Check out the Christmas tree, or visit a holiday shop! 8 ways to celebrate the holidays in NYC

Check out the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, or visit a holiday show! Traditional New York City holiday celebrations are in full swing!
Here are a few ways you can celebrate the holidays in NYC:

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

You can visit and see the Christmas tree until early to mid-January. This year’s tree is a 79-foot Norway Spruce. Here's more information about how you can visit

The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Ice skating under the Christmas tree on The Rink at Rockefeller Center is one of New York’s quintessential winter activities. The Rink is open daily from 9 a.m. to midnight. From Dec. 4 to Jan. 2 the rink opens early at 7 a.m.

Macy's Herald Square windows

Check out the decorated windows at Macy’s New York City flagship storeMacy's Santaland returns in-person this year. Families can meet Santa Claus from Nov. 26 until Dec. 24 by reservation only. 

Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Peruse the full Holiday Shops map and directory here. And read more about the shops here.
Credit: Bryant Park Credit: Bryant Park

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is Manhattan’s winter wonderland. Enjoy New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink, the Holiday Shops, and rink side eats and drinks at The Lodge by Prime Video. Click here for more information.

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights

The holiday lights display at the Bronx Zoo is back for 2021. It runs on select dates until Jan. 9, 2022. Light displays are spread across several acres of the zoo. Click here to purchase tickets, or learn more information.

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show & NYBG GLOW

The New York Botanical Garden is once again presenting the Holiday Train Show! Marvel at model trains zipping through an enchanting display of famous New York landmarks. The display runs until Jan. 23, 2022.  Valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination and ID is required for entry to indoor exhibition spaces and facilities, and all dining areas. Learn more here.  
NYBG GLOW is back at the New York Botanical Garden. The show runs on select evenings until Jan. 22, 2022. Click here to see available dates and get tickets.

Times Square Holiday Show Globes

Times Square welcomed back the holiday “Show Globes” - a large snow globe display inspired by the designs of hit Broadway shows including Wicked, Ain’t Too Proud, The Lion King and Dear Evan Hansen. It's on display through Dec. 26.