Welcome, Macy's Santaland 2016! While NYC plays host to plenty of opportunities for finding Saint Nick, none are more iconic than a trip to Macy's Santaland with the kids. As a bonus, you'll get to meet his super peppy elves, too! The event is without a doubt one of our absolute favorite Christmas events for kids because of its epic displays and beautiful scenery, plus you're guaranteed a seat with Santa (if you're willing to wait). Dont' forget to check out the amazing local christmas window displays on Fifth Ave and head over to Bryant Park Winter Village for shopping and more festivities.
What is Macy's Santaland?
Macy's Santaland is a 13,000-square-foot holiday display that makes your kids feel like they've entered the North Pole. You'll find caroling snowmen, reindeer, twinkling lights, trees and more (some absolutely awesome photo ops, even while waiting in line)! The winter wonderland-esque path to Santa is worth it: Kiddos can sit on his lap, share their ultimate Christmas wishes and either get a photo package from a professional photographer, or pause to let guardians snap a few pictures with their phones (no one will stop you if this is your preference).
When is Macy's Santaland 2016?
Macy's Santaland opens on Black Friday, November 25, 2016 and is open through Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016. Families can access Macy's Santaland during regular store hours: Daily 10am–10pm; Sun 11am–9pm. Pick a day where you can get there early, since weekend waits can get long. On weekends, parents should expect to wait 90 minutes or more to see the big guy in red, which can be harder with very little ones.
Where is Macy's Santaland?
Macy's Santaland takes place on the eighth floor of Macy's Herald Square at 151 W 34th St.
How do I get tickets to Macy's Santaland?
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Head up to the eighth floor of the Herald Square behemoth for 13,000 square feet of holiday cheer, igloos, an enchanted forest, ice-skating penguins, a chorus of teddy bears and of course, Santa Claus' abode, where his elves will escort little ones up to the man in red. Though visiting this Christmas wonderland won't cost you much, the trip will be a time commitment. Families can expect to wait 90 minutes or more on a weekend afternoon to visit with old Saint Nick—just enough time for your little one to make his own list and check it twice (or a few more times). All ages.