Pittsburghers spend Christmas Eve brunching with songs and Santa

Kids and parents alike may spend Monday morning opening presents and unstuffing stockings, but Sunday morning it was all about brunch in Pittsburgh.

Children got one last chance to make a good impression on Santa at Southern Tier Brewing Company on the the city’s North Shore. As families sat down for a morning feast, St. Nick himself patrolled the restaurant, keeping a close eye on the little ones and, of course, asking them what they want for Christmas.

Take a look Southern Tier’s Christmas Eve Brunch with Santa event below.

Though the gathering boasted an assortment of breakfast and lunch foods, the brewery was also serving the entirety of its extensive beer selection, which was a hit with the of-age brunchers.

Not too far away, in Lawrenceville, a Christmas Eve brunch of a different kind was to be had at Hambone’s Pub on Butler Street. Musicians and music connoisseurs gathered inside the bar for some smooth jams, Christmas decor and a wide variety of brunch options.

Check out Hambone’s holiday spin on their weekly Acoustic Open Mic events.

Dressed in festive apparel, several different artists took turns working the stage as patrons and fellow musicians enjoyed brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Other popular Pittsburgh restaurants like the Grand Concourse in Station Square and Whitfield in East Liberty also served up brunch on Christmas Eve — sans Santa and acoustic performances, however.

Did you spend Christmas Eve morning brunching in the city? Or did you get some last-minute gift shopping done instead?