The Christmas Season is upon us and I am amazed at the wide variety of holiday events and activities available here in Bend. For being such a small town, there are so many kid-friendly options to help create fun family memories during the month of December. One of our favorite holiday traditions, which began last year at The Pine Tavern Restaurant, is Breakfast with Santa. Enjoy a yummy breakfast while the kids get a little one-on-one time with the big guy!
This Sunday is the 26th annual Breakfast with Santa at the historic Pine Tavern Restaurant. One of Bend’s oldest restaurants overlooking iconic Mirror Pond, famously known for the giant Ponderosa pine tree that is growing in the middle of the dining area!
This particular Breakfast with Santa is unique from some of the other events around Bend. It is hosted by the Assistance League of Bend, and all the proceeds go toward hosting a separate Breakfast with Santa exclusively for Foster families in Deschutes County. Going to this event not only provided fun lasting memories for our family last year, it gave other children the opportunity to experience the same joy of the holiday season!
Since Breakfast with Santa at the Pine Tavern is a long-running event here in Bend, locals know about it and start calling in to make reservations even before any information about it is published. I called today and they were just about full so I thought I would look into other available Breakfast/Brunch with Santa opportunities around Bend. What I discovered is the information is not easily found online, with Google pulling up events from years past.
I decided to compile a list of all the offerings I found complete with location, date/time, pricing, links to the event, and phone numbers to call for reservations:
Pine Tavern Restaurant~Dec 4, 9am-12:30 Buffet~Adults $19, Children $8 Advance reservation required, call 541-382-5581
Sunriver~Dec 17 & 24, 8:30-1pm Buffet~Adults $49, Children $29 (ages 6-12), Free for 5 and under Advance reservation required, call 541-593-1000
Brasada Ranch~Dec 3, 10 & 17, 8:30-11 Kids 10 and under eat FREE with the purchase of an adult entrée Advance reservation recommended, call 541-526-6870
Five Pine Lodge in Sisters~Dec 11, 10:30-12:30 Buffet~Adults $17, Children $12 (ages 3-12), Free for 2 and under Advance reservation required, call 541-549-5900
Black Butte Ranch (The Lodge)~Dec 17 & 18, 9am & 11am seatings Buffet~Adults $17, Children $14 (ages 5-12), Free for 4 and under Advance reservations required, call 541-595-1260
Do you want to surprise the kiddos with the news that they get to have a special Bend Breakfast with Santa? Our special way to tell the kids was to have our Elf on the Shelf, Scooter, bring tickets to the event. Since we will be checking out a new venue this year, we will make a flyer for him to bring, an invitation from Santa himself! Check out how Scooter delivered the news last year…
Be sure to check out my calendar page for a listing of all holiday events! Did I miss something, either a Breakfast with Santa or other fun holiday event I should add to the calendar? Please comment below or send me a message and I will add to the list. I hope you find this information helpful, and we look forward to seeing you around Bend this holiday season…Living the Bend Life!