Sure, most department stores have had their Christmas
decorations up since mid-August, but
the holidays really kick off this Thursday with Thanksgiving. Starting tomorrow radio stations will be blaring with holiday music, houses will be lighting
up, and it’ll be time for all those classic holiday activities.
New York City
and the holidays have become synonymous with one another, as the Big Apple is
one of the best places to celebrate. We’ve come up with five can’t miss activities you must check out during your holiday travel to the city that never sleeps.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day
Parade is easily the most famous holiday activity in the world. Millions of
people turn on their TV Thanksgiving morning to watch the largest holiday parade.
However, there’s nothing like being at the parade itself. It requires getting
up early on Thanksgiving, but an experience few can say they’ve done.
Rockefeller Center Ice Skating: The Rockefeller Center is a
staple during the holiday season. The center is most well-known for its large
Christmas tree, which is probably the most famous Christmas tree in the world.
However, a trip to the Rockefeller Center can’t be capped off until you go ice
Holiday Show: There are tons of holiday musicals and plays
you’ll find throughout Manhattan during the holidays. Many of the popular shows
sell out quickly, so get your ticket well in advance for your favorite show.
One of the most popular shows this holiday season is a new show, a spin-off of
the movie Elf.
Take a Holiday Lights Tour: One of the best parts of the
holidays is the beautiful lights and decorations that adorn homes, parks, and
businesses around New York City. Although New York City is beautifully lit up
throughout the year, the Big Apple far outdoes itself during the holidays.
There are a lot of different tour companies around New York City that provide
holidays lights tours in different parts of the city.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Radio City Music Hall is another holiday
landmark in and of itself in New York City. Dating back to the early 1900s, the
Radio City Christmas Spectacular is one of the largest shows in the word.
Starting The Rockettes, the show features over 100 performers and runs
throughout November and December.