NEW CANAAN — This holiday tradition was a great way for families to get an early taste of Christmas day.

For the 14th year in a row Breakfast with Santa took place Saturday at Waveny House, with around 400 people enjoying some morning fare, crafts, and a visit with St. Nick.

“It’s just an opportunity for the families to get together and have their picture taken with Santa and start off the holidays,” said Claudia Collins, who coordinates the event for the New Canaan Recreation Department.

“And this building is magic,” she said. “It lends itself to a holiday. It’s just gorgeous.”