Breakfast with Santa – A Family Tradition

Nov 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Breakfast With Santa @ The Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Hotel 2012

Ever since my kids were small we have always gone to a meal with Santa.  Back in the 80’s Breakfast and Lunch with Santa was held at the function room of Liberty House, the department store which is now Macy’s.

My girlfriends and I would take our kids for this annual event then spend the rest of the day Christmas shopping at the Mall.  Now that we all have grandchildren we’ve continued this Christmas Tradition.  Those of us still on the island get together every year to take the grown kids with their babies!  We always have a great time!

It’s something we all look forward to, kids and adults.  The last few years I’m only aware of 2 venues for this event. The Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Hotel has Breakfast with Santa only 2 days a year, and Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii hosts a yearly at the Pomaika’i Ballroom at Dole Cannery; proceeds benefit the organization.

Yesterday I learned that Neiman Marcus Ala Moana is also hosting a Breakfast with Santa at Mariposa,  their third floor restaurant.  The dates are December  13 & 20.  Cost is $42 adults $38 kids 3-11.  It will be a plated festive meal created by Executive Chef Marc Anthony Freiberg.  As of this writing he is still working on the menu.  The will email me the menu as soon as it’s ready.  I have also been put on the reservation list and we’ve yet to decide between this one or the Outrigger.

We usually attend the Outrigger breakfast buffet $27 adults, $14 children 5-11, kids under 5 are free.  They have a face painting booth and a balloon booth, and of course the price includes a picture with the Hawaiian Santa.

Outrigger Reef Breakfast With Santa 2013



We’ve already made our reservations for this year’s event.  They are scheduled at the Outrigger for December 16 & 17.  Click here for more info!  

The brunch benefiting Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii is $35 for 10+, and $25 children 2-9.  They have a brunch buffet, picture taking with Santa, live entertainment, arts & crafts, face painting, games & activities for children, costumed characters, bake sale, craft vendors and more.  We’ve never been able to attend this event, the dates never work out.  This year’s event is on December 13.  Click here for more info!

I know events such as these are held everywhere.  I did a search and found them in many communities across the country.  Here are a few I found, if you don’t see one near you just do a search in your area, I’m sure you’ll find something.  Make your reservations as soon as possible as they are going fast, some are even sold out!

Some Bubba Gump locations nationwide will be hosting a breakfast with Santa this year contact your local Bubba Gump to make reservations. Or Click here to find a location near you!  


 Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, AZ offers special lodging and meal packages for The North Pole Experience guests which include:
• A one-night stay at the Little America Hotel • Little America’s lavish NPX dinner buffet • The famous NPX breakfast with Santa buffet designed by Little America’s award-winning culinary team – this package DOES NOT include tickets to The North Pole Experience, those must be purchased separately BEFORE hotel package can be booked.
To book this one night package click here!

You can also purchase tickets to The North Pole Experience or to the Santa breakfast or dinner.

For more info on The North Pole Experience Flagstaff click here! The season runs from November 21- December 27, 2014.
For more info on Breakfast With Santa buffet click here!
For info on the dinner buffet click here!

If you’re in the Phoenix area you can attend the Breakfast with Santa at Rico’s American Grill at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort.  The resort’s annual Breakfast with Santa will be offered over four days at Rico’s American Grill. Guests will enjoy seasonal photos with Santa and holiday story time, while Mrs. Claus treats children to whimsical cookie decorating, gingerbread activity books, and a tasty breakfast buffet.  For more info click here!


Breakfast with Santa/King Kandy’s Workshop in Rocklin, CA. December 20, 2014.   For more info click here!


Norco, CA more info click here!

There are many more Breakfast with Santa events in California, check your area for dates.






Johns Creek, GA has 2 seatings on December 13, 2014.  Click here for info!


Ronald McDonald House Charities 4th.  Annual Breakfast With Santa in Shaumburg, IL.  More info click here!

Deer Park Town Center also has a Breakfast With Santa.  Info click here!



 Science Center of Iowa is hosting Breakfast on December 20 & 21, 2014.  For info click here!

New England:

Breakfast with Santa at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston.  Info click here!
New Jersey: 
Congress Hall Hotel, Cape May, NJ.
New York:
The Rink at Rockefeller Center, NYC.  More info click here!


 Niagara Falls, NY.  More Info click here!
Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY.  More info click here!
Tulsa Zoo.  More info click here!


The Riverside Inn Cambridge Springs, PA
Info click here!

Royal Manchester Golf Links in York County, PA
Info click here!




 Memphis Botanical Garden.  Info click here!


South Lake, Texas.  More info click here!

 Breakfast with Santa Dec. 6, 2014 Lubbock.  More info click here!


Gig Harbor, WA.  More info click here!

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