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Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal
The New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store at Grand Central Terminal is back with its annual Holiday Train Show, whose new layout features Lionel trains traveling through a two-level, 34-foot-long miniature New York City and countryside scene. Vintage trains from the museum's collection, including New York Central models, and posters from the 1920s through the '40s will also be on display.
Museums & Galleries
Origami Holiday Tree
Holiday decor gets a historical makeover with the American Museum of Natural History's annual Origami Holiday Tree. This year, the museum draws inspiration from its own items for the 500 folded-paper works, constructed by volunteers beginning in July. After exploring the permanent-exhibition halls, current shows and expansive collections, see which pieces made their way onto the 13-foot tree.
Arts & Culture
World's Largest Hanukkah Menorahs
Celebrate Hanukkah with the lighting of the world's largest menorah, at Grand Army Plaza (Fifth Avenue and West 59th Street, across the street from The Plaza hotel). This 32-foot-high, gold-colored, 4,000-pound steel holiday icon is a sight to behold. Every evening during the holiday, at 5:30pm, a candle will be lit. For the Sabbath, the lighting will be at 3:30pm on Friday and 8:30pm on Saturday.
NYC Holiday Tours
Central Park TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour
Visit more than 30 movie locations in Central Park on this walking tour, perfect for film buffs and first-time visitors alike. Visit the Wollman Rink, the Bow Bridge, the Carousel, the Naumberg Bandshell, Strawberry Fields and more to see where famous movies such as 'Serendipity,' 'Breakfast at Tiffany’s,' 'The Avengers,' 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Ghostbusters' and 'Sex and the City' were filmed. This is a unique, interesting and fun way to experience Central Park and its many attractions.
Rock the Yacht New York City Party Cruise
Kick off a night in New York City with a 2.5-hour party cruise on New York Harbor. Clink glasses with your friends and coworkers, show off your moves on the dance floor and hang out on the outer decks to watch the illuminated Manhattan skyline glide past. Upgrade to include your choice of beer and wine or unlimited drinks from the premium open bar. Dance and drink the night away.
Power Hour: Central Park Sightseeing Running Tour
A sight-running tour that takes place along a 2-mile course along which we run from one iconic park location to another where we pause to turn up the intensity with strength-training exercises, such as push-ups, squats and lunges, and stair climbing drills. You'll be increasing your knowledge while increasing your power!
Battery Park and South Street Seaport walking tour
Meet you tour guide downtown near Battery Park and enjoy a guided tour of the downtown area of NYC. You will learn the history of battery park and Lady Liberty. See the beauty of the Statue of Liberty from battery park. The tour will explain explore the financial history of Wall St. Enjoy the historic area of South Street Seaport centered where Fulton street meets the East River.
New York Botanical Garden Admission
Explore the New York Botanical Garden at your own pace with an All-Garden Pass to this premier attraction, a National Historic Landmark located in the Bronx. Wander on foot or take an included tram tour through the cultivated grounds of New York’s greatest living museum, whose 250 acres (101 hectares) depict America’s northeastern landscapes. This All-Garden Pass gives you access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, special exhibitions (such as the Holiday Train Show or Orchid Show), the Everett Children's Adventure Garden and the seasonal Rock Garden.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Sightseeing Running Tour
Brooklyn is the second largest borough in New York City, has the highest population, and was once a city independent from New York up until 1890. It is now home to a diverse set of ethnic groups and has seen a renaissance as a center for technology start-ups, food purveyors and artisans. A boost in the local economy has resulted in a surge in development for both home and office spaces. It has also led to the creation of Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River shoreline, which was once congested with factories and warehouses. The park spans 85 acres from Brooklyn Heights to DUMBO, which are the neighborhoods that this tour will cover.
Ground Zero Private Walking Tour with Tickets to 9/11 Museum
This full experience of September 11th sites in Manhattan includes a 1.5-hour guided walking tour of Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial, plus entry to the 9/11 Museum and One World Observatory. As you're led by a local New Yorker guide with personal connection to the events of 9/11, hear stories of tragedy and heroism and gain a deeper understanding of the attack and aftermath.
Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise with Buffet
Grab your friends or that special someone and get ready for 3-hours of real New York fun! This New York dinner cruise includes a delicious buffet, an amazing DJ and breathtaking views of the New York skyline. Don't wait - add this dinner cruise to your New York itinerary today!
The Super Tour of NYC Heroes Comics and More
Discover where your favorite comic book heroes from The Avengers, Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, Jessica Jones and more saved the day. Put on your capes and grab your shield as your tour guide leads you through the most filmed city in the world.
New York City Burlesque Sail
Your invited to set sail on an adventure of seductive espionage around the Hudson and New York Harbor aboard a gorgeous Civil War-era schooner as a scintillating burlesque and variety floor show unfolds against spectacular views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and The Statue of Liberty.
New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights
All aboard for a bird’s-eye view of Manhattan on a helicopter tour of top New York City sights. See Central Park, the Hudson River, Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building, and fly past the Statue of Liberty, South Street Seaport, and the 126-year-old Brooklyn Bridge. Treat yourself to all this plus even more of New York's famous skyline. Several departure times are available throughout the day.
Garment District Special Access Shopping Tour
Shop like an industry insider in the Garment District, the epicenter of fashion in New York City! On this 3-hour guided walking tour, you'll visit private wholesale showrooms not accessible to the public, see where the contestants lived from the television show 'Project Runway', access hot designer sample sales for this season's styles and more.