FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker community is invited to kick off the holiday season and enjoy a wholesome meal during Breakfast with Santa at The Landing Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. until noon.

"Breakfast with Santa is a great way to kick off the holidays and get into the holiday spirit," Kaylee Mikuteit, Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation marketing and promotions coordinator, said. "It is an opportunity for family and friends alike to come together, create memories, and celebrate all of the components that the holiday season encompasses. Breakfast with Santa features a buffet-style brunch that the whole family will enjoy, and children have the opportunity to meet Santa and take pictures with him."

The breakfast will feature a buffet-style menu with kid-friendly favorites.

"Attendees can expect a variety of brunch favorites, including eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, grits, hash browns, fruit, pastries, juice and coffee," Mikuteit said. "All of the items are all-you-can-eat.

"None of the food will contain nuts and none of the food is made with peanut oil," she added. "If there are individuals with special food considerations, we will be happy to point them in the direction of items they can enjoy at the buffet."

According to Mikuteit, the event provides a home away from home for military families who may be new to the community or unable to be with family during the holidays.

"Oftentimes, it is hard for families to take time out of their busy schedules to come together and focus on what's most important -- each other," she said. "Events like Breakfast with Santa allow families to step back from their busy lives and relax as a whole. The holiday season is about sharing laughter, spreading positivity and taking care of one another. The simplest way to do this is by enjoying quality time together.

"Breakfast with Santa is a great way for families that are new to the Fort Rucker community to meet other families and to see firsthand the types of events and activities that Fort Rucker offers," she added. "We are dedicated to offering a variety of events and activities for Soldiers and their families, civilians and retirees in hopes of maintaining an amazing community on Fort Rucker."

The breakfast buffet costs $12.99 for individuals age 13 and older, $6.99 for ages 3-12 and is free for children ages 2 and under. A military family special is available for $32.99, which includes two adults and up to two children ages 12 and under. Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended.

"We encourage parents to bring their children to Breakfast with Santa because it is an opportunity for families to come together during the holidays and spend quality time with one another," Mikuteit said. "We are dedicated to making Breakfast with Santa an event that every family member will enjoy, no matter their age. Christmas decorations will be displayed throughout the ballroom, Santa will be available for pictures and, of course, the food will be delicious."

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For more information or to make a reservation for Breakfast with Santa, call 255-0769.