Everyone knows the holiday season is the best time of the year in New York City. The ugly sweater parties, the caroling, the holiday window displays, tree lightings, the list goes on. There are plenty of activities going on already so we’ve listed five ideas that you might like to check out this weekend to get into the Christmas spirit. Enjoy!
1. Holiday Lights Tour
Holiday lights are up all around the city. From Saks 5th Avenue to Rockefeller Center, there’s no shortage of beauty and Christmas spirit. Take a lap starting at the high end retailer windows and make your way down 5th Avenue at night. You’ll be in for a beautiful surprise!
2. The Mad Hatter Christmas Party
Mad Hatter’s Brooklyn tea party has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland experience. So join in as the Mad Hatter leads guests down the rabbit hole and into his vintage London double-decker bus for the tea party extravaganza of the season. Your whimsical hosts will doctor mysterious tea party concoctions filled with plenty of holiday spirit—such as the Off With Your Head! which includes gin, gomme, and a hibiscus infusion, and the Who Are You? made with various spices and mulled wine. You won’t want to miss out on this fantastical party so make sure to get your tickets here.
3. Experience the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall
Nothing says Christmas in New York like the Rockettes. Since the first version of the show debuted in 1933, it has become a true Christmas tradition. With more than 140 performers and an original music score, the Rockettes will form a part of your holiday memories from here on out. Get your tickets here!
4. Get a Christmas haunting with the Krampus
This is a weird one. The Krampus is a German demon who puts anybody who has misbehaved during the year in a sack. This Krampus Holiday Experience is a fully immersive and interactive event, where the naughty come face to face with this German devil and several other holiday horror demons. If you make it out alive, you’ll enter Santa’s Broadway Photo Factory, where you can meet Santa Clause himself and snap some photos of the whole family. If you’re looking for something completely new, and something to tell your friends about, this is the event for you. Get your tickets here!
5. Bring out your inner elf at Santa’s basement workshop
Love craft cocktails? Then THIS pop up is the experience for you. Brought to you by the the creative forces behind Shinka Ramen, you’ll sip on bespoke X-mas inspired cocktail creations and satisfy your sweet tooth with exquisite cakes and cookies. It’s the perfect date or day out with friends. All you need to bring is your appetite and Christmas spirit! Get your tickets now.
Looking for more? Check out some other great Christmas inspired plans here!
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