Get Into The Holiday Spirit At Macy’s Santaland

attends Macy's Herald Square Santaland on November 17, 2017 in New York City.
Photo by Mike Coppola

The young and young-at-heart will be transported into their wildest holiday dreams come true at Macy’s Santaland with twinkling trees, majestic mountains, illuminating lights, adorable animals, and yummy gingerbread cookies. Visitors from around the globe descend upon Santaland each and every holiday season to experience the celebrated Christmas village and a special visit with Santa Claus himself. It’s breathtaking for kids of all ages and a dose of pure holiday magic.

After waiting in line, we were thrilled to be greeted by elves and board the Macy’s Santaland Express past snow covered fields on our way to the North Pole. Once inside, my little ladies spotted a sweet shop with giant sugar cookies that were just as big as them and looked good enough to eat. There was an enormous tree with a Santa face and hat in the trunk smiling and welcoming us to The Enchanted Forest. We took in all the magic around us like giant polar bears, sets of trains delivering presents, and too many beautiful Christmas trees to count.

There were stunning scenes of the city dusted with snow, including an ice skating rink and also ducks playing hockey on an ice pond. There were incredible details and beautiful adornments everywhere along the way. Everyone’s eyes were glowing with delight. Last but not least we met our very own elf Shiver who personally escorted us through a gigantic archway leading into a thick maze of pine trees. And at the end was Santa himself. The girls were baffled with excitement and stared in awe until he called them into his lap. They smiled from ear to ear and had a nice chat and exchange of Merry Christmas!

Santa greets children of all ages, both naughty and nice, through Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24. We highly recommend that you made make a reservation in advance and spend less time waiting in line. Even with a reservation we waited about an hour to enter the famed Santaland. And boy it was worth the wait! For those who want to go to the head of the class, skipping the Santaland village and getting to the jolly big guy in red asap, head over Friday through Sunday and enter the Santa Express Lane and head directly to Santa.

To make a reservation for Macy’s Santaland please visit!