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Enjoy breakfast with Santa in New York City

These breakfasts with Santa (and brunches!) in NYC are the perfect way to welcome Christmas with the littles.

Photograph: Michael Marquand
Breakfast with Santa

RECOMMENDED: Christmas for kids

Having breakfast with Santa is a great way to celebrate the holiday season! Add it to your annual Christmas traditions, like baking cookies, reading Christmas books for kids, decorating your amazing Christmas tree and cuddling up for your favorite Christmas movies for kids.

Breakfast with Santa in NYC

Breakfast with Santa Cruise

What better way to ring in the holiday season than with Santa and a tasty breakfast at sea? Tots can play festive games, watch Christmas movies, dance with St. Nick and gape at the wintry city skyline from the comfort of a heated cabin. Then, when they're ready to refuel, Santa's will serve a breakfast buffet extravaganza with something to please even the pickiest eaters. Stay tuned for announcements about special guests who will be onboard to say hello! All ages.

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17 Dec 2016

Rawther Fancy Tea with Santa

Little ones should don their best tea-time garb for this stylish holiday event. They'll sip lemonade and holiday teas, munch on fresh fruit kabobs and assorted mini sandwiches and sample sweet treats for dessert, then hear a story from Santa Claus before getting their photo taken with the big man. Reservations required. All ages.

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Until Wed Dec 21

Breakfast with Santa at Rock Center Cafe

As kids chat with Santa and his elves, nosh on breakfast and go ice-skating in the shade of the Rockefeller Center tree, they may just feel they've been transported to the North Pole. Sit down for a family-style feast, complete with an omelet and crepe station, bagel station, chocolate fountains and sweet treats at the Rock Center Café (7:15am and 9:15am) or The Sea Grill (8:15am). The elves will come by with toys and carolers will provide festive tunes while parents sip bloody marys and mimosas. Admission to the skating rink in included, and youngsters will even get to bypass the line! Reservations required. All ages.

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Until Sat Dec 24

Santa Lunch Cruise

Get the full Santa experience while sailing down the Hudson this season! As you soak in the sights of landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade, families can snack on delicious buffet options (with picks like chicken tenders and fries for the kids), participate in a DJ dance party, check out cool performances and take pictures with Santa.

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Until Sat Dec 12

Santa Brunch

Come hungry for yummy munchies at this brunch buffet. Kids can enjoy breakfasty foods like eggs, bacon, french toast, fruit and cereal as well as pasta, grilled chicken and chicken fingers and fries. Once they’re stuffed, they’ll meet and greet with Santa! Be sure to bring a camera to capture this special moment. All ages.

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13 Dec 2015

Walk the Windows

More than forty stores on Atlantic Avenue open their doors to host demos, performances, sales and free fun for families. You'll find caroling (Brooklyn Conservatory of Music), a gingerbread cookie tasting at Betty Bakery, a holiday terrarium workshop at 139 Art & Design, a Santa photo op at GUMBO, a Santa meet n' greet at DIG and more. This may not be a traditional breakfast with Santa, but you can definitely snack before you meet him! All ages.

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Until Sat Dec 12