Believe it or not, Santa Claus has never officially visited the Empire State Building. However, this year will be different. Santa on December 4 and 11 from 11:00 to 14:00 will take his own decorated corner on the 80th floor. He will listen to your deepest desires for the holiday, reports Time-out.
Santa's spectacular visit is just one of many celebrations at the iconic building this year. The offer list includes piano recitals in the Fifth Avenue lobby through December 30th. As well as a snow-white exposition of birch branches and golden lights in the observatory on the 86th floor. In addition, you will have the opportunity to admire a large menorah there.
“We are excited to make sure our guests have unforgettable holiday memories in every corner of the Empire State Building Observatory,” said Jean-Yves Gazi, the observatory's president. – This year we really outdid ourselves by creating magnificent scenery for our observatory. We have prepared a lot of holiday surprises, thanks to which we got into the list of the best.”
While visiting, check out the huge, spacious Starbucks that just opened in the Empire State Building. The huge space includes a “traditional” fast food counter, as well as a full-service bar and restaurant on the third floor.
Dinner is already served at the restaurant, which serves an à la carte menu inspired by the Italian Princi bakery and created specifically for the location. Breakfasts, brunches and lunches will start soon.
Nothing sounds more festive than a visit to Santa's followed by a coffee meal while enjoying views of New York's wonderful skyline.