Santa Claus is coming to town! (Actually, he’s already here in many ‘hoods.) We found more places to grab a snap with St. Nick than ever before this year. Here’s where you can meet the jolly man himself in his red and white glory, snag a picture, a hug, and even lunch with him. Click through to find your family’s Santa!

For An Elegant Santa: The Plaza

The Santa Experience at The Plaza, the world’s most iconic hotel, is available daily from November 24th through December 24th.

Santa will be greeting and posing for photos at the Plaza Mon. from 1-8 p.m., Tues.- Fri., 2 - 8 p.m., Sat. Noon - 8 p.m., and Sun., Noon - 6 p.m. His Christmas Eve hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last photo at 3 p.m.

If you want to go deluxe, sign up for VIP photo access and lunch at the Too English Food Hall (make a reservation for the Santa Prix Fixe Menu), or perhaps do it Eloise-style at Tea with Santa, happening at select dates throughout the season.

you can also skip the line and pre-book your visit with the Santa Fast Pass, available at The Plaza for the first time this year.

The Plaza
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South


Where does your family get a snap with Santa? Tell us in the comments below!

— Rachel Sokol