The most awaited holiday season of the year is here! While the air is filled with pleasant charm, the season’s magic, and excitement, to say the least, the question of how will I get there is always at the back of our minds. You may need a break from all those Christmas errands and want to save up all that energy from driving around while your folks have fun without you. Well, why not? It’s Christmas for the love of god!
Fret not for Carmel Limo NYC has got you covered!
We all know how magical Christmas in NYC is. But, there is always scope to get out of town and enjoy a quiet afternoon or a long weekend. Some of the most sought-after holiday getaways near the Big Apple have been listed below.
1. Jones Beach – Magic of Lights
If you love some sandy fun and animated lights, then Jones Beach is the best place for a holiday extravaganza. This 2.5-mile drive-through stretch is illuminated with a spectacular display of lights and buzzing with some foot-tapping music. Some other attractions include a hay maze, holiday movies, and an almost-drunk Santa guffawing his unrelenting holiday spirit.
Vehicles are charged an admission fee irrespective of the number of passengers. A standard vehicle ticket costs $20 if booked in advance or $25 at the gate. You could also skip the line with a $50 limo Pass and bring a non-perishable food donation for $3 off, or you could book a Carmel ride to the venue and back at much lesser and have fun without the guilt of overspending or driving during Christmas. A bus pass is $100 on the magic of lights website if you’re planning to hang with the gang.
Pick up your Carmel Limo app and book a ride to this venue now and win cashback or use your Carmel Limo loyalty points on this ride to enjoy some free perks when you get back to NYC.
The display opens Friday, Nov 22, and concludes Saturday, Jan 4. The detailed schedule and ticket information are available at www.magicoflights.com.
Venue: Jones Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, NY
2. Six Flags – Holiday in the Park
Summer at Six Flags is unquestionably one of the best activities you can ask for outside NYC. November and December are the most magical months to experience them. Rides and thrills like Nitro and Twister are breathtaking and adrenalin-pumping in warmer months, and you’ll experience tons of unique holiday attractions as we near Christmas.
Kids will love the chance to meet Dot and Drop Gingerbread, Stewie the Snowman, and of course, old St. Nick. The older kids can slurp on seasonal brews or piping hot cocoa as they hunt for holiday deals in the Merry Market Place. This place is the off-beat fair extravaganza you usually witness in the countryside. Stay past sundown to enjoy the illuminating charm of the dazzling lights that adorn the park. You can keep off the winter chill by warming your hearts and your hands around the firepits and roasting some s’ mores before you head home.
Carmel Limousines can help you get there effortlessly and with a holiday discount price included. The organizers have listed some guest tips on their website that include,
1. Arrive early. There’s a lot to do, and you’ll want plenty of time to do it all without feeling rushed.
2. Leave late. The views from our coasters are breathtaking at night, and the rides are amazing.
Well, what do we say? Carmel Limousines are at your service if you wish to implement these tips at much lesser compared to other ride-hailing services around.
When: Select days between Nov 16 and Jan 1 on the website https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/special-events/holiday-in-the-park
Venue: 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ
3. Jones Family Farms- Harvest your own tree
For over sixty years, families have been harvesting Christmas trees and creating wonderful memories at Jones Family Farms. Guests are invited to hike among the 200 acres of beautiful Christmas trees to harvest their own or to visit our Homestead Barnyard filled with fresh-cut trees to find the perfect tree for their family’s Christmas celebration. Picking your favorite Christmas tree is uncomplicated here!
Skip the cramped sidewalk tree stands as you head to the Connecticut countryside and spend a day picking for your perfect Christmas tree. Jones Family Farms is the ideal venue for your holiday adventure. Sink into the fragrance of fresh flora like Fir, Spruce, and Pine that range in height from four feet to over eleven.
You get to handsaw your favorite tree and drag it to a bailing station. Bring along a tarp and bungee cords to secure it for the ride home. Carmel Limos can help you get to the venue if not help you bring your tree home at discounted rates.
You can enjoy perfect Christmas card photo op sessions with your friends. The cut-your-own trees come at a base rate of $70 and farm-designed, ornate pewter. Ring in the Christmas spirit and do it with those who matter the most to you.
Based on the information given on the website https://www.jonesfamilyfarms.com/visit/hours-operation,
Starting the weekend before Thanksgiving, the farm is open from 9 am-5:30 pm daily for Christmas tree season. (Closes at 4 pm on Christmas Eve.) If guests plan to harvest their tree, they must arrive by 4 pm so they can harvest their tree before it gets dark. Call Crop Line for updates on hours, depending on the weather.
Venue: Homestead Farm, 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT
4. Lantern Lights Tour: A Christmas Ghost Story
The Lantern Lights Tour is an immersive theater experience that offers a unique and exhilarating way to get in the holiday spirit. Eerie yet entertaining Lantern tours have been exquisite tour inclusions for the past 40 years at the Mystic Seaport Museum of America. These are great tours that create goosebumps while transporting guests to a Christmas Eve of 1876. A variety of colorful, pleasant characters in each location share Christmas traditions unfamiliar to modern folks.
This place gives you family-friendly vibes as Santa Claus comes to meet and greet you, and you also get to spend some quality time on a horse carriage ride. You’ll want to plan and reach there early with the kids using Carmel Limo NYC since performances sell out faster. Based on the information given on the website, https://www.mysticseaport.org/event/lantern-light-tours-2/
The Tour-goers will experience the influences of the classic Victorian Christmas tales. Such as the ones depicted by Charles Dickens’s 1843 – A Christmas Carol. They are asked by Mallory’s Ghost to help save his partner, Mr. Blackburn, from his miserable, loveless life, which will, in turn, keep Greenmanville from becoming an expanse of deserted shipyards. Even though the tour guide is excited and determined to enact the plot of Dickens’s story step by step, he slowly reveals that love transcends all, including time and place, being the real savior of both Christmas and Greenmanville in 1876.
Each performance you witness at the Lantern Light Tours is an approximately 70-minute long as a progressive or traveling play covering about half a mile of multiple terrains like cobblestone, grass, gravel, wood planking, and stairs. It is an exhilarating experience where audiences are physically transported to the era with authentic props. Because performances occur in all seasons, we strongly recommend the use of appropriate seasonal outerwear and comfy shoes.
Performances of Lantern Light Tours require a special ticket and limit the audience to 16 people. The performances are appropriate for all ages, though we do not recommend it for children below four years. Carmel Limo can help you get there with the gang and also help you grab a bite on your way home. Simply use the Carmel Limo loyalty points at member food joints.
When: Select dates between Nov 23 and Dec 22, 2019
Venue: Sanger Visitors Reception Center, 47 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT
5. Ski at Windham Mountain
If you need some slopey adrenalin fun, you ought to experience some ski-inspired slam-dunking during your holiday vacation; this is where it should be. Windham Mountain in the Catskills is located 200 miles from the city. With 54 trails spanning over 285 skiable acres in the resort, most of it covered by their newly renovated snowmaking system. It is a highly recommended destination for New Yorkers looking forward to the significant skid in the snow. This place offers a gamut of activities like skiing and snowboarding, sledding, snowmobiling, and skating in the winter adventure park. This excellent winter venue also hosts indoor events at the Winwood Inn that has a spa and a small movie theatre where you can watch your favorite holiday flick and warm up to your seats.
When: Reopens Dec 2
Venue: 19 Resort Drive, Windham, New York
The holidays can be stressing if unplanned, but you can’t afford all that fun and merriment when you’re looking forward to a fam jam. We recommend you visit these spectacular events outside of NYC and do it with your riding partner, Carmel Limousine NYC. We promise you; it’s going to be one memorable ride!
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the Carmel Family!