There is something special about Christmastime in New York City. There is something magic in the air. If you plan to visit New York City, there are few better times than during the holiday season. The city is glowing with even more lights than usual, there are countless things to do, and the welcoming atmosphere gives the lie to the idea that New Yorkers are a tough bunch.
So what to do in New York during the holiday season? The answers are endless!
1) See The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Perhaps nothing better encapsulates Christmas in New York than the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, an icon of the season not just in New York, but nationwide. It has been put up every year since 1933 and overlooks the world-famous ice skating rink. If you are staying in New York City, don’t miss this!
2) Window Shop In Manhattan. The famous window displays of shops in Manhattan have not only draw millions of shoppers and revelers over the years, they have even become icons of cinema, featuring prominently in films like Miracle On 34th Street and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Macy’s, Barney’s, and other legendary stores should for sure be a stop on your holiday travels!
3) Take In The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Eight decades and running, this has been a New York City classic, featuring Santa, wooden soldiers, and the world-famous Rockettes. It’s a true American classic!
4) Broadway! Times Square and the shows of Broadway are great any time of year, but they really sing (no pun intended) during the Christmas season, when many of the best shows feature their best casts in front of enthusiastic crowds. There is no better time to be a part of the world’s Mecca for theater!
And that only scratches the surface of things to do in New York during Christmas. If you plan to take in the holiday sights and sounds of Manhattan, consider staying with us at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View, which offers Manhattan views without Manhattan prices!