Catch some of the Christmas spirit and put in a good word with St. Nick during an upcoming Breakfast with Santa in the suburbs. Kids will delight in meeting Santa Claus, and everyone will enjoy sampling seasonal sweets. Brunches are filling up fast, so make your reservations now.

Mon Ami Gabi: 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 472-1900 or monamigabi.com/events/brunch-with-santa/. Santa Claus is coming to brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Santa will listen to last-minute requests and pass out treats to the kids. Nosh on a la carte dishes like waffles with Nutella, quiche Lorraine with bacon and cheese, duck confit with Brussels sprouts and more. Reservations required

Saranello's offers quite a spread during its Santa brunch.

Saranello’s offers quite a spread during its Santa brunch. – Courtesy of Lettuce Entertain You

Saranello’s: 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 777-6878 or saranellos.com/. Santa will be on hand to greet kids for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through Dec. 30. Indulge in the breakfast buffet featuring an egg and omelet station, waffles, pancakes, champagne, mimosas and more. It’s $34.99 for adults and half price for kids younger than 12, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required.

Santa enjoys some seafood at Shaw's Schaumburg before hosting a brunch there on Sunday, Dec. 9.

Santa enjoys some seafood at Shaw’s Schaumburg before hosting a brunch there on Sunday, Dec. 9. – Courtesy of Lettuce Entertain You

Shaw’s Schaumburg: 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722 or shawscrabhouse.com/events/brunch-with-santa-on-december-9th/. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Santa will take photos and visit with families during brunch, which features breakfast items, shellfish and seafood stations and a sweets table. Don’t miss the build-your-own hot chocolate bar, a perfect treat to enjoy with Christmas cookies. Brunch is $65 for adults, $15 for kids 7-12, and free for kids 6 and younger, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations recommended.