Santa returns to Brookfield Place for the month of December offering a variety of photo packages to choose from. Holiday-themed activities including ornament making and color stations will be set up for children while waiting to see Santa Claus. Also at Brookfield place you can enjoy Hudson Eats food court, the interactive holiday light installation- The Luminaries and ice skating at the rink.
Date: Friday, December 2nd-December 24th
Time: Various Times
Location: Brookfield Place
Photo opportunities with Santa, great treats made by the culinary team at Atrio, and tote bag printmaking by the Children’s Museum of the Arts
Date: Saturdays in December (3,10,17)
Location: 102 North End Avenue in the Conrad Hotel
FiDi Families Insiders: $35 children/$20 for adults- Reservations required in advance at: email@example.com or (646)769-4250
Santa and his elves will get this party started with a fun-filled buffet breakfast, interactive games , DJ and dancing while cruising on East River. Holiday movies will play on multiple TV screens throughout the boat.
Date: Saturday, December 10th and 17th
Time: Boarding begins at 9am – sails 9:15-10:45am
Location: Leaves from the South Street Seaport-Pier 16
Tickets: $49 Adults, $39 Kids (Family Packages available $156 includes 2 adults/2 kids)
And some of our favorite out of the hood experiences:
ABC Carpet & Home Union Square
One of the most authentic looking Santa’s in New York City, this visit has become a staple for families and the waits are not too long.
Date: Saturdays and Sundays in December
Location: 888 Broadway between 18th & 19th Street
This 13,000 square foot Santaland is just magical. Your children will feel like they are entering the North Pole. With live elves, holiday train display, toy soldier displays, dozens of ornament decorated trees and artificial snow.
Date: Opens Friday, November 25th – December 24th
Location: 34th Street between Broadway & 7th Avenue (8th floor)
FiDi Families Insiders: They offer a Santaland Express Pass which can be found on the Macy’s website (starting 11/23) and you can make a reservation up to 48 hours in advance.