Enjoying breakfast with Santa in Atlanta has become a tradition for many families, and with good reason. Who wouldn’t want to have yummy food with the big man himself?!
You may be asking yourself, “Where is the best breakfast with Santa near me?” And we’ve got the answer. There are plenty of breakfast with Santa events in the Atlanta area for everyone — from the budget-friendly to the luxurious — Georgia has them all.
Here are some of the best breakfasts, brunches, and teas with Santa in Atlanta.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA NEAR ME
DONUT BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT SOUTHERN BELLE FARMS
Dates: December 9 and 16, 2023 from 10-11:30am
Donuts, Santa Claus and lots of fun farm activities?! Sign us up! Southern Belle Farms in McDonough is hosting a Donuts with Santa event on two dates this year.
Take photos with the big guy in red, enjoy all-day activity admission at the farm, eat donuts (of course!), take home a goodie bag, and play Christmas games.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT SCOTTSDALE FARMS
Date: December 2, 2023 (Sold Out)
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. 25, 2023
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 $49 for adults, $26 for children, and kids 5 and under are FREE with a paid adult. Reservations required.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT AVALON
Date: Oak Steakhouse: Dec. 10, 2023, 9-11 a.m.; Chick-fil-A: Dec. 16, 2023, 8-8:45am and 9:15-10am
Throughout the holiday season, Avalon in Alpharetta will host a couple “Breakfast with Santa” events.
At Oak Steakhouse on Dec. 10, 2023, enjoy a breakfast buffet, visit with Santa, and delight in additional holiday surprises! At Chick-fil-A on Dec. 16, 2023, you can enjoy your choice of a breakfast combo while visiting with Santa and taking part in other exciting holiday surprises!
Ticket proceeds benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Reservations required.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT THE CLASSIC CENTER IN ATHENS
Date: Dec. 9, 2023 at 8:30am
Celebrate the holidays, and enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Classic Center in Athens!
Little ones will have the chance to sit and tell Santa 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 will make an appearance!
Children are invited to participate in this year’s Christmas coloring contest! Coloring pages will be available upon arrival at Breakfast with Santa, and the chosen winner will be announced at the event. The coloring page is also available here. No purchase is necessary to enter.
All proceeds benefit The Classic Center Cultural Foundation and its mission to grow the arts in Athens.
MERRY MEMBER MORNING WITH SANTA AT GEORGIA AQUARIUM
Date: December 10, 2023
Santa’s in town, and he’s coming to Georgia Aquarium for a Merry Member Morning with Santa. Join the aquarium in spreading holiday joy this season. They’re celebrating with Santa in the Ocean’s Ballroom, which will be overflowing with yuletide treasures and fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy a light breakfast from Wolfgang Puck Catering, decorate festive arts and crafts, and join-us for animal keeper talks, while getting into the holiday spirit.
You’ll even have a chance for a selfie photo with Santa. Create a memory with a complimentary (4×6) photograph with a special holiday backdrop.
Please note, Merry Member Morning is for Georgia Aquarium Members only.
BRUNCH WITH SANTA
HAMPTON + HUDSON’S ANNUAL BRUNCH WITH SANTA
DATE: December 10, 2023
Hampton + Hudson is hosting their annual Santa Brunch on Sunday, December 10. Guests are invited to bring a camera for free photos with the jolly man himself! Plus, four-legged furry friends can take pictures outside on the patio from 1-2pm.
Inside, the restaurant will offer a special, self-serve hot cocoa bar. Kids can have fun making their own hot chocolate and adding their favorite toppings with a variety of options like marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, peppermint candy, peanut butter & more.
For the 21+ brunch-goers, the team will pour the “Let’s Get Elf’ed Up” Adult Hot Chocolate ($11) with Rumchata, hot chocolate & whipped cream and “The Loopy Snoopy” Cocktail ($11) with rum, hot cider, holiday spice & whipped cream.
For festive food specials, the restaurant will serve “Santa’s Favorite Pancakes,” a stack of silver dollar pancakes with holiday toppings ($15); “Christmas Biscuits + Gravy,” homemade biscuits topped with fried egg & sausage gravy; and “Mrs. Claus Baked Holiday Cookies,” a plate of baked cookies. There will be holiday movies playing on all TVs and Christmas music playing throughout!
SANTA BRUNCH AT LOCAL THREE
Date: December 2 and 9, 2023
Local Three, one of my Top 5 favorite Atlanta restaurants, is offering an amazing Santa Brunch on two different days this holiday season. What better way to savor your meeting with Old Saint Nick than over bacon, scrambled eggs, along with breakfast cocktails for the parents?
Santa’s transportation costs from the North Pole have risen, but Local Three is so glad to announce he is making his way back this holiday season! Once again Drew Wills Photography digital family photos will be complimentary with the purchase of brunch.
Good News: Their infamous brunch buffet is BACK for this year! You’ve got the check out the menu — it looks divine! Peppermint cinnamon rolls…Eggnog french toast…Crab Louie Eggs Benedict?! Be sure to book fast, reservations for this special event fill up quickly each year.
FAMILY BRUNCH WITH SANTA AT INTERCONTINENTAL BUCKHEAD ATLANTA
Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023
1st Seating: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2nd Seating: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Guests at the Family Brunch with Santa at Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta can expect an array of children’s activities and a large buffet with an assortment of delicious food (think bagels, biscuits, seasonal fruit, bacon and eggs, beef striploi, herb crusted salmon and more!). Additionally a kid’s only station which features favorites likes chicken fingers, tater tots, mac and cheese and french toast sticks!
The party will also include a holiday cookie decorating station with sugar cookies and gingerbread, assortment of toppings, and holiday-themed frosting.
SANTA BRUNCH AT MILTON’S CUISINE & COCKTAILS
Date: Dec. 3, 10, and 17, 2023
Kick off the holidays right with a cozy family brunch at Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails in Crabapple
You’ll find three dates for their Santa Brunch this year, which include complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. Brunch times are on a first come, first serve basis, and is $40 for adults and $20 for kids. While you’re there, get your family picture with Santa!
Santa portraits are only available with brunch purchase. Visits and photos with Santa will be done before your brunch reservation.
TEA AND COOKIES WITH SANTA
COOKIES WITH SANTA AT ZOO ATLANTA
DATES: December 2 and 3, 2023
Tickets are on sale now for Cookies with Santa at Zoo Atlanta – Santa’s annual stop in the home of more than 1,000 animals worldwide.
Santa will park his sleigh in the Zoo Atlanta Conservation Action Resource Center on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2023. Each ticket holder will receive one printed photograph. Digital copies will be available after the event.
While you’re there, enjoy cookies with Frosty, hot chocolate with Rudolph, holiday crafts with the Elves, and of course, holly jolly photo opportunities for all! Tickets are required for ages 3 and up.
TOYS AND TEA AT THE RITZ-CARLTON ATLANTA
Dates: November 26, 2023 at 3pm; Saturday, December 9, 16; Sunday, December 3, 10, 17; Friday, December 22, 2023 with seatings at 12 and 3pm
Toys and Tea is a family-friendly tea service at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta that provides a magical landscape for children and their families to create lasting holiday memories. Santa himself will make a special appearance, ensuring all Christmas wishes are heard. Children can delight in hot chocolate crafted by their 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, which will be donated to support children in Atlanta through a local charity, as Santa and Mrs. Claus prepare for the Christmas festivities. Reservations required.
HOLIDAY TEA WITH SANTA AT THE ST REGIS ATLANTA
Date: Select dates Nov. 24 – Dec. 24, 2023
A beloved St. Regis Atlanta tradition, the Afternoon Tea with Santa will feature a festive menu of culinary delights this holiday season.
Enjoy impeccable service from St. Regis hosts in the elegant and festive holiday atmosphere of Astor Court accompanied by live music. This 1.5-hour experience includes one artfully-selected tea complemented with delectable holiday treats and sweets and savories.
Every reservation young and old gets the opportunity to indulge in a magical tea experience complete with a special visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and a mischievous little elf. Join the St. Regis in Buckhead for an unforgettable afternoon.
Reservations are required and times fill up fast!
MORE FUN SANTA EVENTS
SANTA TUCK-INS AT THE HOTEL AT AVALON
Dates: November 24th to December 16th – Friday + Saturdays only, starting at 7:45PM; December 17th to December 23rd – Daily, starting at 7:45PM
Atlanta’s best staycation hotel offers a unique, delightful + magical experience for children of all ages. Santa Tuck-Ins at The Hotel at Avalon is a wonderful experience the kids will love. The magic begins with a knock-knock-knock on the door, a smile spreads from ear to ear as Mrs. Claus and Santa arrive. Imagine young ones excitedly sharing their hopes, dreams, and a bedtime snack with the jolly man in red!
DINNER WITH SANTA AT LAKE LANIER ISLANDS
Date: December 22 and 23, 2023
Santa Claus will be visiting Lake Lanier Islands for a limited two-night engagement at dinnertime this year. Santa Claus is coming to town on December 22 and 23 for dinner at Sidney’s Restaurant inside Lanier Islands’ flagship hotel, Legacy Lodge.
While he’s there, families can enjoy a sumptuous 3-course farm-to-table feast prepared by Sidney’s skilled chefs, as well as visits and photos with the Big Guy himself.
FONDUE WITH SANTA AT THE MELTING POT
Date: Dec. 9, 2023
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 their exclusive Old St. Nick three-course special holiday menu, mocktails for Little Elves, plus a special visit from Santa!
SANTA TUCK-IN AT THE RITZ-CARLTON ATLANTA
DATES: Friday, December 8, 15, 22 and Saturday December 9 and 16, 2023 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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.
Reservations required. Priced at $85 per child, $30 per each additional child.
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