Santa arrives officially in New York City at the end of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and after a good night’s sleep, he’s ready to spend the next month inside Macy’s Herald Square, greeting kids, finding out what is on their holiday wish list, and taking photos with them.
A visit to Santaland is FREE, including the chance to sit on Santa’s lap and talk to him. Santaland photo packages start at $19.99,
Hours vary, but generally Santa sits from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., starting even earlier on Saturdays and later on Sundays, until Christmas Eve, when he quits early to get the sleigh and reindeer under way.
Those hours are for the flagship Macy’s store in New York City.
Check the Macy’s Santaland website for hours in other cities, including Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston.