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(New Orleans, La.) - The Clubhouse at Audubon Park is offering a special holiday treat: Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18.

The man in the red suit will host a bountiful breakfast buffet both days at four seatings - 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Guests of all ages are advised to keep an eye out for animal visitors on both mornings.

There also will be photo opportunities with Santa, so be sure to keep the camera handy.

"This is a wonderful way for families to create a holiday memory under the majestic oaks at Audubon Park and enjoy breakfast with Santa,'' said Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman.

The menu features everything from omelets, fresh fruit and muffins to smoked salmon and French toast casserole. There also will be a Flying Flapjack Station for adventurous diners looking to catch their meal.

Breakfast With Santa is $29.95 for each adult and $19.95 for each child (3 to 11). Sales tax and a 20-percent service charge are not included.

Audubon members receive a 10 percent discount. Kids two years of age and under receive complimentary admission.

Reservations for Breakfast With Santa are required and will not be accepted the day of the event. For reservations call 504-212-5281.

• Flying Flapjack Station (a new twist on catching your food)
• Omelet Station (Create your own with fresh ingredients)
• Smoked Salmon Display
• Fresh Fruit Display
• Boudin Benedicts (buttermilk biscuits, poached eggs and Hollandaise)
• Shrimp and smoked Gouda cheese grits
• French toast casserole with cinnamon, apples and pears
• Grilled Chisesi ham steaks, Applewood smoked bacon and andouille sausage
• Red potato hash (carmelized onions, bell peppers and fresh thyme)
• Scrambled eggs with cheese
• Assorted muffins and gourmet Danishes

Audubon Nature Institute
Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park.