It's that time of the year, when the kiddos are ready to whisper their heart's desires in Santa's ear! But dude, standing in line at the mall for 10 seconds of laptime is diabolical! Better to plan ahead for a meet-and-greet with the head Elf himself! These family-friendly holiday events not only give you QT with Santa (and friends!), but serve up enough bacon, pancakes, and hot cocoa to get that winter layer rolling! Tip: These breakfast with Santa events fill up fast! Book now to get the date and time you want. Then hurry back to make more holiday plans with our CT Holiday Fun Guide.
Reindeer Breakfast - Essex
Taking a trip on the Essex Steam Train's Santa Special? While you're visiting Essex, you can relax and enjoy a festive family meal in River Valley Junction. Served in conjunction with the Santa Special departure and arrival times.
Brunch with Santa at the Pond House Cafe - West Hartford
Get your holiday gear on and come hungry for this delicious brunch buffet with Santa and friends. Kids will get to decorate their own gingerbread house and indulge at the Hot Chocolate Station.
Reindeer on the River Cruise - Middletown
Cruise the river for a "magical" afternoon aboard the Mystique! This family-oriented Brunch Cruise features entertainment including a visit from Santa and a magician.
The Enchanted Forest - Greenwich
During November, The Enchanted Forest draws thousands of visitors each year from Greenwich and beyond. A new location will hold all of the traditional activities the town has come to appreciate about the event: gingerbread workshops, photos with Santa, Santa’s breakfast, and children’s entertainment.
Munchkin Morning at Mystic Aquarium - Mystic
Crafts, snacks, and a chance to meet Santa at the Mystic Aquarium. This event is geared toward ages 2-5; however older siblings are welcome. Pre-registration is required and children must be accompanied by a paid adult.
Breakfast with Santa at the Mystic Aquarium - Mystic
Bring your family and friends to a magical morning among the aquariums beautiful indoor exhibits. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet provided by Ocean Blue Catering and tell Santa your wishes for this holiday season. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the moment!
Breakfast with Santa - Killingly
Have your photo taken with Santa and join the Broad Street Singers for some caroling! The Danielson Lions will be serving pancakes, sausages, eggs, coffee, and juice. Tickets can be pre-purchased at the Killingly Community Center two weeks prior to the event.
Breakfast with Santa at the New England Air Museum - Windsor Locks
Meet and greet Santa aboard his North Pole helicopter! There will be Aviation Elves, arts and crafts, and you can create holiday cards for our veterans.
Brunch with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Lyman Orchards - Middlefield
One of the most sought-after events of the season, and with good reason! Outstanding buffet brunch, private meeting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, complimentary photo by a professional photographer. All in the serene setting of this beloved family homestead.
Breakfast with Santa and Friends at Flamig Farm - West Simsbury
This popular holiday breakfast is the perfect treat for those who love to visit farms! A big farmhouse cookup in the barn, trolley ride to meet reindeers, Dominic the Donkey, and even a visit from The Grinch!
Breakfast with Santa at Stew Leonard's - Danbury
If you like holiday activities, just park yourself at Stew Leonard's for the season! For this special Santa meetup, families are invited to have breakfast with Santa as well as Wow the Cow and Cynthia Chick! A buffet style breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash browns, mini muffins, assorted bagels, and fruit salad will be served.
Breakfast with Santa - Milford
Join the Junior Woman's Club and come have breakfast with Santa! Enjoy pancakes, hot chocolate, crafts, caroling, face painting, and take your own picture with Santa! Tickets are $5 per person, children under 2 years old are free!
Breakfast with Santa and Toy Drive - Norwalk
Join the Norwalk Fire Department, the Public Safety Cadets and of course, SANTA!! for a delicious pancake breakfast. Tickets are free, but please bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift. Pancakes are made from regular Krusteaz pancake mix and the toppings are self served.
Breakfast with Santa - Torrington
Come treat yourself and the family and welcome the holiday season with breakfast with St. Nick! Be sure to bring your hungry belly and your camera!
Pancake Breakfast with Santa - South Windsor
How can you pass up a chance to visit both Santa and the fire station? Come and get a glimpse of the big guy before he heads back to the North Pole to "wrap up" his Christmas eve preparations. In addition to a free picture with Santa, there will be face painting, kids’ crafts, and more.
Santa's Breakfast and Children's Gift Shop - Hartland
It doesn't get anymore Connecticut hometown than this! Bring the kids for an old-fashioned pancake breakfast with Santa, and let them shop for gifts for siblings, friends, and more. Open to all!
Breakfast with Frosty at the Connecticut Beardsley Zoo - Bridgeport
Breakfast with Frosty and friends in the Carousel Room is reason enough to visit! Bring your camera for a photo with Santa, and then enjoy the rest of the afternoon in zoo! Price include entrance to the zoo.
Holiday Breakfast with Santa - Fairfield
Get a chance to have the kids visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus while listening to the local Town School Choirs. What better way to kick off the season? Gather the family together for a fun breakfast of donuts, bagels, coffee, juice, hot chocolate, and more. This event fills fast!
Jingle Bell Run & Sweets with Santa - Old Saybrook
It's a morning of holiday fun. Jingle Bell Run registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with race times for all ages. Walkers are welcome. At Sweets with Santa event, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! Take your picture with Santa and his elves, then visit Santa’s Workshop filled with children’s activities: ornament making, face painting, cookie decorating, and holiday cards for soldiers.
Brunch with Santa - Old Sturbridge Village, Mass.
OK, this isn't technically in Connecticut, but it's so close! And no family should miss a trip to beautiful Old Sturbridge for the holidays. After Brunch with Santa at the Oliver Wight Tavern, the whole family can enjoy a magical holiday at the village, back in time.
Breakfast with Santa at the Bushnell - Hartford
Do you have those Christmas lists ready? Gather your family and friends for a breakfast with Santa at The Bushnell. Take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy breakfast, carolers, crafts and more.
Brunch with Santa at A Villa Louisa - Bolton
Come visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and help support Channel 3 Kids' Camp where there will be a huge brunch buffet.
Breakfast with Santa at Connecticut Post Mall - Milford
Santa makes a special appearance inside Buffalo Wild Wings! Santa's Elves will also be in attendance and kids can enjoy face painting and glitter tattoos! All proceeds go the the Boys & Girls Club of Milford.
Brunch with Santa at St. Clements Castle - Portland
Enjoy a festive and bountiful brunch menu with a variety of options for adults and children. Bring your camera for a picture with Santa Claus and Candy Canes for all children! Kids 2 and under are free.
Brunch with Santa and Carolers at Water's Edge - Westbrook
It's all about the destination with this one! Meet Santa, enjoy an outstanding brunch, and soak in the festive holiday spirit.
Breakfast with Santa at Wood Acres Farms - Terryville
Did someone say ALL YOU CAN EAT pancakes and sausage? In a barn! Yeehaw! This country breakfast with Santa even includes a hayride (or sleigh ride if there's snow!) Bring your camera and a non-perishable food item too!
Breakfast with Santa - Monroe
More than just breakfast at the United Methodist Church of Monroe! Bring your Christmas wish list — you'll meet Santa and have your color photo taken with him while you share what’s on your list! And you will get a surprise gift from Santa and enjoy a holiday craft project. In the spirit of giving please bring a non-perishable food item for the Monroe Food Pantry and join in their ongoing efforts to help the neighbors!