Wednesday, December 25, 2013

What's Open Christmas Day in New York for Kids?

Get your Preschooler out on the ice!

----New York for Kids Series part 7 ----

Dear Postcards from New York Reader,

Merry Christmas everyone!   For those of you who don't celebrate Christmas, enjoy a restful day off with your family.  Here's something for parents to keep in their back pocket after the gifts have been unwrapped and the thrill of new toys, gadgets and computer games have worn off and you are restless to get out with the kids.  A few suggestions that are great fun and Open Christmas Day!

  • Madame Tussauds - The grand dame of Wax Museums. From experience, I can report that the wax figures are as engaging to adults as kids. Just off Times Square you have a choice of major fast food restaurants close by, and if you are looking for more heathy food choices, you will find a Shake Shack on 8th Avenue at 44th Street.
  • The Observatory at the Empire State Building - Although a must for tourists, it is amazing how many people who live here have never been up. Enjoy a spectacular view from every angle, you won't want to come down.
  • Chelsea Piers - While everything else at the Piers will be closed, the Sky Rink is open!  Rinks at Bryant Park, Wollman and Rockefeller Center are open as well, however, Chelsea is more off-the-beaten path and sure to be less crowded.  Get some much needed exercise after the holiday frenzy, skate off pent-up energy and house fever.  The rink is guaranteed to keep the whole family, from preschoolers to grandparents, absorbed for hours.

Enjoy a terrific day!

Jacqueline Cable

Addresses and Directions to Remember:

Madame Tussauds, 234 West 42nd St. between 7th & 8th Ave., New York, NY 10036, 212-512-9600,  From Times Square MTA walk west one half block.

Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Ave @ 34th St., New York, NY 10018, 212-736-3100,  From Times Square MTA N, Q, R, W to 34th St. walk east to 5th Ave.

Chelsea Piers, Pier 61- 23rd St. and Hudson River Park, New York, NY 10011, 212-336-6100,  From Times Square MTA A, C, N, Q, R, 1, 2, or 3 to 23rd St., walk west or take the M23 bus to Hudson River and the Piers.

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  • Photo courtesy of the Wollman Rink at Central Park

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