NYC Holiday Attractions

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The holiday spirit is already underway in New York City. For those looking to experience the magic of the city during fall and winter months, here’s some of our top picks:


The famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place on Thursday, November 24th, this year for its 90th anniversary.

Macy's Parade 2009

One of the biggest holiday traditions, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, begins performances on November 11, through January 2.


New York Botanical Garden’s beloved Holiday Train Show returns November 19, where model trains navigate painstakingly crafted miniatures of New York City’s built environment, all made entirely out of plant parts.

Holiday Train Show, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx

Another top attraction, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will come to life on November 30.


Visitors can also cheer on the runners as The New York City Marathon takes place on November 6th  View the race guide here. Tip: runners looking for a fun hotel stay can book the Race Ready package offered by Royalton New York. And once the snow starts falling, visitors can enjoy a winter walk through Manhattan’s famous Central Park.


Or, check out the light displays near Columbus Circle.

Shops at Columbus Circle, Upper West Side, Manhattan

The holiday spirit also continues in other NYC boroughs, with events and displays throughout The Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Grand Army Plaza Menorrah, Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Also, the weather is ideal for any traveler who wants the full seasonal experience. You can find more information in the NYC fall and winter guide here.

Photo Credit: NYCGO

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