Your guide to Macy's Santaland 2019

Explore Macy's Santaland, NYC families' favorite place to venture during the Christmas season

Photograph: Danielle Valente

The North Pole is about to get very quiet: All of the holiday fun is on its way to Macy's Santaland in Herald Square! 

One of the most beloved Christmas events for kids—and one of the best places in the city to snap a few pictures with Santa—is making its grand return to midtown on Nov 29! You'll want to be one of the 200,000 annual guests enjoying the merry celebration (trust us, the kiddos will thank you). 

Macy's Santaland NYC remains free and open to the public. Visits with Santa are by reservation only, and they can be made here(or by phone at 212-494-4495) beginning Nov 25. We'd recommend the Santa Express Lane visit for your smallest children, since even with a reservation through the Winter Village, wait times can still be fairly long.

After you experienced the holly jolly festivities, be sure to explore this year's coolest winter activities for kids and sip on some of the best hot chocolate in NYC while you do!  

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. 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 2019?

Macy's Santaland 2019 will run from Nov 29–Dec 24, according to Macy's reps. Reservations will begin Nov 25. Click here for more info. 

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, and keepsake photos are available for purchase. To make your reservation, visit the Macy's Santaland website.

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Macy's Santaland 2019 guide

Macy's Santaland 2019 will run from Nov 29–Dec 24, and we're feeling festive just thinking about the celebration that awaits! Meet and greets with Kris Kringle will begin Nov 29, and visitors will be able to RSVP online beginning Nov 25. 

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Every year, the eighth floor of the Herald Square shop transforms into a winter wonderland. Expect 13,000 square feet of holiday goodness, which includes a rainbow bridge to a giant Lionel train-scape, elves keeping busy in Santa's workshop, snow-covered Christmas trees, a giant toy-filled sleigh and of course, the man in the red suit. 

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In a grand affair on Nov 21—complete with fireworks, Christmas carols and appearances from Santaland elves—Macy's unveiled its joyful 2019 holiday window display.  Award-winning designer and Macy’s National Director of Window Presentation, Roya Sullivan, created the "Believe in Wonder" theme that will delight shoppers and Herald Square commuters from now until Jan 1. 

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Create a lasting memento of the holiday by going to one of these spots for pictures with Santa. Here's a tip: get your little elf to sit still with the promise of a mug of the best hot chocolate in NYC. It's a gift, not a bribe. 

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The most wonderful time of year is fast approaching, so check out these magical Christmas events for kids in NYC.  From pictures with Santa to Macy's Santaland, Gotham is bustling with winter goodness. 

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Attention New Yorkers: Christmas is arriving earlier than ever this year! Macy's is already preparing for Christmas to arrive (Let's be honest...secretly, so are we). Macy's Santaland will open for the season on Friday November 23, 2018 and remain open through Monday, December 24, 2018! Yippee!