Last holiday season we started a new tradition. There was a local breakfast with Santa at a church in our little Houston suburb. The kids wanted to go but we were at Great Wolf Lodge celebrating my daughter’s birthday at little early. I still wanted them to be able to do a breakfast with Santa so I began searching for Santa Breakfasts in Houston.
I came across the one at O24 Grille at the Westin Memorial City. The price was reasonable and the location was not too far from our house. I made reservations. Spoiler Alert: We had a great time and are so happy to see it back again this year. We’ve already booked it again this year. I thought I’d share our experience in case you were considering a Santa Breakfast too.
024 Grille One of the Best Santa Breakfasts In Houston
The 024 Grille is an elevated American cuisine restaurant with a farm to table approach. It is located inside the contemporary Westin Memorial City hotel. 024 Grille offers special events such as a Thanksgiving buffet, New Year’s Eve Celebration and the Breakfast with Santa. Breakfast with Santa offered two seatings at 8AM and 10AM for $25 per adults and $15 for children 12 and under. There is complimentary parking for the event. We chose the 8AM seating and decided to stay at the hotel so we wouldn’t be late. (We booked the American Girl package. More on that later.) The 2017 Dates are December 9 and 16.
The Breakfast With Santa at 024 Grille includes a beautiful buffet of the sweet and savory plus some Christmas treats. One of my favorite parts of the experience was the hot cocoa station. Extra whipped cream and marshmallows please!
The buffet included cereal and pastries along with fruit and juices. There were eggs, bacon and sausage. The kids loved the Make Your Own Waffle Station. Everything we tried was delicious so I was pleased with the quality of the buffet.
And what better time to have cookies for breakfast than a Breakfast With Santa? I can personally vouch that both the gingerbread and snow man cookies are so tasty. Yes, both. Don’t judge.
Holiday Crafts for the Kids
After a delicious breakfast buffet, the 024 Grille had a couple of fun holiday crafts to keep the kids occupied until Santa made his big entrance. My daughter did one and my son did the other.
Ethan worked on a fun candy cane made with red and white beads strung on a pipe cleaner. It was a great fine motor skill activity for him. The 024 employees working the craft table were friendly and willing to help the kids.
Caitlin made a wreath with green and red beads. The crafts were so cute I wanted to make them myself.
I loved that the crafts were not just coloring sheets. They were adorable keepsakes that we put on the tree when we got home and will for many years to come. It’s okay if they have the same crafts this year. You can never have too many cute homemade ornaments for the tree. These cute crafts are one of the reasons it is one of the best Santa Breakfasts in Houston for me.
No One Leaves Empty Handed
Each child left with a Santa goodie bag and candy cane along with the craft they made. But wait there’s more!
Each guest got a raffle ticket. There was a whole table of great prizes that kids actually wanted to win. Ethan was lucky enough to win the fishing game that they are still playing. I told him he had to share because I’m a mean mom like that.
I’ve Been Good Santa
Finally it was time for the guest of honor to make his appearance. With a jolly ho ho ho Santa made his way from table to table for a photo with the boys and girls.
I thought he was a great Santa like you’d hope to see in a story book. My only thing I would do different for this great Breakfast with Santa is have a chair and cute back drop to take the photos with Santa instead of going table to table.
As I mentioned we loved the experience and are going again this year. I love that they don’t over book each sitting either. There was never a big line for food or crafts. If you’re looking for Breakfasts with Santa in Houston I definitely recommend the one at 024 Grille at Westin Memorial City, our new holiday tradition.
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