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Visit New York City {For The Holidays}

Visit New York City For The Holidays

Post Last Modified – July 27, 2023 ¦

A New York City For The Holidays – Perfect for Families

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For many years and at the top of my 🪣 Bucket List, 🪣 was 🗽 New York City. We finally made the journey from the west coast of Canada a few seasons ago, and it was definitely worth the wait!

When I was approached by my guest author, wishing to submit an article on reasons to …

🎄 Visit New York City For The Holidays, 🎄

I jumped at the opportunity.

First, check out this short but excellent 📹 video on 🔔 Christmas in New York.

Christmas In New York – Top Things You Must Do YouTube Video

A Visit To New York City For The Holidays

New York City View

With all its bright lights, 🌃 New York City is a wonderful place to visit year-round. But during the 🎄 holidays, the city becomes even more spectacular, lit up with even more lights to celebrate the season!

If you are planning a trip to the 🍎 Big Apple this winter with young children, you might find your little ones wondering what their trip will be like.

Will it be anything like Buddy the 🧝 Elf’s? ❓

Will they get to pass through the seven levels of the 🍭 Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gumdrops, and through the Lincoln Tunnel? ❓

Below I have outlined an itinerary, that will allow your family to get the most out of a; {New York City Weekend}, during the holidays.

A Visit To New York City

Day 1 In New York City

Central Park New York City

Start your trip off by seeing the lights and sights!

The ten-block stretch of –Fifth Avenue between 49th Street and 🌲 Central Park, is overflowing with memorable sites for the whole family. The best part about including this on your list, is that it does not require admission!

Starting at the northern end on 59th Street, you get a glimpse of the southern end of Central Park. Just one block down, you can get some relief from the cold by stepping inside;🧸 FAO Schwarz’s flagship toy store.

New York City For The Holidays

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Of course it’s a great place for shopping however, it’s also where Real Life Toy Soldiers, are standing guard at the door.

There’s a giant floor 🎹 piano to play on and other fun life size toys throughout the building.

Going one block further down, you’ll find the legendary 🏬 Tiffany & Co and the massive ❄ UNICEF Snowflake hanging outside.

Rockefeller Tree

Finish your walk up at the famed tree in 🎄 Rockefeller Plaza on 49th Street. The tree has been a tradition for over 80 years now, during the holidays in New York. It just wouldn’t be the same without it.

The ⭐ Swarovski star that tops the tree, stands taller than most men and this year’s tree is eight times taller than the star!

New York City For The Holidays

Photo by Reynaldo #brigworkz Brigantty from Pexels

Just across the street you will find🏬 Saks Fifth Avenue, where you can gaze through the extravagantly decorated window displays.

The reason for hitting this site last, is that you can arrange to arrive just after dusk, to see the “❄ Snowflake Spectacular” 3-D Light Show on the side of the building. Not to worry, there’s still plenty of time to grab a quick dinner and freshen up for an evening show.

After being on your feet all morning, scheduling a – 🎭 Broadway Show for the evening, is a great way to finish off the day.

With 40 theaters, there is sure to be a show that suits every member of the family. There’s everything from comedies to classics and if you are traveling with young children, there’s shows like; Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Annie and the wildly popular Wicked!

Day 2 In New York City

New York City Poster

If all the members of your family are a bit older, the Union Square Holiday Market is a must see. It is similar to Fifth Avenue and unless you purchase any keepsakes, there is no cost to visit.

Since the market is entirely outdoors, you might need a little something to keep you warm. Just four blocks to the north is City Bakery where you can stop by to grab their ☕ signature hot chocolate.

New York City For The Holidays

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Once at the market, you can soak up a bit of holiday cheer by browsing rows and rows of vendors, selling unique goods and crafts.

If you’ve got little ones in your family, start your day off a bit earlier and head up to the {Bronx} and catch the annual; 🚂 Holiday Train Show, at the 💐 New York Botanical Garden.

Though many sections of the garden are outdoors including the children’s section, you can balance those with the exhibits inside the glass conservatory, which are toasty warm!

Visit New York City During The Holidays

Winter in New York City might not have you thinking about taking a 🛳 cruise, but it’s actually a wonderful experience to conclude your trip.

Not only is the skyline beautiful from the water, you will find that many cruise operators enhance the experience by offering; ☃ Holiday Themed Cruises. ☃

There you have it, just a few great things to see and do with the entire family, during the holidays in NYC. Start planning your vacation today!

Guest Author at Gr8 Travel Tips

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Christina Loiacono is a travel enthusiast and content contributor at She has spent many years living locally in NYC and has personally enjoyed everything recommended above in this post.


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As mentioned above, my wife and I finally made it to the 🍎 Big Apple a few seasons back. We had an amazing time visiting as many popular attractions as we could. We booked a room using …

🛌 Airbnb, 🛌

staying in Manhattan, with a wonderful family.

What a City!! 😎

I’ve listed the 🏵 Official Tourism Guide ⛓ link for New York City below, to their website for your convenience. It’s filled with excellent information on everything this amazing city has to offer, in helping you plan your visit to this incredible city.

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✈ NYC The Official Guide ✈


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