Christmas in New York is a merry and bright time of year. There’s so much to do and see, you’ll be sure to have happy holidays.

Have a Classic Christmas in New York City

Your holidays in the city won’t be complete without a visit to at least one of these attractions.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

The iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will get lit up for the season on November 29. Be there to see the pomp and spectacle, including live music performances, in person.

Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is the perfect place to do some outdoor skating. The festive atmosphere includes the towering Christmas tree and is an NYC staple.

NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade

Don’t forget to check out the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season: the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Elaborate floats, marching bands, live music, and giant balloon characters are all expected, with Santa bringing up the rear.

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular

The Radio City Rockettes will be performing their Christmas Spectacular once again this holiday season. Dancing, music, costumes, and Santa will all be part of the festive show.

Shopping in New York City

Get some holiday shopping done at stops like Union Square Holiday Market or the historic Macy’s Herald Square. At Union Square, you’ll find crafts, local goods, and live music. Meanwhile, head to Macy’s for a classic department store holiday shopping experience.

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