The Candy Cottage of Christmas Magic

What to Expect!

By Adina Kayton November 25, 2023

The Candy Cottage of Christmas Magic at Rockefeller Center
The Candy Cottage of Christmas Magic is located at Channel Gardens, 610 5th Ave, New York, NY 10020, USA. It is right next to the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and across from the Saks Fifth Ave lights show (you can watch it while you wait in line).

Tickets for the Candy Cottage of Christmas Magic vary in price depending on the day of the week and the proximity to the holidays.
Standard Admission:
Monday-Thursday: $45
Friday-Sunday: $60
VIP Admission: (You get an additional Candy Cottage of Christmas Magic bag of candy with VIP tickets)
Monday-Thursday: $60
Friday-Sunday: $75

Fun Facts:
The Candy Cottage is beautifully decorated with candy and all along the walls you will find candy jars where you can sample whatever treats you would like!
The cottage is decorated with over 100,000 twinkling lights.
There is a scavenger hunt throughout Rockefeller Center that guests can participate in.
The cottage is not stroller friendly, you will be asked to leave your stroller outside of the cottage while you go in.

Overall, the Candy Cottage of Christmas Magic is a fun and festive experience for families with kids. The cottage is beautifully decorated and the experience took us a total of 9 minutes. We went in at 5:30pm and came out at 5:39pm. The tickets can be a bit pricey, so it is important to factor that in when deciding whether or not to visit. We also decided not to do the scavenger hunt as it was too lenghty for our little ones, the scavanger hunt was in the form of a paper at the end of the experience and we were told that we need to take pictures and videos of ourselves doing all the scavenger hunt activities and return to the cottage for an additional candy treat of our choice from the walls. 

Here are some additional tips for visiting the Candy Cottage of Christmas Magic:

Book your tickets in advance. Tickets can sell out quickly, especially during the holiday season.
Arrive early. The cottage can get crowded and it is a small room, so it is best to arrive early to avoid long lines.
Wear comfortable shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking if you decide to do the scavenger hunt, so it is important to feel your best!
Bring a camera. You will want to take lots of pictures of this magical place.
Be prepared to eat a lot of candy. There is plenty of candy to sample, so be prepared to indulge your sweet tooth.

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