There is no place like NYC during X-mas
Are you planning on going to New York City in the next couple of days to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere? Totally understandable! New York is beautiful around Christmas with all the decorations, lights and snowflakes falling (if you are lucky) and we can totally relate that you booked a flight to the big apple. We here at Notorious are also big fans of the city, have been there several times and collected some cool and Christmassy tips and places for you to check out if you are heading there soon.
1- ICE SKATING RINK IN CENTRAL PARK
A classic! The ice skating rink in Central Park is a must when you are going to New York in December. Actually, there are two rinks (Wollmann Rink being the one we know from movies) and both of them are super cool and scenic. So, grab some skates and try not to break your leg!
2- WINDOW SHOPPING
New York has the coolest stores and also the most stunning shop windows. During the time before Christmas, everything is beautifully decorated and you should not miss having a look at the creative displays. Stores like Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's or Macy's are showing off their holiday inspired windows and will hopefully get you in the spirit.
3- BRYANT PARK WINTER VILLAGE
The Winter Village at Bryant Park also offers an ice skating rink and more than 170 shopping stalls selling everything from food, mulled wine and handmade treasures. If you are a fan of our Christkindl markets, make sure to check out this New York version of them.
4- ROCKEFELLER CHRISTMAS TREE
Like, what would an X-Mas visit to New York be without getting to see the huge tree at Rockefeller Center Plaza? Exactly, a waste of time! The tree is 72 ft high (21 meters) and of course, there is also an ice skating rink in front of it (if you still haven´t got it yet: ice skating is obviously inevitable in NYC).
5- DYKER HEIGHTS HOLIDAY LIGHTS
If you have ever wondered if this whole house decoration thing you see in American Christmas movies is real, you´ll find the answer in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. The houses there are bedecked with lights, figures like elves and Santas and more. Make sure to bring sunglasses since you are going to be blinded.
6- GO SEE THE NUTCRACKER
To also get some cultural input on your trip, go see The Nutcracker. It is an amazing show with great ballet dancers, beautiful music and a fantastic setup and it for sure will be among the highlights of your vacation.
And if a trip to the big apple is not on your list this year, make sure to at least watch Home Alone 2: Lost in New York to get a glimpse of wintery and festive New York City!
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