Breakfast with Santa and Pictures with Santa Claus in Connecticut

Find the best spots for breakfast with Santa and pictures with Santa Claus in Connecticut in 2022! Photo by Ally Noel
Find the best spots for breakfast with Santa and pictures with Santa Claus in Connecticut in 2022! Photo by Ally Noel

The 2022 holiday season is here, and with it are great opportunities for breakfast with Santa and pictures with Santa Claus in Connecticut. So how does Santa do it? He gets all the presents ready in time for Christmas and still make time for Connecticut kids too! If your kids have a secret request to whisper in Santa's ear, there are plenty of places to go and see him, such as Santa's arrival in Mystic him. Best of all, come home with a photo and maybe a little treat. Some Christmas encounters, like breakfast on the farm or brunch and a visit to Santa's workshop, combine time with Santa with enough bacon, pancakes and hot cocoa to inspire a long winter's nap. The photo opportunities, like Luminaria at the Nature Center, will provide the family with a cherished keepsake of a moment in time. Read on for our top picks for breakfast with Santa and pictures with Santa Claus in Connecticut.

Tip: Book seats for your little elves now, because some of these events with Santa fill up fast! Check to see if photo opportunities require pre-registration, as many of them do. For other Santa sightings around Connecticut, check  out our favorite New England holiday activities. And start a new tradition with 20 Fun Christmas Games for the Whole Family.

Places featured in this article:


East Hartland Firehouse

Stew Leonard's of Newington

First Congregational Church of Meriden
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