Top 10 Things to do at Christmas in New York


It’s the most wonderful time of the year and during the festive Season New York offers an unforgettable experience, perfect for getting you into the holiday spirit! And here at Fitzpatrick Hotels New York, we’ve complied our Top 10 Things to do during the holiday season!

1. Bryant Park Winter Village

Located between Fifth and Sixth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, this holiday market offers the ultimate Christmas experience. This market offers over 125 shopping kiosks and food vendors along with a 17,000 square foot ice rink perfect for transporting you to a winter wonderland! This is the merriest of Christmas markets and the rink and fair run right through to the 2nd January 2018!

2. Christmas Windows

The Christmas windows in New York are truly unforgettable. Enjoy the magic as you browse the shops around the city where you’ll be greeted to elaborate and extravagant decorations, which will have you feeling festive in no time as you make your way through the streets. As always, stores including Bloomingdales, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue show off all of their festive windows in style, which does not disappoint!

3. Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Christmas shows are on everyone’s mind during the holiday season and the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular is on top of everyone’s list! This Christmas delight features Santa, Wooden Soldiers and the world famous Rockettes and is certainly a New York must see!

4. Rockefeller Center

Soar up to the Top of the Rock and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the city. After taking in the sights from 850 feet above street level, head back down to ground level and enjoy ice-skating at the famous Rockefeller Center. This event is not to be missed and you’ll be feeling festive as you skate around the stunning 76 foot Christmas tree!

5. A Christmas Carole at Merchants House

Another great New York event taking place this Christmas is the Charles Dickens Christmas Carole at Merchant’s House. This enchanting show is performed by Candlelight where audiences are treated to a one-hour performance of this classic tale with a modern day twist. This performance also takes place at the stunning 19th-century Merchants House which provides a spectular backdrop for this show. Audiences will even be treated to mulled wine and tasty snacks!

6. The Nutcracker

The amazing Tchaikovsky’s Christmas Ballet returns again this Christmas to Lincoln Center. This magical 1954 production performed by the New York City Ballet Company is an enchanting show featuring an onstage blizzard and a Christmas tree that grows from 12-40 feet and we definitely recommend booking tickets!

7. Elf The Musical

The much-loved Broadway musical adaption of the popular Will Ferrell comedy Elf returns to Madison Square Gardens for the holiday season! This hilarious show features the tale of a human boy who has been raised as an Elf at the North Pole who finds himself in confused in wintry New York City, in search of his family! It will have you and the family laughing out loud this festive season!

8. The Apollo

Another great family friendly activity takes place at the legendary Apollo. These weekly amateur nights feature the recent winners of the ‘Apollo Stars of Tomorrow’ which showcases a range of gifted young musicians, singers and dancers which will entertain the entire family this Christmas.

9. Central Park

Spending the holiday season in New York is like no other and no trip is complete without a visit to this famous park. With the snow glistening and the picturesque scenery it has become synonymous with many a wedding proposal!

10. Years Eve in New York

Ringing the New Year in New York is one unforgettable experience! As the city comes alive with an all night party with a host of concerts, shows and fireworks to enjoy it provides the perfect way to ring in the New Year! It is recommended that you keep an eye on all of the ticket announcements so that you don’t miss out!

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