Written By Lynn R. Blamires, feature writer for My Local Utah
It is one thing for a child to go to the mall and stand in a long line to see Santa Claus, where he sits in his big chair. It is another thing actually to have breakfast with him. There are many opportunities to have breakfast with this magical persona. Here are some venues around the state offering breakfast with Santa Claus:
A Fairy Tale Breakfast with Santa at the Union Grill in Ogden on December 9th. Santa will be there to have breakfast with your child. Six special guests that children know and love will be there. Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Belle, Moana, and Aurora will perform, tell stories, and mingle with the children. The title of this Fairy Tale Breakfast is Characters and Crowns. The five princesses are the crowns, and Olaf is the character – what a character he is. Children are asked to bring their Christmas lists to present to Santa Claus. Parents will have opportunities to take pictures of their child with Santa. Children are asked to bring a toy to give to Toys for Tots. Their donation enters them into a raffle for fantastic prizes. Fees are $25 per child and $35 for adults, which includes a breakfast of scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, waffles, and side dishes. The fee for a VIP guest is $70, which consists of a grand entrance at 10:00 a.m., a professional portrait by Vallure Photography, seating at the front tables, an autographed ornament, and breakfast. See CharactersAndCrowns.com for tickets and details.
Breakfast with Santa with a Cause at River Oaks Golf Course in Sandy on December 9th. Bring your family and friends to indulge in a delicious breakfast while enjoying a festive atmosphere with Santa Claus. Breakfast will include French Toast, eggs, bacon, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee. The golf course is located at 9300 Riverside Drive in Sandy. The cause is supporting local school pantries and is sponsored by Stand4Kind. Fees are $40 for adults and $30 for children 2 to 12. Bring a can or box of food and receive a $5 discount. The goal is to fill local school pantries with food and clothing for the holiday Season. The event is perfect for meeting Santa, taking memorable photos, and sharing your holiday wishes with the jolly Old Man. Children can participate in various activities. There will also be music to keep the holiday spirit alive. Get tickets at eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-santa-with-a-cause-tickets-732894977607.
Breakfast with Santa at Dave and Busters in Salt Lake City on December 10th. Santa Claus is coming to Dave & Buster’s Salt Lake City! Skip the long line at the mall and score an exclusive meet & greet. Invite your family & friends along to visit their one-stop-Santa-shop and enjoy a morning of holiday fun. Tickets are $31.98 and include an all-American breakfast buffet with soda, coffee & tea, a $10 Power Card® with Unlimited Video Game Play, early access to the store, and a personal photo with Santa. There is a suggested 18% gratuity & taxes. Dave and Busters is located at 140 South Rio Grande Street. Buy tickets at prekindle.com/event/56446-breakfast-with-santa-salt-lake-city.
French Toast with Santa at Kneaders on December 11th. Join Santa and enjoy some Kneaders Chunky Cinnamon French Toast. Bring your kids to share their wishes for Christmas with Santa, hear some Christmas stories, and more. Santa comes from 6:30 to 7:30 pm; French toast is served from 6 to 8 pm. No ticket purchase is necessary, and there is no maximum number of guests. Santa will be visiting children at these Kneader locations: 1953 Washington Boulevard in Ogden 1960 North State Street in Orem 1484 North Redwood Road in Saratoga Springs 1020 South Main in Heber City. While there are no registration fees, you need to register to reserve a spot: eventbrite.com/e/ogden-evening-with-Santa-tickets-764124656417?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Breakfast with Santa at Discovery Gateway in Salt Lake City on December 16th. Here comes Santa Claus to Discovery Gateway’s signature holiday event – Breakfast with Santa. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and exclusive playtime in the museum with Jolly Old Saint Nick. Make sure to take a photo with Santa. Breakfast is served at 10 am. Fees are $35 per child, $35 per adult, $30 for seniors, and there is no charge for children under 12 months. These fees include an all-day pass to enjoy the museum. Special prices are available for members of the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. If you sign up as a group, you will be seated together. Tickets are available at 53888.blackbaudhosting.com/53888/Breakfast-with-Santa-16Dec2023.
Breakfast with Santa at The Foundry on December 23rd. Santa Claus with Mrs. Claus will host a breakfast at the Foundry. A special appearance by mean old Mr. Grinch will delight the children. They are not afraid of him. A sing-a-long and story time with Santa will highlight this event. Breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. and will consist of French toast, pancakes, fresh fruit, bacon, scrambled eggs, potatoes, side dishes, and hot cocoa. The Foundry is a beautiful wedding and event venue nestled in Uintah. It is located at 2452 E 6700 S Unit C, Uintah, UT 84405. Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for children. There is no charge for children under two. Get tickets at eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-santa-mrs-claus-and-the-grinch-at-the-foundry-tickets-743763796537.
Breakfast with Santa at Montage Deer Valley in Park City. Enjoy a delightful morning with Santa over a festive breakfast buffet. Children ages 3-14 are invited to have a magical time decorating their gingerbread house. Indulge your young ones in an enchanting Candy Land experience, where they will delight in the opportunity to personally handpick an exquisite array of delectable confections. The fee is $50 per person for ages three and up. The price includes breakfast with Santa and gingerbread house decorating. You can choose from four dates: December 3rd, 10th, 17th, and the 23rd. To reserve a place for you and your children, eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-santa-tickets-764236551097?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.
Breakfast with Santa at the Homestead in Midway, Utah Enjoy breakfast with Santa in the quaint surroundings of the Homestead. Breakfast will be served from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM in Simon’s on December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Meet Santa and gather for holiday-themed cheer. Santa will be gone before you know it, so make your reservations before the Saturday dates are booked. This could become a favorite Christmas tradition. Make your reservations at HomesteadResort.com/join-us-this-holiday-season.
Breakfast with Santa at Thanksgiving Point Enjoy The magic of breakfast with Santa at Thanksgiving Point. Visit with Santa’s reindeer, then take a family picture with Santa Claus. Tickets are sold by table, so bring the whole family. Breakfast with Santa is held at the Show Barn on December 2, 9, and 16. Reservations can be made at 8:00 a.m., 8:20 a.m., and 8:40 a.m. on each date. A table of 6 is $240, a table of 8 is $270, and a table of 10 is $300. People with a Thanksgiving Point membership will receive a 10 percent discount. Buy tickets at cart.thanksgivingpoint.org/281808.
It’s a partial list of opportunities to have breakfast with Santa Claus, but a great start. Because these events are so popular, some sell out early; however, those still available give excellent opportunities to put magic in your family’s holiday plans.