Toy Fair® Attendees Invited to Retail Store Tour in NYC's Flatiron District

September 1, 2023 | Toy Fair® attendees: Mark your calendar for a unique opportunity to make the most of your trip to New York City. Further enhancing Toy Fair’s reimagined experience, exclusive tours of toy stores in the heart of Manhattan are now available on Friday, September 29, the day before the show opens. Click here to register.

"Toy Fair attendees are always eager to maximize their time in New York City, and joining this event is a fantastic way to do just that,” said Kimberly Carcone, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association. “It's an all-in-one experience that combines education, networking, and discovery – a perfect complement to the excitement of Toy Fair.”

During each curated tour, Founder & CEO of Retail Store Tours Dan Hodges will guide participants through four retail stores in the Flatiron district, starting off with the iconic LEGO Store. At each location, Hodges will facilitate a discussion that will focus on the innovations, products, store design, customer service enhancements, and brand stories to expand participants’ knowledge, strengthen business, network with fellow play professionals, and discover new products and entertainment experiences.

“Positive feedback from our past tours with companies like the Specialty Food Association and the National Retail Federation have shown us that it's vital for retailers to take a step outside of their own stores and draw inspiration from their industry peers,” Hodges said. “By witnessing the innovations and strategies of their colleagues, retailers can discover fresh insight and ideas to elevate their own businesses."

Toy Fair will take place September 30 to October 3 in New York City. Attendee registration is now open. Visit to learn more.