100+ Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner Meals with Santa Events in New Jersey

Posted on: November 19th, 2019 by

We originally published our listing of Breakfast & Other Meals with Santa Events in New Jersey in 2014. Every year, we update our list of New Jersey Breakfasts with Santa and more frequently throughout the holiday season.

We have been busy little elves putting this post together and on the hunt for great holiday events for your family. This time of year is busy busy busy, but we also know families like to sit down and have a great meal with Santa before Christmas comes. This year, things are a much different. We hope our hard work in creating this list of meals with Santa events will make having breakfast (or some other meal) with Santa a little easier for your family to do. Sadly, many events have been cancelled but we wanted to make sure we did the work to check, before just assuming.

Here is our listing of breakfasts, brunches, and other meals with Santa events in New Jersey.  Where possible we have included a link for more information about the event. If interested, contact them soon. Reservations are being accepted now and many locations will sell out quickly. Events with the text striked out have happened in the past, but are not happening for 2020. We expect them to return in 2021.

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Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner Enjoy These Meals with Santa Events in New Jersey

Meals with Santa Events in New Jersey

Meals with Santa events in North Jersey and Northern New Jersey

For more information about any of these meals with Santa events in Northern New Jersey, contact the organizer or click to be taken to our Calendar of Events listing. Not all events qualified to be on our Calendar of Events.

Breakfasts with Santa Events in Northern New Jersey

  • BayonneTrinity Parish hosts a pay as you go breakfast with Santa on December 14, 2018 and your pets are welcome too! Call 201-858-4460 for more information.
  • ChesterAlstede Farms hosts a hearty breakfast on the farm with Santa on December 7 and 8, 2018.
  • ClarkApplebee’s hosts Santa on November 30, 2019.
  • CliftonJoin Santa at the Masonic Lodge for Breakfast on November 24, 2019.
  • KinnelonThe Knights of Columbus and Santa invite you to a free hot breakfast on December 8, 2019. For more information check out this calendar of events listing.
  • LedgewoodBreakfast or Brunch with Santa happens on December 14, 2019 at Circle Bowl & Entertainment. Call (973) 584-8600 for more information.
  • Linden – There is no breakfast with Santa this year BUT Santa and Mayor Armstead will be doing a Santa Drive-By. Santa will be waving to Linden residents as he drives through the streets of Linden on December 12, 2020. Find out more here.
  • McAfee – They are unable to hold their breakfast with Santa. HOWEVER, you can still come say hi to Santa at pappas garden center in Mcafee on Dec 12 & 13, 2020 from noon to 1pm before we embark on our Santa parade routes.
  • Little Falls – LittleFallsBiz will be giving away Holiday Goody Bags for the kids on Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 10 am until Noon at the Municipal Building parking lot. Santa heads over the to Civic Center on December 7, 2019 for Breakfast!
  • LopatcongEnjoy Christmas in Candyland and Breakfast with Santa at Lopatcong Middle School on December 14, 2019. For more information visit their Facebook page here.
  • LyndhurstBrunch with Santa will be held at the Marriott Lyndhurst Meadowlands on December 15, 2019 reservations required. For more information call (201) 896-6666.
  • Midland Park – They regret to inform you that we will not be hosting Breakfast with Santa this year. They have every intention of continuing this tradition next year and look forward to seeing you next year.
  • Rochelle ParkJoin Santa for a fundraiser for Autism Speaks at the American Legion on December 15, 2019. Get more details in this calendar listing.
  • StillwaterStillwater Area Volunteer Fire Company in Stillwater will have a Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Get more details in this calendar listing.
  • SpartaThe Junior Womens Club in Sparta will have a Santa Breakfast on December 15, 2019. For more information call (973) 400-9260.
  • SussexThe Elks Lodge invited Santa for dinner on December 13, 2019 and you should be there too! For more information call (973) 875-3990.
  • Union – The elegant Liberty Hall Museum hosts Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 20, 2020. For more information call (908) 527-0400.
Santa eating breakfast at Breakfast with Santa event in New Jersey

Brunch & Lunch with Santa Events in North Jersey

  • ClarkOh Brian’s on the Green hosts Santa for brunch on December 14, 2019. Ages 4 and under eat free. For more information call (732) 669-9024.
  • Clifton – The Shannon Rose Irish Pub will have a Brunch with Santa on December 5, 2020. For more information call (973) 284-0200.
  • East HanoverCapital Craft hosts a brunch with Santa on December 14, 2019 to benefit Toys for Tots. For more information call (973) 585-6929.
  • Ramsey – The Shannon Rose Irish Pub will have a Brunch with Santa on December 5, 2020. For more information call (201) 962-7602.
  • West OrangeMcLoone’s Boathouse is a beautiful backdrop for brunch with Santa on  December 22, 2019. For more information call (862) 252-7108.

Dinner with Santa Events in North Jersey

  • CliftonChevy’s Fresh Mex will have a Dinner with Santa (kids eat free) with a Cookie decorating bar on Monday December 16, 2019. For more information call (973) 777-6277.
  • LindenChevy’s Fresh Mex will have a Dinner with Santa (kids eat free) with a Cookie decorating bar on December 16, 2019. For more information call (908) 862-9800.
  • NewtonCamp Auxilium has Santa joining them for dinner on December 5, 2019. Drive-Thru Christmas Lights at Camp Auxilium FREE Drive-Thru Christmas Lights display, have your little one mail his/her letter to Santa in his special North Pole mailbox and enjoy a nod back to the Christmas decorating of past decades at Camp Auxilium. Wednesday – Friday, from 6 – 8 PM. December 9th, 10th, 11th & 16th, 17th, 18th, 2020.
  • PohatcongQuaker Steak and Lube will have a Dinner with Santa on December 16, 2019. For more information call (908) 454-2900.
Santa's cooking up a meal

Meals with Santa events in Central Jersey and Central New Jersey

For more information about any of these meals with Santa events in Central New Jersey, contact the organizer or click to be taken to our Calendar of Events listing. Not all events qualified to be on our Calendar of Events.

Breakfasts with Santa Events in Central New Jersey

  • AdelphiaPancakes and more at breakfast with Santa, hosted by the Adelphia Fire Company on December 8, 2019.
  • Atlantic HighlandsThe Monmouth Players invite you to a sing along, story time, fun Breakfast with Santa on December 8 and 15, 2019. For more information call (732) 955-0335.
  • BernardsBernards Inn hosts a Breakfast with Santa at the Inn on December 8, 2019.
  • East BrunswickSanta is bringing a petting zoo with him when he joins you for breakfast on December 1, 2019 at the 4-H building.
  • Eatontown – The Eatontown Lions Club hosts Santa for an all you can eat pancake buffet on December 8., 2019
  • Edison
    • Rainforest Cafe offers a breakfast buffet with Santa and Cha! Cha! on December 12 and 19, 2020 from 9 am-11 am. For more information call (732) 452-0011
    • A breakfast buffet to benefit Kiddie Keep Well Camp will be attended by Santa on December 15, 2019. For more information call (732) 548-6542.
  • Freehold – 
    • The Monmouth County 4H hosts Breakfast with Santa on December 7 with crafts, animals and carolers!
    • Sweet Lew’s Cafe offers Breakfast with Santa on December 14, 2019. For more information call (732) 308-1887.
  • HazletVibe Tap and Grill hosts a Breakfast with Santa on December 8 and 15, 2019. For more information call (732) 344-5142.
  • HighlandsBreakfast with Santa at Proving Ground on December 15, 2019 before the Winter Wonderland Run. For more information call (732) 872-2266.
  • MiddletownSt. Mary’s School’s annual Christmas Bazaar includes a Breakfast with Santa on December 8, 2019.
  • MorganvilleAnnual Breakfast with Santa returns to Robertsville Fire Company on December 15, 2019. For more information call (732) 536-3565.
  • North PlainfieldThe Optimist Club will have Santa at Breakfast on December 7, 2019.
  • NeptuneSimko’s hosts Santa for a breakfast buffet n December 8th and 15, 2019. For more information call (732) 807-3900.
  • North Brunswick
    • December 15, 2019 Santa joins the Volunteer Fire Company for a yummy breakfast!
    • The Greene Turtle hosts Santa for pancakes on December 7, 2019. Wear your PJs!
  • PiscatawaySanta visits Applebee’s for pancakes on December 14, 2019. For more information click on the Facebook event here.
  • PrincetonThe Nassau Inn’s Breakfast and Brunch with Santa will take place on December 15, 2019. For more information call (609) 921-7500.
  • Sea BrightAlice’s Kitchen continues with a 6th year hosting Santa for Breakfast, on December 14, 2019. For more information call (732) 747-5999.
  • ShrewsburyBreakfast with Santa at the Shrewsbury Hose Company #1 on Sunday December 8, 2019.
  • Somerset
    • Join Santa for breakfast at the Stage House Tavern on December 14, 2019. For more information call (732) 873-3990.
    • AVE Somerset hosts a free breakfast with Santa on December 7, 2019.
  • South RiverSanta visits the Philo Lodge for Breakfast on December 8, 2019.
  • SpotswoodHead over to the American Legion for a Breakfast with Santa on December 7, 2019.
  • Wall
    • Wall Township Fire Company #1 will have a buffet Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
    • Santa heads to Applebee’s on December 7, 2019 – advance reservations required.
  • WatchungBreakfast with Santa will be held on December 7, 2019 at Mount Saint Mary’s Academy.
  • West Long BranchBranches invites you to dine with Santa for breakfast on December 1, 2019.
Santa preparing a meal

Brunch & Lunch with Santa Events in Central Jersey

  • Asbury ParkSanta gets jazzy with live music and brunch at Tim McLoone’s on December 22, 2019. For more information call (732) 774-1155.
  • Freehold –  The American Hotel has Sunday Brunch with Santa on three dates, December 8, 15, and 22, 2019. For more information call (732) 431-3220. Brunch with Santa will not be offered this year. We hope to welcome Santa back in 2021! Happy Holidays! 
  • HighlandsThe Chubby Pickle invited Santa for lunch on December 14, , 2019 you should be there too! For more information call (732) 872-7000.
  • Long BranchMcLoone’s Pier House hosts Santa for brunch on December 15, 2019. For more information call (732) 923-1006.
  • MiddletownMiddletown Sports Complex gets Santa on the ice but only after he eats breakfast with you, on December 21, 2019. For more information call (732) 856-9700.
  • Old BridgeGrillestone hosts Santa for brunch on December 15, 2019. For more information call (732) 952-5626.
  • Perth AmboyCruise with Santa out of Perth Amboy for a delicious brunch on December 15, 2019 with Cornucopia Cruise Lines. For more information call (732) 697-9500.
  • Sea BrightThe Rum Runner hosts a brunch with Santa by the water on December 15, 2019. For more information call (732) 842-2894.

Dinner with Santa Events in Central Jersey

  • EdisonQuaker Steak and Lube will have a Dinner with Santa on December 16, 2019 and kids eat free! For more information call (732) 777-9464.
  • FreeholdHead to The Cabin for dinner with Santa on December 18, 2019. For more information call (732) 462-3090.
  • EnglishtownDine with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Rosalita’s Roadside Cantina on December 18, 2019 – Kids eat free! For more information call (732) 617-0099.
  • Manasquan – Squan Tavern hosts Santa for pizza on December 2, 2019.
  • WallWall Township will have a Dinner with Santa at the Municipal Complex on Saturday, December 14, 2019 pre registration is required. For more information call (732) 449-8444 Ext 2251.
Breakfast Lunch or Dinner, Enjoy These Meals with Santa Events in New Jersey

Meals with Santa events in South Jersey and Southern New Jersey

For more information about any of these meals with Santa events in South Jersey, contact the organizer or click to be taken to our Calendar of Events listing. Not all events qualified to be on our Calendar of Events.

Breakfasts with Santa Events in South Jersey

  • BarnegatPre registration required for this December 7, 2019 Breakfast with Santa hosted by the Recreation Department.
  • BeachwoodSanta visits the firehouse for Breakfast on December 1, 2019.
  • BrickP.J. Sweeney’s will offer a full breakfast buffet with Santa on December 8, 2019.
  • Cape MayCongress Hall in Cape May will have a Breakfast with Santa on Saturdays and Sundays, Now – December 27, 2020, 7:30am-3:00pmFor more information call (609) 884-8421.
  • Cherry HillMaggiano’s Little Italy will have a Breakfast with Santa on December 22, 2019. For more information call( 856) 792-4470.
  • Collingswood – The Pop Shop in Collingswood will be having a special holiday “meet and greet” with Santa from 10 am until 2 pm on two special dates: Sunday, December 13, 2020 and Saturday, December 19, 2020. For more information call (856) 869-0111. Mrs. Clause will be seating tables, with safe distance- while Pop Shoppers enjoy seasonal menu options and classic Pop dishes! 
  • Egg Harbor TownshipChickie’s and Pete’s hosts Santa for breakfast on December 7, 2019.
  • ElmerNew Dodges Market is the place to have breakfast with Santa on December 1, 2019. Kids under 5  eat free!
  • JacksonThe Holbrook Little League will host Santa for breakfast on December 14, 2019 and have a gift auction for charity. For more information call (609) 891-5898.
  • LakewoodHead to FirstEnergy Park for Breakfast With Buster Food & Toy Drive on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Click to learn more about this Lakewood Breakfast with Santa.
  • MagnoliaBorough of Magnolia will have a Breakfast With Santa on Saturday, December 14, 2019.  For more information call (856) 783-1520.
  • PittsgroveRunning Deer Golf Club hosts Santa with cookie decorating and more on December 19, 2020, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. You must place your order by December 14, 2020 for pick up on the 19th.
  • Ship BottomThe Hotel LBI has Santa over for breakfast every Sunday in December. For more information call (609) 467-8000.
  • Toms RiverOcean County Mall’s Applebee’s hosts Santa on December 7, 2019. He’ll even arrive on a firetruck!
  • Washington Township Otts Township and Township Talk in Washington Township will have a Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 8, 2019. FREE admission. Click to learn more about this Washington Township Breakfast with Santa.
  • WestamptonWestampton Middle School in Westampton will have a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14, 2019. For more information call (609) 267-2722.
  • West DeptfordWest Deptford Junior Women’s Club in West Deptford will have their 5th Annual Breakfast w/ Santa & Mistletoe Market on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

Brunch & Lunch with Santa Events in South Jersey

  • AllowayRanch Hope, Inc. and Camp Edge in Alloway will have a Lunch with Santa & Mrs. Claus on Saturday, December 14, 2019. FREE admission. Click to learn more about this Alloway Lunch with Santa.
  • CamdenBe a sailor for the morning and grab breakfast with Santa in the chowline of the Battleship New Jersey! One day only, December 14, 2019. For more information call (856) 966-1652.
  • Gloucester TownshipGloucester Township Recreation Center in Gloucester Township will have a Brunch with Santa on Saturday, December 14, 2019. FREE admission. Click to learn more about this Gloucester Township Breakfast with Santa.
  • MillvilleFinish Line Pub hosts Santa for brunch and ornament making and more on December 15, 2019. For more information call (856) 327-8000.
  • New EgyptLaurita Winery is lucky to have Santa join them for brunch twice, on December 15 and 22, 2019. For more information call (609) 752-0200.
  • OaklynThe Oaklyn Manor Bar hosts Lunch with Santa on December 8, 2019.
  • Point Pleasant BeachJack Baker’s Lobster Shanty’s Brunch with Santa will be December 1, 2019.
  • Seaside Heights – Lucky Leo’s Arcade will have Brunch with Santa Games with the Grinch on Friday, December 11 and 18, 2020. For more information call (732) 793-1323.
  • SicklervilleThe Goddard School invites you for an open house and brunch with Santa on December 14, 2019. For more information call (856) 401-3111.
  • Williamstown
    • Geets Diner hosts Santa from lunchtime through dinner on December 21, 2019. For more information call (856) 341-9779.
    • Scotland Run Golf Club hosts Santa for brunch on December 8, 2019.
Santa's in the kitchen preparing for meals with santa events

Dinner with Santa Events in Southern New Jersey

  • Brick – Quaker Steak and Lube will have a Dinner with Santa on December 16, 2019. For more information call (732) 255-5823.
  • Egg HarborDinner with Santa returns on December 8, 2019 at the Harbor Pines Golf Club.
  • GlassboroThe Landmark Americana hosts Santa on both December 11 and 18, 2019 and Kids Eat Free! Reservations suggested. For more information call (856) 863-6600.
  • LakehurstSanta joins the firemen of the Lakehurst Fire Company for pizza on December 10, 2019. Get more details in our calendar of events listing.
  • Toms RiverFriendly’s on Hooper Avenue will have not only Santa but the Grinch at dinner on December 19, 2019. For more information call (732) 349-8853.
  • TuckertonMickey’s Port of Call hosts Santa for dinner three days before Christmas on December 22, 2019. Wear your PJs! For more information call (609) 296-7422.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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