Christmas is a perfect time to be photographed with Santa Claus in different parts of New York and personally give him the wish list, the best places to find Santa are:
It has the classic and popular Santaland option located on the 8th floor of the store, generally it attracts many people so you will find long lines to take a picture and spend time with Santa Claus, you will enjoy the decoration and the number of elves that will transport you to Santa´s world. Admission is free but the pictures have some cost but you can also use and take your own photos, Santaland is open daily from November 28th to December 24th until 9pm. Opening times might vary. 07 a.m. to 09 a.m. visitmacysnewyork.com
Santa Claus also crosses through the eighth floor of the store. From November 28th to December 23rd, Santa Claus is there. The renowned Bloomingdales store is located on 3rd Avenue between 59th and 60th Streets. The pictures there are totally free: bloomingdales.com
ABC Carpet & Home
Carpet in Union Square has a different alternative to see Santa, between beautiful furniture and decorative items. It attracts less people and the wait can be lower than in other stores. From November 28th to December 23rd, but only on weekends Santa will be on ABC, located on Broadway between 18th and 19th Streets. Admission is free and you can take your own pictures : Abchome.com
New York City Fire Museum
The Fire Museum of New York offers a representation where Santa is stuck on the roof and firefighters come for his rescue, hot chocolate and music is offered at a party for families. You will have to buy a ticket for the entrance. Visit this page to know the time and schedule of the event. nycfiremuseum.org
The best time to visit is on weekdays in the morning, this will pretent you long waits, there are also other places like the Rockefeller Center where you can book breakfast with Santa Claus at the Sea Grill and Rock Center Cafe, also includes ice skating on the famous track, photo frame and gifts for children.