🗞️10 Cool Things to Do for Christmas in New York

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10 Cool Things to Do for Christmas in New York

New York City transforms into a magical winter wonderland during the Christmas season. From iconic tree lightings to festive markets, there’s an abundance of activities to get you into the holiday spirit. Here are the top 10 things to do for Christmas in New York, ensuring your holiday season is both merry and bright.

1. The Rockefeller Christmas Tree

The Rockefeller Christmas Tree is a dazzling symbol of the holiday season. Adorned with over 50,000 multi-colored LED lights and topped with a stunning Swarovski star, it’s a must-see for both tourists and locals. The tree lights up from November 29 until January 13, offering a spectacular view.

2. Dyker Heights Holiday Lights

Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights is renowned for its extravagant Christmas light decorations. Wander through the neighborhood to see life-sized Santas, sleighs, and snowmen, all while Christmas carols play in the background. This festive display runs from after Halloween through early January.

3. Winter Village at Bryant Park

Bryant Park’s Winter Village is a holiday haven with over 180 shopping and food kiosks. Skate on the 17,000-square-foot ice rink, then warm up with festive cocktails and hearty food at The Lodge. The Winter Village is open through March 3, 2024.

4. Bryant Park Christmas Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season with the Bryant Park Christmas tree lighting on November 28. This event marks the start of numerous holiday activities in the Winter Village, including ice skating and holiday shopping.

5. GingerBread Lane

Marvel at the world’s largest gingerbread village at Chelsea Market. Artist Jon Lovitch’s GingerBread Lane features intricate gingerbread houses, stores, and more, all inspired by NYC. The display runs from November 26 to January 7.

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6. Gingerbread NYC: The Great Borough Bake-Off

Visit the Museum of the City of New York to see iconic NYC landmarks recreated in gingerbread. This delightful exhibition runs from November 10 through January 15.

7. Lightscape at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Experience the illuminated art trail at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden from November 17, 2023, to January 1, 2024. Lightscape features stunning light installations set to music, creating a magical atmosphere.

8. New York Botanical Garden GLOW

The New York Botanical Garden’s GLOW event lights up the Bronx with thousands of LED lights and installations. This outdoor light experience runs on select dates from November 17, 2023, to January 13, 2024.

9. Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden

Enjoy the holiday train tradition at the New York Botanical Garden. Model trains zip past miniature New York landmarks, all made from natural materials. The show runs through January 15, 2024.

10. Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Experience the magic of the Radio City Rockettes in their Christmas Spectacular. This family-friendly show features Santa, reindeer, and dazzling dancing, making it a holiday highlight.

These are just a few of the many wonderful ways to celebrate Christmas in New York City. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, these activities are sure to fill your holiday season with joy and wonder. For those looking to experience the best of NYC living during the holidays and beyond, visit NYC Exclusive Apartments or contact Sydney Harewood at 646-535-3819 for expert real estate advice and listings.

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