So Home Alone 2, Some sequels for which this film is an example of sets out to see what worked best in the first film and how they can use those points to make the sequel just as good, if not better. So why not put the main character 'Kevin' in the big city. New York, and see what happens. Not a bad idea, and again it's set at Christmas, so it adds to the holiday mood.
Kevin, once again is delighted to be free of his boisterous family, and sets out on another adventure, taking on the big city. His father's credit card rents him a suite at a wonderful Plaza Hotel. Slapstick moments are provided by run-ins with the original films goofball villains, Harry and Marv. The duo has escaped from prison and are planning to rob a toy store on Christmas Eve, learning of this plan Kevin's determined to stop them. Meanwhile Mum realizes that her son's missing and frantically tries to find him.
Here's a trailer.
It's basically the first film, but in New York. However, it never really boars me. I think it's really good and it feels different to the first film, not just in the setting but with the character development in Kevin and the Two crooks.