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Holidays in NYC

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in New York City. There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to watch a holiday show in New York City, check out the many holiday markets to shop for everyone on your list or see the iconic Rockefeller Christmas tree.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

One of New York City’s most famous events and the kickoff to the holiday season, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade draws millions of live spectators and more than 50 million home viewers. Watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City this year. Full of giant balloons, floats, marching bands, Broadway performances and celebrities return for the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24, 2022.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Nothing says “Holidays in New York” quite like a trip skating around the iconic Rockefeller Center Ice Rink underneath the Rockefeller Christmas Tree and Prometheus status. The Rink will open for the season starting November 5, 2022.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Starting November 30, 2022, the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit daily from 6am to midnight through January 6, 2023. Don’t miss a visit to this quintessential NYC holiday attraction.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Returning November 29 – December 24, 2022, visit the Columbus Circle Holiday Market which is located at Central Park’s southwest corner, to shop from local artisans and designers and grab some delicious eats while you’re there.

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

This world-famous Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes is an annual musical holiday stage show presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. As one of NYC’s favorite holiday celebrations, get ready to be dazzled by the Rockettes. This performance is perfect for all ages and runs from November 18, 2022 – January 2, 2023.

Holiday Train Show at NYBG

As a favorite holiday tradition in NYC, every year the New York Botanical Gardens puts on an exciting train exhibition. See model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 190 replicas of New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks (November 19, 2022 – January 16, 2023).

New York City Ballet: The Nutcracker

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is a ballet that has become a NYC holiday tradition and is performed by the NYC Ballet every year during the holiday season at Lincoln Center. Magical performances, glittering costumes and sets so intricate it will leave you breathless. This annual classic production brings families together every holiday season creating memories and experiences that will last a lifetime (November 25 – December 31, 2022).

Holidays with the NY Philharmonic

The annual tradition, Holidays with the NY Phil, features free broadcasts of holiday programming. These concerts are family-friendly and will make sure to make your season bright.

Spectacular Factory at ARTECHOUSE

ARTECHOUSE’s new holiday art experience, Spectacular Factory: The Holiday Multiverse”, opens on November 19, 2022 through January 8, 2023 at the Chelsea art center. The show will be an imaginative multiverse of holiday villages, where guests of all ages will get to take a spin on a candy cane carousel, get up-close-and-personal with a thousand nutcrackers, float among giant swinging jingle bells and even ride a train through holiday wreaths.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

This December, Irish Reperatory Theatre offers up the sixth special return of its joyous holiday classic, Dylan Thomas’s iconic A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Charlotte Moore’s musical adaptation of this “never to be forgotten day at the end of the unremembered year” features heartwarming contemporary and traditional Christmas music interwoven with the popular story of that snowy Christmas Day in Wales (December 1 – December 31, 2022).