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Please note: this tour is only offered November 29-30 and December.

Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights Walking Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $35.00
Child (3-12) $28.00

Jump headfirst into the holiday spirit of New York City.

What your Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights tickets include

  • A four hour guided walking tour past New York’s greatest holiday displays
  • The chance to shop at four different holiday markets
  • A walk down Fifth Avenue to look at the department store displays
  • A ride on the subway
  • A tour of popular Christmas movie sites

Kickstart the holiday season with this incredibly Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights Walking Tour by Inside Out Tours. Embark on a 1.7-mile journey through New York City’s best holiday displays, craft markets, and winter-inspired food stalls. Get into the holiday spirit and get ready to get all of your Christmas shopping out of the way in one shot.

Meet your guide at the Holiday Under the Stars display in Columbus Circle and get ready for four hours of holiday fun. You’ll journey towards Fifth Avenue to view the department stores lit up in festive colors and immaculate displays. Then you’ll hit some of the best holiday shops in the city – from Bryant Park’s Winter Village to the Union Square Market shops. At each market, you’ll find an array of hand-crafted goods, unique gifts, local-made art and clothing, and plenty of holiday-themed snacks and drinks. It’s the perfect place to grab a one-of-a-kind gift for the special someone in your life.

As you journey around the city and onto the subway, your guide will provide you with a rich history of New York and its typical holiday celebrations. You’ll cover everything from the Rockette’s Christmas Spectacular to the iconic Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree lighting. You might even make a few stops at the site of famous Christmas movies along the way. With top recommendations at each market and a full appreciation for the season, your guide will really get your spirits up as the holiday nears!

Please note, MetroCards are not included with your Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights Walking Tour tickets. You will have to purchase a one-ride MetroCard prior to the tour or at the subway station.

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Getting In

Tours have limited capacity, so book in advance for the most availability. Your pass must be valid on the day of the tour. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before tour departure at the tour meeting place. Please present your pass to the tour guide for admission.

Reservations are required.

  • Visit and select the NY Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights Walking Tour. Then click on BOOK NOW.
  • Select the date & time of your desired tour.
  • Once you have selected a date and time, you will fill in your name and pass number. Pass numbers are located near the QR code on your pass.
  • If you have questions or difficulty booking a tour, please email


November 29-30 and December: Thursday-Saturday at 3:30 pm.


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Please purchase a MetroCard for a single ride before your tour. If you will be returning to a previous destination, purchase a round-trip ticket.

This tour is not wheelchair-accessible. Please contact Inside Out Tours for more information.


End Point: Union Square Park

Public Transportation

1, 2, 3, A, B, C, or D train to 59 St Columbus Circle;
N, Q, or R traint to 57 St/7th Ave.

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