Discover the brightest sights of the Big Apple
New York for Christmas. What could be more magical? Wonderful shop windows, world famous Christmas trees, illuminated markets. For travel destinations to put you in a festive mood, this must be the best.
So if you're lucky enough to spend the vacation in NYC, here is our list (it was difficult!) Of the top five things to add to your to-do list.
Marvel at the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center
No Christmas trip to the Big Apple would be complete without enjoying the magnificence of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Thousands of New Yorkers and tourists flock to see the city's famous festive landmark.
This year's spectacular tree is bigger and lighter than ever. The Norwegian spruce is 75 feet tall and weighs around 13 tons. It is adorned with over 45,000 LED lights. Soak up a warm, hot chocolate or winter cocktail while enjoying the beauty or ice skating in the shade.
Watching the Nutcracker
If you want something adorable to warm your mind, visit Lincoln Center for the annual production of The Nutcracker by the New York Ballet.
This is the 63 rd performance of the Christmas classic. With nearly 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 32 stage workers, two performers of 50 students and a glowing 1 ton Christmas tree that seems to grow forever, it's an experience that will stay with you for sure.
The holiday window is displayed
The shimmering shop windows of the city's department stores are an unforgettable sight. This tradition dates back to the 1870s, when Macy's first trend began. Now there are so many that you are really spoiled for choice.
Put on your comfortable shoes and go for a walk. Or take a walking tour and let yourself be guided through some of the city's most popular shops.
From Bloomingdales to Barneys, Sax Fifth Avenue to Macy’s, you can discover the stories behind the displays, visit some of the city’s top attractions, and of course shop.
Skating in Bryant Park Winter Village
Make magical winter memories at Bryant Park Winter Village, a winter wonderland in Midtown Manhattan.
Put on your skates and go to the 17,000 square meter ice rink. It's the only ice rink in town where you can skate for free. Or experience a quieter side of shopping in NYC and meander through the unique pop-up stores without forgetting to try the delicious treats on offer.
feasting at Rolfs
When you are in New York, eat like a New Yorker. And during the holidays this means joining the local tradition of dinner at Rolf.
This German restaurant is famous for its exaggerated decorations, which are estimated to consist of over 15,000 ornaments and 100,000 lights!
Put into schnitzel or a seasonal feast of roast goose with red cabbage and mashed potatoes. A traditional mulled wine is the perfect accompaniment.
That brings us now to festive jubilation.