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Macy's Santaland 2022: Everything families need to know

Head to Macy's Santaland 2022 for holiday cheer and a visit with Santa himself or visit virtually from home

Allie Early
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Allie Early
Danielle Valente

Visiting Santa is at the top of every kid’s list come Christmastime. It’s important to get that Christmas wish list directly to the Big Man (and explain/apologize for any naughty behavior in person), and there’s no better place to visit him than at Macy’s Santaland. Beginning in November, the eighth floor of the Herald Square Macy’s is transformed into a holiday wonderland with twinkling lights, festive games, a shiny red sleigh, Santa’s workshop and more enchanting exhibits bringing holiday cheer for the whole family. For those who can’t make it in person, Macy’s is once again offering the virtual Santaland at Home experience. What more can you ask for? As the holidays approach, find the perfect Christmas tree, make a list of holiday light displays to visit, and make your reservation to visit Macy’s Santaland for the best Christmas ever.

When is Macy's Santaland 2022?

Santaland typically opens after Thanksgiving, so check the Macy's website for details. Macy's Santaland at home, a virtual experience, will be available at the same time.

What is Macy's Santaland?

Macy's Santaland is a 13,000-square-foot Christmas village holiday display and indoor landscape that families can walk through. You'll encounter everything from a Rainbow Bridge to a giant Lionel train-scape, Santa's bustling workshop to a shiny red sleigh being prepped for the big night. Twinkling lights, snow-topped trees and other fun exhibits lead the way to Santa in this enchanting experience. 

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?

Admission to Macy's Santaland is free. Reservations are required and are available five days in advance. Find tickets on the Macy's website.

What is Macy's Santaland at Home?

Santaland at Home is an online destination for the same holiday magic — play interactive games and take a gander at Santa's village and workshop while you're on your North Pole-bound train. Make sure to stay until the end of the event, where a digital interactive video with Santa will allow kids to read off their wish lists and pose for a selfie. Access Santaland at Home on the Macy's website from November 25-December 24.

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