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For 23 years, the YMCA at the Athenaeum invites 400 downtown neighbors living in shelters, temporary housing, or the surrounding underserved neighborhoods to enjoy a morning of holiday magic. Guests are served a fantastic breakfast, the children are entertained by elves, magicians, balloon artists, face painters, and more. While they play, the grownups slip away to hand pick donated presents, books, stocking stuffers and other gifts to give. Santa also makes a special appearance! The magical Breakfast with Santa event is made possible by donations to the YMCA and 100+ volunteers and staff.