Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA A Magical Christmas in New York! Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA A Magical Christmas in New York! story by: Inspire Magazine Anyone who's been lucky enough to experience Santa's season in New York will tell you that nowhere does Christmas better. The spirit of the season is infectious, and New Yorkers seize the opportunity to celebrate every captivating moment of it. Start the silly season off by heading along to Rockefeller Centre Plaza to see the towering Christmas tree, resplendent with a Swarovski Star and over 30,000 glittering lights; and have a turn gliding on the ice skating rink laid out beneath the golden statue of Prometheus to revel in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Another must-do is a trip to Santaland at Macy's department store, but remember this Santa's the real deal with a genuine beard - so don't go tugging it. Afterwards, wander down 5th Avenue to view spectacular store windows transformed into extravagant and unforgettable creations especially for your holiday viewing pleasure. If you're visiting with children check out FAO Schwartz, New York's most famous toy store, where there’s a giant piano keyboard set in the floor for the kids to go nuts on. Then head to the Bronx Botanical Garden where, during the holiday season, kids can marvel over the charming 1/2km toy train track complete with scale models of New York icons. Carriage rides through Central Park are a particular seasonal favourite not to be missed. Get in the festive spirit and rug up warm with a blanket and hot chocolate to be swept away through the enchantment of twinkling fairy lights in the trees above you. All this, plus the sights that are great any time of the year – a short boat ride to the Statue of Liberty, a stroll through Times Square, walking the Brooklyn Bridge - the itinerary for your most amazing Christmas ever is endless! > VIEW HOT DEALS TO NEW YORK HERE Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.