Christmas in New York – Top Things To Do

New York is magical during the Holidays! Here are my favorite things to do in the city at Christmas time…

1. Rockefeller Center
This is one of the most crowded areas in NYC at this time. Try to come early or late and avoid the crowd!

2. Sacks Fifth Avenue Light Show
Right across the street from the Rockefeller tree is Sacks Fifth Avenue. Their holiday light show gets better every year so don’t miss it!

3. Holiday Window Displays
Start at the bottom of Central Park and walk down admiring the incredible Holiday Window Displays at some of New York’s most famous stores:
Barneys – 660 Madison Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets
Bloomingdale’s – 59th Street and Lexington Avenue
Bergdorf Goodman – 754 Fifth Avenue at 58th Street
Tiffany & Co – 727 Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets
Cartier – 653 Fifth Avenue at 52nd Street
Saks Fifth Avenue – 611 Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets
Lord Lord & Taylor – 424 Fifth Avenue at 39th Street
Macy’s – Sixth Avenue and 34th Street

4. Macy’s Believe Campaign
Believers of all ages can bring their stamped letter to Macy’s addressed to ‘Santa at The North Pole’, and drop it into the special letterbox. You can also create and send a letter online at For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1,000,000!
Also, if you’re looking to shop at Macy’s. For the three days leading up to Christmas it is open 24 hours and it’s nearly empty if you go late or early. It’s almost unheard of to shop in a store that’s not crowded at Christmas time in New York – so take advantage of it!

5. Holiday Markets
New York’s Holiday Markets are the perfect place to find a unique gift. With hundreds of vendors between all of the markets – you are sure to find something for everyone on your list. Some of the biggest markets are at Union Square, Columbus Circle and Grand Central Station.

6. Ice Skating
Ice Skating in New York is a Christmas tradition! The best and most iconic ice skating rinks are at Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park and Central Park.

7. Explore!
The best thing about New York is that you can walk everywhere. Take ‘wrong’ turns and see what magic you find. Little Italy is one of my favorite areas to go at this time of year.

8. Rooftop Bars
Rooftop Bars are a must in New York any time of year. But don’t be discouraged by the cold! A nice warm drink and some heat lamps make them a great winter activity – and a perfect date idea! Some of my favorites are 230 Fifth (location in the video), The Ides, Hudson Hotel and Refinery Rooftop.

Enjoy your time in New York City! Try not to spend too much time shopping – there is so much magic to be seen in one of the most iconic places to be this time of year 🙂

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Daniel Alejandro Hernandez Delgado says:

You forgot The Empire State Building because they do light shows

Gloomy Pastel says:

Christmas is coming

LazzyJames says:

I wonder what to wear. I am in the south and I don’t even own a jacket because it never gets cold enough.

Bob Cap says:

Thanks for the info!!

Adam Kaščák says:

Could you guys tell me what version of “Deck the halls” it is? I mean the name of the artist or so..Thanks in advance 🙂

Forte3645 says:

Don’t forget, Jesus is the reason for this Season!

Kitty Kat says:

My husband takes me every year for my birthday!!

Chris Jones says:

Just went the December 6-11, 2017. Best trip I’ve ever been on. Bryant Park was one of my favorites. Of course we did the touristy things being that it was our first time there. Next time I’d like to find the hole in the wall places, local hangouts etc. Did an AIRBNB rental in Astoria, Queens. Such a good time. This may be our annual December trip. If you haven’t been, go!

TheMagnifico93 says:

Went to New York last december, thought it would be magic but maaan all the people you aren’t even possible to see half of the things, dont get me wrong it was beautiful and ive never been in a city that large and beautiful, but i was expecting more than i got. Btw don’t get me wrong, ive been on many cities in europé and abroad but New York is a city that i want to go many more times.

Kye Viall says:

Its January and I’m already puuuuumped for christmas

John Byers says:

If I leave Scotland for crimbo in new york this year some ladies wanna show me around

denis sneperger says:

Nyc smells like dump

CuongHuy Nguyen says:

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TheMaddi _vlogs says:

I’m going to go to NYC when I have winter break

Bob Cap says:

Thanks for the info!!

MX03 says:

This gets me in the Christ,as mood

Mutaalimah says:

I am here for Christmas but it so shit

Humberto Martinez says:

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Chuckie A says:

I’m from New York City. Christmas time is one of the best times of the year. I love and miss New York City.

the Lear says:

pretty raya

Forte3645 says:

Christmas is magical . Don’t forget- Jesus is the reason for this season.

BetaRay says:

Man I love Christmas lol

Scott Davis says:

Happy Solstice!!!!

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