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Season’s Greetings from Central Park Sightseeing!

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Holidays Rockefeller Center
NEW YORK: Crowds gather at Rockefeller Center to see the newly lit Christmas tree on December 5, 2013.

Thanksgiving is over, the Macy’s Parade has marched through Manhattan and the holiday season has officially started. Santa came to town as the finale of the parade and now its time to spread holiday cheer, spread good tidings and be merry. During this season in the city there is so much to see and do. Lights twinkle and sparkle in the distance, snowflakes fall from the sky (hopefully soon!) and everything is a magical holiday wonderland.

With so much to see and do during the holidays in NYC, it can be hard to keep track of it all! The list below will give you an overview of much of what New York has to offer during the winter season.

  • 17th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square -New York’s Biggest Holiday Festival!
    • Nov. 28, 2016 | 5:30-9:00 PM
  • Winter Village in Bryant Park
    • Tree Lighting / The Lights Before Christmas, an original tale on ice | Dec. 2nd | 6pm
    • Holiday Shops | Open Nov. 25-Jan. 2 | M-F 11am-8pm & Weekends 10am-8pm
    • Ice Skating at The Rink | Oct. 30-Mar.5 | 8am-10pm
    • Public Fare | Eat at the Winter Village!
  • Holiday Lights Walking Tour with Central Park Sightseeing
    • Nov. 25-Dec. 30 | 5:00-7:00 PM daily
  • Lasker Rink in Central Park
    • 11am-3pm, 4pm-7pm
  • Wollman Rink in Central Park
    • 10am-9pm, daily
  • Empire State Building lit up with Red and Green Lights – seen from all over Manhattan!
    • Observation Deck open 8am-2pm, daily
  • Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes
    • Nov. 13-Jan. 3, daily shows at 11am, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
  • Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Rockefeller Centre
    • Tree Lighting Ceremony and live broadcast | Nov. 30 | 7pm-9pm
    • Watch the live-stream broadcast from NBC in the comfort of home!
  • 5th Avenue holiday window displays
    • Saks Fifth Avenue
    • Macy’s Herald Square
    • Barney’s
    • Bergdorf Goodman
    • Bloomingdale’s
    • Lord & Taylor
    • Tiffany & Co.
    • Henri Bendel

      Cartier’s iconic window display on 5th Avenue hinting that a package from them will make your holiday that much more magical.
      Cartier’s iconic window display on 5th Avenue hinting that a package from them will make your holiday that much more magical.
  • Gigantic Holiday Cheer in the form of giant ornaments along 6th Avenue
    • 1251 6th Avenue
  • Visit a Holiday Market
    • Union Square Holiday Market
    • Columbus Circle Holiday Market – opens today!
  • Go sledding in local parks
    • Pilgrim Hill, Central Park
    • Cedar Hill, Central Park
    • East River Park
    • Inwood Hill Park
    • Morningside Park
    • Riverside Park
    • Fort Greene Park
    • Owls Head Park
    • Prospect Park
    • Crocheron Park
  • See the extravagant Dyker Heights holiday lights in Brooklyn
  • Go to Chelsea Market to shop and see the featured holiday pop-up shops
  • Attend one of the holiday shows at Lincoln Center like the Nutcracker
  • Participate in NYC SantaCon!
    • Saturday, December 10th @ 10 am
  • Go to Serendipity 3 for an iconic treat – Frozen Hot Chocolate
  • Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
    • November 19-January 16
  • See the christmas tree beneath the arch in Washington Square Park
  • Go skating at Rockefeller center rink or Wollman or Lasker Rinks in Central Park
  • See Macy’s Santaland
    • Filled with holiday treats, send your letter, meet Santa himself
    • Macy’s Herald Square, 8th Floor
  • Listen to St. John the Divine’s Winter Solstice concert series
    • December 15, 16, 17, 2016
    • Only four shows so reserve a spot soon!
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