Walking Into Wonderland: NYC's Festive Holiday Season

New York City

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with these NYC winter activities

1. Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center

Experience the magic of ice skating beneath the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Glide across the rink surrounded by the dazzling lights and festive decorations.

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2. Attending the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Marvel at the world-famous Rockettes as they perform their high-energy, synchronized dance routines. This holiday tradition is filled with glittering costumes, stunning sets, and beloved Christmas tunes.

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3. Visiting the Christmas Tree at Bryant Park

Admire the majestic Christmas tree at Bryant Park, adorned with thousands of twinkling lights. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while taking in the festive atmosphere.

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4. Taking a Holiday Lights Tour

Hop on a guided tour bus or a festive walking tour to witness the enchanting holiday lights that illuminate the city's streets and landmarks. Marvel at the dazzling displays and decorations.

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5. Attending the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Display

Venture to Brooklyn's Dyker Heights neighborhood, where residents go all out with extravagant holiday decorations. Admire the captivating lights, life-size Santas, and larger-than-life displays.

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6. Watching the Holiday Window Displays

Stroll along Fifth Avenue and other major shopping areas to marvel at the elaborate and whimsical holiday window displays. See how famous department stores transform their windows into works of art.

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7. Joining a Holiday-themed Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with a holiday-themed walking tour. Explore iconic neighborhoods, learn about holiday traditions, and discover hidden gems along the way.

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8. Attending the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden

Marvel at model trains as they pass through a miniature replica of New York City landmarks, all crafted from natural materials like bark, leaves, and twigs. Admire the intricate details of this seasonal exhibition.

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9. Enjoying a Broadway Holiday Show

Catch a festive Broadway show featuring holiday-themed storylines, iconic songs, and breathtaking performances. From classic favorites to new productions, there's something for everyone.

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10. Skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park

Experience the joy of ice skating in the heart of Central Park. Glide across the ice while surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature and breathtaking views of the city skyline.

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