2018 Holiday Dining With Santa in Hampton Roads


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Sometimes you just want to sit down and have a friendly meal with Santa! Here are some local events where you can do just that - breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner.... even a Santa cruise! Please note, many of these events sell out early!

You can find these events (and more!) on our Hampton Roads Daily Calendar. Did we miss a local event? If it isn't listed, we don't know about it! Click HERE to Submit Additions to this free listing.

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Dates: Saturday & Sundays: December 1 & 2, 22 & 23, 2018 from 8-11am 
Where: IHOP at Landstown Commons Shopping Center 3334 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA
What: Enjoy a fun, casual breakfast with Santa at IHOP at Landstown Commons Shopping Center!
Cost: Registration is free, you just pay for the cost of your breakfast at IHOP. Registration is necessary due to limited seating. Event is subject to change without notice.


Dates: November 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, December 1, 2, 7-24, 26-31, 2018. January 1, 2019.
Where: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA
What: Gather cozily as Santa captures the attention of the entire family while recounting a classic Christmas story. Santa’s elves have prepared a scrumptious buffet feast, and Mrs. Claus bustles around the dining room, passing the cookie tray and holiday cheer. This is one dinner children are unlikely to ever forget.
Cost: Adults $32, Child $22. Children under 3 are free but do need a reservation. Admission to Christmas Town is an additional cost: Tickets are available HERE.


Dates: December 8, 9, 15, 16, & 22, 2018 from 8-10am.  
Where: Founders Inn, 5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, VA
What: What a better way to celebrate the season than to share a meal with the jolly elf in the red suit. Balloon artist and face painting are also included. Reservations Required 757-366-5777. 
Cost: $29.95 per person


Dates: Saturdays, December 8 & 15, 2018 from 8-9:30am
Where: California Pizza Kitchen at MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510 
What: Santa always starts his day with a good breakfast and the kids are invited to join him at California Pizza Kitchen. Guests can meet and talk with Santa and enjoy their favorite breakfast and a jolly good time.
Cost: Prices are $7 for kids and $8 for adults. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, there is a link to register on the website link above. 

Breakfast with Santa (NEWPORT NEWS)

Dates: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:30am-10:30am 
Where: Woman's Club of Hilton Village  87 Main Street Newport News, VA 23606
What: Hilton Juniors host breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus! Seatings at 8:30 & 9:30am. Includes breakfast, (pancake, sausage & OJ for children) chat with Santa and crafts. Ages 10 and under.  Seats are limited so reserve your space or more info @ jwchvsantabreakfast@gmail.com
Cost: $5 for 1 child or $10 for 2 or more. Payment made at the door cash or check. Canned goods will be collected for the Foodbank and cards will signed for soldiers.


Dates: Saturdays, December 8 & 15, 2018 from 10am-12pm
Where: The Mariners' Museum and Park, 100 Museum Dr, Newport News, Virginia 23606
What: Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus, take your own photos, and make ornaments and other holiday crafts! 
Cost: $12 ($10 for Members). Children 2 and under FREE. Ticket includes admission to the museum.


Date: Saturdays December 8, 15 & 22, 2018 from 9-11am
Where: The Grey Goose, 118 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton VA
What: Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for breakfast! There will be fun, crafts and a sing along with Mrs. Claus! Tickets include breakfast, crafts, and entertainment but not gratuity or adult beverages. Kids get pancakes and sausage links, adults get breakfast casserole, potatoes and muffin.
Cost: $12 Kids, $15 Adults. Call to make a reservation 757-723-7978

Members Only - Donuts with Santa at Virginia Aquarium (VIRGINIA BEACH)

Dates: December 9 & 16, 2018 at 8:30am 
Where: Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach VA
What: Ho ho ho! Join Santa for donuts at this Aquarium member exclusive event! This incredibly popular, family-friendly holiday event returns with two different dates. Enjoy holiday-themed donuts provided by Bliss Bakery, snap a photo, and visit with our jolly special guest before he heads back to the North Pole! This event will also include holiday-themed activity stations and story time. 
Cost: $12 for children, $8 for adults. Members only. Registration is required for this event. To register and purchase your tickets, please call (757) 385-3474, option 3. 


Dates: Saturdays, December 15 & 22, 2018 from 8-11am 
Where: Sage Kitchen- Virginia Beach 1925 Fisher Arch, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 
What: Join us for our annual breakfast with jolly ol’ Saint Nick. Enjoy a delicious Sage Kitchen breakfast and free picture-taking with the man himself. 
Cost: ADULTS $15, KIDS $10, GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING $15. Hang around and make your own gingerbread house! We’ll provide all of the supplies, you bring your smiles and laughter. Reservations are required: (757) 599-3510 x.407

Single Day Events



Dates: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10am-1pm
Where: The Westin, Virginia Beach Town Center
What: The King’s Daughters invites you to Breakfast with Santa with Busch Gardens Christmas Town. Enjoy live holiday performances, children’s activities, interactive train display, silent auction of trees, gingerbread creations, and gifts or the opportunity to create a handmade gift to send to a patient at CHKD. Tickets to event also include a buffet breakfast, and a digital photo with Santa for each child! Questions, email info@kingsdaughters.org or call 757.668.7098
Cost: $25 per child, $30 per adult


Dates: Friday, November 30, 2018 from 6-8pm
Where: Isle of Wight County Museum, 103 Main Street, Smithfield VA
What: Visit the jolly ol’ elf and enjoy an evening of holiday refreshments, crafts, Christmas BINGO and a special reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore. Perfect for families. Make your visit with St. Nick a little more special. Bring a wrapped gift for St. Nick to give to your child. Pre-registration will give you the opportunity to provide some information about your child so St. Nick can talk with him or her! Call the head elf for your appointment: 757.357.0115.



Dates: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8-10am
Where: The Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk VA
What: Eat breakfast with Santa, meet Zoo animal ambassadors, make a craft, enjoy all-day Zoo admission and children get to take home a lasting memento of them and Saint Nick. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today! Children's tickets includes one 5″x7″ photo with Santa and frame.
Cost: Members: $20 Adults (18+), $20 Children (5-17), $5 Kids under 5. Non-members: $25 Adults (18+), $25 Children (5-17), $5 Kids under 5.


Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 8:30-10:30am
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk 100 East Constance Road Suffolk, VA 
What: Join the fun on Saturday, December 1, 2018, for Breakfast with Santa! You'll get to partake in a delicious breakfast buffet that the whole family can enjoy, while kids can participate in coloring station fun and make an awesome holiday craft...AND get a photo opportunity with the Big Guy! Be sure to bring your camera!
Cost: $4 for kids (ages 2-12) and/or $6 for adults

Breakfast with Santa (Norfolk)

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Where: Starving Artist Cafe
What: Enjoy breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring the family and your wish list and enjoy Starving Artist’s brunch menu and mimosas all in a festive holiday atmosphere. Each child will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have a picture taken with him.
Cost: The cost of the pictures will be $15 for 5 digital pictures. Plus, the kids will receive a special treat from Santa and Mom and Dad will receive a goodie bag filled with great offers and promotional items from area Ghent businesses.


Dates: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11am-1pm
Where: Northern Shores Recreation Center 6701 Respass Beach Road Suffolk, VA
What: Come out for "Lunch with Santa" at the Northern Shores Recreation Center. Children ages 12 and under can participate in this holiday-filled event with a donation of one new, unwrapped toy per child that will be donated to a local charity. Adults wishing to have lunch can do so for $5 per person. Not only can children share their lists with Santa, they can also play games for fun prizes and take a free professional photo with Santa.
Cost: Free with donation of unwrapped toy (children 12 & under). $5 Adults.


Dates: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 11am-3pm
Where: Chesapeake City Park, 900 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA
What: Come out to Chesapeake City Park and have lunch and get your picture taken with Santa. (All Children and Pets Welcome)  We will be selling BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs chili and more. Don’t forget to save room for dessert; homemade goodies will be on hand too!  We will also have adoptable dogs on site just in time for the Holidays!  All proceeds will go to Bay Beagle Rescue Fund, to help provide medical care and save more dogs!
Cost: Food fees. All proceeds go to the Bay Beagle Rescue Medical Fund!


Dates: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 1-4pm
Where: York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown, VA
What: The Gallery at York Hall is excited to host Cookies with Santa. Children and parents can visit with Santa, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and do some holiday shopping too! The Gallery showcases fine arts in all mediums, and features select local artists on a revolving basis. For more information on specific exhibits, call the Gallery at York Hall. Cameras are encouraged.
Cost: Free



Dates: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8-10am
Where: Chesapeake Square Mall Food Court, Chesapeake VA  
What: Breakfast includes your choice of a bacon or sausage egg & cheese biscuit with hash-browns and a soft drink. We hope to see you there!
Cost: Tickets are $5.50 each and can be purchased from All American Burger Monday-Saturday 12-8pm and Sunday 12-6pm through December 4th. Tickets must be purchased in advance! 


Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8-10am
Where: Smithfield Center, 220 North Church Street, Smithfield, VA
What: Enjoy a pancake breakfast with the North Pole Elves and a "meet and greet" with the big guy himself, Santa. 
Cost: $5 per person. Children ages 2 and under are free.

Breakfast with Santa (SUFFOLK)

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8-10:30am
Where: Whaleyville United Methodist Church 6312 Whaleyville Blvd, Suffolk, VA
What: Bring the kids on out to enjoy Breakfast with Santa.  Adults also welcome!  Profits will go to The American Cancer Society Relay For Life. 
Cost: Breakfast is $8, Children ages 3 and under are Free. Bring your cameras or cell phones so you can get your children's picture with Santa.

Breakfast and Lunch with Santa! (Virginia Beach)

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8am-3pm
Where: Creeds Cafe 605 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach Virginia 23457 
What: Come have Breakfast or lunch at Creeds Cafe with Santa and get your picture taken by Southern Photography! 
Cost: 10$ per image! Kids meals are 1/2 off!!

Chick-fil-A's Breakfast with Santa (Virginia Beach)

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:30-10am
Where: Chick-fil-A Lynnhaven Mall Food Court 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Chick-fil-A's 18th Annual Breakfast with Santa and the Chick-fil-A Santa Cow. Lynnhaven Mall Food Court. Astro DJ's will be providing entertainment, dancing, crafts, face painting, games, photo opportunities, breakfast, goodie bags and more memory filled fun. Reservations are required.


Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:30-10:30am (boarding at 8am)
Where: Spirit Cruises in Norfolk VA
What: A breakfast cruise with Santa. 
Cost: $34.90 per adult, $24.90 per child age 12 and under


Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:30am
Where: Riverwalk Restaurant, Water Street, Yorktown, VA
What: In addition to a delicious breakfast with kid-friendly menu items—enjoy fun activities, a greeting by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown, and the reading of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. Don’t just bring your appetite! Make sure your child brings his or her wish list for one-on-one time with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be an opportunity for you to take pictures. This is a very popular community event and tickets sell out quickly! You don’t want to miss out on the holiday fun which is followed by the Holiday Market and Toyland Parade that afternoon.
Cost: Call for Pricing and Reservations (required) 757-875-1522.



Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9-11am
Where: USCG Base Portsmouth MWR, Portsmouth, VA
What: December 8th from 9 AM - 11 AM and come out and enjoy Breakfast with Santa! Don't miss out on a great breakfast, games, crafts and of course a visit with SANTA! Tickets will go on sale Thursday November 1st here at the Base Portsmouth Gym MWR Event Registration Office.  
Cost: Ticket prices are $7 for Adults and $5 for Children. Tickets will only be sold in advance, so don't put it off and miss out on all the fun!

PHS Pancake Breakfast (PORTSMOUTH)

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9am-12pm 
Where: Portsmouth United Church of Christ 5900 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth VA 
What: Please join us for a magical morning with Santa. Enjoy a pancake breakfast filled with fun and laughter all while helping the animals of the Portsmouth Humane Society. Santa will be there, don't forget your cameras! 
Cost: $6 in advance, $8 at the door

Santa's Jingle Bell Lunch (Norfolk)

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 10am-12pm
Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, 670p Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk VA
What: Join us at the Garden for a delicious, environmentally-friendly lunch with Santa. Tickets include a catered lunch by All In One Catering, served on 100% biodegradable or compostable products, a holiday ornament craft, a visit with Santa, and a few additional surprises.
Cost: Price for NBG Members: $30/person (all children ages 2+ and adults must have tickets) Price for Not-yet Members: $40/person (Includes admission to the Garden and all children ages 2+ and adults must have tickets)

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa (VIRGINIA BEACH) 

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 1-4pm
Twisted Sisters Cupcakes & Sugar Shack Cafe 2724 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Bring your kids to the bakery located at 2724 Virginia Beach Blvd on Sunday December 9th from 1pm-4pm for an afternoon of family fun! This is a free event! Come have some fun and see what our bakery has to offer! Come decorate a cookie while drinking hot cocoa. Get a holiday face painting Have your child write a letter to Santa and be entered to win a free a birthday cake up to a $75.00 value (child must be present to write the letter and be entered into the contest) You can even see Santa himself bring your camera and get free photos no need to fight the long lines and the malls
Cost: This is a free event! Come have some fun and see what our bakery has to offer!



Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 5-7pm
Where: The English Rose Tea Room, 3101 Virginia Beach Blvd Suite 111, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Tea with Santa and Mrs. Claus, we will be serving food and tea, make sure to take lots of pictures. We will be decorated for Christmas, family fun! The children's meal will be kid friendly. Tickets must be purchased in advance. On sale now, limited seating, won't last long!
Cost: $15 per child (10 & under) and $25 per adult.


Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 8-11am
Where: Dave & Buster's, 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Hot cocoa station, crafts and pictures with Santa! 
Cost: Breakfast Package: $15 Breakfast Buffet Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea. 
Breakfast & Play Package: $20 Breakfast Buffet Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Roasted Potatoes, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Waffles, Orange Juice, Soda, Coffee and Tea. $10.00 power card for Ticket (redemption) Games and Unlimited Video Game Play (non-redemption games)

Soul Santa's Jingle Bell Brunch (PORTSMOUTH)

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10am & 11:45am
Where: Bide-a-Wee Golf Course 1 Bide A Wee Lane, Portsmouth, VA 23701  
What: Ho, Ho, Ho! The Jingle Bell Brunch is back for its second year, Saturday December 15th at Portsmouth's Bide-a-Wee golf course. Enjoy a delicious brunch spread, fun and games for the kids and, of course, photos* with Santa--all in support of some great Hampton Roads causes!  
Cost: Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for children 2-12. Seatings are at 10 AM & 11:45 AM. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance *Price of admission includes a free digital photo; additional photo packages available for purchase.

Military - Cookies & Cocoa with Santa (Langley/Ft Eustis)

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10am and 11am at US Langley AFB and then 1pm & 2pm at USO Fort Eustis
Where: Langley AFB (Hampton) & Fort Eustis (Newport News) 
What: Photos with Santa, Cookies and Cocoa and other Holiday Treats, Holiday Crafts and Activities. Free Gift for each Military Child. Open to active duty military, reserve/national guard and dependents with valid Military ID card.
Cost: Free but Reservations are required.

Military - Cookies & Cocoa with Santa (JEB Little Creek)

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 11am-1pm
Where: Drexler Manor Conference Center on JEB Little Creek, across from the CDC
What: Photos with Santa, Cookies and Cocoa and other Holiday Treats, Holiday Crafts and Activities. Free Gift for each Military Child. Open to active duty military, reserve/national guard and dependents with valid Military ID card. For the Southside edition of Cookies & Cocoa, registration time slots are designated times for families to meet and greet Santa. Families can arrive and enjoy the other activities on site at any time before or after their photo with Santa, but families are expected to fall in line to meet Santa at the time slot they registered. 
Cost: Free but Reservations are required. This event has sold out in the past, so registering early is encouraged! One registration entry per family.

Vegan Breakfast with Santa (Virginia Beach)

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 10am-2pm
Where: Kahiau's Bakery & Cafe 3712 S Plaza Trail #101, Virginia Beach, VA
What: Come join us for brunch with Santa. Come In Your most comfy holiday PJs. Santa will arrive at 11am so be on time. He will help with cookie decorating, coloring and reading the kids a story. We will have a brunch buffet set up along with coffee, tea, a hot chocolate bar and lots more. We will have games, coloring books, cookie decorating and more. Menu will be posted at a later date. Come join us this second year for all the holiday fun. 
Cost: The price is $20 for adults and $10 for kids and includes brunch, cookie decorating and all activities with Santa. MUST RSVP BY DECEMBER 10TH TO SAVE A SEAT. Call us 757.340.0071 


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