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Saks Fifth Ave Windows & Light Show

Saks Fifth Ave Windows & Light Show

Nov 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Jan 1, 2023 @ 11:00 pm

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 5th Avenue
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly


Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Rocket Fund collaborated on new windows inspired by the theme of heartwarming holiday gifts,  with bright colors, rocket ships  rocket ships and kaleidoscopes ( and a $1 million donation to the charity).

A new light show on the facade, set to a holiday medley of Elton John songs, features over over 600,000 individual points of light plus new dynamic lighting displays that illuminate from within the windows. The show repeats every ten minutes from 5 to 11 pm daily.



Papillon Bistro & Bar

This spacious old-fashioned French bistro is fully decked out inside and out with trees (including one with covered with blue teddy bears), nutcrackers, lights, Santas, angels, stockings on the stairs and more. The menu includes their signature blue cheese truffle salad, classic French onion soup, Croque Monsieur  and steak Frites, plus burgers & chicken tenders…

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Santa Snow Show

Catch Santa and his elves daily at 2 pm & 6 pm along the store’s escalator. Participate in a daily “Santa Snow Show” with all sorts of characters and a magical in-store snowfall. Thursday to Sunday, the Brooklyn United Music and Arts Program drumline joins the party.

Anytime, write letters with provided materials and drop…

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MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Discover art together through engaging discussions and activities with new themes monthly. Look closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art and make your own art. One time we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper.

There are multiple groups roughly divided by age. Kids and…

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Watson Adventures’ Ho-Ho Holiday Midtown Family Scavenger Hunt

On a seasonal scavenger hunt, kids and adults team up to see the delights of Midtown’s lavish holiday displays, including the windows along Fifth Avenue, the Rockefeller Center tree, and other festive highlights. Romp through locations that star in beloved books and movies, such as the Eloise series, Elf, Miracle on 34th Street,…

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Heckscher Playground

Central Park’s largest playground features a shaded area with swings and slides, a large, maze-like climbers, seasonal water features, sloped turf, a large sandbox area, low monkey bars, tunnels, ramps and (our favorite) giant rocks to climb. Plus a spacious bathroom.

Face painters, musicians and giant bubble makers often congregate at the entrance.

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