Obviously, the Christmas season is a great time to indulge in our favorite foods — and that includes breakfast.
This weekend, two holiday-themed breakfasts will be held in the Triboro region — Greenwood Fire Department’s Breakfast with Santa in Moosic, and Nativity of Our Lord Parish Men’s Society’s fourth annual Christmas breakfast in Duryea.
Here are the details on both:
Greenwood Fire Department Breakfast with Santa
The fire company will once again offer this yuletide treat for kids and their parents on Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to noon at Greenwood Fire Station on Birney Avenue.
Tickets are $10; $5 for children ages 5 to 10 and free for children younger than 5.
Besides a hearty breakfast with all the fixings, the event will include professional photos with Santa, which will be offered at an additional charge.
Tickets for the breakfast can be purchased by contacting any fire department member, by calling the fire station at 570-961-9454 or by messaging the department’s Facebook page. A limited number of tickets will be sold.
Nativity of Our Lord Parish Men’s Society Fourth Annual Christmas Breakfast
Nativity’s Men’s Society has got a tradition on its hands with this merry event, which will take place Sunday, Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Hall, 529 Stephenson St., Duryea. For those who can’t stay, takeouts will be available.
Admission is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and under. For tickets, call 570-881-6006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 570-885-6267 or email Viking803@aol.com.
According to Men’s Society member Jef Bauman, the Christmas breakfast was the first project the group undertook after reorganizing a few years back.
The breakfast has proven to be a huge hit with parishioners and the community at large.
“Every year, we average between 100 and 130 breakfasts. We get a lot of people who come before and after Mass,” Bauman said. “We decorate the tables in all red and green, with some ornaments and other things. It’s a really good time.”
The breakfast menu includes scrambled eggs, potatoes, kielbasa, ham, pancakes and beverages. And, danish and rolls will be placed on every table.
“We thought, instead of sausage, let’s do kielbasa,” Bauman said. “We’ll have Komensky’s and Rehoski’s there, fresh and smoked.”
Santa, of course, will be in attendance. And the Men’s Society will be giving out stickers and coloring books to the kids. In addition, there will be a lottery raffle and basket of cheer.
The Men’s Society consists of about 30 members, about half of whom are very active, Bauman said.
“The Men’s Society had gone by the wayside when the old guard left. Five years ago, some guys from the parish got together and said, ‘We need this again,’” Bauman said. “There’s great camaraderie in the group – we all get along well, and work together well. We probably range in age from 21 to 80.”
The Men’s Society’s fundraisers benefit various parish projects and even borough events like the annual Halloween Trunk or Treat.
Bauman said the group always looks forward to the Christmas Breakfast, given the ample dose of holiday spirit it instills in everyone involved.
“What’s nice about it is that it gets the whole community together,” he said.