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Christmas in New York 2016

Our guide to Christmas in New York 2016, including great gift ideas, holiday markets and festive activities

Photograph: Filip Wolak

It's the most wonderful time of the year—and by "it" we mean Christmas in New York! Just a few weeks after all the Halloween events wrap up, the city and the best New York attractions turn into an illuminated winter wonderland, decked out with Christmas trees, holiday windows 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 merriest season with our guide to finding a holiday market in NYC as well as great gift ideas. We’re also including the best Christmas movies to watch with the family and plenty of festive things to do, including (but not limited to) the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

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Christmas in New York 2016

The best Christmas hotels in NYC
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The best Christmas hotels in NYC

Whether you’re booking an overnight stay or stopping to admire their lobbies, these are NYC’s best Christmas hotels

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The best holiday pop-ups in New York
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The best holiday pop-ups in New York

Chin up, you gift-card-giving Scrooges—these holiday pop-ups actually make shopping for presents fun

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The best pictures of Christmas in New York
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The best pictures of Christmas in New York

Lovers of snow, ice-skating and all things glittery, get ready to swoon over these super-festive pictures of Christmas

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The best Christmas things to do in NYC
Things to do

The best Christmas things to do in NYC

From traditional tree-lighting ceremonies to seasonal shows, here are the best Christmas things to do in NYC

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Christmas window displays in NYC
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Christmas window displays in NYC

Make holiday shopping extra festive by taking a peek at these cheery storefront Christmas window displays

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Every Christmas party worth going to in NYC
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Every Christmas party worth going to in NYC

At a Christmas party in NYC, you'll be dancing, singing and raging all (holy) night. Here are the best fests.

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The best Christmas stores NYC has to offer
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The best Christmas stores NYC has to offer

Looking for a Christmas store? NYC has just the place to bring you holiday cheer and ornaments for your tree.

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The best bars open on Christmas in NYC
Bars

The best bars open on Christmas in NYC

These bars open on Christmas will be serving up the best this holiday, whether you want cocktails, craft beer or wine

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The best Christmas specials of all time
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The best Christmas specials of all time

‘Tis the season for Christmas specials and holiday-themed TV shows that put their spin on Christmas cheer

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The best Christmas shows in NYC to see
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The best Christmas shows in NYC to see

Here’s a handy guide to holiday stage fun: lots of Nutcrackers and details on the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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The best LGBT and gay Christmas events in NYC
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The best LGBT and gay Christmas events in NYC

At these LGBT and gay Christmas events, including concerts, shows and parties, get ready to make the yuletide gay

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The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 2016 guide
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The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 2016 guide

The folks behind the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 2016 display bring enough yuletide joy to cheer up any Scrooge

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Christmas dinner and brunch in New York 2016

The best restaurants open on Christmas Day in NYC
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The best restaurants open on Christmas Day in NYC

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Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner in NYC
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Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner in NYC

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Where to get the best pies in NYC
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Where to get the best pies in NYC

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The eight best places for Christmas brunch in NYC
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The eight best places for Christmas brunch in NYC

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The best grocery stores open on Christmas Day
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The best grocery stores open on Christmas Day

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News about Christmas in New York

The Grand Central Holiday Market is back
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The Grand Central Holiday Market is back

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Dates for the best tree lighting ceremonies in NYC
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Dates for the best tree lighting ceremonies in NYC

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Holiday markets with awesome live music, DJs and booze
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Holiday markets with awesome live music, DJs and booze

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Opening dates for every holiday market in NYC
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Opening dates for every holiday market in NYC

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Holiday gift ideas

The best holiday gifts for 2016
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The best holiday gifts for 2016

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The best gifts for music lovers
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The best gifts for music lovers

 

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The most offensive funny Christmas sweaters you can wear (if you dare)
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The most offensive funny Christmas sweaters you can wear (if you dare)

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The best NYC gifts
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The best NYC gifts

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Festive pet costumes

The best dog costumes for the holidays
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The best dog costumes for the holidays

Ugly sweaters and Santa hats aren’t just meant for people—your canine can be super-festive too!

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The best cat costumes for the holidays
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The best cat costumes for the holidays

From antlers to elf hats, there’s a festive outfit for even the Scroogiest kitty.

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Gift shops by neighborhood

Williamsburg
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Williamsburg

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Soho
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Soho

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West Village
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West Village

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East Village
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East Village

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Christmas movies

The 50 best Christmas movies
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The 50 best Christmas movies

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NYC’s top 10 Christmas movie moments
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NYC’s top 10 Christmas movie moments

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New York hotels to stay at this Christmas

The best Christmas hotels in NYC
Hotels

The best Christmas hotels in NYC

Whether you’re booking an overnight stay or stopping to admire their lobbies, these are NYC’s best Christmas hotels

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The best design hotels in NYC
Hotels

The best design hotels in NYC

From abstract artist installations to French antiques, stimulate your creative side at the best design hotels in NYC

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The best Soho hotels in NYC
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The best Soho hotels in NYC

At the best Soho hotels, stay in some of the most charming rooms in all of NYC. Get ready for the best vacation.

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The best 4 star hotels in NYC
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The best 4 star hotels in NYC

Planning a trip to the Big Apple? Consult our guide to the best 4 star hotels in NYC including deluxe amenities.

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The best business hotels in NYC
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The best business hotels in NYC

From power lunch spots to private car service, the best business hotels in NYC know how to get the job done

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The best 5 star hotels in NYC
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The best 5 star hotels in NYC

For a truly spectacular stay, look no further than these 5 star hotels in NYC (prepare to make everyone jealous!)

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The best hotels near Wall Street
Hotels

The best hotels near Wall Street

When office hours are finally up, bank on the best hotels near NYC’s Wall Street as a solid place to land

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The best luxury hotels in NYC
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The best luxury hotels in NYC

No need to pitch yourself. Living in a fantasy becomes reality (at least temporarily!) at the best luxury hotels in NYC.

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Every local holiday movie screening from now until Christmas

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This could be the warmest Christmas ever in New York
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This could be the warmest Christmas ever in New York

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Comments

7 comments
Juliette S
Juliette S

I always look forward to the holiday list- thanks a bunch! ⛄️🎄

Adam L
Adam L

Hi have you got an updated listing for christmas day lunch in new york ??

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CUPS A

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HelenHighly K
HelenHighly K

Give gifts from your favorite classic Christmas movies that take place in New York! Miracle on 34th St., An Affair to Remember, and more. There is a way that only cinema can engrave on our hearts and make magic of mere objects. It’s more than just another gift; “It’s the stuff that dreams are made of.” Don't just DVD: This gift guide tells you where to get the goods to make your classic Christmas-movie memories come alive: http://wp.me/p6TF51-1h


Patricia S
Patricia S

I would love to out for my Birthday 12/7

Heather C
Heather C

@Cheryl M Check out free tours by foot's: Holiday Lights Tour. Be sure to book in advance.  www.freetoursbyfoot.com/new-york-tours/walking-tours/new-york-holiday-lights-tour/  

Cheryl M
Cheryl M

We are going to NYC for Christmas 2015. We are on a budget and its my daughters 18th birthday present. Any ideas, tips?