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ABC Carpet & Home

When? Sat Nov 26–Sun Dec 18: Sat 10am–3pm; Sat 11am–3pm.

Where? 888 Broadway between 18th and 19th Sts (212-473-3000)(www.abcsanta.wordpress.com

How much? Free

What? A mainstay @ ABC for over twenty years, this Santa comes equipped with a real belly & beard, and he doles out handmade candy to all the kids he deems good enough for his nice list,  (that means all…….)


Staten Island Zoo

When? Sat Dec 17 8:30–10:30am.

Where? Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway between Clove Rd and Forest Ave, Staten Island (718-442-3101 ext. 33) www.statenislandzoo.org

How Much? $24 non members, members $20 (include photo w/santa) Children under 3 are free!

What? Let your little munchkins strike a pose for a complimentary photo with Santa while you fill up on breakfast foods before taking a guided tour of the grounds. Preregistration required.


Bloomingdale’s, 59th Street

When? Fri Nov 25–Fri Dec 23: Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat, Sun 10am–6pm (Fri Dec 23 10am–noon).

Where? 1000 Third Ave between 59th and 60th Sts (212-705-2000)( bloomingdales.com).

How Much? Free; photo packages $20–$45.

What? Finally, a Santaland no longer monopolized by Macy’s (although they are affiliated…)  Mr. Clause will be waiting for you on the eighth-floor daily through December 23, and his elves will be doling out small gifts.


Macy’s Herald Square

When? Fri Nov 25–Sat Dec 24: 9am–9pm.

Where? 151 W 34th St between Broadway and Seventh Ave (212-695-4400, macys.com).

How Much? Free; photo packages $19–$50.

What? Santaland! Need I say more?

Queens Center Mall

When? Through Sat Dec 24. Mon–Sat: 11am-8pm; Sun noon-7pm.

Where? 90-15 Queens Blvd between 57th and 59th Aves, Elmhurst, Queens (718-592-3901) (www.shopqueenscenter.com)  

How Much? Free; photo packages $17–$46.

This Jolly old Elf will grant all your holiday wishes on the third floor near JC Penney.

Rockefeller Center
When? Now through 12/24

Where? Rockefeller Center! (www.patinagroup.com/east/breakfastwithsanta/)

How Much? Adults are $47 and Children 3-10 are $42. Skate rentals are additional. 

What? FamilyStyle Breakfast at Rock Center Cafe. You will be paid a visit by santa himself along with his elves and will get gifts too! Festivities include a skating session at Rockefeller center. Reservations are required. 


Seaport Santa

When? Now through December 24th, from 11 am to 7 pm.

Where? On the third floor of the Pier 17 atrium at the South Street Seaport.

How Much? Free.

What? This Santa will be having a story hour for the little ones! Afterwards, you can see the nightly light show, m-friday, every hour from 5-10 pm!


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