NYC for the Holidays

Avenue Queue

by David Sokol

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  • New York is never more magical than during the holiday season, when the City wraps its department stores, public spaces, restaurants and event venues in tinsel and other glittering excess. It is also one of the busiest times of year in the City, which can make it difficult to immerse yourself in the scenery that graces movie screens and Flickr pages. While all of the following holiday destinations are worth the wait, here you'll also find some plan B options. The alternatives should have shorter lines, occasionally lower prices and, for the New Yorker or visitor who's already seen the must-sees, delightfully different experiences.

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