Breakfast with Santa
WHEN: Dec. 10-17, Sundays, 9am
WHERE: Pier 16, 89 South St., South Street Seaport
WHAT: Meet Santa and see the Manhattan skyline from the water. Families enjoy a buffet brunch, kid-friendly music, Christmas movies, dancing, games, and Santa.
WANT TO GO? $49; $39 children. 212-742-1969. nywatertaxi.com
Breakfast with Santa and Elfprov
WHEN: Through Dec. 17, Saturdays, 9:30am
WHERE: Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W. 53rd St., Midtown
WHAT: Have breakfast with Santa and enjoy Christmas improv.
WANT TO GO? $25. 212-568-6560. santanyc.com.
Santa Trolley Ride
WHEN: Through Dec. 18, daily, 6pm
WHERE: Pickup at Bryant Park, 40th Street, Midtown
AGES: 4-12, adult
WHAT: Depart from Bryant Park and travel north as you listed to How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Santa will come aboard for a portion of the trip and give children the first present of Christmas. As you travel back to Bryant Park, you’ll see the Christmas light displays along Fifth Avenue. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served. Children are encouraged to come in pjs.
WANT TO GO? $49. 646-598-3090. santatrolley.rezgo.com.
Santa at ABC
WHEN: Through Dec. 18: Sundays, 11am-3pm
WHERE: ABC Carpet & Home, 888 Broadway,
WHAT: Santa will be available for photographs. Bring your own camera, and have your wish lists ready.
WANT TO GO? abchome.com.
Santa Claus is Coming To Town!
WHEN: Through Dec. 23, daily, 9am-1pm and 2-10pm
WHERE: Bloomingdales, 1000 Third Ave., Midtown
WHAT: Meet Santa and have your picture taken with him. In addition to making his list and checking it twice, Santa needs to head out to feed the reindeer from 1-2pm every day.
WANT TO GO? 212-705-2000. bloomingdales.com.
WHEN: Through Dec. 24, daily, 9am-9pm
WHERE: Macy’s Herald Square, 151 W. 34th St., Midtown
WHAT: Come and meet the man with the white beard and enter the North Pole recreated on 34th Street. There are real-life elves, animatronic displays, and the famous windows to excite little ones as you stand in line. Once it's your turn, there are a variety of photo packages with Santa available. Book a Santaland Express Pass to skip the line. Photography package purchase is optional. Packages start at $20.99. Closes early on Christmas Eve.
WANT TO GO? 212-695-4400. macys.com/santaland.
Santa at Brookfield Place
WHEN: Through Dec. 24, daily, see website for schedule
WHERE: Brookfield Place, 203 Vesey St., Battery Park City
WHAT: While waiting to see Santa Claus, children and parents are offered a variety of holiday-themed activities, from ornament making and coloring sheets to creative toys.
WANT TO GO? Packages range from $27-$49. brookfieldplaceny.com.
Breakfast with Santa
WHEN: Through Dec. 24: See website for dates and times
WHERE: Rock Center Café, 20 W. 50th St., Rockefeller Center or The Sea Grill, 19 W. 49th St., Rockefeller Center
WHAT: Enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Rock Center Café or The Sea Grill. Menus include fresh fruit and pastries, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and potatoes. Families can take photos and skate with Santa, plus kids get a holiday gift. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $70-$150; $50-$95 children. 212-332-7654. therinkatrockcenter.com.
Santa at The Plaza
WHEN: Through Dec. 24: See website for schedule
WHERE: The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, Midtown
WHAT: Photos are available for purchase; packages start at $29.99. Discount and pre-fixe menu options are available in The Todd English Food Hall, and Eloise Rawther Fancy Events with Santa are available.
WANT TO GO? 212-759-3000. theplazany.com.
It's Holiday Time in Paley Land
WHEN: Through Dec. 24, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, 12-6pm; Thursday, 12-8pm
WHERE: Paley Center for Media, 25 W. 52nd St, Midtown
WHAT: Warm up with hot cocoa, and enjoy screenings of holiday TV programs, family craft activities, and a visit from Santa. Photos are available for a fee.
WANT TO GO? 212-621-6600. paleycenter.org.
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