Breakfast with Santa at Eckert’s

Confession time. I had never breakfast at Eckert’s until two weeks ago.

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

I feel like that’s a crime now that I’ve actually experienced it. We were invited to have Breakfast with Santa and oh my goodness, it did not disappoint one bit!

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

With the Santa breakfast, they serve it family style to your table and it’s all you can eat. Yes, I said all you can eat breakfast.

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

But you guys, it gets even better than that. They have a table set up with cereal and donut holes. Oh yeah and FRIED BISCUITS and APPLE BUTTER. I’m not going to admit how many times I went back up there to get a plate of biscuits for me and Jude.

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

It’s such a fun and relaxed atmosphere. And then while you are eating, Santa and Mrs. Claus make their way to all of the tables to visit the kids! They are so sweet and spend time talking to each kid. Or maybe your kid is practically hiding under the table when they see them. Or not. #toddlers

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

Can’t say we didn’t try! But back to that breakfast.
Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

And I promise you Ezra was with us, he just slept the majority of the time. #partypooper

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

After we finished eating we headed over to the Country Store to find the rest of the activities. But first, we had to say hi to our favorite truck.

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

Around the store and in the back area they had a ton of activities including making a Gingerbread house! We actually brought a kit home (they even gave us icing!) and we are going to make it this week! But you can make them in store too.

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

Oh, and this apple butter kit would be an awesome Christmas gift. Just saying…

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

Another really awesome thing Eckert’s does is the Operation Cookie Drop where they donate cookies to troops stationed at Scott Air Force Base. It’s a partnership with SWIC where if you buy a dozen cookies, Eckert’s will match your dozen. My mom buys a dozen every year!

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

In the back, they have a face painting area, coloring station, and an entire set up to get your picture with Santa! We obviously opted not to meet and greet Santa based on how our breakfast meet went. Seriously, all Jude will talk about is Santa and Legos, but he refuses to talk to the big guy!

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

They even had a little story time area!

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

We explored some of the pre-cut Christmas trees and then decided it was time to head home. But not before we had one visit to “drive” the tractor of course.

Breakfast with Santa at Eckert's | Ellie And Addie

Thanks again to Eckert’s for inviting us to Breakfast with Santa, we had a blast and will definitely be making this a yearly tradition. And hopefully someone (ahem, Jude) will even talk to Santa next year!

Eckert’s is having Breakfast with Santa every weekend through December 24. Reservations are recommended, call the restaurant at (618) 233-0513 x 3.

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This post was sponsored by Eckert’s but all opinions and love of breakfast buffets are my own. We love supporting local businesses!

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  • Jessica

    Wow!! Eckert’s does it all! I need to come visit this place. Looks lik e a great time even if Jude wasn’t a huge fan of Santa. Glad you had a good time.

  • Amy Smith

    This place looks so cool! I love how the time started at 9. So many things around here don’t start til 11ish, which always cuts it so close to nap time. haha!

    • 11 would be way too late to start for us too! The little one is usually napping by then!

  • Sara McCarty

    Holy wow! Breakfast looks amazing! I’m so jealous. I wish we lived closer so we could do breakfast. By the time we can make it over to Eckert’s my kids are usually on their 4th meal.