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Places to visit with kids in NY during the holiday season

Posted by Alina on Saturday Dec 13, 2008 Under useful tips

Here are a few ideas for activities with the little ones in NYC during the holiday season:

Holiday Under the Stars (free)
The Time Warner building in Columbus Circle has huge stars hanging in
the atrium that light up in different colors to classical music. There
is also “snow” that falls every half hour for 15 minutes from the
atrium ceiling after 5pm.

The Station at Citigroup Center (free)
The Citigroup Building at 153 East 53rd St (Lexington Ave) has a large toy-train show exhibit every year, apparently this is going to be the last year. Here is an article about it.

Kaleidoscope Light Show (free)
Light shows choreographed to seasonal music at Grand Central Terminal’s famed ceiling constellations. Through 1/1, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, shows run every half-hour. 87 E. 42nd St., at Park Ave. (212-532-4900)

Santaland at Macy’s (free)
There is an “enchanted forest” set up on the eighth floor, with talking trees, dancing bears, skiing penguins, toy trains, Christmas trees and more.Through 12/24. Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., weekend times vary. 151 W. 34th St. at Sixth Ave., eighth fl. (212-494-4495). Macy’s also has a very cool window display on Broadway, full of lights and things that move, which seems to be a hit with the little ones.

The Holiday Train Show
The Bronx Botanical Garden has a toy-train show featuring handcrafted replicas of historic landmarks made of natural materials like leaves, twigs, bark, berries, pinecones, gourds, cinnamon sticks, and other botanical
resources. Through January 11, 2009.

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