This time of year, kids have a unique opportunity to have breakfast with everyone’s favorite jolly guy – Santa!! Take the kiddos to a memorable photo op with Santa at one of these select breakfasts with Santa events. And yes, Santa CAN be at all these places at once!! –Jennifer Oxenford

Breakfast with Santa @ Dave & Buster’s
325 N Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA

Help a special cause this holiday at this Breakfast with Santa at Dave & Buster’s. On Sunday, December 4th from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., breakfast will include a buffet, unlimited non alcoholic beverages, unlimited video game play, family entertainment, parking, a gift for your child and a framed photo with Santa –but you must purchase tickets before Dec. 2nd by calling 215-282-2862 or emailing No walk-ins. No refunds. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the Kisses for Kyle Foundation which helps families battle childhood cancer.

Breakfast with Santa at the Battleship

Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ
866-877-6262 ext. 107

Kids will delight in this unique chance to have breakfast with Santa aboard a real battleship on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Battleship New Jersey. Enjoy a hot breakfast–chow-line style–at the Crew’s Galley, meet Santa and local mascots, win prizes and enjoy a self-guided tour of the ship. $20 for adults. $16 for children 12 and under. Seating is limited. Make your reservations today by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 107.

Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA

There might not be a more beautiful location to have your kids enjoy a breakfast with Santa than stunning Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. Breakfast with Santa runs Dec. 10th and 11th and 17th and 18th with two seatings at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet provided by the chefs of the Terrace Restaurant. Children can speak with Santa, share their holiday wish lists, and of course, take photos (parents, don’t forget those cameras!). Cost is $40 for ages 12 and up (members $32), $22 for ages 5-11 (members $18), $5 for ages 1 – 4. Free for children 12 months and under. Member discount. Prices include Gardens admission and breakfast.

Breakfast with Santa at Winterthur
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast with Santa at Winterthur, the childhood home of horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont and now a public garden and museum, in Delaware on Dec. 10th and Dec. 17th with two seatings at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Kids can also enjoy ornament making and a performance of holiday music by children’s entertainer, Silly Joe, who’s back again this year by popular demand! Tickets $18 for children ages 1-12, $28 for adults (Members $21).

Breakfast with Scuba Santa
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ

Families should not miss out on breakfast with Scuba Santa at the Adventure Aquarium this holiday season. There will be multiple character appearances including the one and only Scuba Santa, who will dive inside the 550,000 gallon Shark Realm exhibit. Breakfast with Scuba Santa runs December 3rd and 4th and 10th and 11th from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. It includes breakfast hosted in the Aquarium’s Currents Ballroom with unique views of the Shark Realm Exhibit, arts and craft activities, free parking, and a photo opportunity with Scuba Santa, plus admission to the Aquarium. Tickets $33.95 for adults and $29.95 for children.

Breakfast with Santa at The Crayola Factory
The Crayola Factory
30 Centre Square
Easton, PA

On Saturdays in December (through Dec. 17th), take the family to The Crayola Factory in Easton for a great breakfast with Santa and the Crayola characters. The event includes a hot breakfast, holiday fun, a free Crayola gift and of course, unique photo opportunities. Cost $20 per person. Reservations required.

Brunch with Santa
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA

It’s Brunch with Santa this season at Norristown’s Elmwood Park Zoo, running December 11th, 17th and 18th with three seatings at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Brunch features a full buffet, live reindeer, elf entertainment and of course a photo shoot with Santa! Adults $25, Children $15. Members get 10% off. Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve early.

Breakfast with Santa at Philly’s Hard Rock Café
Hard Rock Café
1113-31 Market Street
(Corner of 12th & Market Street)
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Breakfast with Santa at Philly’s own Hard Rock Café features family-style seating, a full hot and cold buffet, a goody bag, a balloon artist and a visit from Santa to every table, plus a special reading of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” by the tree. Bring your cameras! The event will also have a Toys for Tots drop-off. Breakfast runs Dec. 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th starting at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $18 for adults, $15 for children 3-12, and free for 2 and under. Call the Cafe for more info and to book your reservations @ 215-238-0639. Limited seating is available.

Jennifer Oxenford is a mother of two and the founder of phillyfun4kids your place to find free and mostly free things to do with your kids in and around this great city of motherly love. You can also follow phillyfun4kids on twitter at twitter/phillyfun4kids.

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