For The Chic Mommies....

Sure, you could go see Santa at Macy’s Santaland this weekend,–putting yourself in danger of being overrun by fanny-pack wielding gaggles of tourists (although I faithfully make the trek each year)–-or, you can head to these three locations. This is your chance to skip the line and head right for the old man’s lap, no elbowing necessary.

614 Broadway between Colonial Ct and Harvest Ave, Staten Island
$12/members $15/non-members
Breakfast with the Beasts–and Santa! At this holiday event, the Zoo staff takes kids on a tour of the animal kitchen, and helps them prepare a meal for the beloved beasts. Afterwards, kids cop a squat with Santa and the elves for a little breakfast snack themselves. Ages 5 and up.Sat 8, 8:30am-10am.
78 Spring St between Varick and Hudston Sts
Suggested donation is $5, Students and Seniors $2, $1 Children under 12.
The Annual Santa Rescue Once again, Santa’s gotten stuck on the roof of the New York City Fire Museum, and it’s up to the FDNY to get him down. Once he’s safely inside, St. Nick happily poses for photos and listens to kids’ endless wish-lists.
Hot chocolate and hot dogs will be for sale at a mere $1 each–serious savings considering the cost of an afternoon snack in Soho.
Sun 9 at noon.
World Financial Center
Vesey St at West St
Dec 7–9, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm.
Santa’s Winter Garden in the Atrium Space on the Northern Balcony of the World Financial Center, Santa is ready to greet you and your kids. He’ll listen patiently as your dear daughter or darling son rattles off everything she/he wants for Christmas, while you get some great shots for the holiday album.
A professional photographer will be on hand for parents who’d rather stay out from behind the camera.
All proceeds from purchased photographs to go , a non-profit that offers free educational and recreational programs for kids and families facing medical challenges.
Happy Holidays......