What to do in New York City over the holidays - Christmas in New York

Fun Ideas For Christmas In New York

When staying in New York at Christmas we recommend choosing accommodation near Times Square. We’ve been to New York many times and have an excellent post rounding up the best neighborhoods to stay in New York City. 

Our Christmas Vacation In New York

Bundle up with your favorite hat, scarf, and mittens. Pack your comfortable and warm winter boots, layer up, and get ready to explore our Christmas in New York.

Our Christmas Vacation In New York

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be in New York City. New York comes to life during the holidays and there are so many things to do in NYC at Christmas, that we had to give them all a try.

Our Christmas Vacation In New York

We’ve rounded up the top attractions for holiday fun to help you decide where to start your New York City Christmas vacation. Let’s go!

The Rockettes Radio City Music Hall

I was sure my New York friends were going to tell me I was nuts when I told them we booked a ticket for the Radio City Christmas Extravaganza during the holiday season.

The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular

I was expecting to see 90 minutes of women kicking their legs high in the air “A Chorus Line” style, but there’s a ton of budget, thought, and fun energy that goes into the show.

The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular

There are singers, figure skaters, a 3D screen showing Santa’s adventure, and a group of shorter and more diverse male and female dancers backing up the actual Rockettes.

The Nutcracker

If you want to see another Christmas Show in New York, the Nutcracker is performed by the New York City Ballet at the Lincoln Centre. Nothing rings in the holiday season quite like the Nutcracker.

Christmas Markets

You can’t have a proper Christmas in New York without visiting the Christmas Markets. If you are looking for a guided experience to see the Christmas markets of New York, do not miss this Chrismas Lights and Markets Tour. We loved it!

Bryant Park

Why was Bryant Park our favorite place in New York for the holiday season? Well, for one, there is an ice skating rink and you can skate here for free!

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Even though it wasn’t one of our favorite of things to do in New York at Christmas, you can’t NOT go to the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.  It’s would be like going to Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower.

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