New York is a magical place in the holiday season.
From the words largest menorah to the huge Christmas trees, New York in the holiday season is sure to inspire child-like wonder in even the most skeptical and hardened of us.
With so many things to see, where does one even begin?
We’ve got some ideas!
- Rockefeller Christmas Tree — located at 30 Rockefeller Center, the enormous Christmas tree lights up this year on November 29th and will stay lit until January 7th, 2018. You can enjoy the view, look at the other enormous decorations at 30 Rock and even skate on one of the most famous skating rinks.
- World’s Largest Menorah — 32 feet tall. 4,000 pounds of steel. This menorah really is enormous. Each night of Hanukkah they light the menorah around 5:30pm. Make sure to check it out!
- Christmas Markets — a common holiday staple in Europe, New York has different markets pop up across the city. Booths selling food, clothing, jewelry, and gifts, these markets are a great place to stroll through at the end of a long day with a nice cup of hot chocolate.
- Hot Chocolate — is it the holidays without the liquid chocolate? Maybe you’re more of a sipping chocolate person, or you’re perfectly content with the powdered mix kind, here’s a list of great hot chocolate in the city to keep you warm this holiday season.
- Shows — maybe you are more of a Nutcracker kind of person. Or maybe you would prefer to see the Rockettes in person at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Either way, this holiday season is the time to make it happen.
There’s so much more to do in New York during the holidays than this. Make sure you get out there — brave the weather (and the crowds) and enjoy New York. It’s a magical time of year!