Eat with Santa
Eat with Santa

Eat with Santa

By Megan Marples

As the holiday season kicks into full gear, many children will be eager to meet Santa. So, scoop up the kids, and spend the morning with the big guy at various Breakfast with Santa events around town.

HD South

Visit with Santa in the heart of downtown Gilbert and indulge in a delicious breakfast catered by Snooze. Families can take complimentary photos with Santa at the event, hosted by Gilbert Citizens Action Network. All the proceeds for this event will go toward HD South and Gilbert CAN.

HD South: Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S. Gilbert Road, 480.926.1577,, 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 2, $10.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is the perfect place to meet Santa and spend the day getting lost in fun, interactive exhibits. Start off the day with French toast sticks or an egg “santawich

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix, 602.253.0501,, 8 to 9 a.m. Sunday, December 3, $20-$30.

Mesa Convention Center

Join Santa for a pancake breakfast and crafting event this holiday season. Parents can get in on the fun, too, by purchasing raffle tickets for the chance to win gift baskets and a $100 Target gift card. The breakfast proceeds benefit the City of Mesa’s Community Spirit, a charitable fundraising and volunteer group.

Mesa Convention Center, 201 N. Center Street, Building B, Mesa, 480.644.PLAY,, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16, $7. 

Schnepf Farms

Come see Santa down on the farm. Families can either choose to meet Santa in the morning and eat pancakes or see him in the afternoon while enjoying a hot dog. Each ticket includes a meet and greet with Santa, hayrides, food to feed the reindeer, train rides and the opportunity to decorate a Christmas cookie. Families can also visit a petting zoo and ride the carousel.

Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, 480.987.3100,, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 16, $20-$25.

Rainforest Cafe

Take a trip to the Amazon and meet Santa along the way. Families can enjoy omelets, bacon, sausage, French toast, pancakes, hash browns, pastries and more. Children will bring home a goody bag stuffed with treats.

Rainforest Cafe, 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe, 480.752.9100,, 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, December 17, $0-$19.77.


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