Have you ever wanted a white Christmas, a New York Christmas – Christmas in the Big Apple? Christmas is closely associated with cold, snowy weather. Almost every song, Christmas card, and decoration features snowflakes, snowmen, or snow-capped pine trees. Unfortunately, Australians don’t get to experience a Christmas filled with snow and cold temperatures. Instead, our Christmases are filled with sunshine and hot temperatures.
If you dream of taking part in the ultimate Christmas experience, why not consider travelling to the ultimate winter destination – The Big Apple!
New York City has numerous Christmas-themed events and attractions in the weeks leading up to December 25. These events, activities, and attractions combined with the colder, sometimes snowy weather associated with New York makes it a perfect holiday destination for those looking to experience the quintessential Christmas.
Wondering what there is to do in New York City for the holidays? Here is a look at some of the “must do” activities for those who are thinking of travelling to The Big Apple for Christmas.
Visit the Giant Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center Plaza
Rockefeller Center Plaza is considered the centre of New York City, which makes it a ‘must visit’ area no matter what time of year it is. However, it certainly wouldn’t be a Christmas visit to The Big Apple without a trip here.
Every year, Rockefeller Center Plaza sets up one of the largest Christmas trees in the entire world. This is a tradition that has been in existence since 1931.
When you decide to visit the giant Christmas tree, remember to bring your camera. There are hundreds of picture perfect moments all around the tree that you will want to capture for your scrapbooks.Take in a Holiday Show
Sure, New York City has dozens of well-known Broadway shows playing at any moment, but it is the holiday season, so make sure you take in a holiday show or two.
Some of the well-known and beloved Christmas shows that can be found throughout New York City include:
- Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes
- American Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker
- A Christmas Carol
Stroll Around Town and Take in the Beautiful Window Displays
You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy some of the Christmas activities found throughout New York City. One of the best, and cheapest, activities to engage in during Christmas is window-shopping.
Shops, boutiques, and retail stores all throughout New York City create big, attention-grabbing window displays. Sure, the purpose of these displays is to make you want to stop inside and shop, but if you can fight your inner-shopaholic side and just stroll down the street, you will really be able to truly enjoy something unique. The best part is it won’t cost you a dime as long as you don’t shop too much!
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