Everyone has Christmas traditions, but in a city like Manhattan, the possibilities are endless! In this wonderful city, the lights are brighter, the trees bigger, and the decorations more festive. Instead of stressing out of what exactly to do, think about the bigger picture, and Christmas will be sure to be a success!
The number one must while celebrating in Manhattan is seeing all of the lights and decorations. Whether you and your family are admiring the decorations at Macy’s or the lit up tree while skating at Rockefeller Center, it all will be sure to but everyone in a festive mood. This is the best way to catch the contagious holiday spirit!
As for inexpensive traditions, go see the Christmas Displays in department store windows throughout the city. Although displays are intended to draw people into the particular store, it is free to enjoy the holiday windows from the streets. See the creative and beautifully decorated windows at some of the best, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman, and Bloomingdale’s!
For an unforgettable Christmas experience, treat yourself and your family to a New York City Christmas Show! There are plenty of options for all ages and interests! Purchase tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to see Santa, the Rockettes, and many more memorable acts. For a quieter setting, watch the captivating and beautiful ballet dancers in The Nutcracker. This will sure to be a memory of Christmas that will last a lifetime.
What is more magical than Ice Skating on Christmas? It is a wonderful winter sport that’s even more special while surrounded by some of the best landscapes New York City has to offer! Whether your skating in the heart of Rockefeller Center, surrounded by people and the massive Christmas Tree, the Trump Rink at Central Park, or The Pond at Bryant Park, the experience will sure be one to cherish.
See what the city has to offer! There’s no better way to see all of the city on Christmas. The usual, popular, Night Tours convert to Holiday Lights Tours, the most convenient way to see the holiday lights from a double decker bus. This is a fun, relaxing, and informative way to experience Manhattan during the holidays.
Last, but certainly not least, wrap up your holiday shopping at one of many NYC Holiday Markets. These markets take a holiday twist on the typical NYC Street Fair. These festive markets create for a warm inviting atmosphere filled with unique gifts for everyone. With many to choose from, the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, Columbus Circle Holiday Market, and Union Square Holiday Market, have it all! This sure beats shopping at the mall with the outdoorsy feel and a complimentary cup of hot apple cider or cocoa.
Have a Merry Manhattan Christmas, and celebrate the city in all its holiday glory!