5 Fun Things to Do in New York During Christmas

Nov. 13, 2019

Are you visiting New York City for the holidays this year? Perhaps you’ve already bought your bus tickets to New York and are now looking for some suggestions. Well, the team from BestBus has helped hundreds enjoy their trip to the Big Apple.


Here you’ll find a list of five top things to do when visiting New York for Christmas.


1. The Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular


One of the biggest shows of the year, the Rockettes Xmas Spectacular often includes live animals, elaborate scenes and backdrops, and breathtaking costumes, not to mention some fantastic dancing. Since 1932 the show has been performed at Radio City Music Hall, making it an NYC holiday classic.


2. Visit Some Holiday Markets


During Christmastime, markets pop up all over the city, selling everything from seasonal foods to arts and crafts. A few of the most popular ones include the market at Grand Central Station, Union Square, Columbus Circle, and Bryant Park.


3. Go Ice Skating at Bryant Park


Want to get out on the ice? In New York City, there’s only one way to do it: taking a trip to Bryant Park. The best part about visiting the skating rink is that it’s free if you’ve brought your own pair of ice skates. The rink is also surrounded by stalls selling Christmas trinkets, everything from hot cocoa to ornaments.


4. Visit the Rockefeller Center Xmas Tree


Boasting one of the most famous Christmas trees in the country, no trip to New York during the holidays would be complete without a visit to Rockefeller Center. Go later in the evening or first thing in the morning to see the lights displayed without all the crowds.


5. Take a Walk in Central Park


Winter can be chilly, but it can also be a beautiful time of the year to visit one of New York’s most famous parks. Throwing on a scarf and walking through Central Park after a fresh dusting of snow can give you that timeless feeling so many New Yorkers have learned to appreciate about the city.


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