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.
UPDATING FOR 2019 – listings in italics are expected to return for 2019 and we will update with details when we find them.
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
- Bayonne – Trinity Parish hosts a pay as you go breakfast with Santa on December 14, and your pets are welcome too!
- Bloomfield – The Wooden Spoon hosts Santa on December 14, reservations are required.
- Chester – Alstede Farms hosts a hearty breakfast on the farm with Santa on December 7 and 8.
- Clark – Applebee’s hosts Santa on November 30.
- Clifton – Join Santa at the Masonic Lodge for Breakfast on November 24.
- Kinnelon – The Knights of Columbus and Santa invite you to a free hot breakfast on December 8. For more information check out this calendar of events listing.
- Ledgewood – Breakfast or Brunch with Santa happens on December 14 at Circle Bowl & Entertainment.
- Linden – Breakfast with Santa at the John T. Gregorio Center will be November 30, 8 AM – 11 AM.
- McAfee – There’s an all you can eat breakfast with Santa at the fire house on December 15 – yum!
- Little Falls – Santa heads over the to Civic Center on December 7 for Breakfast!
- Lopatcong – Enjoy Christmas in Candyland and Breakfast with Santa at Lopatcong Middle School on December 14.
- Lyndhurst – Brunch with Santa will be held at the Marriott Lyndhurst Meadowlands on December 15, reservations required.
- Midland Park – Breakfast with Santa at the firehouse will be on Saturday December 14.
- Rochelle Park – Join Santa for a fundraiser for Autism Speaks at the American Legion on December 15. Get more details in this calendar listing.
- Stillwater – Stillwater Area Volunteer Fire Company in Stillwater will have a Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 15. Get more details in this calendar listing.
- Sparta – The Junior Womens Club in Sparta will have a Santa Breakfast on December 15.
- Sussex – The Elks Lodge invited Santa for dinner on December 13 and you should be there too!
- Union – The elegant Liberty Hall Museum hosts Breakfast with Santa on December 22.
Brunch & Lunch with Santa Events in North Jersey
- Clark – Oh Brian’s on the Green hosts Santa for brunch on December 14. Ages 4 and under eat free.
- Clifton – The Shannon Rose Irish Pub will have a Brunch with Santa on December 15, 2019
- East Hanover – Capital Craft hosts a brunch with Santa on December 14 to benefit Toys for Tots.
- Ramsey – The Shannon Rose Irish Pub will have a Brunch with Santa on December 15, 2019
- West Orange – McLoone’s Boathouse is a beautiful backdrop for brunch with Santa on December 22.
Dinner with Santa Events in North Jersey
- Clifton -Chevy’s Fresh Mex will have a Dinner with Santa (kids eat free) with a Cookie decorating bar on Monday December 16
- Linden – Chevy’s Fresh Mex will have a Dinner with Santa (kids eat free) with a Cookie decorating bar on December 16.
- Newton – Camp Auxilium has Santa joining them for dinner on December 5.
- Pohatcong – Quaker Steak and Lube will have a Dinner with Santa on December 16.
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
- iPlay America in Freehold will have a Breakfast with Santa at iPlay America on Sunday, December 8 from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Tickets are $15.95 and up.Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast buffet that includes eggs, assorted breakfast breads, yogurt and granola, pancakes, fresh fruit and more!While you are eating, Santa will walk around and greet guests at their tables and Miss Sheri will be performing live! The whole family can get in on the fun and dance and sing along! Then, gather the whole family together to receive presents from the North Pole (add on option) and take a picture with Santa Claus taken by their professional photographer with a free digital download included in admission. For more information visit our Calendar of events listing here, their website here, or call 732-577-8200.
- Adelphia – Pancakes and more at breakfast with Santa, hosted by the Adelphia Fire Company on December 28
- Atlantic Highlands – The Monmouth Players invite you to a sing along, story time, fun Breakfast with Santa on December 8 and 15.
- Bernards – Bernards Inn hosts a Breakfast with Santa at the Inn on December 8.
- East Brunswick – Santa is bringing a petting zoo with him when he joins you for breakfast on December 1 at the 4-H building.
- Eatontown – The Eatontown Lions Club hosts Santa for an all you can eat pancake buffet on December 8.
- Edison –
- Rainforest Cafe offers a breakfast buffet with Santa and Cha! Cha! on December 14, 15, 21 and 22.
- A breakfast buffet to benefit Kiddie Keep Well Camp will be attended by Santa on December 15.
- 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.
- Hazlet – Vibe Tap and Grill hosts a Breakfast with Santa on December 8 and 15.
- Highlands – Breakfast with Santa at Proving Ground on December 15, before the Winter Wonderland Run.
- Middletown – St. Mary’s School’s annual Christmas Bazaar includes a Breakfast with Santa on December 8.
- Morganville – Annual Breakfast with Santa returns to Robertsville Fire Company on December 15.
- North Plainfield – The Optimist Club will have Santa at Breakfast on December 7.
- Neptune – Simko’s hosts Santa for a breakfast buffet n December 8th and 15th..
- North Brunswick –
- December 15th Santa joins the Volunteer Fire Company for a yummy breakfast!
- The Greene Turtle hosts Santa for pancakes on December 7. Wear your PJs!
- Piscataway – Santa visits Applebee’s for pancakes on December 14.
- Princeton – The Nassau Inn’s Breakfast and Brunch with Santa will take place on December 15.
- Sea Bright – Alice’s Kitchen continues with a 6th year hosting Santa for Breakfast, on December 14.
- Shrewsbury – Breakfast with Santa at the Shrewsbury Hose Company #1 on Sunday December 8.
- Somerset –
- Join Santa for breakfast at the Stage House Tavern on December 14.
- AVE Somerset hosts a free breakfast with Santa on December 7.
- South River – Santa visits the Philo Lodge for Breakfast on December 8.
- Spotswood – Head over to the American Legion for a Breakfast with Santa on December 7.
- Wall –
- Wall Township Fire Company #1 will have a buffet Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7.
- Santa heads to Applebee’s on December 7 – advance reservations required.
- Watchung – Breakfast with Santa will be held on December 7 at Mount Saint Mary’s Academy.
- West Long Branch – Branches invites you to dine with Santa for breakfast on December 1.
Brunch & Lunch with Santa Events in Central Jersey
- Asbury Park – Santa gets jazzy with live music and brunch at Tim McLoone’s on December 22.
- Freehold – The American Hotel has Sunday Brunch with Santa on three dates, December 8, 15, and 22.
- Highlands – The Chubby Pickle invited Santa for lunch on December 14, you should be there too!
- Long Branch – McLoone’s Pier House hosts Santa for brunch on December 15
- Middletown – Middletown Sports Complex gets Santa on the ice but only after he eats breakfast with you, on December 21.
- Old Bridge – Grillestone hosts Santa for brunch on December 15.
- Perth Amboy – Cruise with Santa out of Perth Amboy for a delicious brunch on December 15 with Cornucopia Cruise Lines.
- Sea Bright – The Rum Runner hosts a brunch with Santa by the water on December 15.
Dinner with Santa Events in Central Jersey
- Edison – Quaker Steak and Lube will have a Dinner with Santa on December 16 and kids eat free!
- Freehold – Head to The Cabin for dinner with Santa on December 18.
- Englishtown – Dine with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Rosalita’s Roadside Cantina on December 18 – Kids eat free!
- Manasquan – Squan Tavern hosts Santa for pizza on December 2.
- Wall – Wall Township will have a Dinner with Santa at the Municipal Complex on Saturday, December 12, pre registration is required.
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
Get in the holiday spirit at this one-of-a-kind event at Sahara Sam’s. Santa Claus is making his way from the North Pole down to West Berlin, NJ Saturdays and Sundays in December from 9 am to 10 am.
From 9 AM – 10 AM, enjoy a breakfast buffet and the opportunity to snap photos with the jolly man himself. After that, Santa will swim with the kids in the water park. He will be puttin’ on his Santa Swimsuit and swimming until 1:00 PM each day of his visit.
- Barnegat – Pre registration required for this December 7 Breakfast with Santa hosted by the Recreation Department.
- Beachwood – Santa visits the firehouse for Breakfast on December 1.
- Brick – P.J. Sweeney’s will offer a full breakfast buffet with Santa on December 8.
- Cape May – Congress Hall in Cape May will have a Breakfast with Santa on Saturdays and Sundays, November 30- December 22.
- Cherry Hill – Maggiano’s Little Italy will have a Breakfast with Santa on December 22
- Collingswood – The Pop Shop in Collingswood will have a Breakfast Buffet with Santa on December 21 and 22, and a pajama party with Santa on December 20.
- Egg Harbor Township – Chickie’s and Pete’s hosts Santa for breakfast on December 7.
- Elmer – New Dodges Market is the place to have breakfast with Santa on December 1. Kids under 5 eat free!
- Jackson – The Holbrook Little League will host Santa for breakfast on December 14 and have a gift auction for charity.
- Lakewood – Head to FirstEnergy Park for Breakfast With Buster Food & Toy Drive on Saturday, December 7. Click to learn more about this Lakewood Breakfast with Santa.
- Magnolia – Borough of Magnolia will have a Breakfast With Santa on Saturday, December 14.
- Pittsgrove – Running Deer Golf Club hosts Santa with cookie decorating and more on December 8.
- Ship Bottom – The Hotel LBI has Santa over for breakfast every Sunday in December.
- Toms River – Ocean County Mall’s Applebee’s hosts Santa on December 7th. 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. FREE admission. Click to learn more about this Washington Township Breakfast with Santa.
- Westampton – Westampton Middle School in Westampton will have a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14.
- West Deptford – West Deptford Junior Women’s Club in West Deptford will have their 5th Annual Breakfast w/ Santa & Mistletoe Market on Saturday, December 7.
Brunch & Lunch with Santa Events in South Jersey
- Alloway – Ranch Hope, Inc. and Camp Edge in Alloway will have a Lunch with Santa & Mrs. Claus on Saturday, December 14. FREE admission. Click to learn more about this Alloway Lunch with Santa.
- Camden – Be a sailor for the morning and grab breakfast with Santa in the chowline of the Battleship New Jersey! One day only, December 14.
- Gloucester Township – Gloucester Township Recreation Center in Gloucester Township will have a Brunch with Santa on Saturday, December 14. FREE admission. Click to learn more about this Gloucester Township Breakfast with Santa.
- Millville – Finish Line Pub hosts Santa for brunch and ornament making and more on December 15.
- New Egypt – Laurita Winery is lucky to have Santa join them for brunch twice, on December 15 and 22.
- Oaklyn – The Oaklyn Manor Bar hosts Lunch with Santa on December 8.
- Point Pleasant Beach – Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty’s Brunch with Santa will be December 1.
- Seaside Heights – Lucky Leo’s Arcade will have Brunch with Santa December 7 and 14.
- Sicklerville – The Goddard School invites you for an open house and brunch with Santa on December 14.
- Williamstown –
- Geets Diner hosts Santa from lunchtime through dinner on December 21.
- Scotland Run Golf Club hosts Santa for brunch on December 8.
Dinner with Santa Events in Southern New Jersey
- Brick – Quaker Steak and Lube will have a Dinner with Santa on December 16.
- Egg Harbor – Dinner with Santa returns on December 8 at the Harbor Pines Golf Club.
- Glassboro – The Landmark Americana hosts Santa on both December 11 and 18 and Kids Eat Free! Reservations suggested.
- Lakehurst – Santa joins the firemen of the Lakehurst Fire Company for pizza on December 10. Get more details in our calendar of events listing.
- Toms River – Friendly’s on Hooper Avenue will have not only Santa but the Grinch at dinner on December 19.
- Tuckerton – Mickey’s Port of Call hosts Santa for dinner three days before Christmas on December 22. Wear your PJs!
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