Must See Holiday Attractions in NYC

New York City holds with it timeless Christmas traditions that make the holidays special. Christmas in New York is particularly exciting because of the list of endless festive activities in which locals and visitors can partake.

The dazzling city lights and the buzz of excitement make New York City the ultimate holiday destination. New York has been featured in countless holiday films, and televisions shows, so it comes as no surprise that more and more individuals and families are choosing it as their ultimate holiday destination.

Although you might need to layer up to prevent yourself from freezing, some would say that the snowy cold is part of what makes the holiday magical. Here is a list of 3 top must-see holiday attractions in NYC:

Holiday Windows, Fifth Avenue – FREE


Perhaps the most common tradition in NYC during the holidays is the gleaming window displays. The most iconic of them all is the Bergdorf Goodman holiday displays. Located on Fifth Avenue, the Bergdorf windows are an essential element of the holiday culture in the city.

Locals typically wait for the window displays to be revealed on November 15th, but they stay up throughout the holiday celebrations. If you are Fifth Avenue, a list of other shows that you can enjoy include the Saks Fifth Avenue windows, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Barneys among others.

Light displays at Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Guided tour $15 per person



If you find yourself in New York during the holidays, you absolutely must make it a point to visit Dyker Heights so that you can witness the spectacular exhibition of Christmas lights. The most extravagant displays are usually located on 11th Avenue to 13th Avenue, although residents from 83rd to 86th Street have also racked up a reputation for themselves during these exhibitions.

Dyker Heights is located in Brooklyn and each house sort of competes to out decorate the other making the neighborhood a perfect Christmas destination.

Top of the Rock- Adult $34.00 and Child $28.00



At the top of the Rockefeller Center, you can climb up to the observation deck where you get to appreciate the breathtaking views of the city and beyond.

The exhilaration begins at the ground floor owing to the dazzling one of a kind Swarovski crystal chandelier as well as the exhibit displaying the history and architecture of the center. After, the glass ceiling shuttles will give you a thrilling ride to the top of the building where you get to enjoy the stunning view on the observation deck.


Heather Schmidt

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