If you haven't checked out Times Square's newest family-fun attraction, Gulliver's Gate—or just want to go again—make sure to visit sometime in December for a super cute holiday-themed scavenger hunt.
As the country's largest display of miniatures, Gulliver's Gate boasts thousands of tiny models, including scaled down versions of iconic buildings from around the world, quaint itsy-bitsy villages, chugging toy trains and the Lilliputian people that call this magical world home. Among the mind-boggling displays are hidden holiday-related scenes that will be sure to delight grown-ups and kids alike. Buy tickets now with a special discount!
While you adventure through the halls of the 50,000-square-foot project, keep your eyes peeled for the Grinch in Whoville, a sunbathing Santa, Elsa from Frozen, a couple kissing under the mistletoe and mini Maccabees under a giant (to them) menorah. There's even a particularly silly scene based on the Christmas novelty song, "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer."
The "iSpy" style game is free with admission and runs through December 30. Guests are given a checklist of characters and scenes to look out for, and it's up to them to look closely at the tiny displays to find each item. If you successfully complete the list, then you can enter for a chance to win a 3D model version of yourself, created using a 3D printer (a $130 value).
Gulliver's Gate is locatedat 216 W 44th St (212-235-2016, gulliversgate.com). Open daily 10am–8pm. $36, children ages 12 and under $27.
Looking for more holiday-themed fun? Check out the best Christmas events for kids in New York and explore other holiday train shows for kids in NYC. While you're in the area after Gulliver's Gate, head a few blocks over for the best Rockefeller Center activities for families.