The old Frederick and Nelson department store started Santa Breakfasts in Seattle in 1951. There are now many places where you and your kids can re-live those special holiday moments and enjoy hot cocoa and a chat with Santa. Here are some of our favorites:

Santa Brunch
November 26 and 27
December 3, 10, 11, 17, and 18
Argosy Cruises
1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55,
Seattle, WA 98101

Join Argosy for a fabulous brunch buffet, crafts for kids and a visit from SANTA! An arts and crafts area is set up for the little ones and Santa will read a story. The cruise will also feature a live performance by a dynamic solo performer in the style of physical comedy and high energy visual stunts. There’s a delicious buffet brunch and juice, coffee, tea or milk is included. Rates: $37/adults, $10/kids ages 5-12 (4 and under no charge). Make your reservations online through or call 888.623.1445.

Salty’s on Alki Santa Brunch Buffet
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 and Christmas Eve
Saturdays 9:30am – 1:00pm
Sundays 8:45am – 1:30pm
1936 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

Watch the unbelievable Magical March of the Nutcrackers and get your photo taken with Santa, and enjoy Salty’s amazing Holiday Brunch.
Adults/$44.95, Seniors/$34.95, Kids: age 9-13/$20.95, Age/5-8 $15.95, 4 & under/free. Make reservations online or call 206.937.1600.

Kiwanis Club of West Seattle’s annual pancake breakfast
Saturday, December 3
7:00am – 11:00am
Alki Masonic Building
4726 40th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

This year’s breakfast has a special emphasis. A major part of the proceeds will help fund the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Project (KCCP). This effort by Kiwanians of the Pacific Northwest will support fellowships for juvenile cancer research at Children’s Hospital. Santa will be on hand for visits and photos. Advance tickets are $5 for Adults and $3 for children. Adult tickets at the door are $6. Call for tickets: 206.938.8032. Bring unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots!

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 3
Saturday, December 10
The Bravern
11111 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004

Join Santa at Mariposa inside Neiman Marcus for a magical breakfast and a sweet holiday memory. Call for reservations, 425.452.3333. $50 for adults; $35 for children. Includes complimentary photo with Santa.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Season of Wishes: Brunch with Santa at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Sunday, December 4
9:00am – 11:00am
Seattle Four Seasons
99 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Calling children of all ages and their families! Start a family tradition and celebrate the holidays in a winter wonderland at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. Enjoy a delicious plated breakfast, create holiday themed crafts to take home, and receive a commemorative photo with Santa. Adults: $50, Kids: $25 (Kids two and under are free), Table of ten: $400. Proceeds benefit Seattle’s Make-A-Wish Foundation. Call for reservations.

Seattle’s Traditional Santa Breakfasts
December 11, 17 and 18
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle’s Traditional Santa Breakfasts are a direct descendant of the Santa Breakfasts held at Frederick & Nelson, and benefit the Arthritis Foundation Pacific Northwest Chapter and its programs for children with juvenile arthritis. Event includes a holiday breakfast for children and adults and features traditional holiday entertainment: The Strolling Minstrels, Leo the Clown, Bob the Magician, and the Olympic Ballet Theatre presenting an abridged version of The Nutcracker. And, of course, SANTA! Children also receive a keepsake ornament. Reduced parking rates are available in the City Centre Garage. Child/$25; Adult/$55 (includes $25 donation to Arthritis Foundation’s programs for children with juvenile arthritis). Call the reservations hotline at 206.547.1290 for tickets.

Santa Brunch
Sunday, December 11
9:00am – 12:00pm
Harbour Pointe Golf Club
11817 Harbour Pointe Blvd
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Price includes delicious buffet brunch and kids’ pictures with Santa! $15 per person; Children ages 5-12 $10; 4 and under Free. Call for reservations.

Annual Santa Breakfast
Saturday, December 3
Tacoma Mall
4502 Steele Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

Calling all Simon Kidgit Club Members: Don’t miss this extra special time with Santa at the Annual Santa Breakfast! Radio Disney will help make it festive with music and dancing. Enjoy a free breakfast, make a jingle bell necklace, make reindeer food to take home, and write a letter to Santa with your own special candy cane pen! We will also be writing letters to our Military personnel who are serving overseas. Not a member yet? Sign up at Guest Services for just a $5/annual membership fee per child, and get an official member t-shirt and much more!

2nd Annual Breakfast with Santa
December 3
9:00am – 11:00am
Boys & Girls Club
8502 Skansie Avenue
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Pancake breakfast, holiday arts and crafts, and a professional photo with SANTA! PenMet Family Theater will also be performing a holiday play for families to enjoy. To avoid the lines at the door, please pre-register online or call 253-858-3400, ext. 227. Cost: $8/person.


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