Where To Find The Best Breakfast, Brunch and Tea With Santa {2020}

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 to a Breakfast with Santa event.

Where To Find The Best Breakfast, Brunch and Tea With Santa {2020}

Chick-Fil-A Breakfast with Santa at The Rock Ranch

Note: The Rock Ranch will not be hosting Breakfast with Santa this year due to COVID-19. The following information is from their 2019 event.

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.

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.

Cookies with Mrs. Claus at Barrington Hall

Dates: Dec. 19 and Dec. 21, 2020

Children will enjoy getting into the holiday spirit by decorating cookies and writing letters to Santa at Barrington Hall in Roswell.

Mrs. Claus will make an appearance to share Christmas stories and cheer. The event ends with a very special postman to pick up Santa’s letters for the trip to the North Pole!

One parent per child please; limited spacing of 25 participants each session. Advance registration is required.

Holiday Brunch with Santa at Park Tavern

Date: Nov. 29, 2020, between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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.)

Fondue with Santa at the Melting Pot

Date: Dec. 5, 2020

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. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 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!

Hard Rock Cafe Xmas Breakfast Buffet

Date: Dec. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 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: Dec. 5, 2020

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. Parents are still welcome and please bring your camera for some great holiday photos.  Recommended for children ages 3+.

Breakfast With Santa at Avalon

Dates: Chick-fil-A – Dec. 12; Oak Steakhouse – Dec. 20, 2020.

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

On Saturday, Dec. 12, join Santa at Chick-fil-A for a drive-in breakfast, where guests can order from the delicious breakfast menu, participate in festive crafts, and jam out to holiday tunes.  Tickets will cost $25 per car and include a visit from Santa, crafts, and a gift for each child in the vehicle (the cost of breakfast is not included). To purchase tickets, visit: www.freshtix.com/breakfast-with-santa-at-chick-fil-a.

On Sunday, Dec. 20 at 9 a.m., Santa and his elves will visit Oak Steakhouse for a delectable meal and other holiday surprises. The cost to attend is $30 per child and $40 per adult. To purchase tickets, visit: www.freshtix.com/breakfast-with-santa-at-oak-steakhouse

Children’s Holiday Party at Southern Art

Date: December 6, 2020

Southern Art will transform into a winter wonderland to welcome Santa Claus and his reindeer for their annual Children’s Holiday Party on December 6!

See Southern Art and Bourbon Bar transform into the North Pole — snow included — as guests of all ages try their hand at holiday cookie decorating, snap professional photos with Santa and his reindeer and treat their tastebuds to a special holiday brunch with the family!

Registration coming soon.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Breakfast with Santa

Note: Dates for 2020 have not yet been released.  The following information is from 2019.

Parents can bring little ones to the newest holiday tradition – Breakfast with Santa at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta.  The breakfast here features a hot breakfast from the café, and a build-and-take home LEGO® snowflake during select Saturdays in November and December.

LEGO-lovers can take home an 8×6 print and digital downloads as a holiday keepsake from their personal visits with LEGO Santa. Tickets are available in advance and include admission to the attraction, as well as Holiday Bricktacular activities.

Children two and under are free.

Breakfast at The Shed at Glenwood

Note: The Shed at Glenwood has closed.

Don your favorite holiday pajamas for an unforgettably cozy and jolly Breakfast with Santa at The Shed at Glenwood!  Breakfast-goers can nosh on mouthwatering brunch staples including French Toast & Peaches, Southern Chicken Omelette, The Shed BLT and holiday specials, along with classic mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Marys and much more.

Guests are encouraged to bring their little ones along with their last-minute Christmas lists for a special meet and greet with Father Christmas himself, Santa Claus.

Breakfast or Tea with Santa at Callanwolde

Note: Callanwolde has not yet released details about 2020 holiday events.  The following information is from 2019.

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.

Hotel Indigo

Note: Hotel Indigo has not yet released information for 2020.  The following info is from their 2019 event.

Following the College Park parade, Hotel Indigo Atlanta Airport hosts Brunch with Santa for those with tickets! The event is limited to 50 guests, and with a $15 ticket, guests can enjoy a buffet brunch and photo with Santa.

Alan’s Morningside

Note: Alon’s Bakery has not yet released information for 2020. The following information is from their 2019 event.

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.

Eats and Treats with Santa and Grinch at Ponce City Market

Please Note: Ponce City Market has not yet released information for 2020.  The following is from their 2019 events.

  • Santa & the Grinch on The Roof.  Guests 21+ can stop by The Roof at Ponce City Market to check out revelry from the Grinch, merriment from Santa Claus and more festive fun.  To receive complimentary admission after 6 pm, attendees can bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.
  • Drinks with Santa at Biltong Bar’s The Blitzen Room.  Join Old St. Nick at Biltong Bar’s holiday pop-up, The Blitzen Room, to enjoy seasonally themed cocktails including Chartreuse Hot Chocolate and Frozen Egg Nog. No RSVP is necessary for this holiday fete.
  • The Victorian’s Holiday Plant Decorating Workshop with the Grinch.  The Victorian’s team will teach participants how to decorate a beautiful holiday plant to spruce up their space during the season. Drinks will be provided by Likewise.
  • Santa Brunch at Pancake Social.  Come one, come all and celebrate the joyous time of year at brunch with Santa! The jolliest man around will be spreading holiday cheer all morning while guests enjoy a delicious, hot meal and experience.
  • The Grinch Brunch at Pancake Social. The mean green anything-but-clean trickster will be up to no good throughout brunch at Pancake Social!
  • Bellina Alimentari with the Grinch – Bellina Alimentari is throwing a special Grinch-inspired holiday dinner, complete with cocktails and the Grinch himself. Tickets are available here for guests ages 21+.
  • Yippee Ki-Yay – Pizza & Pints with the Grinch at Root Baking Co – Root Baking Co. will be hosting a screening of Die Hard with the Grinch! Guests will enjoy housemade pizza and beer while the Grinch spreads revelry all around.
  • BYOB Adult Candle Making Workshop with Santa at Candlefish  – Join Santa Claus at this workshop and learn to make candles at Candlefish! Alongside the most cheerful fellow, participants will get to pick a scent from the shop’s signature fragrance library with over 100 types and leave with two 9 oz. jar candles. The class is BYOB (the shop provides glassware!).

Cookies with Santa at Zoo Atlanta

Dates: December 5-6, 2020

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! Come dressed in your festive face mask for a socially distanced photo with Santa the family will always remember; then warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. Capacity is limited, and advance timed reservations are required. Timed reservations are available from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on both days. Reservations are available here.

Tickets are $15 for Zoo Atlanta Members and include admission to Cookies with Santa; one 4×7 photo for each ticketholder; a holiday-decorated cookie; and hot chocolate. Tickets are $35 for non-Members and include the same benefits, plus admission to Zoo Atlanta. Children under 3 are free and do not require reservations; all other event attendees require reservations.

Breakfast with Santa at The Classic Center

Date: Dec. 12, 2020

Santa Claus is coming to The Classic Center in Athens!

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

Enjoy a full breakfast buffet, before listening to a story from Santa. Instead of sitting on Santa’s lap, little ones will drop their wish list in the North Pole mailbox.  A professional photographer will capture family memories at one of the special holiday photo stations. Buddy the Elf and his friends visit with families while holiday crafts will keep little hands busy.

Santa and his elves are busy making this event a safe and socially-distanced one for all ages. Each family will have a specially reserved table where they will enjoy their delicious breakfast while maintaining a comfortable distance from other patrons.

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

Breakfast With Santa at Georgia Aquarium

Note: The Georgia Aquarium has canceled Breakfast with Santa for 2020, but hope to bring it back in 2021. The following is from their 2019 holiday event.

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

Tired from his travels from the North Pole to Atlanta, he’s fallen asleep in his chair. Join Santa’s helpers in waking Jolly old Saint Nick. Once awake, he’ll be hungry for a hearty breakfast!

Gather for a hot breakfast buffet created by our chefs at Wolfgang Puck Catering. After Santa’s belly is full, spend time letting Santa know your holiday wish and pose for a picture. Complimentary photos will be provided of you and your family with Santa.

Santa Brunch at Local Three

Date: Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, 2020

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.

Breakfast with Santa @ Four Seasons Atlanta Hotel

Note: The CHOA parade will not take place live this year, so this event is also canceled for 2020. The following is from their 2019 event.

Enjoy breakfast with Santa on the morning of the CHOA parade!

Guests are served a buffet breakfast, enjoy special Christmas crafts and a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus before they board their sleigh to ride down Peachtree Street.

Breakfast with Santa guests will also receive bleacher tickets with their purchase. Bleacher tickets for the Breakfast with Santa event are located on Peachtree Street in the WSB-TV zone between 11th and 12th Streets. 

The Smiles of the Season Breakfast with Santa

Note: The CHOA parade will not take place live this year, so this event is also canceled for 2020. The following is from their 2019 event.

Breakfast takes place at Colony Square on parade morning.

Guests are served a buffet breakfast, enjoy special Christmas crafts, and visits from characters. Characters include princesses, Christmas characters and more, as well as a special presentation from the Center for Puppetry Arts.

The Smiles of the Season breakfast guests will also receive bleacher tickets to the CHOA Parade with their purchase. Bleacher tickets for the Smiles of the Season Breakfast event are located on Peachtree Street at 14th Street in front of Colony Square.

The Smiles of the Season Breakfast does not include a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus. 

Silver City Farm’s Breakfast With Santa

Note: Information for 2020 has not yet been released.  The following is from their 2019 event.

Go back in time with your family this Christmas in Cumming at Silver City Farm.

A gourmet breakfast is included in your ticket price. There’s also live music and cookie decorating. 

You’ll spend time with Santa for the ultimate photo (and a little time to remind him of your holiday list). You’ll go home with a printed photo and memories to last a lifetime.

Breakfast with Santa at Osteria 832

Note: Information for 2020 has not yet been released.  The following is from their 2019 event.

Osteria 832 is bringing the North Pole down south for their Annual Breakfast with Santa benefiting neighborhood fire stations.

Santa Claus will spread Christmas cheer while friends and families enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast and have the chance to deliver their Christmas wish list to the big man personally.

After breakfast, children can sit on Santa’s lap for a special photo. A staff member will take complimentary digital photos, but parents are also encouraged to bring their own cameras.

In addition to meeting Mr. Claus, children will mingle with local heroes from area fire stations and enjoy the holiday cheer.

Breakfast with Santa at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

Note: Breakfast with Santa at the Ritz Carlton is not taking place in 2020.

Continuing a timeless tradition, The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta invites children to spend the morning with Santa and Mrs. Claus while enjoying a classic holiday breakfast buffet, featuring golden waffles, fluffy pancakes and French toast sticks.

Children will have the opportunity share their wish lists and listen to Santa’s many magical stories between bites. As guests say goodbye to Saint Nick, they are welcome to step outside to the hotel’s veranda – the perfect place to view Atlanta’s annual holiday parade on Peachtree Street.

Toys and Tea at Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

DATES: Saturday, December 5 with seatings at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 12; Sunday, December 6, 13, 20 and Tuesday, December 22, 2020 with seatings at 12 p.m. and 2:30 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, limited seating available due to social distancing. Masks are required at all times indoors, except for when eating or drinking. Priced at $50 per adult and children 7 and older; $30 per children ages three through six, children two and under are complimentary, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Complimentary valet included.

Santa Tuck-Ins at Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

Note: Information for 2020 has not yet been released.  The following is from their 2019 event.

For families spending the night at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, Saint Nicholas himself makes a personal appearance.

Children will be thrilled to greet Santa at the door and discuss their wish lists as he tucks them in before bedtime. 

Holiday Tea with Santa at the St. Regis

Date: Select dates beginning Nov. 27, 2020

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!

Breakfast with Santa at Mall of Georgia, Buford

Note: Information for 2020 has not yet been released.  The following is from their 2019 event.

Start off the day the right way with a scrumptious breakfast, holiday activities and a story time with Santa and Papa Elf in the Dining Pavilion!

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.

PJ Party with Santa at Town Center

Note: Information for 2020 has not yet been released.  The following is from their 2019 event.

PJs and cookies and Santa – oh my! Town Center at Cobb’s PJ Party welcomes all kids on the nice list to enjoy activities, games and giveaways. There will be a special appearance from Santa himself to read a story to the good boys and girls!

The PJ Party will be held on the Upper Level JCPenney Wing.

Santa Brunch at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Dates: Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, 2020

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 $30.00 Santa brunch menu for adults & a $15 kids menu, exclusive of taxes & gratuity.

Holly Jolly Christmas with Santa

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Take in some FREE family holiday fun at the Union County Community Center this year!

Enjoy pictures with Santa from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  In addition to that, there will be games, the Mayor’s Christmas train, gingerbread villages, family photo opportunities, live music, and refreshments.

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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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