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It’s Santa, Baby


Photo credit: Steven Menendez


Photo credit: Steven Menendez

The concept of getting your picture taken with Santa goes back a long way — to 1890, in fact, when a New England store came up with the idea as a way to entertain holiday shoppers. But these days, when you think of having your picture taken with Santa, you usually think of a crowded corner of a department store full of crying kids and an overexposed photograph taken by an amateur photographer.

Well, Santa is coming to town, and he has never looked better. Ascent Lounge New York — part of Time Warner Center's The Restaurant and Bar Collection — is reinventing the age-old Christmas experience with “It’s Santa Baby,” a one-day photography event on Sunday, December 18 from 12-4pm. And great photos are guaranteed: Noted fashion photographer Steven Menendez will be snapping the shots with Santa.

So whether you’re young or just young at heart, get ready to share your wish list with Santa, who will be watching to see who is naughty or nice.

To add to the fun, Ascent Lounge New York will also be serving up holiday treats for kids and parents alike. How about a rich cup of Zibetto Hot Chocolate for the kids and a Pumpkin Martini for mom?

No reservations are required for “It’s Santa Baby,” which is available on a first come, first serve walk-in basis. There are two photo packages that range from $35-60 and include one or two poses, keepsake prints, and high-res digital images.

We’ll see you under the mistletoe.


Photo credit: Oleg March


Photo credit: Oleg March

Header photo credit: Steven Menendez

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