It’s the most wonderful time of the year in New York! As soon as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade wrapped up, the holiday spirit was in full swing. New York seems to celebrates Christmas in a more than spectacular way around this time of year as the weather becomes more brisk and the city because illuminated with twinkling lights. Whether you’re from the city or just visiting, here’s 8 Christmas festivities that will make your time in New York City merry.
Rockefeller Center Ice Skating and Christmas Tree
This celebrated attraction is sure to make you feel like you’re inside a Christmas movie. Just a walk from Times Square, this ice skating rink is a New York City staple. Be sure to make reservations before skating since it’s a busy attraction.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has become a New York icon during the holiday season. The 69-100 feet tall Christmas tree is a tradition that began in 1933.
Empire State Building
This iconic building in the New York City skyline is always a spectacular sight but especially during the holidays. The top of the building can be seen with red and green lights during the months of November and December.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
The high-kicking Rockettes are known for their annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular. There are about 4-5 shows per day through January 2, 2017 in Radio City Music Hall. This New York tradition began as a 30 minute performance but has evolved over the years to even include 3-D film.
Around Manhattan, you can get some Christmas (and personal) shopping done by stopping by one of the many Christmas markets. These markets sell unique goods such as jewelry, clothing, arts and crafts, and more. The food scene is top notch and the atmosphere is festive and cheery.
Christmas Movies Tour of New York City
If you’re a Christmas movie junkie, this tour allows you to experience all your favorite holiday classics filmed in New York City. Here’s just a few of your favorite movies featured on the tour: “Elf”, “Serendipity”, “Home Alone 2”, and “Scrooged”.
Take a Picture with Santa
Taking a photo with Santa Clause is top on the list of things to do while in New York City for Christmas. Macy’s Santaland is the most iconic site for holiday pictures, but other popular locations include Santa’s Winter Wonderland at Brookfield Place and The Santa Experience at the Plaza Hotel.
Sledding in Manhattan
If you’re looking to enjoy the cold weather while in the city, be sure to visit Central Park for sledding. The chilly weather is perfect for building snowmen or having a snowball fight.
Come visit us at Rosetta Radiology
Come visit our office in the Upper East Side of Manhattan! We offer quality diagnostic imaging care and on-site radiologist, which means no waiting for results. From women’s imaging to diagnostic radiology, our services are of the highest quality.
Happy holidays from Rosetta!