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Holiday Activities In NYC

This Holiday season stay at one of Affinia Hotels & Suites in New York City and enjoy endless amounts of festive activities with family and friends, while you’re visiting all the great landmarks of the Big Apple.



Starting Nov. 24, 2021, discover GLOW at The New York Botanical Garden. Take in the beauty of the landmark landscapes after dark all breathtakingly illuminated with thousands of lights and whimsical installations.

Holiday Markets

Explore the top holiday markets in NYC and shop your way through fantastic holiday bazaars. From Grand Central Holiday Market to Union Square Holiday Market and the Shops at Winter Village Bryant Park, NYC has got it all!

Cocoa & Carols Holiday Cruise

Get in the festive spirit this holiday season, by cruising around the Hudson River and taking in NYC from a whole new angle. Plus enjoy hot cocoa and carols onboard.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

This holiday season visit the most arguably famous Christmas tree in NYC at Rockefeller Center. The tree will be on display from December 1, 2021, to the 1st week in January 2022.

‘Twas the Night Before…

Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever Christmas show, ‘Twas the Night Before… is a flurry of love, Christmas cheer, rip-roaring fun and hugely lovable characters that will become a new tradition for families to cherish.

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

The Winter Village at Bryant Park is the perfect place to spend the day with family and friends. Enjoy hot cocoa after a round of ice-skating or walk around the open-air holiday market filled with artisanal shops, to pick up unique holiday gifts. And to finish your day grab a bite or a cocktail at The Lodge!

The Radio City Rockettes: Christmas Spectacular

Since 1933, this holiday tradition has been the perfect Christmas thing to do in New York City with family. Enjoy the famous Rockettes as they take you on a spectacular journey with choreographed dances to holiday songs and even get to meet Santa along the way.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Every holiday season, The New York City Ballet enchants audiences with The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. Magical performances, glittering costumes and sets so intricate it will leave you breathless. This annual classic production produced by George Balanchine brings families together every holiday season creating memories and experiences that will last a lifetime.

Holiday Train Show

Every winter, New York Botanical Gardens puts on an exciting train exhibition. More than 175 New York Landmarks are re-created with a new theme every year. This is all displayed in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory lit up by spectacular Christmas lights.

Fifth Avenue Holiday Windows

Stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Macy’s, and Tiffany & Co. reveal their Holiday themed-windows in November in elaborate lighting shows along the iconic 5th avenue.


Situated in Gramercy, Rolf’s is a whimsical German restaurant decked to the halls with garland, ornaments, lights and Christmas galore. The food is authentic German, serving favorites like schnitzel and potato pancakes. Make sure to get that perfect Instagram shot before leaving, as the decorations are a true sight to behold.

 The Rink at Rock Center

Spend the day at one of New York’s quintessential holiday attractions. Skate under the iconic Christmas Tree and Prometheus statue, witness the Rockettes live at Radio City Music Hall, or view the city from Top of the Rock. Make sure to check out the beloved FAO Schwarz, NBC Studio Store and dine al fresco in a private winter dome at City Winery’s Outdoor Wine Garden.

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