New York is one of the world´s most beautiful cities, nobody can’t deny it, but if you are planning to spend Christmas here, you are just about to witness its beauty at its very best. The Big Apple shows its most spectacular face with multicolored lights, stunning decorations and endless shopping options that never fails to delight locals and tourists from around the globe. During this season, happiness, harmony and love fill the atmosphere of the city. Millions of people love walking the streets of NYC, while enjoying the world-famous attractions that make New York at Christmas a spectacular show not to be missed.
If there is something that attracts the attention of tourists in the city is its second to none night lighting. The Big Apple’s famous skyline increases exponentially its incomparable beauty at Christmas. It is definitively worth walking around, while enjoying the decorations of its countless shops, especially the ones on the famous Fifth Avenue. Recognized stores like Bloomingdale´s, Cartier and Tiffany & Co, adorn their windows with Christmas decorations that catch the attention of passersby each year.
The Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center, is one of the key moments of the season, this event has become the symbol of the beginning of Christmas in New York. Each year, a huge fir is placed in the center and it is decorated with millions of lights, while the mayor of the city officially opens the Christmas season. The famous Christmas tree is lit every night until the first week of January. Another attraction is the famous Rockefeller Center Ice Rink, which is the favorite spot for New Yorkers to gather with their families while ice-skating.
Address: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York.
The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet
The New York City Ballet presents one of the most favorite productions of the end-of-the-year season, the famous George Balanchine´s Nutcracker. This ballet displays several iconic elements like the traditional toy soldiers, a huge Christmas tree and snowflakes that will amuse you in an unexpected way. This is the perfect activity to do, if you want to surprise your children with a beautiful Christmas story.
Address: 20 Lincoln Center Plaza , New York
St. Patrick´s Cathedral
Do not forget to visit St. Patrick´s Cathedral, the largest Catholic Church in New York that can hosts 2200 worshipers. This beautiful cathedral is one of the most visited places in the city because of its history and architecture.
Address: St. Patrick ´s Cathedral 460 Madison Ave , NY , NY
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Have you ever seen the Radio City Christmas Spectacular? Well, this is a good year to do so. This musical features more than 140 artists who manage to create a magical Christmas atmosphere, so you and your family experience emotions that you’ve never felt before. The show this year is called “Snow”, performed by the Rockettes and directed by Linda Haberman, which contains an interesting mix of elements of a traditional musical with stunning 3D effects. The show will take place from the 8th of November to the 30th of December.
Address: Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave at 50th St.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Big Apple and participate in the many events planned for your entertainment.