Christmas In New York City

November 2018

New York City is a place where one can find just about anything you could want. From world class dining experiences and entertainment featuring all-star casts, to unique gifts and out of the way shops offering items you won’t find anywhere else in the world, New York City has it all. Christmas time is no different, in fact, Christmas in New York City becomes even more of a destination for travelers from all over the world.

While we all know about the “touristy” things to do during the holidays in New York City, tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, there are some not so well known holiday activities that are a lot less crowded and a lot more fun!

Let’s take a look at 5 fun and interesting things to do in New York City during the holidays:

Bank of America Winter Village At Bryant Park- outdoor Christmas villages, similar to what you’ll find in the UK, are what the Bank of America Winter Village is all about. With plenty of unique and handcrafted gifts, fun for all ages and an ice skating rink, this is a must see when visiting NYC this Christmas.

Check Out The Holiday Windows- get in the Christmas spirit by taking a walk down Fifth Avenue and check out the holiday window displays. Some stores, including Tiffany’s, Cartier and Harry Winston really go all out with their displays and they are something to behold during the Christmas shopping season. For the best experience, dress warm and go after dark.

Go Vintage- every Sunday through December, you can take a ride on a vintage subway train and relive the golden age of the NYC subway! With an informative driver and a Transit Museum full of vintage subway cars from as early as 1908, the NYTM’s Holiday Nostalgia Rides are fun for everyone!

Ice Skating at the Standard Hotel- located in the Meatpacking District, the Standard Hotel creates an ice skating rink right out from complete with an outdoor café, skate rental and holiday music to skate to. Although small, it isn’t busy with tourists and it is open late, until 1:00 AM on weekends!

Drink Up With The Locals- when New Yorkers want to go out for a drink and avoid the holiday crowds, they choose some of their favorite out of the way nightclubs, neighborhood bars and speakeasy’s. From Sippin’ Santa and Miracle on 9th Street, both holiday themed spots, to local favorites One if by Land, Two if by Sea and Tiny's in Tribeca, you are sure to find a new favorite of your own this holiday season!

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