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The Best Holiday Pop-Ups for Families in NYC 2020

Get into the festive spirit by visiting these holiday pop-ups in NYC — perfect for families! If you have already made your way to the holiday markets, ice skating rinks, and holiday windows around the city….we have more places for you to check out! These holiday pop-ups around the city are temporary but worth dropping by for some chocolatey treats, cookies, lights, and more!

Holiday Pop-Ups in NYC for Families!

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Miracle on Centre St – Little Italy
237 Centre St., New York, NY 10013
November 23 – December 31; 8 am – 5 pm daily

This holiday pop-up is a little slice of heaven on Earth. What better way to spend these colder months than by stopping by Maman’s holiday cookie and hot chocolate bar. Kids will love the cookies and hot chocolate and parents will love their boozy libations. Stop by for Maman’s Advent Cookie of the Day or choose from their incredible cookie selection. And their hot chocolates are so decadent, from hazelnut semi-sweet to white chocolate cherry — what a treat!

Courtesy of LuminoCity Festival

LuminoCity Festival – Randall’s Island Park
20 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035
November 27 – January 10th; 4 pm – 10 pm, gates close at 9:30 pm 

LuminoCity Festival is back again this year for 29 nights of incredible lights. This year, families can wander through a wonderland of ancient civilizations and illuminated jungles. The sparkling light park invites visitors on a 30-45 minute walking journey through distinctly themed sets and dreamlike worlds. At the center of the adventure is Lumi, a magical light bulb and the host of the festival.

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Amazon Books: Warm and Cozy at Home – Midtown
7 W 34th St.
Open 11 am – 5 pm, December 5 – 20th

Drop by at Amazon Books on 34th Street when you are doing your holiday shopping and explore great brands like Rivet, Stone & Beam, and AmazonBasics.

Photo by The Floral Escape

The Winter Escape by the Floral Escape – Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, New York 11004-1129
November 28 – January 10
Thursday & Friday 11 am – 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

If you loved Queens County Farm Fall Escape, you are going to want to see this new holiday pop-up. Stop by for this magical floral experience as you visit the Gingerbread Village, see the Candy Cane Rose Garden, and take a picture with Santa in his throne chair. There are plenty of photo opportunities here to snap a family pic to share with loved ones or to include on your Christmas cards. 

Photo credit: Giada Paoloni on behalf of the Howard Hughes Corporation

The Greens: The Rooftop at Pier 17 – Seaport District
89 South St.
Open daily Monday – Wednesday 12 pm – 10 pm  & Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 10 pm
Reservations required

Outdoor dining is going to be limited this winter season but The Greens is making it possible and comfortable in their cozy rooftop cabins. Enjoy your own personal cabin equipped with a heated floor plan, Molekule air purifier, on-site contactless food and beverage purchasing, virtual fireplace, views of NYC, and more! Most of all you can enjoy their delicious menu of seasonal food and drinks such as cheese fondue, truffle grilled cheese, hot buttered rum, and much more. There is even a kids menu for your little ones — perfect for the whole family. New dates are released every Monday at 10 am for the following week’s reservations. 

Gotham + Nordstrom – Midtown
225 West 57th St.
Open daily 12-6 pm

Get your dose of chocolate goodness at the Gotham + Nordstrom pop-up. Shop from a variety of chocolates like their wide selection of chocolate bars, salted caramels, hot chocolate mix, rainforest bark, and fan-favorite bonbons.

PINKMAS at Museum of Ice Cream – Lower Manhattan
558 Broadway
November 19 through January 10

PINKMAS is coming back to the Museum of Ice Cream. This interactive holiday pop-up is perfect for the ice cream enthusiast with three levels of contactless games and activities. There will be special holiday-themed, and of course, pink installations throughout the Museum for you and your family to enjoy. With the ongoing pandemic, there will be several precautionary measures in place. Masks, social distancing, handwashing, and temperature checks are mandatory. Visit their site to reserve your ticket for entry.