Christmas for kids and families in NYC

This Christmas for kids, take part in all of the wonderful Christmas events and activities that make NYC so wonderful!

Filip Wolak

Christmas, for kids, is one of the happiest times of the year! We're dreaming of freshly-baked cookies, visits to "GingerBread Lane," picking the best toys at our favorite local toy stores, zooming down sledding hills and building snowmen on the sidewalk—even meeting Santa Claus at Macy's Santaland. 

Most of all, we're really excited about the way New York sparkles during the holidays—making it one of the best Christmas spots for kids in the universe. Don't forget to explore the local holiday markets for handmade trinkets and to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting on November 28th (or watch it from the comfort of your couch!) to kick off the season.

Christmas for kids in NYC

Christmas events for kids in NYC
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Christmas events for kids in NYC

Christmas gifts for kids of all ages
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Christmas gifts for kids of all ages

Your family's guide to Macy's Santaland
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Your family's guide to Macy's Santaland

The best Christmas movies for kids
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The best Christmas movies for kids

Holiday train shows for kids in NYC
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Holiday train shows for kids in NYC

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Best Christmas songs for kids of all ages

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15 kids' Christmas gifts from Target under $30

The best holiday markets in New York City
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The best holiday markets in New York City

Best Rockefeller Center activities for families
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Best Rockefeller Center activities for families

The best animated Christmas movies for kids
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The best animated Christmas movies for kids

Christmas tree farms for cut-your-own trees
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Christmas tree farms for cut-your-own trees

The best new holiday books for kids
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The best new holiday books for kids

Best New York Christmas tree lightings
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The 22 best Christmas books for kids

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