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 8, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Family packages include a VIP preview featuring milk and cookies with Santa from 4:00-4:30 pm. This year we are thrilled to have 11-year-old DJ Kai Song spinning us into this year’s fun and festivities! A native New Yorker, DJ Kai Song has been DJ’ing since he was three. He was featured on Good Morning America, in numerous magazines and newspapers, and performs regularly at clubs and events across the country as well as internationally. The party is most suitable for boys and girls ages 3 to 9.

Online ticketing is now closed; please feel free to buy tickets at the door.

This year’s event is hosted by Chairman: Stephanie Hessler, and the Leadership Committee: Celina Apóstolo Merrill, Laurie Beard, Pamela Henes, and Carola Jain; Vice Chairmen: Hélène Comfort and Emily Garbaccio; Patrons: Lisa Abel, Michael Borrico,Teri Friedman, Kathy Prounis and Margot Takian; Committee: Juliet A. Arrieta, Rebecca Bagdonas, Talene Baroyan, Hana Bitton, Alison Brokaw, Diana Brodlieb, Natasha Brown, Noreen Buckfire, Shirin Christoffersen, Michaela Clary, Shana Gary, Joni Grossman, Agatha Herrero, Taylor McKenzie Jackson, Sharon Jacob, Jennifer Kang, Tara Krolick, Sarah Kurita, Elizabeth Leeds, Chelsey Loshak, Paige Boller Malik, Carey Mangriotis, Florencia Masri, Whitney Mogavero, Yvonne Morabito, Erin Nalbandian, Jennifer Nolen, Arani Osler, Palmer O'Sullivan, Roberta Parodi-Wilkins, Sally Pritchard, Sarah Reid, Jill Ross, Kimberly Ayers Shariff, Esmeralda Pedroni Spinola, Alison Strong, Virginia Tracy, Rosalie Van Cleef, Maria Zameli.

Family Packages

CHAIRMAN: $10,000

  • Twenty (20) tickets to the Children’s Holiday Party.
  • Early VIP milk and cookies with Santa from 4–4:30 pm. Each child receives a special gift from Santa.
  • Complimentary Alexander Hamilton Circle Fellow Membership (valued at $5,000) 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!
  • The tax-deductible portion of your gift is $8,809.00

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: $5,000

  • Fifteen (15) tickets to the Children's Holiday Party.
  • Early VIP milk and cookies with Santa from 4-4:30 pm. Each child receives a special gift from Santa.
  • Complimentary City Museum Alexander Hamilton Circle Membership (valued at $1000) 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!
  • The tax-deductible portion of your gift is $4,164.00

VICE CHAIRMAN: $2,500

  • Ten (10) tickets to the Children's Holiday Party.
  • Early VIP milk and cookies with Santa from 4–4:30 pm. Each child receives a special gift from Santa.
  • Complimentary City Museum Fellow Membership (valued at $500) 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!
  • The tax-deductible portion of your gift is $1,974.00

Patron: $1,500

  • Six (6) tickets to the Children's Holiday Party.
  • Early VIP milk and cookies with Santa from 4–4:30 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!
  • The tax-deductible portion of your gift is $1,200.00

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!
  • The tax-deductible portion of your gift is $300.00

Individual Tickets

Adults: $150
Children: $75

Underwriting Opportunities

Underwriting opportunities enable more of the proceeds from the Children's Holiday Party to support the Museum

ENTERTAINMENT: $5,000
DECOR: $3,000
SNOWFLAKE CAFE: $2,000
EVENT PROGRAM: $1,500
GIFT BAG: $500


For more information about the Children’s Holiday Party, please contact Claude Barilleaux, Director of Special Events, at 917.492.3326, or cbarilleaux@mcny.org.