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Eat a Meal with Santa: Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner with Santa Events in New Jersey

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.

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.

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.

If you have a location we should add or a business that would like advertising on this list please visit this page for advertising options for Meals with Santa events.

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Breakfast with Santa Events in New Jersey

For more information about any of these breakfast with Santa events in 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.

Breakfast with Santa events in North Jersey and Northern New Jersey

Free North Jersey Breakfast with Santa Events

  • Kinnelon – The Knights of Columbus and Santa invite you to a free hot breakfast on Saturday, December 3, 2022. For more information check out this calendar of events listing.
  • Stillwater – Stillwater Area Volunteer Fire Company in Stillwater will have a Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 11, 2022. Get more details in this calendar listing.

Cheap North Jersey Breakfast with Santa Events

These breakfast with Santa events in North Jersey have an average price that is $25-$30 per family or less.

  • Linden – Mayor Derek Armstead, the Mayor’s Youth Commission, and Linden FMBA Locals 34 and 234 invite Linden families to the 6th Annual Holiday Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Admission is free – $5 per person. Learn more in our event listing.
  • West Caldwell – The Caldwell-West Essex Kiwanis Club is hosting the 1st Annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10 2022. Admission is $10 per person. Learn more in our event listing.
  • Whippany – Sunday, December 11, 2022, members of the Whippany Fire Company will cook and serve you pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. Bring your camera take pictures with Santa. Details are available in our event listing. Admission is $5 – $8 per person.

Other North Jersey Breakfast with Santa Events

These breakfast with Santa events in North Jersey have an average price that is more than $10 a person or $30 per family.

  • Chester – Alstede Farms will host a buffet brunch on the farm with Santa on some Saturdays and Sundays during December 2022.
  • Clifton – The Shannon Rose will host its annual Brunch with Santa, Sunday, December 4, 2022. Families can enjoy a selection of activities including face painting, ornament making, cookie decorating, bagpipers, step dancers, pictures with Santa, and raffle basket prizes.
  • Hackensack – Maggiano’s Little Italy will have a Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 18, 2022.
  • Lyndhurst – The Mamas Collective Network is hosting a breakfast with Santa at the Winston at Lyndhurst on Saturday, December 3, 2022.
  • Pequannock – Holy Spirit School Pequannock Annual Santa Breakfast is at the school on Saturday, December 3, 2022.
  • Ramsey – The Shannon Rose will host its annual Brunch with Santa, Sunday, December 4, 2022. Families can enjoy a selection of activities including face painting, ornament making, cookie decorating, bagpipers, step dancers, pictures with Santa, and raffle basket prizes.
  • Short Hills – Nordstrom is hosting a delicious holiday-inspired breakfast, Santa visit, children’s activities and merry music on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the The Mall at Short Hills.
  • Sparta – The Junior Women’s Club in Sparta will have a Santa Breakfast on Sunday, December 18, 2022. For more information call (973) 400-9260.
  • West Orange – There is a Breakfast with Black Santa every Saturday with Black Santa’s Workshop.
  • Doherty-owned Applebee’s throughout New Jersey will be hosting a breakfast with Santa on December 10, 2022. Get tickets at the Applebee’s in Paramus, North Bergen, Newark, Parsippany, Newton, Mt Olive, Kearny, Linden, Jersey Gardens, Jersey, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Garfield, Clifton, Butler, or Clark.

Breakfast with Santa events in Central Jersey and Central New Jersey

Free Central Jersey Breakfast with Santa Events

  • Eatontown – The Eatontown Lions Club hosts Santa for a pancake buffet on Sunday, December 4, 2022. Learn more in our event listing.

Cheap Central Jersey Breakfast with Santa Events

These breakfast with Santa events in Central Jersey have an average price that is $25-$30 per family or less.

  • East Amwell – The Amwell Fire Company will be hosting their annual sit down East Amwell Santa Breakfast on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Admission is $5-$10 per person.
  • South River – Santa visits the Philo Lodge for Breakfast on Sunday, December 4, 2022. Learn more in this Facebook post.
  • Wall Township – The Wall Township Holiday Pancake Breakfast with Santa is in the Wall Municipal Building on Saturday, December 17, 2022. Admission is $4 – $9 per person.

More Central Jersey Breakfast with Santa Events

These breakfast with Santa events in Central Jersey have an average price that is more than $10 a person or $30 per family.

  • Adelphia – Pancakes and more at breakfast with Santa, hosted by the Adelphia Fire Company on Sunday, December 11, 2022. Learn more in their Facebook event listing.
  • Bernards – Bernards Inn hosts a Breakfast with Santa at the Inn on Sunday, December 11, 2022.
  • Bridgewater – Maggiano’s Little Italy will have a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 3 and December 10, 2022.
  • Freehold –  The Monmouth County 4H hosts Breakfast with Santa on December 3, 2022. Learn more in their Facebook post.
  • Mountainside – Join Santa for breakfast at the Stage House Tavern on Saturday, December 10, 2022. For more information call (908) 731-0366.
  • Piscataway – Haynes Prep School, Eastside Dance Company, and WallyNZavy’s Autistic Kids Can Do Inc are coming together to raise funds for their students through a breakfast with Santa. It’s Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Applebee’s.
  • Princeton – The Nassau Inn’s Breakfast and Brunch with Santa will take place on December 4, 11, and 18, 2022. All seatings are sold out. For more information call (609) 921-7500.
  • Readington Township – Shoppes at the Farm is hosting a buffet breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 18, 2022.
  • Sea Bright – Alice’s Kitchen continues with their annual tradition of hosting Santa for Breakfast, on Saturday, December 3, 2022. For more information call (732) 747-5999.
  • Watchung – Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Mount Saint Mary’s Academy.
  • Doherty-owned Applebee’s throughout New Jersey will be hosting a breakfast with Santa on December 10, 2022. Get tickets at the Applebee’s in Ocean, Milltown, Middletown, Manalapan, Howell, Hillsborough, Edison, or Bridgewater.

Breakfast with Santa events in South Jersey and Southern New Jersey

Free South Jersey Breakfast with Santa Events

Cheap South Jersey Breakfast with Santa Events

These breakfast with Santa events in South Jersey have an average price that is $25-$30 per family or less.

  • Beachwood – Santa visits the firehouse for Breakfast on Sunday, December 4, 2022. Admission is $5 – $10 per person. Learn more in this Facebook post.
  • Magnolia – It’s that time of year again for one of Magnolia’s favorite traditions, Christmas Breakfast with Santa in Magnolia! Children in 8th grade and younger will receive a present during breakfast. Admission is $7 per person. The breakfast is on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
  • Maple ShadeChristmas Breakfast with Santa in Maple Shade hosted by Maple Shade Recreation offers the chance to come by for breakfast, entertainment and a photo opportunity with Santa! The breakfast is Saturday, December 10, 2022. Admission is $6 – $10 per person.

More South Jersey Breakfast with Santa Events

These breakfast with Santa events in South Jersey have an average price that is more than $10 a person or $30 per family.

  • Cape May – Congress Hall in Cape May will have a Breakfast with Santa from November 26 through December 24, 2022For more information call (609) 884-8421.
  • Cherry Hill – Maggiano’s Little Italy will have a Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 18, 2022.
  • Ship Bottom – The Hotel LBI has Santa over for breakfast Saturday, December 10 and 17, 2022. For more information call (609) 467-8000.
  • Stone Harbor – The Reeds at Shelter Haven Santa’s brunch event offers a magical morning of brunch and interactive Elf education fun! Their event is on December 4 and 11, 2022. Call (855) 720-1618 for more information.
  • Tuckerton – Mickey’s Port of Call hosts Santa for breakfast on December 17, 2022. For more information call (609) 296-7422.
  • Doherty-owned Applebee’s throughout New Jersey will be hosting a breakfast with Santa on December 10, 2022. Get tickets at the Applebee’s in Manchester, Manahawkin, Lacey, or Brick.
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Lunch and Brunch with Santa Events in New Jersey

For more information about any of these lunch with Santa events in 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.

Lunch and Brunch with Santa events in North Jersey and Northern New Jersey

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Lunch and Brunch with Santa events in Central Jersey and Central New Jersey

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More Central Jersey Lunch and Brunch with Santa Events

  • Asbury Park – Santa gets jazzy with live music and brunch at Tim McLoone’s on December 4 and 18, 2022. For more information call (732) 774-1155.
  • Freehold –  The American Hotel has Sunday Brunch with Santa on three dates, December 4, 11, and 18, 2022. For more information call (732) 431-3220.  
  • Perth Amboy – Cruise with Santa out of Perth Amboy for a delicious brunch on December 11, 2022 with Cornucopia Cruise Lines. For more information call (732) 697-9500.
  • Sea Bright – The Rum Runner hosts a brunch with Santa by the water on Sunday, December 18, 2022. For more information call (732) 842-2894.

Lunch and Brunch with Santa events in South Jersey and Southern New Jersey

Free South Jersey Lunch and Brunch with Santa Events

  • Gloucester Township – Gloucester Township Recreation Center in Gloucester Township will have a Brunch with Santa on Saturday, December 10, 2022. FREE admission. Click to learn more about this Gloucester Township Breakfast with Santa.
  • Sea Isle City – Christmas Brunch with Santa in Sea Isle City is Sunday, December 11, 2022. Learn more in our event listing.

Cheap South Jersey Lunch and Brunch with Santa Events

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More South Jersey Lunch and Brunch with Santa Events

  • Collingswood – The Pop Shop of Collingswood will host a brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus on December 18, 2022.
  • Point Pleasant Beach – Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty’s Brunch with Santa will be Sunday, December 4, 2022.
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Dinner with Santa Events in New Jersey

For more information about any of these dinner with Santa events in 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.

Dinner with Santa events in North Jersey and Northern New Jersey

Free North Jersey Dinner with Santa Events

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More North Jersey Dinner with Santa Events

  • Doherty owned Chevy’s in Clifton and Linden will be hosting Dinner with Santa on December 19th between the times of 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Dinner with Santa will consist of Kids Eat Free (ALL DAY) and a cookie decorating bar with an array of toppings. Kids will also get to have their picture taken with Santa!

Dinner with Santa events in Central Jersey and Central New Jersey

Free Central Jersey Dinner with Santa Events

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Cheap Central Jersey Dinner with Santa Events

  • Manasquan – Squan Tavern hosts Santa for pizza on Monday, December 5, 2022. Learn more in our event listing.

More Central Jersey Dinner with Santa Events

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Dinner with Santa events in South Jersey and Southern New Jersey

Free South Jersey Dinner with Santa Events

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Cheap South Jersey Dinner with Santa Events

  • Lakehurst – Santa joins the firemen of the Lakehurst Fire Company for pizza on December 2, 2022. Get more details in our calendar of events listing.

More South Jersey Dinner with Santa Events

  • Collingswood – The Pop Shop of Collingswood will host a dinner buffet with Santa and Mrs. Claus on December 15, 2022.
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Snacks with Santa Events in New Jersey

For more information about any of these dinner with Santa events in 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.

Snacks with Santa events in North Jersey and Northern New Jersey

Free North Jersey Snacks with Santa Events

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Cheap North Jersey Snacks with Santa Events

More North Jersey Snacks with Santa Events

  • West Orange – There are Black Santa Workshops with cookie decorating and time with a Black Santa by appointment only with Black Santa’s Workshop.

Snacks with Santa events in Central Jersey and Central New Jersey

Free Central Jersey Snacks with Santa Events

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Cheap Central Jersey Snacks with Santa Events

  • Helmetta – Christmas Cookies with Santa in Helmetta offers kids the chance to have cookies and do crafts with Santa. The event is Saturday, December 3, 2022. Learn more in our event listing.

More Central Jersey Snacks with Santa Events

  • Matawan – Have cookies with a Black Santa on December 11. Learn more by calling (732) 693-7377.

Snacks with Santa events in South Jersey and Southern New Jersey

Free South Jersey Snacks with Santa Events

  • Deptford – During the Christmas Pajama Party with Santa in Deptford, come dressed in your favorite holiday pajamas and enjoy story time with Santa, festive dancing, crafts and snacks. The event runs Tuesdays in November and December. Get the dates and more information in our event listing.
  • Northfield – On Saturday, December 17 while decorating Christmas cookies in Northfield we hear a special guest will arrive. Learn more in our event listing.
  • Pennsauken – Christmas Cookies with the Clauses in Pennsauken lets kids join Santa and Mrs. Claus for some cookies, storytime, and more! The event is Saturday, December 3. Learn more in our event listing.
  • Voorhees – On December 17, 2022 there will be a Christmas Cookies with Santa in Voorhees event. There will be cookies, music, and more. Get all the details in our event listing.

Cheap South Jersey Snacks with Santa Events

  • Egg Harbor Township – The Christmas Cookies with Santa in Egg Harbor Township is on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Immediately following the tree lighting ceremony children can decorate cookies with Santa. Learn more in our event listing.

More South Jersey Snacks with Santa Events

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We support family fun in New Jersey but sometimes you want to get away to see what our nearby cities can offer. Both Philadelphia and New York City offer some amazing holiday displays, events, and Christmas attractions. We have your information on how to make a day of Christmas in the City! Click on any of the links below for more details.

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