The Handbook to Spend Christmas in New York
New York City is possibly the most fun and happening place to be on Christmas. The city is full of seasonal joy, from dazzling Christmas trees to cheerful and lively markets. We have listed all you can do while in the town during the holiday season.
The New York Botanical Garden
The royal botanical garden is transformed into a winter paradise every holiday season. Sparkling trees and the famed ‘train show,’ this year, it’ll showcase 190 replicas of city landmarks throughout its miniature version of New York.
Radio City Rockettes
A century-old Rocketts show has been a traditional part of the New York City Christmas. The eye-catching performers put up a spectacular display of holiday tunes every year. If you wish to be a part of the show, hurry up, the show sells out fast.
The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center
Head to the Lincoln Center; watch The Nutcracker if you would love to watch more songs and dance. This annual classic show by the New York City Ballet will take you through a first-class experience.
Winter Village at Bryant Park
This 17,000-square-foot ice skating rink is the best spot to experience the New York City Christmas. Imagine getting the chance to showcase your skating skills along with shopping, amazing views, and the comfort of hot cocoa.
Columbus Circle Holiday Market, Winter Village, Grand Central Holiday Fair, Union Square Holiday Market, and many more are the destinations you can hit if you love shopping. If you wish to get a holiday souvenir, shop from all your favorite brands, or want to window shop, this is your best choice. Stop over at Bloomingdale’s, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy’s for lovely and festive window displays.
Are you someone who enjoys watching those Christmas light shows? Well, the Brooklyn residents take their holiday displays very seriously. At Dyker heights, you will find many DIY-style lights hung up around homes and shops right after Thanksgiving up until December.
The Rockefeller Christmas Tree
The 80-year-old Rockefeller Christmas tree is the most prominent and inevitable part of New York Christmas. So the city has made it a tradition to light up the tree in Midtown every year from midnight to six a.m. every December and 24 hours on Christmas day.
Perfect Festive Stays
Staycation? No worries! A plethora of excellent hotels in and around the city will give you the best festive vibes and services for adults and little ones. The Plaza, Lotte New York Palace, St. Regis New York, Ritz-Carlton Central Park, and The Langham are some of the best available options.