For the classic Santa experience without the Macy's line: Place: Bloomingdale's Address: 1000 Third Ave. Times: Nov. 29 - Dec. 3, weekdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
For the local Brooklyn Santa experience: Place: Kings Plaza Mall Address: 5100 Kings Plaza Times: From Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, Mondays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
For a glam Santa experience: Place: ABC Carpet & Home Address: 888 Broadway Times: Nov. 29 & 30, Dec. 7, 14 & 21: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
For the pet-friendly family photo experience: Place: Hank & Jojo's Address: 218 Dekalb Ave., Ft. Greene, Brooklyn Time: Dec. 14, 1-6 p.m. $10 per family; click here to reserve a time with Santa
For the brunch with Santa experience: Place: Santa Brunch and Jingle Bell Parade in Brooklyn Address: 224 Franklin St. Time: Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. brunch, followed by a parade with Santa $20 cover; click here for tickets
For the Santa and ice-skating Santa experience: Place: Rock Center Cafe Address: 20 W. 50th St. Time: Click here to see available times and make a reservation. Have breakfast at Rock Center Cafe, get your child's photo with Santa and hit up the special VIP ice-skating section. Prices range from $65-$90.