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A Night of Whimsy and Wonder at FAO Schwarz

Private room in apartment hosted by FAO Schwarz Toy Soldier
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 private bath
* Sorry, this one-time overnight stay is now sold out. *

The holidays may look a little different this year, but that’s no reason to get your tinsel in a tangle. The magic of the season still sparkles, and I’m inviting one New York City family* to experience it in an overnight adventure at one of the world’s most beloved toy stores: FAO Schwarz.

Booking opens at 12 p.m. EST on December 15 for an overnight stay on December 21.

Remember, this one-time, one-night stay is not a contest.

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*Note: those who request to book and fellow guests must prove New York City residency by showing a valid government ID and currently live in the same household.

Get ready to cozy up amidst towers of toys and games galore for a holiday celebration unlike any other. The 20,000-square-foot flagship store is yours for the evening — and with it, private access to the store’s world of theater, imagination and wonder, along with memories to last you and your family a lifetime.

The experience begins with a warm welcome from me, a real FAO Schwarz toy soldier, and a tour of the two-story toy wonderland I call home, where countless games, puzzles and toys are completely yours for the night. Wall-to-wall candy greets you in the FAO Schweetz dining area, where a delicious dinner on the day of your arrival and breakfast on the day of your departure will be served (dessert very much included). After playing up an appetite, you can enjoy your scrumptious meals as a toy train goes round and round the table.

A festive family hideaway awaits you in the living room, where plush, life-sized stuffed animals welcome your cuddles on velvet sofas and faux fur rugs. In the warm glow of twinkle lights, you can try your hand at playing a musical number on the Giant Dance On Piano and afterwards, warm up by the electric fireplace while admiring the extraordinary, 75-foot tree just outside your window in Rockefeller Plaza.

And in the bedroom, a larger-than-life sleigh bed for adults and bunk beds for children - with a slide - set the stage for a family sleepover sure to inspire visions of sugar plums. After you play and explore to your heart’s desire, you can lay your head knowing that you’ll slide right on down to the toy-filled paradise come morning.

During your stay, you’ll have unprecedented access to the elements that make one of the world’s oldest toy stores the most enchanting place in Manhattan, including:

- A music lesson on the store’s iconic Giant Dance On Piano
- An opportunity to build a plush toy and a remote-controlled car of your own design - and then race it down the aisles of FAO Schwarz
- An immersive science experiment guided by one of my favorite colleagues and our very own Professor Atlas

And to top it all off, you’ll get a special shopping credit to use within the store’s walls and pick out some of your very own toys to bring home. Can you believe it?

Your comfort and safety is a top priority; I’ve committed to cleaning before your arrival in accordance with Airbnb's five-step enhanced cleaning process and handbook, which is informed by guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help ensure your safety during this socially-distanced staycation.

In support of FAO Schwarz’ non profit partner, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children and leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Note that there is an elevator available to guests to access the second floor.
* Sorry, this one-time overnight stay is now sold out. *

The holidays may look a little different this year, but that’s no reason to get your tinsel in a tangle. The magic of the season still sparkles, and I’m inviting one New York City family* to experience it in an overnight adventure at one of the world’s most beloved toy stores: FAO Schwarz.

Booking opens at 12 p.m. EST on December 15 for an…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed

Amenities

Wifi
Breakfast
TV
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Essentials
Private entrance
Heating

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Location

New York, United States

Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Rockefeller Plaza, FAO Schwarz is a world of imagination, adventure and wonder for everyone.

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Joined in November 2020
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Hi, I’m an FAO Schwarz toy soldier. I get to welcome kids from all over the world to my home each and every day, but this holiday season, I’ll get to welcome YOU for a special sleepover. You and your family will have the whole store to yourselves, and trust me, you’re going to love it.
Hi, I’m an FAO Schwarz toy soldier. I get to welcome kids from all over the world to my home each and every day, but this holiday season, I’ll get to welcome YOU for a special slee…
During your stay
I will greet you upon arrival and take you on a private and socially-distanced tour of FAO Schwarz. From there, our virtual concierge will ensure a comfortable stay for you and your family — including setting out and arranging meals.

Once you arrive, the toy wonderland is all yours to explore for the evening — I hope you have as much fun in the store as I do!
I will greet you upon arrival and take you on a private and socially-distanced tour of FAO Schwarz. From there, our virtual concierge will ensure a comfortable stay for you and you…
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Cancellation policy