Disney+ and Bucket Listers have transformed New York City’s 10,000-square-foot outdoor bar and restaurant, Watermark, located on Pier 15, with an over-the-top holiday attraction inspired by the Disney+ series “The Santa Clauses.” The Santa Clauses’ Winter Wonderland experience is running now through January 15, 2023.
By Jenna Clark
The area is filled with a plethora of festive photo spots including Santa’s Living Room (with an oversized fireplace), Santa’s sleigh, Santa’s Hallway, Santa’s Workshop, and a gigantic snow globe.
Heated glass houses can be reserved for various 90-minute time slots throughout the day. A table for two costs $75, a table for up to four costs $150, and a table for up to six costs $225. In addition to a table, a table reservation includes souvenir Santa hats, s’mores, and access to the outdoor activities. Plus, the glass houses provide diners with gorgeous views of the Brooklyn skyline.
The menu provided to guests includes appetizers that may be purchased, such as Dasher’s Truffle Fries and Prancer’s pigs-in-a-blanket in addition to larger entrees including Mrs. Claus’ Meatloaf and ’Tis The Season Salmon.
Offerings geared towards children (or “little elves”) are also available and include dishes such as Comet’s Chicken Tenders, Blitzen’s Buttered Pasta, and Mrs. Claus’ Milk & Cookies.
Adults may also want to sample the Ornamentini (made with Belvedere vodka, Pama liqueur, cranberry juice, lime, and ginger beer served in a sparkling disco ball) or the Silent Night specialty cocktail (made with 400 Conejos mezcal, Luxardo Maraschino, apple cider, honey, and Drops & Dashes root bitters).
If you’d like your photo taken with Santa Claus, he makes an appearance on Saturdays and Sundays from November 26-December 31 as part of “Brunch with Santa” from noon-6 p.m. This opportunity is an additional $20 per group along with the price of admission to the event.
However, if you’re simply wanting to enjoy the attraction without dining in a glass house, general admission (starting at $20 per person) and premium express entry (starting at $30 per person) tickets are available for purchase.
Guests do not need a dining reservation to order a sweet treat, cup of hot cocoa, or cider, which are available for purchase at the Gingerbread Bar.
Tickets for “The Santa Clauses” Winter Wonderland pop-up experience can be purchased here.