Every winter, New York City is transformed into a magical wonderland, overflowing with sights to see. Whether you’re staying at The Roosevelt, or stopping by for a bite to eat, you are nearby to some of the best holiday events in the city. Check out these must-see’s that are only footsteps away!
The Centennial Holiday Fair at Grand Central Terminal (1 Block)
The Grand Central Holiday Fair is one of the only indoor holiday markets in the city. Located in Vanderbilt Hall, the Fair boasts 76 vendors offering a variety of holiday gifts for all of your loved ones. While in Grand Central, don’t forget to check out The Holiday Train Show as well as The Holiday Light Show! For more information, visit www.grandcentralterminal.com
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (2 Blocks)
The 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a New York City must-see. The Parade will kick off this year’s holiday season at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 28th. Spectators should plan to arrive early to secure a good viewing spot of the signature giant character balloons, celebrity performances, and the nation’s best marching bands and performance groups. For more information, visit www.macys.com/parade
New Years Eve in Times Square (2 Blocks)
Ring in the New Year properly by joining in on The Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration. Millions gather every year to excitedly welcome the year ahead while watching the famous New Year’s Eve Ball drop at midnight.
The Winter Village at Bryant Park (4 Blocks)
Bryant Park has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland full of activities! Over 125 Holiday Shops are now open and offering an array of gift ideas for everyone. The Rink at the center of the park features free admission iceskating and high-quality rental skates.
The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center (5 Blocks)
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is scheduled to be lit for the first time this holiday season on Wednesday, December 4th. The 76-foot tree will be decorated with over 30,000 multi-colored lights and topped with a Swarovski crystal star. Make it a full holiday experience by skating on the world famous ice rink at Rockefeller Center.