1. See Santa at Macy's in New York City
The Classic Choice
Visiting Santa at Macy's is very popular -- which means there is often quite a line to get your photo taken with the big guy. Santaland at Macy's is very well done and our tips for visiting Santa at Macy's will help you save time and headaches.
When Is Santa at Macy's? November 23-December 24, 2012
Weekdays: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Weekends: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Nov. 23, 2012: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Dec 24, 2012: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2. See Santa at Bloomingdale's on 59th Street
If you're looking for a classic, low-frills Santa visit, consider hitting Bloomingdale's flagship location. While it's still a popular choice, the fact that it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that Macy's does ensures a shorter wait and less chaos. Santa is located on the eighth floor of Bloomingdale's (in the children's department).
When Is Santa at Bloomingdale's? November 23-December 23, 2012
Weekdays: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
3. Breakfast with Santa
Have breakfast at the Rock Center Cafe or Sea Grill, including a toy and visit with Santa and his elves, followed by an ice skating session at the Rink at Rock Center. Offered weekends from Thanksgiving until Christmas, as well as daily from December 21-24, 2012. Reservations are essential. Tickets are $65-75 for adults, $55-65 for children 3-10 (higher prices apply at The Sea Grill, which offers a more extensive breakfast).Review: Breakfast with Santa at Rock Center Cafe
Bring your kids to ABC Carpet & Home to visit with Santa on select weekends (as well as the Friday after Thanksgiving) in December just steps from Union Square.
When Is Santa at ABC Carpet & Home?
November 23, 24 & December 1, 8, 15 & 22: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
November 25, December 2, 9, 16 & 23: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Address: 888 Broadway (19th Street)
- Phone: 212-473-3000
5. The Plaza Santa
When Is Santa at The Plaza?
November 23 - December 9, 2012: Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (6 p.m. on Sundays)
December 10 - December 24, 2012: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily
6. Visit Santa at The Brooklyn Children's MuseumOn December 20, 2012 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. museum visitors can see Santa and have a photo taken for just $5.
Visitors Guide: Brooklyn Children's Museum