One thing's certain—it's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas for kids in New York can't be beat, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate around the city. First, definitely go and build a snowman. Second, fill up on a warm, delicious meal from one of our 50 best family restaurants. Third, wait patiently for Santa (just don't visit one of these creepy Santas by accident).
Christmas events for kids in NYC
Hello, holiday cheer! These Christmas events will get everyone in the spirit for their best holiday yet.
Christmas movie screenings for families in NYC
It's a Wonderful Life, Elf and many more of our favorite Christmas movies for kids are being shown on the big screen at NYC theaters
Where to have breakfast with Santa in New York City
Having breakfast with Santa is a great way to celebrate the holiday season!
Where to see holiday lights in NYC
There are tons of spots to see twinkling holiday lights right here in the city
Holiday train shows for kids in NYC
Get your choo-choo fix at a holiday train show or real-life train ride
The 22 best Christmas books for kids
Read our ranked list of fantastic Christmas books for kids before bedtime.
50 things to do in the winter with kids in New York City
Our jam-packed list of fun family events will keep the kids busy from November until March.
Kids' Christmas shows in NYC
These Christmas plays will keep your family's holiday spirits high throughout the season.
Holiday markets in New York City
Spots like the Union Square Holiday Market offer tasty snacks and treats to keep the kids happy while you check off your Christmas list.
Where to see a tree lighting in NYC during the holiday season
Brave the crowds at the famed Rockefeller Center Christmas tree or take part in a more laid-back celebration
The Nutcracker ballet in NYC for kids
The annual performance at Lincoln Center is just one interpretation of the story! Catch several versions of the classic tale in NYC
Your family's guide to Macy's Santaland
One of our favorite Christmas events for kids, the wintry wonderland takes over Macy's Herald Square every year
Best ice-skating rinks in NYC
Break out those skates! These rinks are open for business.
Christmas caroling in New York City for families
There are plenty of opportunities to get the kids singing along, whether it's with a group of trained professionals or with volunteer groups
15 awesome Elf on the Shelf ideas
Check out some hilarious Elf on the Shelf ideas from fellow parents to get inspired
Family restaurants open on Christmas Day in NYC
These kid-friendly eateries are offering festive menus on Christmas Day, including options for your pickiest eaters.
Holiday windows in New York City
We know you can't wait to squeeze some holiday cheer into your life, so stop by these amazing, festive windows!
Bryant Park Winter Village guide for families
Hit up this NYC winter staple for tons of family-friendly activities all season long
Radio City Christmas Spectacular guide for NYC families
Get in on the most New York tradition of all—a visit to see the Rockettes!
See the Rockefeller tree lighting in NYC
Love the Rockefeller tree lighting? We do too. It’s a New York City staple at Christmastime!
Christmas tree farms for cut-your-own Christmas trees
These cool Christmas tree farms top the tiny pine forests you'll find on street corners across NYC.
The best holiday desserts for families from NYC bakeries
Don't have time to cook the world's most amazing holiday desserts this year? You're forgiven.