Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and the kids spent the holiday in New York City.

Five days before Christmas, the clan enjoyed hot chocolate at NYC's Café Metro. Pitt -- who turned 46 Dec. 18 -- "waited in line like all the other patrons," a witness tells, while Jolie, 34 (who is in town for Salt reshoots), gabbed with Zahara, 5, Maddox, 8, and Shiloh, 3.

Later, the family was spotted again picking up gloves, hats and scarves at a street vendor.

Pitt and Jolie were also in the giving spirit this holiday season.

They donated $100,000 to the American SOS Children's Villages, an alternative foster care organization with locations in the U.S. in Illinois and Florida.

"We have seen firsthand the remarkable job SOS does to raised orphaned and abandoned children and keep families together," Jolie said in a statement. "No one "ages out" of an SOS Village. Vocational training, advanced education, living assistance and more support are there forever."