Holidays in NYC


by staff, 10/25/2012

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The holiday season in New York City is getting into full swing. "Magical" is the only way to describe the ambience as eager kids and grown-ups celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve and more in NYC, transforming the City into a veritable wonderland of stunning window displays, enchanting train shows, mesmerizing tree lightings and heartwarming concerts. And, of course, there's the shopping. From holiday markets to luxurious Fifth Avenue department stores to downtown boutiques for the fashion savvy, there is truly no other place in the world that answers to all of your gift-buying needs. Meanwhile, the Rockettes kick their legs at Radio City Music Hall, youngsters sport marshmallow moustaches from all the hot cocoa, and families and friends cling to one another on ice-skating rinks. Explore the shops, treats and other things to delight in to figure out how you'll spend the most wonderful time of the year.

Holiday Events

gift guide

'Tis the season for giving, and these products help raise funds for charities—including Hurricane Sandy relief.

Holiday Windows

through a glass, sparkly: holiday windows in nyc

There's plenty of creativity and holiday cheer on display in the windows of department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's Herald Square.

Holiday Events

don't miss: holiday events

Celebrate the season with the City's holiday happenings, including Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting and the New Year's Eve Times Square Ball Drop.

Radio City

radio city christmas spectacular

The song-and-dance extravaganza, featuring the legendary Rockettes and their high-stepping moves, is one of New York City's most iconic holiday attractions. Get in on the tradition today.

Attraction Passes

new york city holiday package

Save more than 30% discovering the magic of the holidays with this pass to three NYC attractions: the Holiday Lights Bus Tour, Top of the Rock and the Museum of Natural History. Plus enjoy a 15% savings pass at Macy's. Get your pass today!

NYE Concerts

new year's eve concerts

Count down to 2013 with the likes of Phish, They Might Be Giants, Coldplay, Nas and the New York Philharmonic.

Holiday Dining

holiday dining

As the holidays approach, everyone's looking for restaurants that offer a warm embrace. Luckily, we've got some suggestions.

Holiday Shopping

holiday shopping

Find only–in–New York gifts at these specialized stores, including the MoMA Design and Book Store, Chelsea Market Baskets and FAO Schwarz.

Holiday Markets

holiday markets

Find everything from home furnishings to clothing to jewelry to ornaments—plus plenty of food—all around the City.

New Year's Eve

new year's eve in times square: don't drop the ball

Here are some essential tips for a memorable, pleasant experience at the world's biggest New Year's Eve party.

City Experts

city experts nyc tours

Whether you're staying two days or two weeks, seeing NYC with City Experts is a memorable experience. Choose from tours aboard a double-decker bus, a boat or even a helicopter.


new york skate of mind

Winter just isn't winter without ice-skating, and there are rinks all around the City where you can do just that.

christmas lights and cannoli tour

a slice of brooklyn: christmas lights and cannoli

Far from iconic Rockefeller Center, Brooklyn's Dyker Heights is home to the brightest holiday decorations you've never seen.

hot cocoa

loco for cocoa

These hot chocolate spots will warm your hands and tickle your taste buds.


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