PaleyLand Returns With Five Floors of Holiday Media Magic

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PaleyLand Returns With Five Floors of Holiday Media Magic

The Paley Center for Media in NYC is ushering in the holiday season with the return of their annual holiday extravaganza, PaleyLand, promising an unforgettable holiday experience for visitors of all ages.

Through Sunday, January 7, 2024, the museum will be transformed into a magical media winter wonderland boasting five floors of festive fun. 

Families can meet and take pictures with Santa and other beloved holiday characters like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Hermey the Elf, Blizz the Snowman and a Toy Soldier. Kids young and old can explore an enchanted gingerbread house with a whimsical swing, a holiday sleigh, and an interactive igloo straight from the North Pole. 

Highlighting the experience is the Paley Express, a magical holiday train display that captures the spirit of the holidays and the imagination of all who make the trip to PaleyLand. 

On select weekends visitors will have the opportunity to create even more holiday memories with exciting screenings of holiday specials and photo opportunities with beloved characters from some of the most popular children’s shows and movies, including:  

Snoopy, Saturday Saturday, December 9  – Everyone’s favorite beagle will be available for a meet and greet and a special screening of the new Snoopy holiday special, Happiness is  Holiday Traditions. 

Rosie’s Rules Saturday, December 16 – The charming Rosie comes to PaleyLand for photos with visitors and a screening of the new Rosie’s Rules holiday special. 

Gabby’s Dollhouse Saturday, December 30  – Gabby visits PaleyLand for photo opportunities and a screening of the latest episode of Gabby’s Dollhouse

PaleyLand presents a uniquely curated mix of cherished past and present holiday family specials,  including stop-motion classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, and Mickey Saves Christmas (2022, Disney+), and animated specials such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, A Rugrats Chanukah, and A Rugrats Kwanza. Kwanza. Kids at heart can enjoy specials such as A Colbert Christmas and Christmas with the rare Christmas with the Lettermans, and a marathon of classic Dr. Who holiday episodes.

Other attractions include the PaleyGX Studio featuring the hottest video games and VR titles available to  the public, arts and crafts, giveaways, interactive activities, and free hot cocoa and candy canes! 

Rounding out the festivities on PaleyLand’s closing weekend will be a visit from The Three Kings on  Sunday, January 7, 2024. 


For a full schedule of screenings and holiday activities, visit paleycenter.org. Visitors are encouraged to share their festive moments on social media by tagging @paleycenter and using the hashtags #PaleyMuseum #PaleyLand. Paley Members will receive free admission, exclusive early VIP access, and a free photo with Santa; to  become a Paley Member go to paleycenter.org/join-us.

The Paley Center for Media aims to preserve our media history and explore media’s powerful shaping influence on our culture and society, offering programs like PaleyLand that celebrate the very best of television, digital content and interactive entertainment.

The Paley Museum is located at 25 West 52 Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan, NYC and PaleyLand is open noon-6pm on Wednesdays – Sundays.



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