Children in St. Louis have plenty of chances to see Santa during the holidays. You'll find Santa at local malls and light displays. Another popular option is Breakfast with Santa. In fact, some of the St. Louis area's top attractions host Breakfast with Santa events each year. Here's information on when and where to have Breakfast with Santa.
The St. Louis Zoo
hosts three weekends of Breakfast with Santa at the Living World. The event includes a gourmet buffet with scrambled eggs, French toast sticks, breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuits, fruits and coffee cake. The cost is $22 for adults and $20 for children. Zoo members get a $2 discount, and children younger than two get in free. There is also free parking at the Zoo's north lot. Advanced reservations are required and can be made by calling (314) 646-4897.December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2013
Santa also makes an appearance at Eckert's Orchards
in Belleville each year. Each weekend in December, Santa will meet with children at Eckert's Country Restaurant. Kids can tell Santa what they want for Christmas, get their pictures taken and get a special gift from Mr. Claus himself. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. until noon, and includes eggs, bacon, biscuits and sausage gravy. The cost is $15 for children and $12 for adults. For more information or to make reservations, call (618) 233-0513 x 3.November 30 & December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2013
The Magic House
is always a fun destination for kids and when you add in the chance to see Santa Claus, it makes for a truly special event. The Magic House hosts Breakfast with Santa on two Sundays in December. There are three seatings at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus are both on hand for the pancake breakfast. Kids also get the chance to make a holiday craft, and of course, spend a little time after breakfast enjoying the rest of the Magic House. For more information, call (314) 822-8900.December 8 & 15, 2013
The Ritz-Carlton in Clayton is hosting a special brunch with Santa. The event will feature a variety of gourmet foods like fruit, cheese, seafood, carved meats and made-to-order omelets. Santa and Mrs. Claus with both be greeting children. The cost is $56 for adults and $28 for kids ages two to 12. For reservations, call (314) 719-1433.
December 7, 14 & 21, 2013
Breakfast with Santa is fun for families, but it certainly isn't the only way to enjoy the holidays in St. Louis. There are also Christmas light displays, concerts, tree lightings, caroling and more. For more ways to celebrate this time of year, check out Top Holiday Events in the St. Louis Area. For those of you who don't want to spend any more money, see The Best Free Holiday Celebrations in St. Louis.