New York City Fire Museum (278 Spring Street)
Rescue is free; post-party $8/adult, $5/ages 3- 12, free/2 and under, includes museum admission
Santa’s work is jolly yet hazardous, and once a year he needs to be rescued by FDNY firefighters from the New York City Fire Museum’s roof. If all goes well – and it always does with Mr. Nick – celebrate with Santa photos (bring your own camera), a performance of carols, snacks and hot cocoa. Buy tickets online in advance and be prepared to wait in line to see Santa.