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Best Things to Do in New York this Christmas

Celebrating Festive Season and Christmas in New York

New York is one of the most enjoyable destinations for spending Christmas holidays. It’s a city where different cultures meet during festive seasons and especially during the Christmas, where the unique tradition and culture comes alive. People of all ages and interests join hands to celebrate Christmas. Tree lighting, Broadway show, and department store lights are some of the unique features of this city. New York adorns itself with garland of lights and colors during this festival.

Empire State Building in New York
The Empire State Building's commanding position in New York provides excellent views of the city

There are several places in New York where you can find a huge gathering during Christmas.

Go Ice skating

Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center
Probably one of the best known Christmas features in New York is the Rockefeller Center's impressive Christmas tree
The magnificent beauty of the ice skating in Central Park and the giant tree at Rockefeller Center are an intrinsic part of the Christmas holiday spirit. Rockefeller Center's tree is beautifully lit on the evening of the first Wednesday in December and it shines till the New Year arrives. Right below the tree is the Ice Skating Rink where you can sit with your family or friends at the seasonal Ice Rink restaurant. At Lincoln Center every year, the Nutcracker is performed by the New York City Ballet. People applauds heavily at the Christmas party, Sugar Plum Fairy, marching toy soldiers, and the enchanting music of Tchaikovsky.

Visit The Empire State Building

Visit the Empire State Building where a variety of colored lights are lit. Also, the area like Park Avenue decks itself up with colored lights and decorations. A Giant Snowflake sparkles overhead right at the conjunction of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. The sight of the flame that is lighted on the top of the world's largest Giant Menorah is a true feast for the eyes. Also, do not miss the Grand Central Terminal Holiday Laser Light Show at East 42nd Street of Park Avenue that is shown for five minutes after every half an hour from December 1st to January 1st.

Visit American Museum

Another worth visiting place is American Museum of Natural History. This place is known for its origami tree that is beautifully decorated with thousands of lights and decorations. To access this museum, you have to head towards Central Park West at 79th Street. At 200th Street and Southern Boulevard, Bronx, over 100 replicas of New York buildings of historical significance, trolleys, and railway trains are put on display at New York Botanical Garden Holiday Garden and Train Show. Riverside Church organizes Christmas carols and Children's Christmas Pageant. You also have plenty of options for shopping and dining in the local restaurants that serve an amazing range of culinary delights from around the world.

Ice skating at the Rockefeller Center in New York
Rockefeller Center's ice skating rink is located right below its famous Christmas tree

No wonder vacationers make their way to this beautiful city to enjoy the lights and colors. There are plenty of hotels, guest houses, and other accommodation options for them to stay here. However, one of the best ways to celebrate Christmas is to first you need to acquire your esta visas for you and family in advance. There are vacation rental properties that come within a variety of price and style. You can choose one according to your need and spend one of the most pleasurable Christmas holidays in this city which is always buzzing with activities.

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