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2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
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Christmas in New York

Have a holly jolly season using our Christmas in New York guide to navigate the best and most festive attractions and events

Written by
Time Out New York editors

It’s Christmas time in NYC and we all become childlike for just a little while as the city becomes drenched in twinkling lights. The best New York attractions transform into festive winter extravaganzas, there are open-air holiday markets to hit, family-friendly shows such as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and other iconic traditions like the all-out-madness holiday displays on Fifth Avenue and in Dyker Heights. Once you’ve crossed those off the list, you can make room for new traditions too! Our guide will help you plan and navigate the merriest time of year in New York leading up to New Year’s Eve. Looking for the greatest things to do in the city throughout all seasons? Check out the very best things to do in NYC this winter.

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