New York Christmas

The magic of the season is calling! In New York City, holiday lights and decorations sparkle wherever you look. One-of-a-kind shopping experiences greet you around every corner. Historic and seasonal sites await you at every stop. Experience the season for yourself and join us for this city tour!

4 Days /3 Nights

Group size

Estimated Tour Pricing Inclusions: Roundtrip transportation, 3 nights’ accommodation, baggage handling, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity (excluding gratuity for guides and driver, unless requested).
  • Union Square Holiday Market
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Top of the Rock
  • NBC Studios (exterior)
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Times Square
  • Bryant Park Holiday Market
  • New York Holiday Lights Tour
  • Grand Central Holiday Fair
  • Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular
  • RiseNY
  • Riu Plaza, New York Times Square

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Union Square Holiday Market
  • Arrive in New York City.
  • Explore the renowned Union Square Holiday Market, hailed as an eclectic, must-visit destination for unique gifts created by local crafters and artists.
  • Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Check-in to your local hotel.
Day 2 - City Tour, Top of the Rock, Bryant Park Holiday Market, & New York Holiday Lights Tour
  • After breakfast at your hotel, meet your local guide to tour New York City.
  • Stop at the Rockefeller Center, a national historic landmark in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, home to Top of the Rock Observation Deck, NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall and much more. Shop, dine and explore at one of New York's most inspiring locations.
  • Visit the Top of the Rock for an experience in history and scenery that culminates with unparalleled views of New York City from the newly renovated Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Rockefeller Center. There's a certain peace at 70 stories above the city, and Top of the Rock’s Observation Deck was conceived with the express purpose of keeping that peace uninterrupted. Panels of fully transparent safety glass are crystal clear for unobstructed, open-air viewing.
  • View the Radio City Music Hall from the exterior. Nicknamed the Showplace of the Nation, Radio City Music Hall is a leading tourist destination in the city. It boasts that largest indoor theater in the world, and the interior was declared a city landmark in 1978. The venue is notable as the headquarters for the precision dance company, the Rockettes, and the Christmas Spectacular which has become part of the holiday tradition at Rockefeller Center.
  • Stop to see NBC Studios from the outside. NBC Studios are located in the historic 30 Rockefeller Plaza in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. The building houses the NBC television network headquarters, its parent NBC Universal, and NBC's flagship station WNBC, as well as cable news channel MSNBC. Some of the most famous studios include The Today Show, Dateline NBC, NBC Nightly News, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Football Night in America, and Saturday Night Live.
  • See St. Patrick's Cathedral - the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States. It has been recognized throughout its history as a center of Catholic life in this country (tour not included).
  • Enjoy free time in Times Square to explore and have lunch on your own.
  • Visit the Bryant Park Holiday Market. 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 Deck by Urbanspace  Enjoy a  European inspired open-air market hosts artisans from New York City and around the world. Located along Bryant Park’s allées, plazas, and terraces, the Shops are housed in custom-designed kiosks.
  • Dinner is included at a local restaurant.
  • Depart for a Holiday Lights and Markets shopping tour.  It’s time to celebrate as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world.  Mechanical window displays, synchronized light, and sound shows, Santa Claus, and toy soldiers await you in this winter wonderland.  Experience the holidays in the city as only New York can offer.  You will see lighting and window displays on the New York Holiday Lights Tour including: 
    • Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree 
    • Saks Fifth Ave 
    • Tiffany and Co 
    • Macy’s Herald Square 
  • Drop your guide and return to your hotel for the night.
Day 3 - Grand Central Holiday Fair, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, & RiseNY
  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
  • Take advantage of free time to shop and have lunch on your own at the Grand Central Holiday Fair at the Grand Central Terminal. Explore one of the most beautiful architectural settings in the world featuring 40 talented artisans at one of the finest, longest-running indoor holiday fairs in New York City. The Holiday Fair Committee spends the year looking for unique vendors with a focus on American-made and handmade products with locally-sourced materials or a socially-conscious business model. Vendors will take over half of the historic Vanderbilt Hall to sell artwork, clothing for all ages, men’s and women’s accessories, children’s clothing and toys, and home goods in a wide range of price points.  Since 1993, the Holiday Fair has been a must-shop destination during the holiday season. 
  • Enjoy free time in Rockefeller Center.
  • Take your seats for the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes. 
  • Soar over the city at RiseNY, a three-part, one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of NYC. Start with a captivating film by award-winning documentarian Ric Burns, explore museum-style galleries that transport you through the city’s expansive pop-culture evolution. Then, fly over the iconic skyline on a soaring ride that suspends you 30 feet in the air! Get ready to fall in love with New York all over again. 
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner included at Riu Plaza New York Times Square. Located in the heart of Manhattan, in the renowned "Restaurant Row", surrounded by Broadway's most famous theaters, and a few steps from the iconic Times Square, known throughout the world as the symbol of New York
  • Return to your hotel.
Day 4 - Free Time & Depart for Home
  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Enjoy free time to explore.
  • Depart for home.
*Base rate does not include motor coach transportation, airfare, airport transfers, driver gratuity, guide gratuity, (student groups exempt) or any upgrades or add-ons unlisted from itinerary as stated. Pricing may vary based on day of arrival or other conditions. Personalized itineraries with custom pricing and/or additional transportation can be created and added based on client needs and upon client’s request. MARS will customize quotes or personalize itineraries for FREE.


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