There is nothing quite like the holidays in New York City.
From Thanksgiving until the New Year, the city boasts all kinds of holiday entertainment from the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree, brightly decorated streets, lovely festive window displays, and fantastic Christmas markets.
The Big Apple has become the hub for holiday shows like the world-famous Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes and the New York City Ballet’s rendition of the Nutcracker.
Events and activities in New York City during the winter holiday season:
Luminaries is a glowing canopy that changes colors beautifully in the Winter Garden of Brookfield Place. It’s an interactive experience great for children and adults, which will really get you in the holiday spirit.
New York Botanical Garden Train show: see model trains travel through a marvelous enchanting display of 175 New York City landmarks.
Central Park Ice Skating Rink: show off your skating skills surrounded by the winter tree of Central Park.
Holiday Markets Around Manhattan: find the best gifts for your friends and family in any of the marvelous holiday markets featuring over 100 local craftsmen, artists, and entrepreneurs located in Grand Central, by Columbus Circle, Bryan Park, and Union Square.
The Two Biggest Christmas Trees: See the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree and Ice Skate right below it, or go downtown and see the other equally tall Christmas Tree in front of the Wall Street Stock Exchange.
Dyker Heights Christmas Lights: Walk through the magical streets of the Dykey Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn. You will be blown away by all the cute houses that have spectacular outdoor holiday decoration block after block.