm Kitchen by pre-ordering a picnic lunch to pick up at story time. There will be both adult and kid lunches available for pre-order. (No outside food is permitted at The Farm.) Adults can get their lunch and ticket for $14 and kids lunch/ticket combos are only $10.50. You can also add on milk and a cookie for only $5.
Saturday, December 16th from 8am until 11am
The kids and Santa will both love all the entertainment available at Uptown Alley. On top of all the fun to be had, for only $19.99 you can enjoy a breakfast buffet as well as a $10 game card to use after breakfast. It’s a win for everyone!
Kids and adults will all enjoy these special breakfast with Santa opportunities, so get out there and spread a little holiday cheer!