Christmas is one of the most magical times in New York City with the amazing transformation of shops, streets, and parks. It offers a lot of great family activities as well as for couples and individuals. Skate the parks, shop the holiday markets, see the trees, and look at holiday windows. Learn more below for all the NYC Christmas fun:
The Rockefeller Christmas Tree is iconic during Christmas in New York City. An enormous tree is brought in every year and lit up right after Thanksgiving. This is an essential activity, and you get to look over the skating rink at Rockefeller Center...and even skate if you'd like!
Every year, the shops dazzle with creative Holiday Windows. Come see the magic of our yearly Holiday Hike:
Ice skating is a great Christmas time activity, and fortunately there are many places with in NYC for skating. The most well known are Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park, but look on for other options that may be less crowded. There are other spots in Manhattan, but these are the most popular.
Outside of the traditional shops, there are special outdoor holiday shops that open up which are fun to explore for various items you may not find elsewhere. We encourage you to check out the following holiday markets:
Take a look at these other fun events: