Experiencing Christmas in NYC with kids is like having whipped cream on your hot chocolate! It just makes the experience so much more enjoyable.
From the tree lighting ceremony to magical shop window displays, to ice skating to Christmas tunes and roaming around Santaland, there are endless magical things to do in NYC at Christmas with kids.
If you want to experience the magic of Christmas in New York, but not actually spend Christmas there, then the best time to visit for the magical season is from Mid-November through to early January.
This time of year is when the tree lighting ceremonies start, the Christmas holiday lights and holiday decorations are turned on, and the crazy Thanksgiving sales are still lingering.
The best thing about visiting this time of year is that all major New York City attractions at Christmas will be decorated in the festive spirit.
So it brings a new experience to the likes of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Top of the Rock, and One World Observatory. Don’t forget to check out their observation decks!