The festive Holiday Season is one of the most exciting times to visit New York City – the lights, the crowds, the shopping, the buzz! Don’t miss the annual window displays along Fifth Avenue, especially those at Macy’s, Saks and Lord & Taylor – they’re spectacular!
It’s well worth a trip to New York City just to see the fabulous Radio City Christmas Spectacular . The fun Holiday musical includes our all-time favorite Rockettes’ performance – the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers”. Be sure to book well in advance; it’s very popular with locals and tourists alike. The Christmas Show is running now thru’ December 30, 2010.
See the world’s most famous Christmas Tree. The Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place after Thanksgiving (this year on November 30) and is on display at Rockefeller Center until early January. While there, take to the ice at Rockefeller Center’s Ice-Skating Rink. During winter months, the famous sunken plaza is filled with ice-skaters – spectators can watch from above. It’s a fun place to hang-out and people watch!
New York City is one of the most romantic cities in the world. If you’re looking for a memorable place to “pop the question,” consider the “Top of the Rock” Observation Deck (at Rockefeller Center) – especially during sunset or after dark, under the twinkling stars. The views from 70 stories above the city are breathtaking – it’s a great place to propose. Speaking of romance, snuggle up to your honey on a romantic Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride thru’ Central Park. Winter time can be very romantic, cuddling under warm blankets.
Get in a festive mood by taking a two-hour, early-evening tour of Manhattan’s glittering holiday-season lights. New York City really comes
alive at night, and there is no better time to tour the illuminated city than during the Christmas holidays. The New York City Holiday Lights Tour gives you a panoramic night tour of the city that you will never forget.
And if you’re on a budget, New York City also offers Free Year-Round Sightseeing Options, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Staten Island Ferry… and more, so there’s no excuse not to have fun!
What are some of your favorite things to do during the Holidays?