Tuesday, December 20, 2022

15 of the Best Holiday Activities in NYC (Most are FREE!)

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The holidays are here in NYC! Here’s a list of all of my favorite things to do for the holidays in Manhattan!

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1.          Visit Rockefeller tree (best to go late at night or early in the morning when it is less crowded)

2.          Saks 5th Ave for the light show and windows

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3.          Radio City Christmas Spectacular (as Alex said, “it’s the happiest place on earth!”)

4.          Walk up and down 5th Ave to see Cartier and all the decorated storefronts

5.          Bryant Park holiday markets—you have to get the Italian donuts and hot chocolate

6.          Ice skating at Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park or Central Park

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7.          Walk past the lions at the New York Public Library

8.          Rolf’s German Restaurant has the most festive holiday décor that is up all year long

9.          Union Square Holiday Market (great for shopping small businesses)

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10.          Grand Central Station always looks festive at holiday time

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11.          Macy’s Windows at Herald Square

12.          Hudson Yards is decked out in white lights

13.          Walk around the Upper East Side and the West Village to see decorations

14.      Visit festive hotel lobbies: The Plaza, The Peninsula, Lotte New York Palace, The Pierre, St. Regis, Waldorf Astoria, and Ritz-Carlton.

15.          Shop at Columbus Circle Holiday Market


What NYC holiday activities am I missing?


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