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The Holidays in NYC

There’s no place like New York City for the holidays, when the indomitable spirits of New Yorkers take a turn for the sentimental. Annual traditions include giant balloons floating down Sixth Avenue on Thanksgiving Day, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree illuminating to great fanfare and the world-famous Rockettes dazzling audiences at Radio City. Beyond the big events, you’ll find plenty of festive diversions: go gift shopping at outdoor markets or sip hot cocoa as you peruse spectacular storefront displays. When the snow falls, head to the closest park and unleash your inner child.


How NYC Celebrates the Season

New York City’s holiday festivities are best experienced firsthand, but here’s a glimpse to get you in the spirit.

It’s Time for New York City

The holidays are one of many reasons the City is coming alive right now. See what locals and celebrities have planned and build your own itinerary.