Christmas is almost here! Most likely, you have already made all the preparations for this big annual event commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. If not, no need to panic as there are always simple yet effective ideas on how to create a perfect fairytale atmosphere in your home. How about Christmas activities for the holidays? If you are in New York now, you are a lucky one as this city has lots of things to do at the most magical time of the year. From shopping with its amazing sales allowing everyone to celebrate Christmas in style to ice skating with kids in Central Park, there is something very special about celebrating this holiday in the Big Apple. Even the city’s best museums are open for you and your family almost every day (except December 25) to make your NYC experience more memorable. Here are just a few events you do not want to miss this Christmas!
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
First of all, do not miss the Christmas Spectacular at the Radio City Music Hall, starring the legendary Radio City Rockettes! This incredible family-friendly show is the best way to bring more holiday fun for all ages. It takes place through January 1, 2018.
George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” at the David H. Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center is another important seasonal event you cannot miss. Featuring lavish costumes and magnificent sets, this new interpretation of the renowned Tchaikovsky’s ballet is definitely worth seeing. It runs until January 3.
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
It would not be Christmas in New York without the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting! Be sure to visit it on Christmas Day, December 25, when the humungous Norway Spruce is illuminated for a full 24 hours.
NYC Christmas Movies Tour
Get some fantastic photo ops visiting the most iconic film sites used in your favorite holiday movies, like “Scrooged,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Home Alone 2,” and “Elf!” Besides, the NYC Christmas Movies Tour is also a great opportunity to hear all the interesting “behind the scenes” stories about each of these classics, and, what is no less important, it is free to take.
Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you are in New York. Merry Christmas! May the wonder and magic of the season be yours!