Junior's Cheesecake just off Times Square is a good family place that the girls wil love--better call if you are a large group and let them know--with the Holidays it can be very nusy there. Food is good, the prices reasonable, and there is a retro feel to the place that everyone can get in touch with. Good luck with the dinner!
Greetings Arthur and welcome to New York!
In addition to the places already mentioned, here are 3 suggestions where atmosphere, food and holiday magic are juxtaposed in ways that are sure to delight you and your party: Chelsea Market, Union Square and Bryant Park. If you are planning to drive on Saturday, make sure to stop at a bank, and buy rolls of quarters so you can feed the muni-meters. On Sunday, New York is very visitor-friendly and parking is FREE:
Have a fun and exciting weekend in NYC!