The Children's Holiday Party is a beloved New York City tradition, and provides essential support for the City Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children's Center.

December 9, 2014 from 3:30–6:00 pm

The party is most suitable for boys and girls ages 3 to 8.

Please note: this event is now closed. For more information or to buy tickets, please contact Meghan DeVito at 917-492-3321.

Family Packages

Chairman: $5,000

  • Fifteen (15) tickets to the Children’s Holiday Party.
  • Early VIP milk and cookies with Santa from 3–3:30 pm. Each child receives a special gift from Santa.
  • Complimentary Alexander Hamilton Circle membership (valued at $1,000) and all associated benefits.
  • Complimentary admission to one family program of your choosing.
  • Private tour (for up to 15) with a Museum educator (must be scheduled in advance).
  • Complimentary tickets for (2) guests for all City Museum public programs.
  • Opportunity to host a birthday party at the Museum at a 30% discount (discount excludes catering costs).
  • Complementary City Museum Family membership for the teacher of your choice.
  • Your gift underwrites visits to the Museum for ten under-resourced public schools!

Deputy Chairman: $3,500

  • Ten (10) tickets to the Children's Holiday Party.
  • Early VIP milk and cookies with Santa from 3-3:30 pm. Each child receives a special gift from Santa.
  • Complimentary City Museum Fellow Membership (valued at $500) and all associated benefits.
  • Private tour (for up to 15) with a Museum educator (must be scheduled in advance).
  • Opportunity to host a birthday party at the Museum at a 25% discount (discount excludes catering costs).
  • Your gift underwrites visits to the Museum for six under-resourced public schools!

Vice Chairman: $2,000

  • Eight (8) tickets to the Children's Holiday Party.
  • Early VIP milk and cookies with Santa from 3–3:30 pm. Each child receives a special gift from Santa.
  • Complimentary City Museum Sustainer membership (valued at $250) and invitation to family-friendly events year-round.
  • Private tour (for up to 15) with a Museum educator (must be scheduled in advance).
  • Opportunity to host a birthday party at the Museum at a 20% discount (discount excludes catering costs).
  • Your gift underwrites visits to the Museum for four under-resourced public schools!

Patron: $1,500

  • Six (6) tickets to the Children's Holiday Party.
  • Early VIP milk and cookies with Santa from 3–3:30 pm. Each child receives a special gift from Santa.
  • Complimentary City Museum Family membership (valued at $100) and invitation to family-friendly events year-round.
  • Opportunity to host a birthday party at the Museum at a 10% discount (discount excludes catering costs).
  • Recognition in the printed invitation and program.
  • Your gift underwrites visit to the Museum for two under-resourced public schools!

Comittee: $500

  • Four (4) tickets to the Children's Holiday Party.
  • Complimentary City Museum Family membership (valued at $100) and invitation to family-friendly events year-round.
  • Recognition in the printed invitation and program.
  • Your gift underwrites visits to the Museum for four under-resourced public schools!

Individual Tickets

Adults: $150
Children: $75

Online Holiday Auction

Can’t make it to the Children’s Holiday Party?
Show your support and place a bid in the online holiday auction.

You’ll find perfect gifts in this year’s collection of unique lots—vacation getaways, designer handbags, private tours with curators, power lunches with luminaries, and much more. Proceeds will benefit the City Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center, which serves over 40,000 students and teachers, most of them from New York City’s under-resourced public schools.

Don't wait—the auction ends December 10th. Place your bid now.


For more information or to register by phone, please call Jackie Zirman, Special Events Manager, at 917.492.3414.