Tis the Season

By: Bridget Caslowitz

New York City is one of the most populated and cultured cities in the United States; it Rockefeller_Center_christmas_treeis truly a one of a kind place to visit, especially during the holidays. The “famous” city has been featured in countless Christmas movies because of the beautiful holiday décor and spirited attractions. If you have not visited NYC this winter holiday, now is the time. With two weeks of vacation from school, check out some of these “hot spots” to get yourself in the holiday spirit!

  1. Macy’s windows: The windows of Macy’s are decorated every year. The décor varies from old fashion Christmas themed windows to modern themed. This year’s theme is the magic of Christmas. There is a new window featuring the Frango Factory.  All visitors must view the windows from outside so dress warm!
  2. Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular: This is a Christmas themed show that is just spectacular!  The show involves dance performed by the famous Rockets, it is only available at this time. The premier is December 12 and the last show is December 30th. Get your tickets soon!
  3. Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree: The tree is located at 45 Rockefeller center. It is a huge decorated Christmas tree. Thousands of people come to see it every year. It is so delightful too see and it really gets you in the spirit.
  4. Winter Village at Bryant Park: The park is set up as a winter wonder land; there is ice-skating shopping and much more to do. There are more than 125 boutique style shops and they are a great place to find a present for someone!
  5. Holiday Lights tour on Gray Line Tour Bus: This bus give you an all in one experience. Some of the lights include Times Square, Laser Light show at Grand Central Terminal, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, 5th Avenue, Central Park, Bryant Park, world famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree, Radio City Music Hall, Time Warner Center, Tavern on the Green, Trump Tower and St Patrick’s Cathedral.
  6. Rockefeller ice skating at Rockefeller Center: Ice skating is always fun but now it’s even better! The rink is located in the same area as the tree. This ice rink is very crowded but is a classic New York tradition. The scenery is filled with holiday spirit!
  7. See a Holiday Themed Broadway show: There are a few shows you can go see this time of year The Nutcracker, A Christmas Story. Dine out at one of the hundreds of NYC restaurants and make a night out of it.

There are many more attractions in the city, something for everyone. Start a new tradition and explore the city for some different holiday sites and scenes.

Macy's window display from 2011

Macy’s window display from 2011

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