The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and the folks behind Party City are offering tired parents one more shopping outlet in 2018. Toy City, a seasonal pop-up similar to the Halloween City shops also owned by Party City, opened this fall with about 50 locations across the country. Expect to find some of the season's hottest toy items, from LOL dolls to Legos, at Toy City.
A number of the Toy City locations opened within former Halloween City stores and have been busy converting the shelves from spider webs and broomsticks to Play-Doh and Transformers.
If you know where your local Halloween City was located, you can probably find your way to the newly launched Toy City pop-up. Search for locations by zip code via the store's online locator.
Party City's new pop-up toy outlet carries items for all ages.
The store is selling just about every category of toy, including arts and crafts, STEM, dress-up, outdoor games, electronics, and a section of "as seen on TV" items. Harried parents can find top brands, including Barbie, Fisher-Price, Little Tikes, Imaginext, Tonka, Melissa & Doug, and Little People, as well as some of kids' favorite characters, from Star Wars to Paw Patrol.
Customers can also pick up holiday decor, holiday sweaters, and PJs at the new Toy City stores.
Shop Legos, Hot Wheels, dress-up clothes, Tonka, and more at the new Toy City stores.
The stores will remain open through the holiday season and will accept returns and exchanges until December 31, 2018, if items are unopened and accompanied by a receipt. The stores will generally close during the first week of January 2019, according to the company.
Certain Toy City locations might run closing sales at the end of the season to liquidate remaining merchandise, but store representatives told us the details will vary depending on the outlet.
Photos of the Clifton, New Jersey, store by the author