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The Best Places To Meet Santa In Manhattan

The Best Places To Meet Santa In Manhattan

Here are some of the best places to meet Santa Claus in Manhattan.

Between your usual Christmas activities, like cutting your own tree or getting a jump on your holiday shopping, take some time to visit the man in the red suit! Luckily, there are so many places to meet Santa in New York City, and we've put together a list of the best spots to meet and have photos taken with him in ManhattanBrooklynQueens, and Staten Island. Plus, check out our guides for Long Island and Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen counties!
 

Where to See Santa in Manhattan

FREE The Playroom From Fatherly
WHEN: Dec. 6 -9, Thursday, 10am-6pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: 140 West Broadway, 140 West Broadway, Tribeca
AGES: All
WHAT: Fatherly’s 100 Best Toys of 2018, featuring an RXBAR Kids jump pit, a LEGO art gallery, and a littleBits workshop designed to discover your inner superhero. The Playroom features an activity schedule filled with musical performances, storytime, and arts & crafts. And on Sunday, stop by for a free picture with Santa!
WANT TO GO? fatherly.com/the-playroom-from-fatherly/.

FREE Santaland
WHEN: Nov. 23 - Dec. 24 , daily, see website for store hours
WHERE: Macy's, 151 W. 34th St., 8th floor, Midtown
AGES: All
WHAT: Every holiday season, visitors from around the world gather at the 13,000-square-foot Christmas village for a special visit with Santa Claus.
WANT TO GO? 212-494-4495. macys.com/santaland.

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Victorian Christmas
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1 , 6:30pm
WHERE: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, 421 E. 61st St., Upper East Side
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit the museum first, then sit for a proper holiday portrait with a Victorian Santa.
WANT TO GO? $25. 212-838-6878. mvhm.org.

Second Annual Winter ONEderland
WHEN: Nov. 26 - Jan. 7, see website for schedule
WHERE: One World Observatory, 285 Fulton St., World Trade Center
AGES: All
WHAT: The magical journey starts with a snowy ride to the top of One World Trade Center, includes family-friendly displays, festive food and beverage, and visits with Santa on his brand new sleigh.
WANT TO GO? $34 and up. 844-696-1776. oneworldobservatory.com.

 

FREE It's Holiday Time In PaleyLand!
WHEN: Dec. 9 - Jan. 7, Wednesdays and Friday-Sunday, 12-6pm; Thursdays, 12-8pm
WHERE: The Paley Center for Media, 25 W. 52nd St., Midtown
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Come in from the cold, warm up with complimentary hot cocoa and special holiday treats, enjoy nonstop screenings of beloved holiday TV classics, craft activities, and a visit from Santa.
WANT TO GO? 212-621-6697. paleycenter.org.

 

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