If visiting New York City during the holiday season isn’t on your bucket list, I think it should be! Sure, it might be a little crowded, but the experience would be unforgettable. Instead of seeing it all via television, see it in person! Here is just a small sampling of the festivities you can take part in during your holiday visit to NYC.
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree – This 80-foot-tall tree will be lit on December 2 and can be viewed until January 6.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular – Radio City Music Hall is the world’s largest indoor theater. The Rockettes put on a spectacular show that you won’t want to miss.
Winter Village at Bryant Park – The Rink is open from 8:00am-10:00pm daily from October 30 through March 6. Winter Village is NYC’s only free admission rink.
Fifth Avenue Window Displays – This tradition dates back to the 1870s. Major department stores create elaborate displays that are sure to impress. Walking tours and motor coach tours are available.
Holiday Markets – If crowded department stores aren’t your cup of tea, there are many holiday markets in the area to explore. Don’t forget to bring your holiday gift list!
The World’s Largest Menorah – Standing 32 feet high and weighing 4,000 pounds, this structure can be found at Grand Army Plaza from December 6 through December 13. Lightings take place around 5:30pm.
Times Square New Year’s Eve – Celebrate the New Year with one million of your closest friends in Times Square. Enjoy musical performances before the ball drops and confetti flies at midnight.
Are you convinced yet? Give AurTravel a call – we can’t wait to begin planning your once in a lifetime holiday trip to New York City!
Brooke Koehler joined the C&A Industries team as Marketing Coordinator in January 2014. She holds a B.S. in Business Management and Marketing from Northwest Missouri State University. In her free time, Brooke enjoys the outdoors, participating in running events, traveling and road-tripping, attending concerts, and spending time with friends and family.