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, 2013 from 3:30–6 pm

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

Family Packages

Family packages include a VIP preview featuring milk and cookies with Santa from 3:00-3:30 pm.

Snow Angels: $5,000 ($4,000 is tax deductible)

  • Up to 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.
  • Family membership with the City Museum, including invitations to family-friendly events year-round.
  • Recognition in the invitation, program, and in the Museum's Biennial Report.
  • Your gift underwrites visits to the Museum for 10 under-resourced public schools!

Santa's Helpers: $2,500 ($1750 is tax deductible)

  • Up to eight 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.
  • Family membership with the City Museum, including invitations to family-friendly events year-round.
  • Recognition in the invitation, program, and in the Museum's Biennial Report.
  • Your gift underwrites visits to the Museum for five under-resourced public schools!

Reindeer Friends: $1,500 ($1,000 is tax deductible)

  • Up to six 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.
  • Family membership with the City Museum, including invitations to family-friendly events year-round.
  • Recognition in the invitation, program, and in the Museum's Biennial Report.
  • Your gift underwrites visits to the Museum for two under-resourced public schools!

Toy Makers: $500 ($300 is tax deductible)

  • Up to four tickets to the Children's Holiday Party
  • Family membership with the City Museum, including invitations to family-friendly events year-round.
  • Recognition in the invitation and program.
  • Your gift underwrites a visit to the Museum for an under-resourced public school!

Individual Tickets

Adults: $125 Museum members; $150 non-members
Children: $60 Museum members; $75 non-members

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 11th. Place your bid now.


For more information or to register by phone, please call Gillian Halbreich, Special Events Associate, at 917.492.3414.