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NYC Holiday Pop-Ups for the Family

Holiday Pop-Ups
December 14, 2018
By , Families Writer

Winter ONEderland: A Holiday Experience Above It All is a magical journey with a snowy ride to the top of One World Trade Center, that includes family-friendly displays, festive food and beverage, and visits with Santa on his brand new sleigh. Kids of all ages can enjoy walking through Glacier Cave, playing with the Giant Snow Globe, and “riding” with Santa in his sleigh over New York’s rooftops. One World’s 101st  floor bar and restaurant, ONE Mix and Dine, offers festive food and drink paired with the Observatory’s unparalleled views.

Sugar & Spice Pop-Up Museum lets you enter a world of winter wonderland delights. Explore a giant world of toys, cookies, and presents. Step into a life-sized snow globe and experience the thrill of a million snowflakes falling all around you. Jump out of a gift box and send your loved ones the ultimate gift—the one and only you. Little ones will love being a cute cookie next to a giant carton of milk, and taking in the scent of warm gingerbread cookies fresh out of the oven. All this and much more awaits you at this most wonderful time of the year interactive experience.

The Winter Garden at The Standard, East Village lets you get cozy up with loved ones in your own heated alpine yurt. Kids of all ages will love playing dress-up in one of the complimentary furs you can borrow for the night, while sipping a hot cocoa (or a hot spiked drink for grown-ups). There’s even fondue and a fried apple pie. Before you leave, you can pick up a tree, its trimmings, and an extra toddy at the tree market with Crest Hardware. Bonus: A portion of all tree sales will benefit The Lower East Side Girls Club.

Holidays at Brookfield Place are a one-stop shop. Families can visit Santa’s Winter Wonderland, taking in the fun and festive décor (think snow-topped Christmas trees and a fireplace with stockings hung with care) and climbing up into Santa’s sleigh for some quality time with the big guy. Next, make a wish at Luminaries where hundreds of colorful, glowing lanterns are illuminated by each visitor's special wish. Bonus: Brookfield will donate $1 for every wish (up to $25,000) to Little Essentials. There’s also ice skating, holiday shopping, and celebratory seasonal performances, oh my!


Macy’s Santaland.The young and young-at-heart will be transported into their wildest holiday dreams, which come true with twinkling trees, majestic mountains, luminating lights, adorable animals, and yummy gingerbread cookies. There’s a reason visitors from around the globe descend upon Santaland each and every holiday season: to experience the celebrated Christmas village for a truly extraordinary visit with Santa Claus himself. It’s breathtaking for kids of all ages, and it’s a dose of pure holiday magic.