Must-Do Holiday Events in New York City

Must-Do Holiday Events In New York City

New York City is full of must-do holiday events, with plenty of Christmas cheer to go around and a number of popular shows and attractions that draw visitors every year. Mark your calendars with these can’t-miss events!

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

While the streets are sure to be crowded with tourists, seeing the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is an iconic part of a New York Christmas. Even if you miss the lighting ceremony in early December, the tree itself is a sight to behold.

The Rockettes

Is there anything more quintessentially Christmas than the Rockettes’ yearly performance at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular? Pick a date night to go see the live show at the Radio City Music Hall.

5th Avenue Window Displays

Nothing speaks to the NYC Christmas experience more than a stroll down 5th Avenue, where local businesses’ window displays go above and beyond your average Christmas decor.

Holiday Market at Union Square

From the moment it opens in mid-November until Christmas Eve, the Holiday Market offers unique handmade gifts from local vendors and artisans.

Holiday Train Show at the Botanical Gardens

You’ve never seen model trains like the ones at the New York Botanical Gardens around the holidays. Handcrafted miniature landmarks comprise over 175 well-known locations in NYC, with model trains touring the set.

We here at Wantagh Mazda wish you and your family a happy holiday season.

New York Winter Getaways: Exploring the Region

Enjoy winter getaways in and around New YorkWinter is the perfect time to get some travelling done, especially in the area. With kids off school and vacation time to use up before the end of the year, take a drive to one of the many winter weekend getaways in the New York vicinity. Check out this list of New York winter getaways.

According to Travel and Leisure, one of the top places to visit is the Hudson River Valley. You can get a room in the historic Bear Mountain Inn, located just an hour north of the city. Nearby is Hyde Park, home to FDR’s home, Bear Mountain, and a range of museums on the Revolutionary War blockade.

Stop by Montauk if you’re looking for some scenic views. There is an 11-acre resort in the northwest corner of Long Island, as well as the extensive State Park. Montauk also has a lighthouse with stunning views of the bay, ocean, and a range of wildlife. Bird watchers will love it.

Finally, drive to Boston. If you have never been to Beantown, you must visit the Lenox Hotel, the Isabela Stewart Gardner Museum, and more. Get food at Mike’s Pastry or Maria’s Pastry in the North End. You can get famous seafood at Neptune Oyster, and the Freedom Trail is known for its history and walking tours. Though obviously not in New York, Boston is the perfect getaway for the winter.