Extra seat at the brunch table? How about inviting Santa? The big man in red is heading to the Inn at Hastings Park on two Sundays in December, and he’s bringing pancakes. Make reservations on either the 8th or the 15th. This festive holiday brunch is served from 8:00am to 2:30pm, and Santa’s sleigh arrives at 10:00am for photos with the tots (and the grownups — don’t pretend you don’t want one). Tickets are $56 for adults ($64 with sparkling wine) and $24 for kids ages 4-12, not including tax and gratuity. Call 781.301.6655 to make your reservation.