WHERE TO FIND THE BEST BREAKFAST, BRUNCH AND TEA WITH SANTA {2021}

Enjoying breakfast with Santa in Atlanta has become a tradition for many families, and with good reason.  Who wouldn’t want to have yummy foods with the big man himself?!

There are plenty of Breakfast with Santa events in the Atlanta area for every budget.  From FREE to the luxurious, we have them all!

We do our best to keep this list updated, but please let us know if we missed a Breakfast with Santa event in your area.  Always double check with the location before heading out!

WHERE TO FIND THE BEST BREAKFAST, BRUNCH AND TEA WITH SANTA {2021}

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

HARD ROCK CAFE XMAS BREAKFAST BUFFET

Date: No details have yet been released for 2021. The following information is from 2020.

Instead of Breakfast with Santa this year, Hard Rock Cafe is offering Sunday Cinema and lunch featuring popular holiday movies every Sunday in December.

Enjoy lunch while watching a holiday movie on their 22-foot screen in a socially distant atmosphere!  Seating will be limited to 50 seats, social distancing guidelines will be implemented, and masks and temperature checks are required at the door.

The featured movies will be Frozen 2, Gremlins, Elf, and Home Alone.  A $5 VIP ticket gets you premium seating, a soda, and popcorn.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT SCOTTSDALE FARMS

Date: December 4-5, 2021

Santa and breakfast! What’s not to love?

Join Scottsdale Farms in Milton (in your pajamas if you wish!) at this wonderful holiday event complete with holiday gifts, festive music, a Christmas story, and Santa Claus.

Seating and breakfast is reserved for children only; Parent and other family members are still welcome of course! Please bring your camera for some great holiday photos!  This event is best suited for those 3+.  Reservations required.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT BARNSLEY RESORT

Date: Nov. 27, 2021

Santa travels from the North Pole to spend a special festive morning with you and your little ones at the beautiful Barnsley Resort in Adairsville.

Held in the Savannah Ballroom at Georgian Hall, you’ll enjoy a selection of breakfast favorites for all ages while Santa hears your holiday wish list and is available for photos.  Tickets are $40 for adults, $28 for children, and kids 5 and under are FREE with a paid adult.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT AVALON

Date: Chick-fil-A: Dec. 11, 2021, 8-10 a.m.; Oak Steakhouse: Dec. 12, 2021, 9-11 a.m.

Throughout the holiday season, Avalon will host a couple “Breakfast with Santa” events.

Join Santa at Chick-fil-A and Eat More Chicken while sharing your Christmas list with the Big Guy.  Enjoy your choice of a breakfast combo while visiting with Santa and taking part in other exciting holiday surprises! 

Santa and his elves will visit Oak Steakhouse on Sunday, and you can enjoy a breakfast buffet, visit with Santa, and delight in additional holiday surprises! 

Tickets go on sale Nov. 22, 2021.

BREAKFAST OR TEA WITH SANTA AT CALLANWOLDE

Date: No details about breakfast or tea have been released in 2021. This year, Callanwolde is hosting a 16-day Winter House event.

During select weekends in November and December, guests can enjoy a kid-friendly breakfast buffet at Callanwolde, along with Holiday sing-a-longs and a visit from Santa Claus himself. If you prefer something lighter, then come later for tea, hot cocoa, tea sandwiches, and charming desserts – and Santa’s return.

In addition, passes to either event include a visit to the Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House & Holiday Market. Tickets available by advance online purchase only! All guests taking a seat (parents and children) must have a ticket. Onsite parking is free.

ALON’S MORNINGSIDE

Date: No details have yet been released for 2021, and it was canceled in 2020. The following information is from 2019.

Alon’s Morningside and Alon’s Dunwoody are hosting The Big Guy himself during the holiday season! Bring your camera and enjoy a signature breakfast at Alon’s.

They have also partnered with One Warm Coat, an organization that provides warm coats to persons and families in need. If you bring in a coat, all sizes needed, you will receive 10% off your entire purchase.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT THE CLASSIC CENTER

Date: Dec. 4, 2021

Santa Claus is coming to The Classic Center in Athens!

Head to Athens, Georgia to visit Santa and have a yummy breakfast.

Celebrate the holidays and enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus and one of his elves. Little ones will have a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him their Christmas wishes, create holiday crafts and spread Christmas cheer during this morning of fun. A professional photographer will capture family memories and Buddy the Elf and his friends will visit with families.

All proceeds benefit The Classic Center Cultural Foundation and its mission to grow the arts in Athens.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT GEORGIA AQUARIUM

Date: December 12, 2021 (Georgia Aquarium Members only)

Santa is making a stop at the Georgia Aquarium this year!

This year’s event is a for Georgia Aquarium Members only — and for them, it’s FREE.

Swim on by to have your photos taken with Santa by a professional photographer, and enjoy a light breakfast. They may even have some animals and their keepers stopping by to say hello!

THE SMILES OF THE SEASON BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Date: December 4, 2021

Breakfast with Santa takes place at Colony Square on the morning of “The Lighting at Colony Square!”

This year, the event will be held at Hotel Midtown (formerly The W Hotel at Colony Square).

Breakfast will be 8:30 am – 10:00 am and will include a special visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well as other characters.  Please note – advance ticket reservations are required, and children 2 and under are FREE with a paid adult ticket.

After breakfast, make sure to enjoy all the events at The Lighting at Colony Square. The new holiday tradition features a full day of holiday fun.  Find all the details about this reimagined holiday experience HERE. 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT MALL OF GEORGIA

Date: No details have yet been released for 2021, and it was canceled in 2020. The following information is from 2019.

Start off the day the right way and enjoy a delicious hot meal and experience holiday activities and a story time with Santa and Papa Elf in the Dining Pavilion at the Mall of Georgia in Buford.

This event is free for Family at Mall of Georgia members.  Guests can sign up for Family at Mall of Georgia at the event or at Guest Services.

CHICK-FIL-A BREAKFAST WITH SANAT AT THE ROCK RANCH

We are sad to report The Rock Ranch has closed.

Enjoy a hot breakfast and a personal visit with Santa in Truett’s Barn at The Rock Ranch. The breakfast menu includes: waffles, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, biscuits, gravy, and drinks.

Breakfast with Santa will be available from 8:15 am – 1:00 pm. For the 8:15 a.m. breakfast, Santa arrives for photos at 8:30 a.m., Breakfast is served at 9:00 a.m.  For the 11:30 a.m. breakfast, Santa arrives for photos at 11:30 a.m., Breakfast is served at 12:00 p.m.

Take candid photos, and have a professional photo taken, too. Additional activities available. Children ages 3 and up require a ticket.

BRUNCH WITH SANTA

HOLIDAY BRUNCH WITH SANTA AT PARK TAVERN

Date: No details have yet been released for 2021. The following information is from 2020.

Santa is coming to town and stopping by Park Tavern in Piedmont Park! Who wouldn’t want to have brunch with the big man himself?!

Holiday Brunch with Santa will be held in the Piedmont Room. Chef attended stations will serve holiday happiness for all ages. Limited seating is available to ensure social distancing. Brunch includes non-alcoholic beverages. The last brunch seating is at 3 pm.  (If you want pictures with Santa, make sure to book your brunch between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.)

SANTA BRUNCH AT LOCAL THREE

Date: Saturday, December 4 + Saturday, December 11

Local Three (one of my top 5 Atlanta favorite restaurants!!) is offering a socially-safe Santa Brunch two different days this month. 

What better way to savor your meeting with Old Saint Nick than over bacon, eggs and breakfast cocktails for parents? Santa visits and digital family photos from Drew Wills Photography are complimentary with brunch.

Keep in mind, Santa needs to stay safe from COVID-19 so that he can deliver gifts on Christmas Eve! Guests must maintain a 6ft distance from Santa this year, which should make for some creative family photos!

Rather than a buffet as in years past, guests can choose from a prixe fixe menu with lots of tasty brunch options. Be sure to book fast, reservations for this special event fill up quickly and seating is limited this year.

SANTA BRUNCH AT MILTON’S CUISINE & COCKTAILS

Date: Dec. 5, 12, and 19, 2021

Kick off the holidays right with this cozy family brunch at Milton’s in Crabapple.

Visit with Santa before brunch for that all-important holiday portrait and brunch! Santa portraits are only available with brunch purchase. This year they will be featuring a $35.00 Santa brunch menu for adults & a $18 kids menu, exclusive of taxes & gratuity.  Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will also be served.  Advance reservations required.

TEA AND COOKIES WITH SANTA

COOKIES WITH SANTA AT ZOO ATLANTA

Dates: December 4-5, 2021

Santa Claus makes his traditional stop in the home of more than 1,000 animals from around the world at Cookies with Santa at Zoo Atlanta! Bring the little ones for a personal visit with Santa and a professional photo. This year, in addition to a photo with Santa, you’ll take a To-Go Kit to enjoy warm cocoa, cookies, and crafts at home!

Limited timed reservations are available from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All guests over the age of 3 will be required to purchase a ticket. This includes Mom, Dad, grandparents, etc.  Face masks will be required for ages 2+.  $15 for members, $34 for non-members.  Tickets are on sale now here.

TOYS AND TEA WITH SANTA AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, ATLANTA

DATES: Sunday, November 28, 2021 with seating at 12 p.m.
Saturday, December 4, 11, 18; Sunday, December 5, 12, 19; Tuesday, December 21 and Wednesday, December 22, 2021 with seatings at 12 and 3 p.m.

A family-friendly tea service provides a magical landscape for children and their families to create lasting holiday memories during the Toys and Tea event at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta. Santa will make his appearance to ensure all in attendance have their Christmas wishes heard.

Children enjoy hot chocolate made by the pastry team, a cookie decorating kit, seasonal treats and a keepsake from Mrs. Claus that will be treasured for years to come.

Boys and girls of all ages are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the children of Atlanta and support a local charity while Santa and Mrs. Claus prepare for Christmas.

Reservations required. Priced at $55 per adult and children 7 and older; $35 per children ages three through six, children two and under are complimentary, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Complimentary valet included.

HOLIDAY TEA WITH SANTA AT THE ST. REGIS

Date: Select dates beginning Nov. 26, 2021

A beloved St. Regis tradition, Afternoon Tea with Santa will feature a festive menu of culinary delights this holiday season.

Guests are invited to the elegant Astor Court to take pleasure in the hand-selected tea leaves complemented by delectable holiday treats.  Live music will be performed as well.

Young visitors will be enchanted by the cheerful Tea with Santa, hosted by the man in red himself! Unlike any other holiday experiences, families will relish the moment where Santa and Mrs. Claus leisurely join all Holiday Tea times and invite children to share wishes and take photos with them, too!

Watch out — a mischievous elf will be making the rounds during the tea, too!  Reservations required.

Note: St Regis is one the country’s best Christmas Hotels! Check out this post about a few dozen others you need to visit!

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SANTA TUCK-INS AT ALPHARETTA HOTELS

Tuck-Ins with Santa at The Hotel at Avalon. The magic begins with a knock-knock-knock on the door, a smile spreads from ear to ear as the sound of reindeer bells fill the room and Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive. Imagine young ones excitedly sharing their hopes, dreams and a bedtime snack with the jolly man in red. Tickets starting at $125 and participants must be registered hotel guests at time of appointment.  DATES: Nov. 5 – Dec. 23, 2021; 7:30 – 10 p.m.

Santa Tuck-Ins at Hilton Alpharetta Atlanta. Make new Christmas memories with a Santa Tuck-In package from the jolly man himself that includes a bedtime story, milk and cookies, a keepsake teddy bear and a breakfast for two. Tickets are $85 for the first child and $25 for each additional child up to a total of 5 children per visit, per room. Participants must be registered hotel guests at time of appointment. DATES: Nov. 26-28, Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12, 2021

FONDUE WITH SANTA AT THE MELTING POT

Date: Dec. 11, 2021

Get into the holiday cheer at all four Atlanta area Melting Pot locations as they open early from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a special cozy celebration of the holiday season.

Enjoy an exclusive Old St. Nick three-course special holiday menu including cheese fondue, salad and entrée, mocktails for Little Elves, plus a special visit from Santa!

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Enjoying breakfast with Santa Atlanta has become a tradition for many families in Atlanta. During the holiday season many schools host Breakfast with Santa events for kids and their parents. But if your kids are too young for school or your school doesn’t have any Breakfast with Santa, no worries. There are plenty of Breakfast with Santa events in the Atlanta area for every budget- from FREE to the luxurious, we have a selection to fit any budget.

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