Santa will set up shop at the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park when the jolly old elf takes up his annual residency at Santa's Corner. Starting Dec 14 and ending Dec 22, Santa will pose for photos, listen to Christmas wishes and bring some seasonal cheer to Midtown every day from 1–3pm.
Take note: Visiting Saint Nick at Santa's Corner is free!
This is definitely one of the best places to take pictures with Santa in NYC—you can either bring your own camera, or let one of the elves take a portrait that will be uploaded to the Santa's Corner Flickr page.
Photograph: Courtesy Bank of America Winter Garden at Bryant Park
Those of you in search of a more red-and-white velvet rope experience should consider Mornings with Santa, with includes an hour-long session with Kris Kringle in the Polar Lounge. Mornings with Santa take place every day at 8am and 11am, and cost $125 per person. The visit includes snacky treats, warm drinks, a gift bag with crafts and a pass to go skating on the ice rink at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. Space is limited; tickets can be booked online.
While you're at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, be sure to check out one of the best holiday train show for kids in NYC. There's a reason why this is one of the greatest holiday markets in NYC for kids and families.
Some advice: Weekends are prime time, when you'll need to arrive early and expect a wait. Try to visit midweek if you can, and you'll have