Christmas in New York, essential places

In the most magical time of the year, Christmas in New York is an unparalleled experience thanks to the Christmas spirit of New Yorkers, reflected without a doubt in the wonderful decoration and the iconic Christmas atmosphere that begins at the end of November.

Rockefeller Christmas Tree

One of the most famous Christmas trees in the city is located in Rockefeller Center, where it has been an icon of the Christmas season in New York for more than 80 years.

This holiday season you can see the festivities begin at the annual tree lighting on Wednesday, November 30.

This year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is a Norway spruce that stands 82 feet tall, 50 feet wide and weighs 14 tons.

Saks Fifth Avenue decoration

In every Christmas season, this shopping mall decorates the exterior of the building with the most extravagant and mind-blowing Christmas lights.

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From dusk you will be able to appreciate the splendid light show approximately every 10 minutes; Although at Christmas season this area is packed with people, it is worth putting up with and waiting to see some of the best decorations in the entire city.

Ice skating rinks

Ice skating is one of the popular Christmas time activities that New Yorkers love for fun with family and friends.

At the end of autumn, some rinks in the city start the ice skating season, the world famous Wollman Rink reopened on Sunday, October 23, others like the rink of the Rockefeller Center ice rink started operation from Saturday November 5th.

Lights at the New York Botanical Garden

The brightness of Christmas in New York takes over the New York Botanical Garden for the third year.

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Hudson Yards decoration

The Hudson Yards area in recent years has become one of the most beautiful at Christmas in New York, the Christmas decoration of this place attracts citizens and tourists for its splendor and elegance.

In addition to the main attractions at Hudson Yards, such as the Edge, the Vessel and The Shed, you’ll see some of the most beautiful Christmas decorations in the city; This place is one you will not regret visiting at holiday season

Radio City Music Hall.

The spectacular Christmas show starring the Radio City Rockettes for sure brings nostalgia to New Yorkers and curiosity to tourists. This incredible presentation full of dance, color, lights, joy and energy in the room, will catch you as if you were part of a Christmas movie. This is a traditional and unforgettable show to see with the family, perfect for the Christmas holidays.

Empire State Lights

Picture by Justin Brown

The Empire State Building is one of the most iconic buildings in New York, visited throughout the year by thousands of visitors.

But without a doubt, the festive lights that decorate the upper part of it are one of the emblems of Christmas in New York.

Dyker Heights

Without a doubt, it is essential if you visit the Big Apple at Christmas to know the places with the best Christmas decorations in New York, Dyker Heights of Brooklyn is probably one of the most important places to visit, is famous for their incredible decorations, lighting and Christmas atmosphere, do not miss a magical walk through this beautiful place.

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