Taking a Train Ride to Visit Santa


One of my favorite Christmas traditions since having children is bringing them to see Santa Claus. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday of the year. And since moving to New York City, this time of year has become all the more magical!

Our first Christmas spent here in the city was also my oldest daughter’s first Christmas, so we wanted to make sure it was special with the start of new family Christmas traditions. We visited the tree in Rockefeller Center, went on a journey to see the store windows that are decorated, and of course we went to see the man in the big red suit, Santa Claus.

Macy’s Herald Square has an amazing setup that lets the kids take a “train ride” to the North Pole to see “Santaland” and visit Santa. This year both girls are at the age where they really look forward to telling Santa what they want. On Saturday, we woke up early to head to Macy’s to continue on our Santa Christmas tradition.

Take a look at our magical adventure to the North Pole!


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