Christmas in New York
Our guide to the best Christmas movies and gift ideas, plus festive activities like Bryant Park ice skating and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Tue Aug 19 2014
- The 20 best Christmas films
- Ice skating in New York City
- The 50 best Christmas songs
- Holiday markets in New York City
- Holiday gift guide
It's the most wonderful time of the year—and by "it" we mean Christmas. New York lights up into a winter wonderland each year with Christmas trees, holiday window displays and Christmas lights. Even the most tourist-averse New Yorkers have to admit that it's a pretty spectacular sight. Get the most out of the holidays with our guide to the best holiday sales and holiday gift ideas, Christmas movies to watch with the family and plenty of festive things to do including Bryant Park ice skating, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and more.
Things to do in New York at Christmas
When the temperature drops, it's time to strap on the blades and hit the slick stuff.
These seasonal marts are great for filling gift-list gaps—and for kindling a little holiday spirit in our hardened Gothamite hearts.
These iconic department-store window displays add some eye candy to your holiday shopping spree.
Celebrate the Christmas season with precision dancing and high kicks.
Give yourself a present this holiday—let the pros do the yuletide cooking for you with a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner at NYC restaurants.
Whether you’re craving pecan, pumpkin or apple varieties—or something altogether different—we’ve got you covered for dessert.
If these walls could talk, you’d never get to sleep.
Cheap digs that get extra points for style.
Get a room—with sexy interiors and amenities.
These intimate properties evoke the feel of staying with stylish friends.
These local-approved hubs attract a party crowd.
Admire iconic NYC scenes without leaving your bed.
Be pampered, preened and pummeled at these indulgent retreats.
Where to check in, then dine in.
- Radio City Christmas Spectacular
- Rockefeller Center Tree-Lighting Ceremony
- Holiday Train Show
- "Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche"
- Seasonal Crafts
- Christmas Lights and Cannoli Tour
- Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square
- Macy's holiday windows
- American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker
- Barneys holiday windows