New York has an overwhelming list of “to do’s” during the holiday season. Most of the tourist attractions are overcrowded and NOT FUN for little ones. I suggest waiting until your kids are older and are able to walk on their own and go on a toilet before you trudge around Rockefeller Center.
Drive to the Bronx instead and check out the New York Botanical Gardens Train Show.
It is breathtaking; everything is intricately handmade to match New York landmarks. My son is a train enthusiast and was flabbergasted by all the trains running around the exhibit. When he saw Thomas and Percy I believe if he had more of a vocabulary he would have told me it was the highlight of his year. We also went with Ari’s bestie O who is the same age but not as into trains as Ari and she couldn’t stop smiling the entire time.
They do have a café but they allow you to pack a lunch if you prefer.