Eat breakfast with Santa all month

And you thought Christmas Eve was Santa's big day. Truth is, the Jolly Fat Man is on the go almost all of December, and to keep his energy up, he needs to eat a good breakfast. Hence the slew of Breakfast With Santa events that come to town every holiday season. Surely, he's making a stop near you:

Children can join Engineer Santa for a snack breakfast at the Southeastern Railway Museum. The museum will offer Breakfast With Santa events at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Dec. 15 at the museum, 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth. The cost is $3 per person in addition to regular museum admission, which is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children 2-12. Call 770-476-2013.

Both The Big Man and his better half will stop by the MOMS Club of Snellville Breakfast With Santa and Mrs. Claus event, running from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville. Admission is $3 per person, and proceeds benefit the Partnership Against Domestic Violence. Call 770-985-4713 or visit www.centervillecommunitycenter.com.

Take a seat alongside Santa's elves at Stone Mountain Park's Breakfast With Santa, running from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 15. The event will feature a breakfast buffet, free park admission, an all-attractions park pass and pictures with Santa. The event will be held at the Marriott Evergreen Conference Resort in Stone Mountain Park, and will benefit Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Too Inc. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 5-11. Call 770-491-9014 or visit www.fodac.org.

A little down the road, over the river and through the woods, a Breakfast With Santa event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at Village Tavern, 11555 Rainwater Drive, Alpharetta. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12 years old. Call 770-777-6490 or visit www.villagetavern.com.

Technically, this one is a combination meal. The Young Chefs Academy in Buford will hold a Brunch With Santa cooking workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at the school, 1935-C Buford Mill Drive, Buford. Students can create and eat Royal Ham and Eggs and White Hot Chocolate and visit with St. Nick. The cost is $30 per child, or $20 per child with the donation of an unwrapped toy for the Gwinnett Children's Shelter. Call 770-614-0067.

Marlow's Tavern to open new location

If the third time's a charm, the fourth time must mean fireworks. At least, that's what the folks at Marlow's Tavern are hoping, as the fourth tavern location will open its door Tuesday.

Greazy Spoon Development Company, who previously brought us Hi Life Kitchen and Cocktails in Norcross and Aqua Blue in Roswell, will set up shop at Chastain Road and George Busby Highway in Kennesaw.

The menu will feature newly introduced winter fare, as well as Marlow's signature reworked American favorites, such as firecracker shrimp, steak and eggs with bearnaise sauce, and a wide selection of wines, beers and cocktails.

Marlow's Tavern will be located at 745 Chastain Road NW, suite 1160, Kennesaw. Call 770-425-8777 or visit www.marlowstavern.com.

If you've got news about restaurant openings, closings or special offerings, e-mail staff writer Anna Ferguson at anna.ferguson@gwinnettdailypost.com.