21 breakfasts with Santa your kids will love

Nothing lights up a child’s eyes more during the holiday season than meeting Santa Claus.

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This year, skip the long lines at the mall and share a meal with the big man himself. Here are 20 breakfast and brunch events occurring around the region this holiday season.

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Breakfast with Santa
Nov. 23 & 24, 9-10:30 a.m.
Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet with Santa before his busy season starts. Each ticket also comes with admission to The Enchanted Forest. Children under 18 months must sit on a parent’s lap without a ticket. // Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel: 900 S. Orme St., Arlington; $40 for adults, $38 for children, free for children under 18 months

Santa Brunch
Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 & 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Travel to the winter wonderland at the Salamander Resort for brunch with St. Nick. The buffet will include a carving station, traditional breakfast and a children’s menu for those picky eaters. Once you’re finished with your meal, head over to the designing station to create your own holiday ornament. // Salamander Resort & Spa: 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg; $68 for adults, $38 for children

Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, Dec. 1, 9-10:30 a.m.
Meet up with Santa for a family breakfast at Wildfire. As you enjoy your meal, children on the nice list will receive a holiday gift bag from Santa. // Wildfire Restaurant: 2001 International Drive, McLean; $20

Santa Brunch
Sunday, Dec. 1 & 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Grab your favorite American Girl doll and make your way to Tysons Corner Center’s phenomenal morning with Santa Claus. Make sure to pack your camera to capture the festive moment. This event is recommended for girls ages 3 and up. // American Girl Store: 8090 Tysons Corner Center, McLean; $25

Brunch with Santa
Sunday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Stop by the Carlyle Club with empty bellies for brunch. Make sure your kids bring their Christmas lists, as they will spend one-on-one time with Father Christmas himself. Meet with Santa’s elves for a special Christmas treat. // Carlyle Club: 2050 Ballenger Ave., Alexandria; $36.95 for adults, $19.95 for children ages 3-12, free for children 2 and under

Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 21, times vary
Eileen’s Bakery and Cafe will be hosting Santa Claus each weekend leading up to Christmas. Fill up on a delicious breakfast buffet full of pancakes, eggs and home fries. Each ticketed child will receive a personal visit from Santa and a surprise gift. // Eileen’s Bakery & Cafe: 1115 Caroline St., Fredericksburg; $24.99 for adults, $18.99 for children under 13, free for children under 1

Breakfast with Santa & Silent Auction
Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:45-10:30 a.m.
Head over to the Middleburg Community Charter School before Christmas in Middleburg for a hearty meal. After breakfast, kids can get their pictures taken with Santa and decorate cookies, while parents can participate in the silent auction to win prizes including jewelry, gift baskets and 200 other donated items. // Middleburg Community Charter School: 101 N. Madison St., Middleburg; $10-$18 for adults, $5-$9 for children

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 7, 8-11 a.m.
Those Funny Little People, a balloon artist, holiday crafts, vendors like LL Bean and Roots and, of course, breakfast with the big man in red are several reasons why you should take the kids to this event at Tysons Corner Center. The breakfast will also be emceed by Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis from The Tommy Show. // Tysons Corner Center: 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Food Court on Level 3, Tysons Corner; free

Maggiano’s Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 7 & 21, 8-10 a.m.
Take a trip to Tysons Galleria for an exclusive breakfast with Kris Kringle at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Guests will find an appetizing breakfast buffet and activities for the kids. // Maggiano’s Tyson’s Corner: 2001 International Drive, McLean; $25 for adults, $35 for children 1 and older, free for children under 1

Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 7 & 15, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Make a trip to The Ritz-Carlton as it transforms into a winter wonderland for Santa’s big breakfast arrival. Guests will be provided with coloring books, crayons and antlers before their visit with the big man. // The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City: 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington; $45

Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 7 & 14, 9 a.m.-noon
Grab the family and head over to Santa’s Workshop for breakfast at Airlie. Enjoy a delectable buffet with exclusive selections specifically for the kids. // Airlie: 6809 Airlie Road, Warrenton; $50 for adults, $18 for children 10-15, free for children under 10 

Santa Brunch & Elf Activities
Dec. 7 & 8, times vary
Meet Santa and his elves for brunch at the Potomac Point Winery. Once you grab your meal, send the kids over to the pancake-decorating station for some special toppings. // Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard: 275 Decatur Road, Stafford; $29 for adults, $15 for children 2-9, free for children under 2

Brunch with Santa
Sunday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Stop by for some fun holiday activities at the 1757 Golf Club, including face painting for children and an individual meet-and-greet with the big man in red. Parents, be sure to bring your cameras for free pictures with Santa. Reservations are required. // 1757 Golf Club: 45120 Waxpool Road, Sterling; $44 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 14, 8-11 a.m.
Families can enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast with Mr. Claus before he jets off to the North Pole for Christmas preparations. // Jeffersonton Community Center: 5073 Jeffersonton Road, Jeffersonton; $9 for adults, $6 for children, free for children under 5 

2019 Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 14, 8-11 a.m.
Santa is leaving Rudolph at home and catching a ride to Manassas on a fire truck for this special breakfast at the Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department. Join the guest of honor for a delicious breakfast spread that includes eggs, pancakes and bacon. // Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department: 11310 Coles Drive, Manassas; $5, free for children under 3

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.
Save a seat for Santa at the breakfast table. Once your bellies are full of pancakes, children can visit the letters-to-Santa station, decorate cookies and enjoy story time with a very special guest reader. Proceeds from the event will go toward purchasing new items for the YMCA’s preschool program. // Ron Rosner YMCA of Spotsylvania: 5700 Smith Station Road, Fredericksburg; $10

Pancakes with Santa
Sunday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-noon
Join Santa for a stack of pancakes at Potomac Overlook. Share your last-minute list updates and snap a picture with the big man. All participants must register beforehand. // Potomac Overlook Regional Park: 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington; $7 

Doughnuts With Santa
Saturday, Dec. 21, 10-11 a.m.
Visit the Douglass Community Center to share doughnuts with Santa and his friends. Children can take pictures with St. Nick, decorate holiday ornaments or play in the moon bounce and tents. Registration closes Dec. 11 11. // Douglass Community Center: 405 E. Market St., Leesburg; $8 


Feast with the Grinch
Nov. 16-Dec. 30, times vary
Surprise your little ones with breakfast with the Grinch and his best friend, Max. Feast on a delicious themed buffet, which is sure to include Who pudding, Who hash and roast beast. After the scrumptious Who meal, participate in a holiday singalong and games. // Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center: 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Maryland; $47.20 for adults, $31.86 from children 4-11

Santa and Friends Breakfast
Saturday, Dec. 14, 8-10 a.m.
Santa and his Frozen friends are making their way down south for Adventure Park’s annual breakfast. Tickets include a buffet breakfast, Christmas caroling and a meet-and-greet with Santa, Elsa and Anna. Upgrade to the deluxe package for access to the park’s indoor activities, video games and giveaways. // Adventure Park USA: 11113 W. Baldwin Road, Monrovia, Maryland; $22.95-$38.95

Roundhouse Breakfast & Train Ride with Santa
Dec. 7 & 8, 14 & 15, times vary
Take a trip to the B&O Railroad Museum for a pancake buffet with Santa. Once you’re done eating and taking pictures, hop on the Mile One Express for a magical train ride with Santa. // B & O Railroad Museum: 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland; $32-$40 for adults, $25-$32 for children ages 2-17

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