17 Reasons Why NYC Is Magical During the Holidays

nycgo.com staff

No place is more magical during the holidays than New York City. There is a sense of wonder in the air, and everywhere you turn you’ll find twinkling lights and elaborate decorations. We’ve also got all the winter activities you crave, including ice-skating under the stars and sipping killer hot chocolate when you are done. Read on for our list of reasons NYC is the place to be this holiday season.

Rockefeller Christmas Tree. Courtesy, Diane Bondareff and AP Images for Tishman Speyer

2.not to mention the Origami Holiday Tree and many more.

Bryant Park Ice Skating. Photo: Brittany Petronella

3. You can also ice-skate at Rock Center (or elsewhere)…

4. and then have great hot chocolate.

Rockettes, Christmas Spectacular. Courtesy, MSG

5. You can see a wide variety of holiday shows, including the Rockettes

Brooklyn Nutcracker. Photo: Julie Lemberger

6. and the Nutcracker,


8. There’s no better place to do your holiday shopping than at holiday markets

Courtesy, Saks Fifth Ave

9. and department stores that display mind-blowing window decorations.

Grand Army Plaza (Brooklyn). Photo: Julienne Schaer

10. We’re the place to see the world’s largest Hanukkah menorahs (two of ’em).

11. You can have an over-the-top holiday meal,

12. or see a movie and get Chinese food in style.

New Year's Eve Times Square Ball Drop. Courtesy, Times Square Alliance

13. This is where the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

14. You can also ring in 2019 with concerts

15. comedy


16. and parties.

17. Finally, if you get lucky, you’ll be able to see Central Park under a fresh coat of snow.

Enjoy the holiday season, everyone!