Top 10 Activities in NYC over the Christmas Holiday Season

by NYJ Team

Christmas in New York City is a time of tree lighting, caroling, shopping and good cheer. We’ve put together a list of the top 10 things to do in New York this Festive Season:

  1. The lighting of the tree at the Rockefeller Center is not to be missed. This event traditionally marks the start of the winter holiday season. The tree stays lit from the last week of November to the first week in January, so even if you miss the lighting ceremony be sure to stop by and have a look at this gorgeous Christmas attraction.
  2. A performance of the Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet is a favorite amongst New Yorkers and visitors alike.
  3. The Christmas holiday lights at the Bronx Zoo – Beholding the 140 light animal sculptures, many of which are animated, as well as special night time feedings, live reindeer and tree and architectural lighting as far as the eye can see is a favorite family holiday activity in new York.
  4. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes, is the #1 show to see while you are in New York over the Christmas holiday. The spectacular brings in more people than the shows on Broadway do in an entire year.
  5. Ice Skating -If you’ve ever watched a movie or sitcom based in New York you will have seen that ice skating over the holiday season is a favorite pass time. There are several venues from which to chose but the most famous rinks are located at the Rockefeller Center and Central Park.
  6. The window displays over the festive season are magnificent. Stroll past Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue while you are exploring New York this Festive Season – the displays in the windows will delight as will the shopping opportunities that lie beyond them.
  7. Each holiday season the Big Apple Circus rolls into town to entertain the young and old. Be sure not to miss this interactive show.
  8. Each year South Street Seaport becomes a winter wonderland and is one of the major Christmas attractions in NYC. Choirs, lights and general festivities here are a treat for every one in the family
  9. Midnight Mass at one of the churches in New York City is not to be missed. The sound of carols and bells ringing at midnight mark one of the greatest holiday’s of the year.
  10. Last but definitely not least?? what ever you do don’t miss the highlight of the holiday season in New York – the New Year’s Eve party in Times Square.

What are your plans for the New York holiday season?

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