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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release November 9, 2011

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

6th Annual "Breakfast with Santa" Dec. 10 and 17

Breakfast, music and holiday stories at State Historical Building

DES MOINES – Enjoy the holiday season with breakfast, seasonal music and holiday stories next month at the State Historical Building.

The 6th Annual “Breakfast with Santa” will be 9-11 a.m. Dec. 10 and 17, 2011, at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. Tickets are $15 for ages 12 to adult; $12 for ages 11 and younger, and free for children 2 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at www.midwestix.com or at the Iowa Museum Store at the State Historical Building. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

Families will enjoy the view from Café Baratta’s at the top of the State Historical Building. A full kid-friendly breakfast from Cafe Baratta's will be served and families can participate in “Sing-Along Santa Songs” with musician Frank Strong. Santa and Mrs. Claus will join the families and read holiday stories to children.

Those who wish to have their picture taken with Santa may do so in front of a holiday scene complete with a large, lighted tree and characteristic Gingerbread House. The Elves’ Workshop will be open for children, with accompanying adult, to make gifts for friends or family members. In the Younkers Tea Room tradition, children will receive a special gift when they leave.


The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is responsible for developing the state’s interest in the areas of the arts, history and other cultural matters with the advice and assistance from its two divisions: the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council. DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them. It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa. More information about DCA is available at www.culturalaffairs.org.
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