7 Things To Do On Christmas Day In NYC

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The Christmas season brings fun, euphoria, and thrill, especially when you are in NYC.

The city has every sort of attraction to make your Christmas more amazing, more magical, and more meaningful. No wonder why NYC has been featured in several holiday movies and TV shows.

Whether you are a visitor or a local, here we have outlined some activities for a sparkling Christmas this year and beyond.

1. Cruise Around NYC:

Sit back and enjoy spectacular views with a fun dinner cruise floating across New York Harbor and Manhattan. You will come across stunning views of the world’s famous landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge while sailing through. Most cruises offer buffet dinner and DJ music.

2. Explore Holiday Markets:

New York City houses many Christmas markets where you can buy gifts and other belongings. You can visit the Columbus Circle Holiday Market (near Central Park) for mushroom empanadas, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and of course, shopping.

The Union Square Holiday Market is a popular market situated in the heart of New York City. The market is known for artifacts created by local artists and craftsmen. As an added bonus, you can enjoy live music and an art studio for kids here. Bryant Park also houses holiday shops selling local crafts, food, and goods from around the world.

3. Don’t Forget Rockefeller Center:

One of the happening Christmas destinations in NYC awaits you in Midtown Manhattan at between 5th and 6th Avenue.

Yeah, we are talking about Rockefeller Center.

Counted among iconic landmarks in Manhattan, Rockefeller Center is a large complex housing 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres of land.

But this is not the only reason to visit Rockefeller Center during Christmas. Its major attractions are a gorgeous Christmas tree and striking decorations.

Stroll by the shops at 5th Avenue while looking at the beautiful displays. Why not try some ice-skating in Rockefeller Center? The rink is available for various hours throughout the day, giving you plenty of time. In fact, it is said that there is no other place in the world that celebrates X-Mas like Rockefeller Center.

4. Head to Theatres:

Broadway shows and Radio City entertaining shows truly match up the fun spirit of Christmas. You can see a lot of iconic shows and musicals at various entertainment venues across NYC. Rush to the Radio City Music Halls to catch shows like Rag Doll, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, and New York at Christmas. A fan of ballet can move to David H. Koch Theater to watch The Nutcracker, a show being comprised of 90 dancers, 62 musicians, and 32 stagehands.

5. Watch New York’s Eve Firework at the Brooklyn Bridge:

Forget the chaos of Times Square and enjoy fireworks at the Brooklyn Bridge. You can hop on a tour that is operated by a trained historian and tour guide. The tour starts with a short tour around the City Hall Park and then advances to the bridge to get into position for the countdown. You can bring Champaign to enhance your excitement.

6. Go For Dinner:

It goes without saying that food is an internal part of Christmas celebrations. Therefore, you must be looking for some good places to eat. NYC houses various cuisines and dining options, giving you a plethora of options to choose from. It all depends on your choice and budget as well.

7. Visit Macy’s Santaland:

Macy’s Santaland is a Christmas village spanning an area of 13,000-square-foot. Located on the 8th floor of the flagship store in Herald Square, it features an indoor landscape where you will encounter everything from a giant Lionel train scape, Santa’s workshop to Rainbow Bridget. Santa will be there to take your requests through Christmas Eve. Make sure to make a reservation, which is free.

So these are some exciting things to take your holiday excitement to the next level during Christmas.

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