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New York City Christmas Sights and Attractions

Even with the cold wind blowing (& sometimes even snow falling) New York City is transformed into a winter wonderland -- from the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center to the Christmas window displays at Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue, there are endless Christmas sights to enjoy during the holiday season in New York City.
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Holiday Windows at New York City Department Stores
Window shopping takes on a whole new meaning as Manhattan's most celebrated department stores unveil their annual Holiday Windows. From Macys and Lord & Taylor to Bloomingdale's and Barneys, Christmas in New York City would not be complete without a visit to these windows decorated for the holidays.

Christmas Shows and Events in New York City
From Messiah sings and chorale performances to Broadway shows and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, New York City has many options for holiday entertainment.

New York City Holiday and Christmas Trees
New York City is aglow with festive trees during the holiday season. Check out this list of the most popular and celebrated trees, including information about lighting ceremonies.

Where To See Santa in New York City
Get your picture taken (or even have breakfast!) with Santa at these stores and spots in New York City.

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.

See The Dyker Lights in Person
If you're looking for New York City's most over-the-top holiday decorations, you won't be disappointed by the extravagant displays in Brooklyn's Dyker Heights neighborhood.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Guide
For many New York City visitors and residents, the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree marks the beginning of the holiday season. Learn about seeing the tree during the holiday season here.

Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Window Displays
Located along Fifth Avenue, close to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center, Saks Fifth Avenue features whimsical holiday window displays.

Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo
Lighted paths, over 140 illuminated animal and holiday sculptures, sea lion feedings, live reindeer, music, storytelling, ice-carving, costumed characters, the Holiday Express Train and the Polar Bear Express Experience, create a winter wonderland. Tickets: $10 adults, $6 children. Rides $2 additional. Open Nov. 22 - Dec. 15 on Fridays & Saturdays. Dec. 16 - Jan. 6 everynight (closed Dec. 24).

Barneys New York Christmas Window Displays
Barneys New York features modern, stylized holiday window displays along Madison Avenue. The humorous and snarky style of the window displays at Barneys reflects store's unique attitude and positioning.

Christmas Windows Walking Tour Map
Want to enjoy the Christmas Window Displays at NYC's most popular stores? Our walking tour map will help you see New York City's most important holiday window decorations.

Skip The Line To See Santa at Macy's With An Express Pass
Skip the line to see Santa at Macy's with the free express pass. Passes are available at Macy's or via their mobile app.

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