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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree began humbly in 1931. Two years later the tree had 700 lights. Today, the six-storey tree has over 25,000 lights.

 
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Christmas in New York City

December 3-7, 2015

This is the week that New York gears up for the holidays. The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza has just been lit. Dazzling store windows, festive food, tempting holiday gifts await you. In addition, all of New York City is here to explore and enjoy.

THE CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK CITY HIGHLIGHTS:

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes

The Nutcracker Suite at Lincoln Center

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

A Broadway Matinee and the Neapolitan tree at the Metropolitan Museum

High tea at the Four Seasons Hotel and Weather permitting, a lunch cruise past the Statue of Liberty

THE 911 MEMORIAL MUSEUM OPENED IN LATE MAY IS A TRIBUTE TO THE ALMOST 3000 VICTIMS (Optional Activity)

Shopping during free time - We'll lead you to your favorite stores

New York Is All Wrapped Up For The Season New York Is All Wrapped Up For The Season World-Famous Rockefeller Center Tree

The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular performed at Radio City Music Hall

New York Is All Wrapped Up For The Season

World-Famous Rockefeller Center Tree

Day 1
Arrive in New York and transfer on your own to our hotel. If members of the group arrive at different times, I will meet you at hotel to plan a couple of independent activities. One suggestion, a Christmas promenade down Fifth Avenue to view Christmas windows. At 4 p.m., we’ll enjoy a light dinner, a Victorian High Tea, at the Four Seasons hotel. Early evening performance of the Nutcracker Suite at Lincoln Center. After the performance, we’ll enjoy coffee and dessert.

New York Theatre: An Array Of Choices

Plaza leading to the 911 Memorial Museum. Names of victims engraved on the rim of water feature.

Day 2 (Optional)
Arrive at 911 Memorial Museum at 9 am to avoid the crowds. The Museum is low key, respectful of the victims and very moving. The approach to the Museum is a series of pond like structures with the names of the victims engraved on the structures.

Day 3
Theatre ….a hit…either on or off-Broadway matinee. Time for shopping.

New York Theatre: An Array Of Choices

New York Theatre: An Array Of Choices

Day 4
Morning visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including a special stop at the Neapolitan Christmas tree with its beautiful carved figures.

Weather Permitting at noon, we will embark on a luncheon cruise of New York harbor with a brief stop to view the Statue of Liberty.

Day 5
You are free until your trip home.  Many optional activities: The Museum of Modern Art, a bus tour around the city, and, of course, more Christmas shopping.  Depart for home as late as convenient to get the most out of your final New York City day.

New York Theatre: An Array Of Choices

New York's Museum of Modern Art

Note: Itinerary subject to change.  If you have something specific you want to do, the itinerary can be adapted to include it.

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Costs: $4,025 4 night, 5 day, single private room without a single supplement, NYC hotel prices during the Christmas holiday are the highest of the year. What started as a reasonable rate at this hotel quickly escalated to well over $400 a night with the addition of all the local taxes. But we are convinced you will enjoy this hotel. We were impressed during our recent stay. Coffee and muffins in the lobby every morning from 6am, Efficient staff, smallish rooms recently redecorated. Good location. Also included most events listed in itinerary. Some changes possible due to weather.

Not included: lunches, dinners except high tea at Four Seasons hotel, coffee stops, alcoholic beverages, Metro Card (bus and subway ticket). Most transportation by taxi on a shared basis.


Read what a client had to say about this tour ...

Thanks so much for a lovely trip. Your plans and arrangements were perfect - our rooms, the tickets, the dinners.  We will always remember this special time.

— Sandra from Texas