A Once-in-a-Lifetime Holiday Experience at FAO Schwartz

By  November 08, 2010

Want to give your kids a truly unforgettable holiday experience and support Toys for Tots? Make merry memories that will last a lifetime with the Quintessential New York Tour, available to one lucky family From FAO Schwartz.

This iconic retail destination has been a “must-see” stop for kids and kids at heart for generations. One family of four will receive a trip to Manhattan, as well as a special behind-the-scenes opportunity to experience the legendary landmark.

Winners will start their Manhattan adventure at the airport with a colorful greeting from the FAO Schwarz Toy Soldier followed by a tour through the city that never sleeps. One morning will be dedicated to a VIP visit to the Fifth Avenue toy store for an exclusive tour of this one-of-a-kind destination.

Guests will re-live the magic and memories from the movie, Big, starring Tom Hanks, with one-on-one lessons with a professional FAO Schwarz piano dancer on the store’s larger-than-life piano. The package also includes a $500 gift card – and the assistance of a personal shopper to help spend it (although it should be too difficult a task!)

After your shopping spree, guests will enjoy a carriage ride in Central Park topped off with tea for four at the famed Plaza Hotel.

The FAO Schwarz Big Apple adventure also includes front-row seats to the new Cirque du Soliel show, a pre-theater dinner at Sardis, Circle Line tockets for a tour of Manhattan by Water.

The auction-only package includes airfaire within the continental United States, and two nights’ accommodations for up to four people.

Bidding on this one-time package starts at $2500. Proceeds benefit Toys for Tots.