Meet Santa and his elves at Stella 34 Trattoria in Midtown. Photo courtesy of Stella 34 Trattoria
Meet Santa and his elves at Stella 34 Trattoria in Midtown. Photo courtesy of Stella 34 Trattoria

Santa Claus Brunches, Teas, and Cruises for NYC Kids

A picture with Santa can be thrilling for a little kid. But if your child wants a heartier visit with the big red guy, a tasty breakfast, brunch, or tea with Santa might be in order.

We've found nine spots in New York City where families can enjoy a special holiday meal with Old St. Nick. These range from inexpensive pancake brunches hosted by local organizations to lavish spreads at Rockefeller Center and the Plaza Hotel. You can even hop on a cruise with Santa.

All require advance reservations and sell out quickly. Whichever one you choose, bring your camera—and your appetite. And for more seasonal family fun check out our Holiday Guide.


Rockefeller Center
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY

The Plaza Hotel
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
New York, NY 10019

Macy's Stella 34 Trattoria & Bar
151 W 34th Street 6th Floor
NY, NY

Broadway Comedy Club
318 W. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019

American Girl Store
75 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10019

Spirit Cruise
Chelsea Piers Pier 61
NY, NY 10011

PSC
176 Java Street
Brooklyn, NY

Staten Island Zoo
614 Broadway
Staten Island, NY

Aviator Sports and Events Center
3159 Flatbush Avenue Floyd Bennett Field
New York, NY 11234