Though there has been some debate throughout the years over whether or not Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York are holiday movies, both films definitely evoke the spirit of the season, but it doesn't have to stop at the screen. Both movies have quite a few accessible filming locations—especially Home Alone 2, which was primarily shot in New York City. If you happen to find yourself in the city this holiday season, there's a fairly good chance that you might be near one of the many iconic locations used in the film.
8 "Home Alone" Filming Locations To Check Out During the Holidays
The Plaza Hotel is most prominent in the sequel, Home Alone 2, as the film showcases the concierge lobby and Suite Room 411, where Kevin stayed, though the room has since been remodeled. While it depicts the Plaza Hotel as where the family reunites at the end of the film, the suite was actually shot at the Conrad Hilton Suite in Chicago. The 5,000-square-foot suite is two floors and costs more than $7,000 per night.
2. The McAllister's House
The house at 671 Lincoln Avenue in Winnetka, Illinois is the O.G. setting for where all of the bedlam first began. Airbnb even recently announced that fans can enter a raffle to earn a chance to stay in the famous house.
3. Chicago O'Hare International Airport
O’Hare Airport is without a doubt the most beautiful airport during the holiday season, so naturally, this is where the iconic running-through-the-airport scene in Home Alone was shot. According to cast members and the production team, this was one of the most hectic scenes to shoot, which makes a decent amount of sense given that you're combining an already-stressful airport with an entire film crew and cast.
4. LaGuardia Airport
It isn't until Kevin officially lands at LaGuardia Airport that he realizes he’s not in Miami, Florida. Today, the view looks a little different...and we’ll never know why. To tell you the truth, there are no views like this from any New York airport, so please don't go searching for the bench where Kevin McAllister sat.
5. Rob McAllister's Townhouse
Kevin’s Uncle Rob owns the townhouse on 95th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue (the actual address is at 51 W 95th St). Kevin finds the address in his dad's contacts when he quickly realizes that the house is undergoing a full renovation; it's also where Kevin leads Harry and Marv on the night of the toy store robbery.
6. The Queensboro Bridge
A yellow cab in the city cruising over the Queensboro Bridge is an absolute classic sight whether it's in a film or not. In the movie's most famous frame, Kevin leans out the rear window, and at that moment, you know Kevin is in New York City.
7. Radio City Music Hall
Upon first touching down in New York, Kevin has to hit all of the iconic sights from the city, which obviously includes Radio City Music Hall, located in the heart of Midtown.
8. Wollman Rink
Harry and Marv hang by Wollman Rink, located at the southern end of Central Park, a spot that's usually a bit crowded but definitely worth checking out during the holiday season in the Big Apple.
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