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By: Carmel
Posted on: December 21, 2022
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As we’re in the last leg of 2022, it’s time to celebrate, retrospect, and hope for new beginnings in 2023.

The season of hopes, dreams, family, and goal-setting is here. Christmas in New York City is the busiest time of the year, and with good reason. As the Big Apple braces for the coldest month, it’s also the time to spread festive cheer, gorge on your favorite treats, and do Christmas sing-alongs with family and friends. So whether you plan to stay in the city or seek a quiet Christmas getaway, Carmel Limos New York City is fully-functional and well-connected across New York.

We offer great deals and discounts on rides for individual and family needs. Roundtrips and waiting services are most affordable during Christmas, while the cab network has been extended to service more locations.

The last-hour rush is expected to soar in the week before Christmas as everyone wants to travel to meet friends and family. Christmas Eve will be particularly busy due to last-minute shopping, parties, social events, tourism, and more.

Carmel Limos is all geared up to support the high demand with a large fleet of sedans, SUVs, minivans, buses, and other vehicle types. We also provide gift delivery services if you wish to surprise a loved one. In addition, we’re offering the best rates on airport transfers in and around New York. Please check our website for more information.

Safety during Christmas is our motto this holiday season, and we intend to fulfill our promise with flexible riding options like multipoint service. A free ride upgrade is possible this season if you’re a long-term user of the Carmel Limos mobile app. Please call customer support for details. 

Christmas can also be the season of weddings in New York City. Carmel Limos New York offers special wedding limo services if you’re celebrating your special day.

We now move on to the best Christmas events with our specially curated Things-to-do list in New York City. 

Fun-filled Christmas Events 

New York is the perfect destination to ring in the holiday spirit with the city lights, dazzling skylines, and ornate storefronts. We at Carmel Limos want to make Christmas special with these top ideas for seasonal celebrations.

Go Around the Illuminated City

New York is a city that’s always buzzing with life. One of the reasons is the dazzling holiday lights along the Rockefeller Center and ice-skating rink, Radio City Music Hall, and Central Park. In addition, fifth Avenue is lit up for the season with storefront decorations and creative designs. 

Get a guided tour of famous movie locations from “Home Alone 2,” “Elf,” “and “Miracle on 34th Street.”

Here are some of the highly-recommended city lights tours for Christmas:

Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Lights Tour

Some of the ideal festive spots during the magical season are Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in Brooklyn. Christmas decorations are done at a new level with the most dazzling displays. Enjoy views of the lit-up Manhattan skyline and illuminant homes after the Brooklyn Bridge. 

You can also take the Dyker Heights tour aboard a climate-controlled bus to view life-sized Santas, snowmen, reindeer, and sleighs. Download the Carmel Limos app to book a convenient roundtrip from Midtown Manhattan.

New York Christmas Eve Signature Dinner Cruise on the Bateaux

If a road trip is not your thing, watch New York City’s sparkling skyline aboard a dinner cruise than gives you a refreshing view of the city lights across the New York Harbor. The tour lasts almost three hours, during which you’ll get amazing views of beautiful Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. Next, a cozy buffet-style three-course meal, along with the finest wine, is served for dinner. 

These include unique culinary creations by the Chef to elevate the experience and complement the elegant décor. Then, shake a leg to great music by the in-house DJ, or enjoy live music on the top deck.

Take a stroll along the outer decks to view the spectacular city lights while cruising around the Hudson River, New York Harbor, and the East River.

The cruise is the perfect way to go on a Christmas date or invite family and friends for a unique experience. Unfortunately, the New York Christmas Eve dinner cruise tends to get pre-booked. We thus recommend making reservations early in December. Carmel Limos is as excited as you are to provide our limo services to the venue. Download our mobile app to check for deals on city cruises.

The extensive dinner menu includes starters like Beet & Baby Arugula salad with Feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, Balsamic Vinaigrette, and signature seafood chowder with clams, mashed potatoes, and cream. The Chef’s specialty is Turkey with traditional stuffing and the broiled Salmon filet with roasted tomatoes. In addition, the deck crew serves the Hornblower signature chocolate cake, New York-style cheesecake, and Raspberry Coulis for dessert.

Radio City: Christmas Spectacular Show and Holiday Windows Event

Head to the Radio City Music Hall to take the kids out for an enjoyable Christmas affair. Get amazed by Santa Claus at the North Pole, Rockefeller Christmas Tree, an enormous symbol of prosperity and wellness, the Nativity scene, the Toy Soldiers, and the famous NY department store windows. The holiday highlights include:

  • The Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes.
  • The parade of the Wooden Soldiers.
  • The spectacular Art Deco architecture.
  • The Holidays window walking tour features creative exhibits and heart-warming décor.
  • The magnificent Rockefeller Christmas Tree that’s mesmerizing and Instagram-worthy.

The stage transforms into a large magical canvas in minutes as you watch over the massive Christmas tree surrounding you. Create memories at the traditional Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, the re-enactment of the first Christmas, and Santa’s magical ride to his workshop.

The most-awaited Saks Fifth Avenue presents a holiday window display across fourteen windows to celebrate Disney’s famous cartoons and animated fairy tale characters to weave a magical experience you can take back home. In addition, at Carmel Limos, we offer private tours to the venue in our exquisite limos that elevate the holiday mood. You can book your private limo on our mobile app.

Restaurants to Enjoy your Christmas Lunch/Dinner

The Big Apple houses some of the best dining venues in the world, and Christmas is when dining is top-notch in the Big Apple. Here is a list of the finest restaurants in the city for a dinner date, a family reunion, or a fun time with buddies.


Benoit serves the crème de la crème of the French classics like fish, steaks, and cassoulet. The fries here are second to none, while the widest range of wines is served with the three-course meals. The pale white and cream décor makes it ideal for a romantic dinner.

The Christmas dinner includes an appetizer of your choice out of four options, the main course and dessert. Chefs Alain Ducasse and Alberto Marcolongo are collaborating for the Christmas feast to introduce Bistro favorites like Pork rillettes, Charcuterie & pâtés selection, Pâté en croute, and Escargots. 

The roasted duck with butternut squash & charred pearl onions is a must-try. For desserts, try the Traditional vanilla millefeuille or the Chocolate soufflé with lychee sorbet.

The One if by Land- Two if by Sea Restaurant

If romance is your theme, then what better than this place voted as the fifth most romantic restaurant in the world? The eatery, formerly a carriage house built in 1767, stands out for its charming architecture and rich heritage. Multiple fireplaces, a grand garden, and an iconic piano add to the charm of this place. 

Run by Chef Gary Volkov and Chef Vera Elezovic, one if by Land, two if by Sea is every romantic food connoisseur’s fantasy. The restaurant offers four-course and seven-course tasting menus. The list includes Spanish Grilled Octopus, Colossal Crab, Fusilli Calabrese, Marquez lamb sausage, and mains like Butternut Squash Risotto, Seared Sea Scallops, Pan Roasted Monkfish, Rack of Colorado Lamb, and Florida Red Snapper. 

You can also pick the limited Chef’s tasting menu with Seared Atlantic Sea Scallops, Beef Wellington, and Chocolate Souffle. Don’t miss the glass roofing and the brick fireplaces accentuating every corner of the mezzanine to create a warm ambiance. 

The venue can seat up to a hundred guests and is ideal for a Christmas get-together or family night. Be sure to book a Carmel Limo for dining at this fabulous destination on Christmas Eve.

Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

We highly recommend this place at 24th Avenue, Astoria, if you want a chilled-out Christmas celebration. This German-inspired beer garden is on everyone’s Christmas party list because of its décor, buzzing ambiance, and the 25-foot-tall Christmas tree. 

The food and drinks menu includes specialties like Beef Goulash, Chicken Milanese, Grilled Klobasa, and fresh brews like Pilsner Urquell, Hoegaarden, Brouczech Dark, Krusovice, Erdinger Weiss, and Blue Moon. Also, make sure to take advantage of the Apple Strudel and Gelato. 

Lillie’s Victorian Establishment

The Victorian charm never dies down at this ornate, easy-going restaurant at 249 W 49th St. As one of the best-decorated Christmas restaurants in the city, Lillie’s decks up their space with shiny garlands, nutcrackers, and Christmas trees. 

The restaurant serves everything from classic cheeseburgers to ceviche and tartar. The laughter and mirth-themed restaurant offers brunch, lunch, tea-time, and dinner menus and a long list of wines and cocktails. Starters include dishes like Hummus, Burrata, Shrimp and Chicken Caesar Salad, and wild bacon cheeseburgers. 

The signature mains include Chicken Pot Pie, Pan Seared Salmon, and other delicacies. 

The lighter brunch menu includes Classic Eggs Benedict, Croque Madame, Vanilla Bourbon French toast, and Mushroom Tartine sandwich.

The dinner menu includes Organic Grilled Chicken, Truffle Gnocchi, Frutti De Mares, Charcuterie & Cheese plate, and Grilled Branzino.

The tempting dessert menu includes Chocolate Decadence Cake, Tiramisu, and Chocolate Bread Pudding. 

Wrapping Up

New York City offers endless options for a Christmas bash. Whether it’s Christmas partying, clubbing, a starlit cruise, or a private dinner for two, many surprises await to be unfolded in the city of dreams. 

Picking the right venue for a memorable Christmas is important, and so is choosing the ideal riding partner in the city. At Carmel Limos, we prioritize your safety and comfort above everything. Affordability during peak season is another aspect we’re famous for in New York City. 

Carmel Limos New York City wishes you and your family a wonderful riding experience and a Merry Christmas!

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