This article will be your best friend as a guide to help you discover NYC best spots during Christmas time!
The most wonderful time of the year is coming towards us! Of course, we’re referring to Christmas in New York, a magical time when the best New York attractions transform into the most festive winter wonderlands. This is your new favorite signature on the blog (never forget the ‘what’s hot on Pinterest’)! Are you ready for the countdown? Today it’s 61 days to Christmas, how many days will be, two weeks from now?
During the holiday season, you’ll spot Christmas lights and trees in every borough. But especially today, we will focus on the NYC Christmas Season! Are you curious to see the top 10 places you can’t miss to visit? Here are they, just for you!
10th- Visit The Bryant Park Winter Village
The merriest holiday market opens for the season on Saturday, October 27 at noon. The holiday shops close on January 2, 2019. The Rink and The Lodge will run through March 2019. And now you are probably thinking ‘well, what can I do there to have fun?’ So we answer, not only is there free ice-skating on Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink, Urbanspace is bringing more than 170-holiday shops, including a bunch of new kiosks and eateries for your shopping and eating pleasure. And the rest you will have to see for yourself! Also, you can send a ‘Merry Christmas‘ card with a picture from this place as a background!
📍 41 W 40th St between Sixth and Fifth Avenues, New York
9th- Take A Christmas Walking Tour
Take in some of the city’s most beautiful holiday decorations on this one-hour walking tour. After scoping out the tree at Rockefeller Center (we will get there), you’ll make your way toward iconic Radio City Music Hall. This is something fun to do especially if the weather is by your side, if not, you can arrange it for the next day or you can enjoy a Christmas Walking Tour under the snow, and who knows, under the mistletoe.
📍 1260 Sixth Ave, New York
8th- Enjoy Chris Botti Holiday Residency
This trumpet players’ skills are actually as good as his telegenic looks, even if he rarely puts them to use playing the kind of bop he cut his teeth on. A consummate showman, Botti presents his blend of smooth jazz-funk, glossily Miles-ian ballads and assorted pop and classical chestnuts at the Blue Note for his 14th annual holiday residency. There’s nothing better during Christmas Season than some good jazz music to warm up your heart, soul, and to put you in the best Christmas spirit.
📍 Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012
7th- Bubby’s It’s The Common Word We Use For Brunch
Just kidding! Actually, the name means “grandma” in Yiddish, but to celebs, punksters, and stroller-pushers who wait all morning for a table, it means brunch. The sun-blasted restaurant, originally a pie kitchen, has morphed into an all-day gourmet picnic; at the front, insulated from the pram parking lot, is the bar. The fluorescent dessert cases and gaudy floral wallpaper will fade after one of the mimosa flights or pickle-brined Bloody Marys. Top off your buzz with Bubby’s mile-high apple pie, then stick a fork in it — you’re done for the day.
📍 120 Hudson St, New York 10013
6th- Visit Dyker Heights Holiday Lights
Dyker Heights residents take the holidays very seriously: The houses in this nabe are decked out with thousands of lights, life-size toy soldiers, inflatable Santas and more. Take in all the best displays on this 3.5-hour bus tour. And we can’t tell you more, or we will ruin the surprise: just find out for yourself!
📍 700 Eighth Ave, New York 10036
5th- Going to the theater for New York City Ballet: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
This magical 1954 production, set to Tchaikovsky’s incredible score, includes the full New York City Ballet company and two casts of School of American Ballet students, as well as an onstage blizzard and a Christmas tree that grows from 12 to 40 feet. In the end, however, Balanchine’s choreography is what holds it all together. It’s enchanting. Run to buy your tickets and keep in mind this is one of the biggest New York attractions.
📍 W 63rd St at Columbus Ave, New York 10023
4th- Where To Eat During Christmas Eve: Lakruwana
At this Staten Island temple of Sri Lankan cuisine—outfitted with Buddha statues and colorful stone walls—you can get Southeast Asian staples, like lampreis (rice and vegetables wrapped in a banana leaf) and edible rice-flour bowls filled with curry. Temper the spice with a cool mango lassi, or a bowl of coconut-milk pudding for dessert. Not a Christmas tradition, but a different way to celebrate the holiday!
📍 668 Bay St, New York 10304
3rd- The Best Holiday Market We can Offer: Union Square
If there’s one alfresco shopping event worth braving the cold for, it’s this one. This European-style winter market boasts more than 150 local and national vendors hawking an impressive selection of handcrafted gifts, ranging from jewelry and accessories to leather goods and artwork. And with food vendors like Momofuku Milk Bar, Bar Suzette, Wafels & Dinges, and No Chewing Allowed!, you could easily spend a whole day here.
📍 Union Sq & W 14th St, New York, NY 10003
2nd- Learn How To Ice Skating In Wollman Rink
If you decide to check out this famed rink, be prepared for hordes of children and slow-moving newbies. There won’t be room for speed skating or fancy tricks, but braving the crowds is worth it for the priceless Central Park scenery. If you’re a skating greenhorn yourself, take heart—Trump Rink is home to the largest learn-to-skate program in the country.
📍 W 59th St and Sixth Ave, New York 10065
1st- Our Personal Favorite: Rockefeller Center Tree
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 2018 is lit for the holiday season starting Wednesday, November 28 at 7 pm. The humungous Norway Spruce will be illuminated every evening thereafter through 9 pm on January 7. Tourists and natives can’t deny that the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in NYC is a stunning sight to see and something that you must visit if you’re in NY during the Christmas Season.
📍 Rockefeller Center Plaza on 49th St between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
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