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!

Availability is limited over the holiday season

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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-suite 7-ft tall Balsam Hill tree complete with lights and a decorative bow.

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Holiday Dining

Holiday Afternoon Tea

A storied holiday tradition, The Palm Court’s special Holiday Afternoon Tea menu will be available November 1st to December 31st. Indulge in a decadent selection of festive flavors and as always, your tea also includes elegant canapés and sandwiches, with a selection of loose-leaf teas from our extensive collection.

– Overnight hotel guests may reserve their table with our Concierge
any time prior to check-in date. 

– All other table reservations will be available 30 days prior
to their preferred dining date via OpenTable.

Cancellations of less than 72 hours from your reservation time
or “no-shows” will result in a fee of $75 per person.

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Palm Court Christmas Day Buffet

Let The Palm Court be your destination of choice and a holiday mainstay for you and your family on Christmas Day.

Monday, December 25th
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
First seating at 10 a.m.; last seating at 3 p.m.
$325 (adults); $150 (children 12 years or under)

Reservations are available on OpenTable

Cancellations after December 18th or “no shows” will result in a fee of $125 per person.


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Champagne Bar Holiday Dining

Toast the holidays at Champagne Bar and enjoy the finest bubbles, caviars and handcrafted cocktails.

On Christmas Day (Monday, December 25th), we will offer a Beef Wellington special ($60) with roasted honey butternut squash, sautéed broccolini and confit garlic au jus.

First come, first served
Reservations will not be accepted



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New Year's Eve Grand Fete at The Palm Court

Sunday, December 31st
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
$995 (adults)

Here’s to The Plaza’s storied past and limitless future to include live entertainment, grand buffet, live music, full bar and complimentary midnight toast of Roederer Cristal to ring in the New Year. Cancellations made within 7 days of the event will be non-refundable. No shows will be non-refundable.

With 116 years of glamourous galas, we invite you to ring in 2024 at the iconic Palm Court.

Reservations are available on OpenTable

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New Year's Eve Champagne Prelude at The Champagne Bar

Sunday, December 31st
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
$375 (adults)

Join us for a sophisticated prelude to New Year’s celebration at The Champagne Bar. Revel in the effervescence of unlimited Champagne, perfectly paired with a raw bar and caviar. Elevate your evening with the finest bubbles and ocean delights, setting the tone for a night of anticipation and elegance.

Reservations are available on OpenTable

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All Things Holiday at The Plaza

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us Tuesday, November 28th (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!


Tappy Hour

Beginning Tuesday, November 28th , The Sarafina’s dance troupe, New York’s precision dance group founded by former Radio City dancer Purdie Baumann, will perform live every Thursday (December 7th, 14th, 21st) from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the lobby, alternating between The Palm Court and The Champagne Bar.


Champagne & Caviar

Toast to the holidays at The 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 (at the hotel) and you can even purchase our monogrammed tea set online.


Plaza Boutique Holiday Gifting

Cross off your holiday shopping list here at The Plaza. Stop by The Plaza Boutique, located on the lobby level at our hotel, or shop with us online 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.

Schedule of Events:
Friday, 24th 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, 25th 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, 28th 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony)

Saturday, 2nd 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 3rd 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, 7th 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, 8th 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9th 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 10th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, 11th 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 12th 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 13th 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, 14th 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, 15th 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 16th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 17th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, 18th 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 19th 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 20th 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, 21st 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 22nd  12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 23rd 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
*Sunday, 24th 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday, 25th 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Reading
with Santa from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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