Date: November 28-December 30, 2013 every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6:30pm PLUS Dec. 25 at 6:30pm
On this guided and narrated tour, you'll hear stories about the rich
history, tradition and pageantry of some of the finest New York holiday
displays, as well as the multicultural festive flavor and atmosphere
that fills the City from Thanksgiving to Three King's Day.
takes place in a climate controlled luxury motor coach, with frequent
stops to get out and view the displays up close. Along the way, you will
see sights like Central Park's Holiday Markets, The multicolored
snowflakes of Columbus Circle, The tree at Lincoln Center, The World's
Largest Snowflake, Park Avenue's "Boulevard of Lights," The Waldorf
Astoria, Madison Avenue's displays, The world's largest Menorah, The
Plaza Hotel, FAO Schwarz, 5th Avenue displays, Rockefeller Center, Times
Square, Plus, the window displays of: Bloomingdales, Barney's, Saks 5th
Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor (walking tour), and of
course, Macy's ... plus so much more.
Tours depart from the 53rd St. side entrance of the Sheraton New York Hotel, off 7th Avenue
More information about the New York City Holiday Lights Motorcoach Sightseeing Tour
Christmas Holiday Walking Tour in NYC
Date: November 29-December 29, 2013 - Thursday through Sunday at 5:30pm.
A Christmas Walking Tour of Park Avenue, 5th Avenue and Rockefeller Center will light up your holiday season!
this 75-minute tour the noted Christmas Historian Sibyl McCormac Groff
will explain how Christmas became the most important holiday towards the
end of the 19th century due to New Yorkers such as Washington Irving,
John Pintard, Clement Clark Moore and Thomas Nast.
include: the development of the Christmas tree, lights, cards, gifts and
entertainment; holiday markets around the town; the history of the
lighted trees in the midst of Park Avenue and in front of the Seagrams
building; holiday displays in and on hotels, department stores and
boutiques; Christmas music written in New York; strolling past Big Apple
treasures like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Saks Fifth Avenue and Cartier’s
- and finally; the most famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center --
it will be lit on December 4, 2013!
Tours depart from Park Avenue Plaza, 55 East 52nd Street (between Madison and Park Avenues)
More information about the Christmas Holiday Walking Tour in NYC
Date: November-March 2014
Ice skating in New York City is the ultimate winter experience! Whether
you're skating at the world-famous Rockefeller Center or Central Park's
Wollman Rink, Bryant Park or Chelsea Piers, or just watching as
thousands of locals and tourists take a spin on the ice, you will be
part of a beloved winter tradition. There is ice skating in all boroughs
of New York City - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and The
Throughout New York City
Date: Mondays in February, 2014, 7pm
Citi Pond at Bryant Park invites you to cuddle up at the Third Annual
Citi Pond Winter Film Festival. The weekly outdoor series, taking place
every Monday throughout February, will offer free showings of film
favorites on Citi Pond's 900-square-foot rink-side viewing screen. Watch
while you skate, bundle up and grab a seat in the park or make a night
of it with dinner and drinks at Celsius. Whatever you choose, you'll be
sure to have a great view of some fabulous flicks.