If you’re hoping to truly hop into the holiday spirit this year, New York City is the absolute best place to be. From The Rockefeller Christmas Tree to the Winter Village at Bryant Park, and beyond, here’s how to celebrate the holidays with a celebratory visit to NYC.
Visit The Rockefeller Christmas Tree
First, there’s no better way to kick off your New York City holiday celebration than by visiting New York City’s greatest symbol of the holiday season — The Rockefeller Christmas Tree.
Located at Rockefeller Plaza on 49th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, this 82-foot tall Norway Spruce weighs a whopping 14 tons and came from Queensbury, New York. Be sure to visit between 6 a.m. and midnight when the tree is lit, except on Christmas Day when the tree is lit for 24 hours. Learn more about The Rockefeller Christmas Tree.
Winter Village at Bryant Park
Next, take your celebration over to the Winter Village at Bryant Park. Featuring a bring-your-own-skates 17,000-square-foot ice skating rink, it’s a great place for a date or just an evening out with friends.
After you’ve skated up an appetite, be sure to check out the 170-plus kiosks surrounding the rink for shopping and a lot of incredible local food. Of course, you’ll also want to check out The Lodge, an outdoor, covered après-themed area where your group of friends and family can enjoy festive cocktails and food with a view of the ice rink. Learn more about Winter Village at Bryant Park.
NYC Holiday Lights Walking Tour
Lastly, to truly celebrate the holiday season in NYC, there are a few Instagram worthy spots bound to dazzle your followers. Here are just some of the places to visit on your NYC Holiday Lights Walking Tour:
Radio City Music Hall
The Plaza Hotel