Why just settle for a quick lap photo op when you could pound back some pancakes with Santa? There are more than a dozen breakfasts, brunches and lunches (and one dinner!) with Santa Claus this season.
An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet with music and special zoo costumed characters will be served at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., followed by a photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Afterwards, visit the zoo's animals. Call (708) 688-8355 for reservations. Runs weekends from Dec. 7-22.
Have breakfast with Santa on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Building. Call (312) 654-5019 for reservations.
Enjoy brunch with Santa Claus. After brunch, kids will enjoy a variety of crafts and activities, and a photo with Santa. Reservations required. Call (847) 362-5050. Runs weekends from Dec. 14-22.
Event includes a Swedish pancake breakfast, traditional crafts, dancing around the Christmas tree, and a special visit with Tomten. Prepaid reservations are required.
All-you-can-eat brunch featuring an appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus and costumed characters, who will be available for photos. Call (708) 688-8355 for reservations. Runs Sundays from Dec. 8-22.
Event includes a buffet breakfast, visit with Santa, and Wonderland Express exhibition viewing before public hours. Visit the website for ticket information. Runs Dec. 14-15.
Exclusive meet-and-greet at Le Jardin includes tax and gratuity, photo with Santa, balloon-twisting entertainment and a Santa hat for children. For reservations call (630) 260-8260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.