It's the most wonderful time of the year—and by "it" we mean Christmas in New York. The city 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 shopping events and holiday gift ideas, Christmas movies to watch with the family and plenty of festive things to do, including (but not limited to) the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Christmas in New York
The best classical Christmas music concerts to see in NYC
Catch one of these sure-to-be festive classical Christmas music concerts
The best Christmas concerts to celebrate the holidays
These festive Christmas concerts are your best chance to catch the sounds of the season
30 best photos of Christmas in NYC
Lovers of snow, ice-skating and all things glittery, get ready to swoon at the sight of NYC at its festive best
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree guide
Don’t be a Grinch. Stop by the Rock this winter and marvel at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in NYC
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular guide
Make plans to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular this holiday season and go behind the scenes with the Rockettes
Christmas window displays in NYC
Spice up your hustle and bustle and holiday shopping with a peek into these cheery storefront Christmas window displays
The best places to go ice-skating in NYC this winter
Lace up your skates and head to our picks for the best indoor and outdoor ice-skating NYC has to offer
These seasonal marts are great for checking things off of your holiday gift guide list
50 best Christmas songs
Christmas songs don't have to suck!
Where to see the Nutcracker
Performances of the iconic Christmas ballet come in all shapes and sizes this year
Holiday volunteer opportunities in NYC
You can package food, drop off donations, deliver meals to those in need and more
Best Christmas window displays
If New York is famous for anything around Christmas time, it's our ornate holiday window displays
Christmas dinner in New York
Holiday gift ideas
The best gifts for music lovers
The best Christmas gifts for women
The best NYC gifts
The best funny gifts
Festive pet costumes
Gift shops by neighborhood
New York hotels to stay at this Christmas
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.
Small boutique hotels
These intimate properties evoke the feel of staying with stylish friends.
Hotel bars and hangouts
These local-approved hubs attract a party crowd.
Hotel rooms with a view
Admire iconic NYC scenes without leaving your bed.
Hotels with spas
Be pampered, preened and pummeled at these indulgent retreats.
Where to check in, then dine in.