While it’s hard to imagine that New York can get any more dazzling, the holiday season invites even more brilliance to grace the streets of America’s largest city. There is an uncanny romance in the air and the streets are dusted in the beginnings of snowfall amongst the illuminating window displays -igniting nostalgic recollections of the classic New York City winter image.
Perhaps the most iconic landmarks of New York City’s winter is the glittering presentation at Rockefeller Center. The ice skating rink, having been featured in countless film and television shows, provides a romantic landscape to inspire holiday cheer. Learn about the prestigious history of Rockefeller Center on the Rockefeller Plaza Tour, and revisit the esteemed spot on December 4th at 7pm to experience the lighting of this signature Norway spruce – coming straight out of the suburbs of Connecticut. Tens of thousands will crowd the sidewalk in anticipation of the event – making it an unforgettable, classic New York experience.
Fifth Avenue Shoppes:
One of my most vivid childhood memories from trips to New York is peering into those elaborate window displays of some of the most brilliance Fifth Avenue stores. They are often true works of art to marvel, and give a whole new meaning to the term ‘window shopping’. Pass my Tiffany’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Bergdorf’s, and so much more – all adorned in the combined glamour of fashion and festivity. And keep your eyes peeled for the famous UNICEF snowflake, made of Baccarat crystal, strung proudly by Tiffany’s on 57th street. The array of shops are located close to some of the best New York attractions – including the Museum of Modern Art, the Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour, and the Art of the Brick at Discovery Times Square – all offered in your New York City Explorer Pass!
Located conveniently beside the start of the Central Park Movie Tour, the NY TV and Movie Sites Tour, and the Sex and the City Tour, Grand Central Station presents one of the most reputable winter displays. This 12,000 square foot hall is prnamented with spectacular light shows, train displays, wreaths, and holiday lights. Stock up on holiday girls during the Centennial Holiday Fair – spanning from November 18th-December 24th (Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 11am-7pm). As the only holiday market operated indoors, take this chance to warm up and collect holiday gifts for your loved ones – including clothing, art, accessories, home goods, collectibles, and so much more!
There is nowhere else in the world like New York City at Christmas: the twinkling lights, the elaborate holiday window displays, the festive decorations. It’s enough to warm the heart of even the most cynical New York Grinch! With stunning holiday displays around every corner rivaling the already glistening signage reeling above your head, the sensationalism of New York City in wintertime is an unforgettable experience. Save up to 45% at all the top NYC attractions with a New York Explorer Pass or New York Holiday Attractions Pass by Smart Destinations! Save money and skip lines!