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Family Friendly Activities to Enjoy this Season
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Family Friendly Activities to Enjoy this Season

Experience winter magic in New York, Philadelphia and Kansas City

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and there is no better way to celebrate the season than to spend time with loved ones. With so much to see and do in New York, Philadelphia, and Kansas City, we’ve shared a few of our favorite family-friendly activities below.

Experience the magic of Manhattan

Whether you are a first-time visitor, or tenth, seeing a show in New York City over the holiday season is a must. While we recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time, guests of the Loews Regency New York Hotel can stop by the concierge desk for recommendations, including some of the signature favorites like The Rockettes at Radio City, The Lion King, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, or one of the newer shows, like Funny Girl.

For those seeking that Instagram-worthy holiday shot, head to Rockefeller Center to see the tree, which hails from Upstate New York. Lit up until the first week of January, travelers can also enjoy ice skating at the iconic rink and shops, including FAO Schwartz, around the square.

Families can book the Home for the Holidays experience at the hotel and can enjoy a themed welcome amenity, two drinks at The Regency Bar & Grill, and nightly parking for one vehicle.

Philadelphia Markets Galore

If you are looking for a European-inspired holiday tree, Philadelphia has it all.

Located steps from the historic Loews Philadelphia Hotel, guests of the hotel can feel like they are transported to Germany with all the festive holiday markets and things to see and do. A short stroll away is the Christmas Village in Philadelphia, “an authentic German Christmas Market” filled with activities, rides, Phil the Reindeer, tastings, and more.  In addition, guests can peruse through the Love Park Pop-Up Holiday Market and City Hall Christmas Tree, Rothman Orthopedics Ice Rink, and more. Guests of the hotel can book the Warm Up and Save offer this holiday season to take advantage of all the great things to see and do.

Kansas City Cool

Traveling to the Midwest doesn’t have to mean staying in the hotel all day long, although, if you decide to, Loews Kansas City Hotel has it all.

For families looking for a fun activity, head to the Crown Center ICE Terrace, just a short trip from the hotel. The rink, which offers lessons, fun activities, and more, is celebrating its 50th season this year. When in Crown Center, stop by neighboring attractions including LEGOLAND Discovery Center, SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium, and more.

Cultural enthusiasts will enjoy “A Christmas Carol” at the Kansas City Reparatory Theatre. For over 40 years, Kansas City’s beloved tradition has created holiday memories for families all around our community, with all the heart and spectacle you’ve come to love. Join Ebenezer Scrooge on his redemptive journey with Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and rediscover the true meaning of the holidays. Or opt for the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, which has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 35 years.   Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.

Book the Let's Get Cozy in KC offer and enjoy a themed amenity, an in-room movie, and a food and beverage credit to enjoy in-room or at The Stilwell. 

With so much to see and do with your family in New York, Philadelphia, and Kansas City, it’s time to book a trip you and your family will remember.