Chris Cringle

Captain Jack in Winter Wonderland

It's that time of year: Facebook newsfeeds are chock full of patient babies and toddlers atop Santa's knee.  But if you're in New York City, an elastic wig just won't do.  

For the best Santa in town, head to ABC Carpet & Home.  We went the day after Thanksgiving to avoid the Christmas lines (it was just us, one crying toddler and her doting family, and an awkwardly older boy and his borerline personality disorder mother).  On these upcoming holiday weekends prepare for a wait.  And book your reservation at ABC Kitchen to do some adult celebrating afterwards: eggs bene + bloody marys.