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Christmas in New York: NYC’s Best Holiday Attractions

Rockefeller Center, Christmas

New York is one of the world’s great holiday destinations. From November to the New Year the city is decked out in dazzling decorations, its department stores, boutiques and markets are bursting with holiday shoppers, and special holiday performances abound. In fact, there are so many things to see, do and experience, it can be […]

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Christmas in New York: Walks of NY’s Special Holiday Tours

Christmas Rockefeller Center

Walks of New York celebrates the finale of its first successful year by offering two special tours for the holiday season. Building upon the success of our Meet the Met Tour, Walks will offer Meet the Met with Kids, a fun, family-friendly tour designed to introduce the Metropolitan Museum’s art treasures to the entire family. […]

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: What You Need to Know to Go

Every Thanksgiving, New York celebrates with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade—a serious spectacle! The immense parade marches through the canyons of Manhattan with giant helium balloons, grand, elaborate floats, marching bands and performance groups, thousands of clowns, and celebrity performances. More than 3.5 million spectators attend the parade. Another 50 million viewers watch the national telecast.  […]

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Christmas in NYC: A Survival Guide to the New York Holidays

NYC Holiday

Who doesn’t love the winter holidays, and Christmas, in New York City? New York makes for a great destination from mid-November through the New Year: The city is festooned in dazzling lights and holiday decorations, stores are filled with eager shoppers, and the cultural calendar is packed. Of course, all that means that Manhattan itself […]

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New Years’ Eve in Times Square (Updated 2013/2014)

New Years Eve Times Squar

Every December 31st people from around the globe gather in the Crossroads of the World to join a massive party: New Year’s Eve in Times Square.  As many as a million people crowd into the cavernous square, joined by over a billion world-wide who watch the live telecast.  Musical performances, pyrotechnics, a blizzard of confetti, […]

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The Best Ice Skating in New York (Updated 2014)

Wollman Rink, Central Park, NYC

Want to go ice skating in New York? You can! Every winter, pleasure-seeking New Yorkers and visitors strap on skates and join the fun at New York’s many skating rinks. Ice skating in New York is a tradition that goes back to the 17th century, when locals would skate on Collect Pond (which would have […]

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Where Did Santa Come From? New York!

Ever wondered about the origins of Santa Claus? Believe it or not, Santa came from… New York! While it’s true that Santa (a.k.a. Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, and Kris Kringle) has diverse and ancient roots, the rotund, jolly gift-giver venerated in the U.S. (and—via our media—now throughout the world) sprang to life in 19th century Manhattan. […]

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