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 29-December 24, 2013
Fri. Nov. 29: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. (day after Thanksgiving)
Sat. Nov 20: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 1 - Tues. Dec. 3: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 4 - Fri. Dec. 6: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 7: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 8 - Fri. Dec. 13: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 14 & Sun. Dec. 15: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 16 - Fri. Dec. 20: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 21: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 22 & Mon. Dec. 23: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Dec 24, 2013: 7 a.m. - 4 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 29-December 23, 2013
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 November 29-December 1, December 8 and daily from December 13-24, 2013. Reservations are essential. Tickets are $90-105 for adults, $65-75 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
More: Details and Reservations
When Is Santa at ABC Carpet & Home?
November 29, 30 & December 7, 14 & 21: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
December 1, 8, 15 & 22: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Address: 888 Broadway (19th Street)
- Phone: 212-473-3000
6. The Plaza Santa
Visit Santa on the Concourse Level of The Plaza Food Hall beginning Friday, November 23, 2012. Photos start at $29.
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
7. Visit Santa at The Brooklyn Children's MuseumAwaiting 2013 update.
On 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
On December 15, 2012, you can combine a visit with Santa and a sightseeing cruise! The cruise boards at 1:30 p.m. and will sail from 2-3:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $20, children's tickets are $15, and tickets include a wallet-sized photo with Santa, milk & cookies, and live music entertainment.