Kids aren’t the only ones who want to catch a glimpse of Santa. Whether you’re travelling with little ones who can’t wait to tell Santa their wishes, or you just want to enjoy the NYC winter spirit, here are our top picks for the best NYC locations to spot good ‘ol St. Nick this holiday season.
As you can imagine, visiting Santa at Macy’s is a popular activity. So be prepared for a wait. If you don’t have kids, you’ll still enjoy the Santaland at Macy’s. It’s an over the top wonderland that will surely put you in the holiday spirit. There is no charge to see Santa. Use the entrance on 34th Street at 7th Avenue.
Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street
Bloomingdale’s flagship store offers a Santa experience that’s not quite as sophisticated as the one you’ll discover at Macy’s, but it’s still a beautiful experience for kids big and small. Lines can be long, but the scene isn’t as hectic as what you’ll typically find at Macy’s. Enter Bloomingdale’s on Lexington or Third Avenues, between 59th and 60th Streets and head to the eighth floor. Free.
Breakfast with Santa at Rock Center Café
Breakfast at the Rock Center Café or The Sea Grill, Santa and ice skating? It doesn’t get much better than this trio of family fun. Rent skates for $10.00 per person, or bring your own. The dynamic package is offered November 24th-December 24th, 2012. Tickets range in price from $55.00-$75.00.
You’ll want to be sure your gang is well rested to visit the North Pole’s most famous resident. Hotel Mela, a Midtown Manhattan hotel offers you “at home sophistication.” Beds that boast deluxe plush mattresses, 100% Egyptian linens and rich duvets ensure you’re prepared for your Santa encounter.