Seatings for Breakfast with Santa are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. Among the buffet highlights are honey-glazed ham with pineapple and cranberry chutney; made-to-order omelets; Crème Brulee French Toast with Winter Berries; Bavette Steak Benedict with Béarnaise Sauce; Smoked Turkey with Apricot Gravy; Chicken Coq au Vin with Lardons, Cremini Mushrooms and Pearl Onions; Seared Whitefish with Charred Tomatoes, Fine Herbs and Champagne Sauce; Pernod Cream of Spinach with Pumpkin Seed Gremolata; and Whole Poached Wild Caught Salmon with Garnishments, plus a hot cocoa station and desserts.
Children are offered activities such as cookie decorating and an art and craft project. There will be photo ops with Santa and his band of elves against festive backdrops. The breakfast costs $47.95 for adults, and $18.95 for kids ages 5 to 12.
If you go
WHAT: "Timeless" New Year's Eve party
WHERE: Grand Ballroom at Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, 3500 Midwest Road, on the border of Oak Brook and Westmont
WHEN: 8:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31
COST: Starting at $235; overnight stay can be added to package for $110
INFO: 630-850-5555, shawurl.com/3ala; www.oakbrookhillsresort.com
JAN. 1 BRUNCH: Hangover Brunch can be combined with package