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New York City Christmas & Holiday Guide

Everyone knows that the Christmas and Holiday season is a great time to visit New York City -- which explains all the crowds. Whether you're looking for window shopping, holiday events and performances or a place to enjoy your Christmas dinner, you'll find the resources for planning your visit to New York City.
  1. Christmas Pictures of NYC (7)
  2. New York Christmas Sights (15)
  3. Christmas Dinner (14)
  4. Christmas Shopping (10)

New York City Holiday Windows Walking Tour
Want to take in a ton of holiday decorations in one day? Our step-by-step walking tour includes great holiday window displays, shopping, and more.

Christmas and Holiday Shows and Events
Whether the Radio City Christmas Spectacular or a Messiah sing is what you're looking for, New York City has an array of holiday shows and events to mark the season.

Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center
Every year, an enormous tree adorns Rockefeller Center -- it's a must see attraction if you're visiting New York City during the holiday season. Typically lit the week after Thanksgiving, you won't want to miss it!

Holiday Windows at New York City Department Stores
One of the best things about New York City's department stores are their annual holiday displays. Each store puts together beautifully designed windows to celebrate the season (as well as entice you into their store). They're certainly worth including on any holiday trip to New York City.

See the Christmas Window Displays on this Walking Tour
Use this helpful map for planning a self-guided walking tour of the holiday window displays at New York City's department stores. This two-mile walking tour will take you past the holiday window displays at six of New York City's major department stores.

Ice Skating in New York City
Ice skating at Rockefeller Center is a popular option if you want to ice skate in New York City, but did you know you have other options? In addition to skating at Rockefeller Center, you could try Central Park, Prospect Park, or one of these other choices.

Christmas and Holiday Events for Kids and Families
If you're bringing the kids to NYC for some holiday cheer, don't miss out on our list of great things to see and do with your family this holiday season.

See Santa at ABC Carpet & Home in New York City
If you're looking for New York City's best free Santa, visit ABC Carpet & Home to see the jolly old elf himself.

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