The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Destination NYC for the Holidays

Wollman Ice Rink in Central Park

The festive season is finally upon us, and spirited holiday happenings and colorful seasonal sights abound throughout the city. We invite you to discover the many inspired offerings to be enjoyed during this magical time of the year.   

Rockefeller Center

Ice skating at the iconic Rink underneath the sparkling Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center is one of the city’s most quintessential traditions. This year, timed-ticket advance reservations are required to take in this beloved past time and create lasting holiday memories. 

rockerfeller center

Saks Fifth Avenue Windows 

The iconic window displays at Saks Fifth Avenue will be on view for all to see throughout the season, delighting passerby’s of all ages. This year’s “This is How We Celebrate” theme includes live-streamed lighting ceremonies taking place through December. 

saks fifth avenue frozen display


Boxes and Bows

Holiday shopping is always one of the season’s most popular pastimes, and this year the new Open Storefronts Program allows retailers to display merchandise in front of their shops. There are also a variety of indoor and outdoor Holiday Markets to visit, including the Winter Village at Bryant Park and the Grand Central Holiday Fair. We also recommend a private VIP shopping experience at the Baccarat boutique, located just minutes from the hotel. 

Madison Avenue Shopping

New York Botanical Garden Glow

Explore a glowing world of color and light at this outdoor experience showcasing the Haupt Conservatory’s exterior as a glittering canvas. Washes of brilliant colors, thousands of dazzling lights, and picture-perfect installations fill the Reflecting Pool and enliven surrounding gardens and collections. Family-fun includes artistic ice carving displays and roving dancers and musicians.  


The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

This over-the-top holiday lights display is by far one of the city’s most spectacular celebrations. This popular Brooklyn neighborhood showcases some of the most elaborate Christmas lights and decorations. Holiday music and festive carols enhance the festive atmosphere. 

house with christmas lights

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Whether dining in a welcoming neighborhood restaurant or a celebrated Michelin-starred establishment, there is no place like New York City to sample the flavors of the season. From festive family meals, to intimate fireside dining, to casual ethnic specialties, allow us to recommend the perfect venue to satisfy any need or preference.

Our concierge team can provide additional information on all of these activities and more and assist with reservations.  Contact Concierge


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