New York City is famous for its iconic historical landmarks, however, the holiday season is perhaps one of the destination’s most popular times to visit and take in the city’s sights and sounds. Check out this list of the city’s can’t miss events during the holidays.
MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
Held every Thanksgiving, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a tradition since 1924. The parade features lavish floats, world-famous celebrity performances, marching bands from around the country and of course giant balloons. Parade watchers start lining up to get the best seats street-side the night before, but the parade can be viewed along a 6 mile route in Manhattan.
Head here to learn more about the annual parade.
ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
One of the city’s most popular holiday attraction is the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Located in Midtown, Manhattan in Rockefeller Center, the 100-foot-tall Christmas Tree is first lit annually in early December. It certainly is an sight that can’t be missed! The tree is erected every November and remains in place until early January for those that can’t witness the lighting.
Learn more about the ceremony here.
A trip to New York City in the winter without ice skating on one of its famous rinks would certainly be a mistake! There are a number of famous ice rinks that are popular for locals and tourists alike including the Rockefeller Center ice rink, Wollman Rink in Central Park and the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. Strap on those skates and hit the ice!
Check out this list for more popular rinks!
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