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Holiday Activities To Do In NYC

Enjoy endless amounts of holiday activities in NYC with family and friends.

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!

More information available here:

https://bryantpark.org/amenities/bank-of-america-winter-village-at-bryant-park

 Macy’s SantaLand

The most iconic holiday event is here! Meet Santa and his elves at SantaLand in Macy’s Herald Square. Before meeting Santa, take a stroll through the winter wonderland all decked out in holiday cheer and even get a glimpse of Santa’s workshop preparing for the big night.

This event runs from November 23rd, 2018 through December 24th, 2018. To visit Snataland, you must make a reservation online. For more information and reserving your time slot please visit: https://www.macys.com/social/santa-land/thank-you/?cm_mmc=VanityUrl-_-santaland-_-n-_-n 

 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.

For more information and ticket purchase visit here:

https://www.rockettes.com/christmas/

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.

The performance runs from November 30th, 2018 until December 30th, 2018. More information and ticket purchase are available here:

https://www.nycballet.com/Ballets/N/George-Balanchines-The-Nutcracker.aspx

The New York Pops: Under the Mistletoe

The New York Pops, will be putting on a spectacular holiday concert at Carnegie Hall perfectly titled Under the Mistletoe. Friday December 21st and 22nd, come hear the amazing voice of Ashley Brown and the magnificent sounds of the orchestra, delighting you with both classic and contemporary holiday carols!

Tickets and more information are available here:

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2018/12/21/The-New-York-Pops-0800PM

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

This classic children’s holiday book comes to life on stage at the Madison Square Garden Theater. Enjoy a night out with your kids and experience the perfect holiday show, leaving you wanting to spread some Christmas cheer!

The Musical runs from December 13th – 30th, 2018. Tickets and information available here:

https://www.msg.com/calendar

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.  This year’s exhibition displays Lower Manhattan.

The exhibit runs from Saturday, November 17th, 2018 – Monday, January 21st, 2019. More information available here:

https://www.nybg.org/event/holiday-train-show/

Rockefeller Center: Breakfast with Santa & Ice Skating

This holiday season take your kids to Breakfast with Santa at either the Rock Center Café or The Sea Grill. Enjoy a scrumptious selection of breakfast treats all while overlooking the glistening tree and ice skating rink. And don’t miss out on taking photos with Santa and his elves in the Throne room of Rock Center Café or he will personally stop by your table at The Sea Grill. After meeting Santa and enjoying all those Christmas sweets, head don down to the world-famous rink to enjoy ice skating with Santa himself.

This event takes place from November 23rd, 2018 through December 24th, 2018. For reservations and more information please visit the link here:

https://therinkatrockcenter.com/breakfast-with-santa

 Rolf’s

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 decorations start in September and last until March, if one can’t get in during the holiday season. Information and reservations available here:

https://rolfsnyc.com/www.rolfsnyc.com/Welcome.html

 St. Nicholas Cookie Walk

Enjoy endless amounts of holiday cookies – about 75 varieties, all homemade with love from a team of bakers. Kids and adults can fill a box walking around different tables choosing which treats to fill up their special cookie boxes. Fun filled holiday crafts and an appearance from Santa Claus will for sure make this holiday season even sweeter for your kids!

This event takes place from December 8th through December 9th, 2018 and cookies tend to run out fast. More information is available here:

https://www.stnicholascookiewalk.com/

The most magical time of year is best spent in New York city! With countless holiday activities to enjoy with friends and loved ones, it will create memories that will last a lifetime. For that perfect holiday getaway, Affinia Hotels & Suites offers a variety of 3 different boutique style hotels that are picture-perfect for those quintessential NYC Christmas moments. Please check out the website for more information to choose your stay while visiting New York City. https://www.affinia.com/

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