Friday, November 23, 2012

10 Best Christmas Activities in New York City

There are so many things to do in New York City during the Christmas holiday, but I have tried to list my personal best for you all in one post. They are in no particular order as that would be quite hard indeed!!

  1. Department Store Windows - walk from Macy's up Fifth Avenue to Lord & Taylor, Saks, Henri Bendel, Tiffany, Bergdorf Goodman then over to Madison Avenue for Barney's and a few more over to Lexington for Bloomingdales. 
  2. Ice Skating in Central Park or Bryant Park 
  3. Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center 
  4. Holiday Train Show at NY Botanical Garden 
  5. Enjoy a holiday tea at The Plaza Hotel, The Lowell HotelThe Ritz Carlton Central Park  or The Mandarin Oriental New York 
  6. Christmas Lights and Cannoli Tour with A Slice of Brooklyn 
  7. The Nutcracker at the NYC Ballet 
  8. Holiday Markets at Chelsea Market, Union Square, Grand Central Terminal The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
  9. Walk around Flatiron district and enjoy a cup of cocoa at LA Burdick Chocolate Shop 
  10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas just opening on Broadway would be a fun time 
I stayed away from the Radio City Show as that is pretty common to most, but kept in the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center as it is a gorgeous site to see, especially for your first time in the city during the holiday season. Expect very large crowds around the tree, especially at night, as everyone wants to see the beauty of this holiday NYC tradition. 

What are some of your favorite holiday events in New York City?

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Chic Delights said...

Your list makes me wish I am in NYC. It must be fun just walking along Fifth Avenue to view all of the Christmas windows from Saks Fifth to Bergdorfs. Also try the Holiday Tea at The Peninsula. But The Plaza is a very nice place to eat!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

What a great list of things to see and do in NYC for the holidays! Spending a few days (even a week if possible) in NYC is on my bucket list and I will keep your list for wonderful things to do . . . especially afternoon tea and looking at all of the beautiful window displays!!!! Hope you have a delightful holiday season!


nycstylelittlecannoli said...

Pamela, I have have had tea at the Peninsula but will look into that for sure!

Roz, you have to let me know when you are booked for your trip, I will help you plan it out. So many great things to see and do as well as a day for no plans and see where it takes you!!

Hope you ladies had a great Turkey day!!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Oh, it is one of my dreams to be in NYC around the holidays! You've given me a lot of incentive to get a trip scheduled! Hope you had a marvelous Thanksgiving!

Bren Haas said...

Beautiful shares Rosemary ... I hope to visit NYC in the winter in the next five years!

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