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Want Something More Unique Than the Hot Toy? Gift These Awesome NYC Experiences Instead

This holiday, make memories that last beyond Hanukkah and Christmas with these unforgettable adventures.


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Play against friends and family at NFL Experience

If you’ve got a pack of football fans at home, head to NYC for the NFL Experience in Times Square. She can explore team traditions, fun facts, top plays and take a look at stadiums across the country. Guests can pick a team and play against opponents. There’ll be club treasures on display from all 32 teams, as well as interactive displays, a 4D cinema and other immersive content.

A makeover for her and her doll at American Girl Place

The American Girl Place doesn’t just have a new location, it’s had a complete makeover—and we’re not just talking about a fresh coat of acrylic paint. She can swing by the salon for side-by-side styling experiences with her doll, including hair, nails and ear piercings. Pair that with lunch reservations at their new super cute cafe, and you’ll be her hero.

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A chance to see the whole world at Gulliver’s Gate

You tell them to dream big, but with these mini-landscapes they'll feel like a giant. Gulliver’s Gate features super-small versions of NYC, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East with technology and detail that will blow both your minds. These “tiny wonders” occupy a full city block and will amaze with their intricate detail.

Visit ocean life from the Pacific Ocean at National Geographic Ocean Odyssey

Normal aquariums are awesome, but they are limited and can't have gigantic whales, but at this new Times Square attraction, they can get see the majestic creatures. Ocean Odyssey allows guests to come face-to-face with humpback whales, great white sharks, squid, sea lions and more. For East-coast natives, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with these Pacific creatures.

Build robots, learn new tips and meet other fans at LEGO LIVE

Is your floor covered by LEGOs? Take her to LEGO LIVE in NYC in February. There’ll be 65,000 square feet of hands-on building activities, live performances and experiences. She’ll be able to create models from Star Wars and NINJAGO characters, use coding to create functioning LEGO robots, visit workshops and so much more.

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A trip to the ultimate toy shop at FAO Schwarz

Through December 31, Christmastime staple FAO Schwarz will make its return at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC. The iconic toy store closed in 2015, but you can still make memories. Take photos in front of the 92-inch plush bear, play with indoor snowballs and check out the iconic piano dance mat.  

Fly high at Trapeze School of New York

The sky’s the limit at the Trapeze School of New York, which will teach him aerial and flying tricks—and make you the greatest gift-giver. He can jump off a ledge and float through the air from the safety of a harness while simultaneously conquering any fear of heights.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Tiffany Blue Box Cafe

Yes, you can have your very own Breakfast at Tiffany’s (and lunch!). Located on the 4th floor of the iconic Manhattan store, enjoy a menu of classic New York dishes made from regionally sourced ingredients. Think croissants, scones, cheesecake and other treats, taking a tea party to the next level.

Save the world (and sing along) with Spongebob Squarepants

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob Squarepants! And this Christmas, you can see him on singing on Broadway. The show’s music comes from artists like Aerosmith, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend and more. Nickelodeon’s porous yellow sponge faces his greatest obstacle yet: environmental disaster.

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