The best Christmas events for kids in NYC

See our guide to Christmas events for kids in NYC, including Macy's Santaland, the Christmas Spectacular and more fun for kids

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NYC is magical during the holidays, and these cool Christmas events for kids make things even more special! You'll want to stop by Macy's Santaland to meet the big guy in red, join the audience for New York's famous Christmas Spectacular (where else will you see a real camel cross a stage?), go skating at the city's prettiest rinks and attend other fantastic free events (like Unsilent Night) throughout the season.

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For more fun things to do with the family all season long beyond our favorite Christmas events, check out our list of the best winter activities for kids in NYC, our favorite winter weekend getaways from NYC and spots for snow tubing near NYC.