The Christmas Holiday season is a great time to visit New York City! There are so many things to see and do, besides shopping, and most of them are free or very inexpensive. Here is a list of some of the best attractions in New York City that you'll only be able to get a glimpse of during the Holiday Season.
One of the highlights of the holiday season in New York City is the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, which has often been dubbed "the most famous tree in the world". This year, the Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place on November 30, 2010 at 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
If you can't make it for the tree lighting, you can always get a look at the 84 foot Norway Spruce decorated with 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights from the date of the tree lighting until January 7th. The tree will be lit from 5:30 pm until 11:30 pm every night with the exception of Christmas Day, when the tree will be lit the entire day. click here for more info...
For the last 40 years, Macy's Department store on 34th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues goes all out with their Holiday themed window displays. The automatonic displays move as Christmas music fills the air. A holiday tradition everyone in the family can enjoy.
Located at 611 Fifth Avenue (between 49th and 50th Streets), Saks Fifth Avenue's Holiday display is wonderful, with spinning snowmen, flying snowmen and a dancing cab driver. A must see holiday display that is a feast for the eyes.
Located at Fifth Avenue and 38th, Lord & Taylor seems to exceed the splendor of their window display every year. This years theme for their display is the five senses and all the wonderful things that people enjoying doing during the holidays such as listening to holiday music. A must see for Christmas 2007.
This year Barneys Window display theme is "Have a Green Christmas". Its a homage to the much needed Green movement that's taking place world wide, and their display is fun and fantastic.
Barneys New York is located at 660 Madison Ave between 60th and 61st Streets.
Bergdorf's window consisted of manikins dressed in beautiful gowns and flowing dresses. It conjures up memories of the elegantly dresses women at the turn of the 20th century. If you look closely, you might even spot a white tiger. Bergdorf Goodman's is on Fifth Avenue and 58th.