Date: November 27, 2014-December 27, 2014 every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6:30pm
On this guided and narrated tour, you'll hear stories about the rich
history, tradition and pageantry of some of the finest New York holiday
displays, as well as the multicultural festive flavor and atmosphere
that fills the City from Thanksgiving to Three King's Day.
The tour takes place in a climate controlled luxury motor coach, with
frequent stops to get out and view the displays up close. Along the way,
you will see sights like Central Park's Holiday Markets, The
multicolored snowflakes of Columbus Circle, The tree at Lincoln Center,
The World's Largest Snowflake, Park Avenue's "Boulevard of Lights," The
Waldorf Astoria, Madison Avenue's displays, The world's largest Menorah,
The Plaza Hotel, FAO Schwarz, 5th Avenue displays, Rockefeller Center,
Times Square, Plus, the window displays of: Bloomingdales, Barney's,
Saks 5th Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor (walking tour), and
of course, Macy's ... plus so much more.
Tours depart from the 53rd St. side entrance of the Sheraton New York Hotel, off 7th Avenue
More information about the New York City Holiday Lights Motorcoach Sightseeing Tour
Christmas Holiday Walking Tour in NYC
Date: November 28-December 20, 2014 - Fridays and Saturdays at 5pm PLUS Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at 5pm
Join us for this sparkling and inspiring tour of Christmas - Gothamtide in New York! Look, learn, and have fun.
New York City is the Christmas Capitol - take in glittering lights and
trees, enchanting displays and abundant entertainment. The tour is led
by the renowned Christmas and Rockefeller Center Historian Sibyl
McCormac Groff, who has studied the history of Christmas and the
importance of New York in developing our holiday traditions. She created
the word "Gothamtide" to reflect the secular and universal aspects of
Christmas, which did not become a legal holiday in America until
1870. For over 25 years this author has led tours and given lectures.
Tour Highlights include: the development of the Christmas tree, lights,
cards, gifts and entertainment; holiday markets around the town; the
history of the lighted trees in the midst of Park Avenue and in front of
the Seagrams building; holiday displays in and on hotels, department
stores and boutiques; Christmas music written in New York; strolling
past Big Apple treasures like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Saks Fifth Avenue
and Cartier’s - and finally; the most famous Christmas tree at
Rockefeller Center -- it will be lit on December 3, 2014!
Location: Tours depart from Le Parker Meridien Hotel - 56th street entrance closest to 6th Ave.
More information about the Christmas Holiday Walking Tour in NYC
Date: November-March 2014
Ice skating in New York City is the ultimate winter experience! Whether
you're skating at the world-famous Rockefeller Center or Central Park's
Wollman Rink, Bryant Park or Chelsea Piers, or just watching as
thousands of locals and tourists take a spin on the ice, you will be
part of a beloved winter tradition. There is ice skating in all boroughs
of New York City - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and The
Location: Throughout New York City