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Breakfast With Santa at Capital Grille on Saturday

Every year, mall Santas step up to do their Santa duty. They sit on their Christmas throne and ask the little children on their laps what presents they'd like to have, then snuggle up for a photo.

Possible pedos aside, we feel bad for the true Santas. I mean, who knows how many of those kids are nervous pee-ers?

So it will be a nice change for the Galleria Mall Santa to get to walk among his fans and enjoy a holiday breakfast.

The Capital Grille will play host to the man in red

on November 20. And the Fort Lauderdale Firefighters will escort him in

for a grand entrance. Does the big guy deserve anything less? After all,

he's wearing a furry suit in Florida.

Buffet breakfast begins at

9 a.m.  Then after the kiddies have eaten and opened their party

favors, Santa will arrive by firetruck promptly at 10 a.m. accompanied

by Holiday tunes provided by the Cardinal Gibbons Marching Band.


may seem like a lot of fanfare, but Santa always goes the extra mile

when it comes to children. Proceeds from his breakfast appearance will

go to benefit the Jack & Jill Children's Center

to help support Broward County's underprivileged children. Admission is

$25 per person, with children under two getting in free. Reservations

are required and should be made in advance, because seating sells out


But even if you can't make it to "Breakfast with Santa"

all is not lost. Santa will be seated in his usual spot in the mall's

east wing for the remainder of the holiday season hearing Christmas

wishes and posing for pics - even with the nervous pee-ers.

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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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