The Most Magical Time of Year in NYC

There’s no reason to be cooped up or bored in the house this season. The winter-holiday is one of the happiest times in New York City. Whether you are living in the city or just visiting, NYC is the place to be! There are holiday concerts and shows, bars and restaurants with festive décor, and plenty of activities including holiday shops. If you want to go out with friends or family, you are sure to find something that gets you excited about the holidays. Check out a few of my favorites below!

Concerts and Shows:

Mariah Carey

Dates: December 8 -December 18th

Location: Beacon Theatre

Price: $59.50-$255.00

For tickets and more info

Radio City Hall Christmas Spectacular

Dates: December 1- Jan 3

Location: Radio City Hall

Price: $49.00- $250.00

For tickets and more info

Elf the Musical

Dates: December 1 -December 27

Location: The theatre at Madison Square Garden Price: $39.00-$160.00

For tickets and more info

The Hard Nut (Modern Nutcracker)

Dates: December 7- December 16

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building; 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY; cross street Ashland PL.

Price: Starting a $25 Ages: 4+

For tickets and more info

Bars & Restaurants:

Lillie’s

Location: 13 E. 7th St

Neighborhood: Flatiron Hours: 11am-4am

Miracle on 9th Street Location: 649 E 9th St; cross street between Avenues B and C Neighborhood: East Village

Hours: Mon.-Wed. 5pm-1am;Thurs-Fri. 5pm-4am; Sat. 4pm-4am; Sun. 4pm-1am

Rolf’s Location: 281 3rd Ave at 22nd St Neighborhood: Gramercy Park

Hours: 12pm-4am

Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack Location: 13 First Ave; cross street 1st St

Neighborhood: East Village Hours: Mon–Wed 5pm–2am; Thu–Fri 5pm–4am; Sat 4pm–4am; Sun 4pm–2am

Activities:

Winter Village at Bryant Park

Ice Skating, Shops and Restaurants

Dates: Now- March 6, 2016

Location: Bryant Park; Sixth Ave between 40th and 42nd Sts

Price: Free admission

For skate Rental visit: http://wintervillage.org/skate/pricing

More info

Ice Skating at Lasker Rink

Price: $2.25-$7.50

More info

Holiday Sights Tour of Central Park and New York

Dates: Now- January 5th

Location: Central Park; starting point 208 W. 80th St New York, NY Price: 2 hours $65; Private 2 hours $95

More info

Visit the Rockefeller Tree Dates: Now- January 7, 2016

Location: between W 48th and W 51st Streets at Fifth Avenue. More Info

Holiday Shops:

Astoria Holiday Market

Date: Dec. 6, Dec. 13, and Dec. 20

Time: 12pm- 6pm

Location: Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, Astoria, Queens; 29-19 24th Ave, between 29th and 31st St

More info

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Date: December 1- December 24

Time: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-7pm

Location: Central Park; intersection of Central Park South and West

More info

Union Square Holiday Market

Date: December 1 -December 24th Time: 11am-8pm (Weekdays) 10am-8pm (Saturdays) 11am-7pm (Sundays) Location: South end of Union Square; Cross street 14th St

More info

Queens Botanical Garden

Date: Now-March

Price: Free Admission

Location: Queens, 43-50 Main St; Cross street at Dahlia Ave

More info

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