Where To Have Breakfast with Santa in New Jersey

Bring the Kids To Have Breakfast with Santa This Chrismas Season in NJ
Santa serves up fresh juice and pancakes at  Fresh & Fancy Farms. Photo courtesy of the farm

Ho, ho, ho! It’s that time of year when Santa Claus starts making his list and checking it twice. If your kids are looking to spend a little QT with the Big Guy, then a breakfast with Santa might be for you. At these events, kids can enjoy some delicious food and share their holiday wish lists with St. Nick. And of course, there will be time for photos, too. Read on for our roundup of breakfast events happening this season.

Want more time with Santa? Book your ticket on a Christmas train ride. And for more seasonal activities, check out our Holiday Fun Guide.

Breakfast with Santa – Cape May
Saturdays and Sundays, November 24 – December 23, 2018
Congress Hall transforms into a winter wonderland on Saturdays and Sundays through December 23. With a delicious hot buffet complete with sweet treats and a photo opportunity with Santa, this is bound to be a favorite new holiday tradition. 

Aleathea's Restaurant – Cape May
Saturday, November 24, plus Saturdays and Sundays December 1-16, 2018
Take in a delicious breakfast buffet with your family while listening to a Christmas story. Santa will be accepting Christmas lists here!


There are marshmallows for everyone at Fresh & Fancy Farms' Breakfast with Santa. Photo courtesy of the farm

Fresh & Fancy Farms – New Milford
Saturday-Sunday, December 1-2, 2018
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and photo with Santa in the creative and fun atmosphere of Fresh & Fancy Farms. Breakfast includes pancakes with fresh whipped cream, brown sugar honey butter, and maple syrup; along with sausage, fruit, cookies, and beverages.

Santa's Snack and Swim – West Berlin
Saturdays and Sundays, December 1-23, 2018
Splish-splash with Santa at Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park. Dine on an expansive buffet of cereal, donuts, bagels, waffles, and French toast sticks, then slip on swimsuits to take a dip with Jolly St. Nick. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the water park's slides, pools, and lazy river.

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Have a farm-fresh feast with Santa at Alstede Farms. Photo courtesy of the farm

Brunch with Santa at Alstede Farms – Chester
Saturday-Sunday, December 1-2, 2018
Feast on an all-you-can-eat breakfast and spend some time with Santa at Alstede Farms' Harvest Hall. Ticket price includes hot cider at check-in, a hay ride with blankets, breakfast, and a photo with Santa. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected for InterFaith Food Pantry of Morris County.

Nassau Inn — Princeton
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Put on your Sunday best for an upscale breakfast or brunch that includes one-on-one time with Santa, a professional photo, songs, holiday activities, and a special treat from the big guy himself. Moms and dads, there will be a cash bar for mimosas, Bloody Marys, beer, and wine. Cheers! 

Berkeley Heights YMCA – Berkeley Heights
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Santa drops by the YMCA to pose for holiday photos with the kids. A light breakfast will be served, and kids can make seasonal crafts.

Brunch with Santa at Camden Children's Garden – Camden
Saturdays December 8, 15, and 22, 2018
Santa Claus welcomes guests at Camden Children's Garden, with a buffet brunch, crafts, and rides on the carousel and train.

Garden State Discovery Museum – Cherry Hill
Saturday-Sunday, December 8-9, 2018
Bring your family to enjoy a pancake bar with toppings and beverages in a fun, festive holiday atmosphere. 

Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light Tavern – Absecon
Saturdays, December 8 and 15, 2018
Located in the center of Historic Smithville, Fred & Ethel’s Tavern offers great comfort food in a cozy environment. Join them for this holiday event featuring a buffet breakfast and photos with Santa. 

Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School – Bridgewater
Saturday, December 8, 2018
This holiday celebration features a performance by the school's tap dance company, along with crafts for children, nail and face painting, gifts, and of course, a visit with Santa. 

Cookies & Cocoa at Reeves-Reed Arboretum – Summit
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Cookies and cocoa counts as breakfast, right? That's what is on the menu at Reeves-Reed's event, during which visitors meet with Santa in the beautifully decorated historic Wisner House. Holiday portraits will be taken for a fee. No pre-registration required. 

Battleship New Jersey – Camden
Sunday, December 9, 2018 
Experience a breakfast with Santa on a battleship! Your ticket includes a hot breakfast served in the galley of the ship, a chance to win prizes, and a photo with Santa. 

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Santa will be greeting kids and taking photos iPlay America on December 9. Photo courtesy of iPlay America

Breakfast with Santa at iPlay – Freehold
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Rides, games, and breakfast make for a festive day at iPlay America. Join Santa for a breakfast buffet and photos, then stick around for rides (once your food digests!).

American Hotel – Freehold
Sundays, December 9 and 16, 2018
Bring your wish list and your appetite to the American Hotel's famous Sunday Brunch with Santa. 


Santa and Ms. Claus are looking forward to brunch at The Pop Shop on December 15 and 22. Photo courtesy of the shop

The Pop Shop — Medford
Saturdays, December 15 and 22, 2018
Bring the family to meet and greet Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy a festive breakfast buffet. Eggs benedict, biscuits, and bacon will be on the menu at this kid-friendly and quirky comfort food restaurant, as well as make-your-own-sundae. Yum.

Lake Mohawk Country Club – Sparta
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Holiday games, storytime, and a craft await at this holiday event hosted by the Junior Woman's Club of Sparta. Enjoy a special visit and photo opportunity with Santa while dining on waffles, scrambled eggs, gourmet sausage, applewood smoked bacon, assorted muffins and bagels, seasonal fruit, fresh juice, and cocktails from the cash bar. 

Pancake Breakfast with Santa Claus – Morganville
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Share some pancakes with Santa, prepped by Robertsville Volunteer Fire Company. The fun includes music, food and kids activities. 

Breakfast with Santa at Liberty Hall - Union
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Liberty Hall welcomes hungry visitors to join Santa for a buffet breakfast, plus photos with the jolly old man in his sleigh. 

The Bernards Inn – Bernardsville
Sunday, December 16, 2018
An elegant breakfast buffet, including made-to-order omelets, pancakes, and salads, is reason enough to visit The Bernards Inn. A spectacular gingerbread house will be on display, as well as holiday treat tables with cookies, cupcakes, and more. Santa will be available to pose for photos with the kids.

Originally published 2012. Updated 2018. 

Area/Neighborhood: 
location: 
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive
08103 Camden , NJ 39° 56' 39.6888" N, 75° 7' 49.854" W
New Jersey
Historic Smithville
615 E Moss Mill Rd
08205 Smithville , NJ 39° 29' 43.656" N, 74° 27' 40.1436" W
New Jersey
The Bernards Inn
27 Mine Brook Rd
07924 Bernardsville , NJ 40° 43' 4.7784" N, 74° 34' 13.602" W
New Jersey
iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd
07728 Freehold , NJ 40° 14' 23.118" N, 74° 16' 51.2976" W
New Jersey
Imagine That!!
4 Vreeland Rd
07932 Florham Park , NJ 40° 47' 32.946" N, 74° 22' 26.112" W
New Jersey
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
07083 Union , NJ 40° 40' 46.0056" N, 74° 13' 41.7072" W
New Jersey
Grace Lutheran Church
925 Fifth Avenue
07661 River Edge , NJ 40° 56' 33.3384" N, 74° 2' 15.4428" W
New Jersey
Fresh and Fancy Farms
575 River Rd
07646 New Milford , NJ 40° 56' 3.3576" N, 74° 1' 23.2032" W
New Jersey
The Pop Shop
1 S Main Street
08055 Medford , NJ
Phone: 609-975-6888
39° 53' 57.9588" N, 74° 49' 23.7252" W
New Jersey
Nassau Inn
10 Palmer Square
08542 Princeton , NJ
Phone: 609-921-7500
40° 21' 0.6912" N, 74° 39' 39.7512" W
New Jersey
The Mansion on Main Street
3000 Main Street
08043 Voorhees , NJ
Phone: 856-751-1717
39° 51' 57.4416" N, 74° 56' 47.4144" W
New Jersey
Sahara Sam's Oasis
535 North Route 73
08091 West Berlin , NJ
Phone: 856-767-7580
39° 48' 57.2436" N, 74° 55' 43.0176" W
New Jersey