What To Do in NYC Over the Holidays
See the Christmas Shows
My fun list would be incomplete without seeing Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular and the American Ballet Theater’s Nutcracker. They put on a fantastic show every year and a trip there is a must, especially if you have kids with you.
Check out the Outdoors Holiday-Themed Activities
If you’re into shopping, be sure to pop by the Winter Village Holiday Shops at Bryant Park to check out the 100+ booths in this European-style holiday market. While you’re there, have some fun ice skating on the park’s rink (it’s free!) It’s all open until January 2nd.
If you want the holiday-fair experience but don’t feel like braving the cold, head to Grand Central Terminal for the best of both worlds. The Grand Central / Vanderbilt Hall Holiday Fair offers a diverse mix of products in an elegantly decorated environment—all in the warmth of Vanderbilt Hall.
Check out the famously giant Christmas tree and go for a skate on the Rockefeller Center ice-skating rink. Admission is first-come, first-serve. First Skate is at 7 a.m., and you can make reservations on the Rink’s website.
For a list of other outdoor activities, check this list out.