Holidays at The Plaza

Enjoy the quintessential New York City holiday experience at the center of it all,
where the winter wonderland of Central Park meets Fifth Avenue.



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Holiday Offerings

Home Alone 2: Escape to New York
Home Alone 2: Escape to New York

The festive fan favorite is back with the newest The Plaza’s Home Alone 2: Escape to New York experience. This year, “guests of the new Celebrity Ding Dang Dong stay[ing] at the world-renowned Plaza Hotel” can get Lost in New York during the holiday season and live out all their Kevin dreams!

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Enjoy the ultimate holiday getaway in New York City this season with our special “Suitest Season of All” offer. The magic of the holidays start after you check-in to your luxurious suite, with a festive floral arrangement decorating your home-away-from-home. Savor a festive holiday welcome amenity while taking in your in-room 7-ft tall Balsam Hill tree complete with lights and a decorative bow.

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Looking to set off on your next New York City adventure? Take your vacation beyond limits with up to 25% off your stay.




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With over 100 years of glamourous galas, we invite you to ring in 2023 at the iconic Palm Court. More details to come for the New Year’s celebration you won’t soon forget.

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Currently accepting reservations for hotel overnight and non-overnight guests
via OpenTable.

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Holiday Dining

Palm Court Holiday Dining

Let The Palm Court be your destination of choice and a holiday mainstay for
you and your family this Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

We are fully booked for Christmas and are no longer accepting reservations.
Currently accepting New Year’s Eve dining reservations via OpenTable.

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Champagne Bar Holiday Dining

Toast the holidays at Champagne Bar and enjoy the finest bubbles, caviars and
handcrafted cocktails for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

First come, first serve | Reservations will not be accepted

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All Things Holiday at The Plaza

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us Tuesday, November 29th (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.) to kick off the holiday season! Overnight and dining guests are invited to revel in the festivities with musical stylings and dance performances in celebration of The Plaza’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Be sure to grab a photo with Santa! This year, we have partnered with Toys for Tots, a community action program whose mission is to bring the joy of the holidays to America’s less fortunate children. Please join our celebrations and bring a new unwrapped toy that will make the holidays a little brighter for someone.


Tappy Hour

Beginning Tuesday, November 29th , The Sarafina’s dance troupe, New York’s precision dance group founded by former Radio City dancer Purdie Baumann, will perform live every Tuesday from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. (performance dates: December 6th, 13th & 20th) in the lobby, alternating between The Palm Court and The Champagne Bar.


Champagne & Caviar

Toast to the holidays at Champagne Bar! Sample the finest bubbles, caviars, and handcrafted cocktails. Savor the extraordinary pairing of The Plaza Osetra caviar and Cristal.


Holiday Afternoon Tea

During the months of November and December, join us for special holiday tea offerings at The Palm Court. A selection of our teas will be available for purchase in the Plaza Boutique.


Plaza Boutique Holiday Gifting

Cross off your holiday shopping list here at The Plaza. Stop by The Plaza Boutique for amazing holiday gifts your friends, family, and fur family members will love, such as books, hand-printed ornaments, and Michael Storrings prints, Plaza-branded items like fragrances, robes and blankets, as well as Eloise-themed and pet-related merchandise.

Eloise Tea at The Palm Court

Eloise just loves the holidays! Fans of the books can enjoy a special holiday-themed Afternoon Tea menu at The Palm Court, with your favorite pink treats, of course. Don’t miss seeing Santa on select dates. See the Schedule of Events below.


Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa will be spreading cheer throughout the hotel for our overnight and dining guests this festive season. He will be spending time in the lobby and the dining outlets. In addition, on select Fridays and Saturdays, Santa will be hosting story time in the Rose Club.

Schedule of Events:
Friday, 25th 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 26th 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 27th 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, 29th 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony)

Friday, 2nd 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 3rd 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 4th 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, 8th 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, 9th 3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Saturday, 10th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 11th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, 16th 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Story time with Santa from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Rose Club)
Saturday, 17th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Story time with Santa from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Rose Club)
Sunday, 18th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, 19th 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, 20th 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, 21st 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday, 22nd  12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 23rd 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Story time with Santa from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Rose Club)
Saturday, 24th 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Story time with Santa from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Rose Club)

Things to Do in NYC During the Holidays