Hosts Holiday Hot Spots: New York City
Thank you to our HGA member in New York City, Details NYC, for rounding out the Hosts Holiday Hot Spot series with some exciting things for both Christmas and New Years in the Big Apple.
Christmas in New York City
Christmas in New York City is the stuff dreams are made of, offering unique experiences no other destination does. New York City becomes a winter wonderland during the holidays: snow blankets the streets of Manhattan; crowds ”ooh” and “aah” at the exquisite and creative Christmas Windows Displays adorning the stores along Fifth Avenue and the major department stores; ice skaters glide across the Rockefeller Skating Rink as the Rockefeller Christmas Tree glows beneath the New York skyline.
For more Christmas magic, we must not forget about the incredible shopping, like no other place on earth. NYC has some of the most amazing and unique holiday markets; from Bryant Park Holiday market surrounding the ice skating rink, to Grand Central holiday market in this amazing landmark building. One can also take in a the tradition of watching the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.
These are just a few reasons why we love NYC during the holidays.
New Year’s Eve in Times Square
As the new year approaches, New York City gets ready for its annual New Year’s Eve in Times Square celebration. The famous ball drop atop One Times Square has been a tradition dating back to 1906. Each year, over one million people descend upon Times Square to party and experience this free and memorable event! Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31, the eyes of the world turn once more to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square. Anticipation runs high. New Year’s Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration – it’s a global tradition. The world holds its breath, and cheers as the clocks strike twelve.
While NYE in Times Square may be the most famous New York event and celebration, the Big Apple plays host to hundreds of the best New Year’s Eve parties each year. With many of the NYC bars and New York City nightclubs throwing their own New Year’s party, NYC tourists in town for NYE have a huge selection of NYC events to choose from.
Whether you ring in the new year at an A-List New Year’s Eve Party in Times Square, a mega party at one of NYC’s hot bars or clubs, or at the massive multi-level party superstructure know as Webster Hall, NYE in NYC offers a party for virtually every budget and party-goer taste.
The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration features star-studded musical performances, balloons, handouts, confetti, a colorful pyrotechnic display and about a million of your closest friends.