Where To Find The Best Breakfast, Brunch And Tea With Santa {2019}

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.


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

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. Take candid photos, and have a professional photo taken, too. Additional activities available.

Hard Rock Cafe Xmas Breakfast Buffet

Families with lil’ Elves will love Breakfast with Santa on December 14th from 9 am to 11 am, where the little legends can unleash their creativity through holiday-themed doughnut and stocking decorations.  Pictures with Santa are a must, and you’ll love the hot holiday breakfast buffet. Make your reservations now by emailing atlantasales@hardrock.com.

Breakfast With Santa at Avalon

Throughout the holiday season, Avalon will host several “Breakfast with Santa” events. Dec 8, don’t miss a classic Southern breakfast and photo opportunity with Saint Nick at South City Kitchen from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

On Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8 to 10 a.m., Santa will make an appearance at Chick-fil-A at Avalon, where guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast combo, visits from the Santa Cow, crafts and more. Proceeds of this event will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Children’s Holiday Party at Southern Art

Southern Art with transform, once again, into a winter wonderland to welcome Santa Claus and his reindeer for their annual Children’s Holiday Party on Dec 8, 2019. Guests of all ages are invited to celebrate the season with photos with Santa and his reindeer. This year, the family-friendly event will feature face painting, cookie decorating, photo ops with Santa and of course, brunch. Kiddos will be able to catch a ride on a live children’s train, and a local choir will perform traditional carols throughout the day. Guests are able to choose from two seatings and can arrive any time during their slot: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1 – 3 p.m. Tickets are $59 for adults, $39 for children and complimentary under age three.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Breakfast with Santa

Parents can bring little ones to the newest holiday tradition – Breakfast with Santa at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta – featuring a hot breakfast from the café and a build-and-take home LEGO® snowflake during select Saturdays in Nov and Dec 2019. 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.

Brunch with Santa at Livingston

Meet and greet with your favorite jolly old man this December at Livingston! Fill up with a delicious buffet spread and take pictures with Santa. Enjoy southern classics such as house-made biscuits and gravy, fluffy scrambled eggs, roasted fingerling potatoes and more. Children’s favorites will also be available such as mac & cheese, chicken tenders and tater tots. Photos with Santa are printed on-site and are $5.  Cost for both brunches is $30 for adults, $15 for children 4-12 and complimentary for children three and under. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Breakfast at The Shed at Glenwood

Don your favorite holiday pajamas for an unforgettably cozy and jolly Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 22, 2019. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., breakfast goers can nosh on mouthwatering brunch staples created by Executive Chef Zane Myrick 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. Reservations here.

Breakfast and/or Tea With Santa at Callanwolde

During select weekends in Nov and Dec, 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 2019 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

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. Tickets are available now and can be purchased at the Tracey Wyatt Recreation Center (2300 Godby Road, College Park, GA 30349).

Alan’s Morningside

Alon’s Morninside and Dunwoody are hosting The Big Guy himself on Sunday, December 1st from 11am-2pm. 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 PCM

  • Santa & the Grinch on The Roof (Sat., Nov. 30, 7pm – 9pm) – 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 from 7-9pm on November 30. To receive complimentary admission after 6pm, attendees can bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.
  • Drinks with Santa at Biltong Bar’s The Blitzen Room (Sat., Dec. 14, 7pm – 9pm) – 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 (Sat., Dec. 14, 7pm – 9pm) – 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. Tickets will be available soon on The Victorian’s website here.
  • Santa Brunch at Pancake Social (Wed., Dec. 18, 8:30am & 10am) – 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 breakfast. Tickets ($35 per person) can be purchased here for two seating times and include the Pancake Social Breakfast Plate and photos with Santa.
  • The Grinch Brunch at Pancake Social (Thurs., Dec. 19, 8:30am & 10am) – The mean green anything-but-clean trickster will be up to no good throughout brunch at Pancake Social! Tickets ($35 per person) can be purchased here for two seating times and include the Pancake Social Breakfast Plate and photos with the Grinch.
  • Bellina Alimentari with the Grinch (Thurs., Dec. 19, 6pm – 9pm) – Bellina Alimentari is throwing a special Grinch-inspired holiday dinner, complete with cocktails and the Grinch himself. Tickets ($75) are available here for guests ages 21+.
  • Yippee Ki-Yay – Pizza & Pints with the Grinch at Root Baking Co (Sat., Dec. 21, 7pm – 9pm) – 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. Tickets will be available soon at www.rootbakingco.com.
  • BYOB Adult Candle Making Workshop with Santa at Candlefish (Sat., Dec. 21, 7pm – 9pm) – 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!), and tickets ($65) are available here.

Cookies with Santa at Zoo Atlanta

Santa Claus makes two stops at Zoo Atlanta on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8. Enjoy a visit with Santa and professional photo; hot cocoa and cookies; crafts; costume character meet-and-greets; animal encounters; and more.

A separate ticket is required to attend Cookies with Santa, and limited time slots remain. Pre-register by November 30 at zooatlanta.org.

Breakfast with Santa at The Classic Center

Santa Claus is coming to The Classic Center! Families are invited to The Classic Center Atrium on Saturday, December 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for Breakfast with Santa, an event benefiting The Classic Center Cultural Foundation. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 10 and under. Attendees will enjoy a full delicious breakfast buffet, a special visit with Santa and other holiday characters, photos and holiday crafts.

Breakfast With Santa at Georgia Aquarium

Santa is making a stop at the Georgia Aquarium Dec 7 and 14! 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

Local Three (one of my top 5 Atlanta favorite restaurants!!) is offering 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 personal photos are complimentary with brunch. Professional photographers will be available for an additional fee. Reservations are sure to fill up quickly, so make sure to book your table soon! For reservations and prices, call 678-809-4040 or visit the website.

Breakfast with Santa @ Four Seasons Atlanta Hotel

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. Purchase tickets here.

The Smiles of the Season Breakfast with Santa.

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. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Silver City Farm’s Breakfast With Santa

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

Osteria 832 are bringing the North Pole down south for their Annual Breakfast with Santa benefitting 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

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. See website for times and prices.

Toys and Tea at Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

A family-friendly afternoon tea service provides a magical landscape for children and their families to create lasting holiday memories, while storytellers and the Charles Dickens Carolers entertain. 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 station, seasonal treats and a keepsake from Mrs. Claus. Boys and girls of all ages are encouraged to donate a toy to help the local children of Atlanta and support Toys for Tots while Santa and Mrs. Claus’ elves get ready for Christmas. Mrs. Claus will thank each little helper with a little gift of their own. 

Santa Tuck-Ins at Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

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

A beloved St. Regis tradition, Afternoon Tea presents a festive menu of culinary delights this holiday season. Guests are invited to the elegant Astor Court to take pleasure in the hand-selected teas complemented by delectable holiday treats and live music by critically-acclaimed pianist Joe Alterman. Young visitors will be enchanted by the cheerful Tea with Santa, hosted by the man in red himself! Unlike any other holiday experience, 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!

Breakfast with Santa at Mall of Georgia, Buford

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. RSVP is required and can be sent to mmr4852@simon.com.

PJ Party with Santa at Town Center

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.

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus in Alpharetta

Savor your meeting with Old Saint Nick over a Southern spread of eggs, grits, and waffles for the kids! Hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus themselves, your kids are sure to enjoy a jolly holiday with professional photography, crafts, storytime, and cheery tunes!

Santa Brunch at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Kick off the holidays right with this cozy family brunch at Milton’s – Visit with Santa before, during or after for that all-important holiday portrait and brunch! Santa portraits are only available with brunch purchase. You may visit with Santa before, after or during your brunch also. Learn more about how to make your reservation here.

Holly Jolly Christmas and Breakfast with Santa

Take in the free family fun at the Union County Community Center. Enjoy pictures with Santa, games, the Mayor’s Christmas train, a gingerbread village, crafts, storytelling, live music, and more. If you’re feeling crafty, drop off your beautifully decorated Gingerbread house to the Community Center on Friday, December 6th between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to be featured in the gingerbread village!

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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.

Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson

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