Well the holidays are approaching and there are a lot of great things to do and see for the holiday season. Whether a person lives in New York City or is just visiting, anyone can benefit from this list of things to do for the holidays in the city.
Ice Skating – There are several places that people can go if they enjoy ice skating. Some places to check out are The Rink at Rockefeller Center, Trump Wollman Rink, the city Pond at Bryant Park which is free, and the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers. The Rink at Rockefeller Center has a lot of different package deals to choose from such as Breakfast with Santa Claus, VIP skating where guests get hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies, a ninety minute skate session and more, and they even have a deal where guests can see a Christmas show, go skating, and have a three course meal at one of their restaurants.
Window Shopping – New York window shopping is another great option on things to do while in the city. Window shopping is fun and allows people to enjoy the sights and all the bright lights of the holiday season. Best of all, window shopping is free but just dress warm, and if someone sees something that catches their eye in a store front window, they always have the option of going inside.
Tree Lighting - How about going to see a tree lighting ceremony? Places such as Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Park, and Park Avenue have tree lighting ceremonies that are free to the public. Rockefeller Center has a massive Christmas tree and when they turn the lights on, people are always very impressed. For those who are willing to spend a few extra dollars, the American Museum of Natural History has an Origami holiday tree up for viewing. The tree has more than five hundred handmade origami ornaments which are cool to see.
Macy’s Holiday Window Display - Visit a window display at Macy’s. Every year, Macy’s chooses a holiday theme to display in their window which draws a lot of attention. People enjoy it, perhaps so much that they may even be tempted to run out and purchase a New York window to duplicate such a display in their own home! So for those who enjoy the magical and creative don’t miss this display because it’s only around until December 31st, New Year’s Eve.
Visit the Holiday Markets – Columbus Circle Holiday Market and Union Square Holiday Market are two markets that are worth stopping by. The Columbus Circle Holiday Market has one hundred vendors selling food and crafts and the Union Square Holiday Market has one hundred and twenty five vendors selling crafts, jewelry, and leather made items. These two markets are great places to go to do some holiday shopping and to get a good meal.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular – Grab the kids and take them to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. The kids will be sure to enjoy the performance and the dancing, and the prices for tickets range from thirty nine dollars to three hundred and twenty nine dollars.
New York City offers a variety of things for people to do and see and the options are endless. From ice skating to shopping, the city is a fun and exciting place to be and is worth visiting.
Cheryl is a New York City resident who has always enjoyed her time living in the big city. She throughly enjoys the holidays and tries to enjoy it as much as she can.
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