It is a universally acknowledged fact that there’s something magical about New York City during Christmas. This continues until the New Year is welcomed.
That said, sometimes you need a secret getaway on a solo trip from the city. Many families enjoy a peaceful time in the suburbs, away from the city’s hustle and bustle.
The Big Apple gives you numerous reasons to smile and rejoice on Christmas Eve. You could experience the timeless traditions of Christmas Ice skating in Central Park or watching the ‘Rockettes’ at Radio City Music Hall.
Even the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade has Santa guffawing to a stop in front of the department store on 6th Ave. This is the start of the Christmas season in the most exciting city in the world.
New York City is a host to things amazing, right from must-see attractions to the lesser-known gems that will take your breath away. It’s an Instagrammer’s paradise in New York City with dazzling lights, music, food, and more.
As we know it, New York City becomes the hotbed of seasonal magic.
You can dig into a generous dose of yuletide once the holiday season is in full swing from 21st December to 1st January.
Here’s a specially curated list of fun holiday events and venues in the happening corners of NYC. We’ll also cover the offbeat places outside of the city.
The Breath-taking Christmas Show: THE ROCKETTES AT RADIO CITY
The ‘Rockettes’ have dominated the Radio City Music Hall whenever the holidays start since the 1930s. The Christmas spectacular here is a one-of-a-kind festive experience.
The 90-minute show has had multiple reinventions over the years and offers the perfect family activity for those who prefer to stay in NYC.
You’ll get to see spectacular shows, fireworks, musicals, long-legged dancers, acrobats, and whatnot.
This will definitely be a feast to the eyes, and Carmel will help you get to the fantastic venue.
Book you Carmel Cab on our app for attractive discounts and offers.
Splurge at the UNION SQUARE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Head to the Union Square Christmas market at E 14th St to shop anything from knick-knacks to electronics.
This winter market has 100+ vendors selling crafts, art, and home accessories. This year the market may not be functional because of COVID-19.
However, this is a great shopping destination for those who crave Christmas shopping.
TAVERN ON THE GREEN – Grab a Drink while you’re at it!
This historic restaurant or tavern has rustic interiors and warm lighting to welcome you on a cold Christmas night.
As it is located at Central Park, you could head out for a late-night stroll and stop by for a nice warm meal right out of their extensive menu of seasonal fare. The seasonal brews keep you warm on the silent and holy night.
This place is perfect for catching up with friends or a romantic after-hours dinner date.
Whatever your choice, Carmel Limousine NYC will be at your service.
Get Some Cultural Reminiscence: Metropolitan Museum of Art
This Crown Jewel of New York City’s Museum landscape will give you a first-hand glimpse of medieval charm.
Met houses a 20-foot blue spruce tree, all embellished with tree-lighting and Christmas sparkle for its visitors.
Along with other displays, museum lovers spend a lot of time marveling at the spectacular 18th-century Neopolitan nativity scene.
This is an excellent place for kids and parents to spend their special Christmas holidays.
Get into the Christmas spirit in advance by joining the Carmel team in our luxurious limos.
HUDSON YARDS – Hosting Christmas Fun like None Other
If you haven’t experienced Christmas at Hudson yard, you have not celebrated Christmas.
This place features a mega mall with a slew of shops and restaurants to spend an activity-based Christmas Eve.
The one-of-a-kind light and music installation by Christopher Schardt is the show stopper. Hudson Yard is a shopper’s paradise and a great place to spend that Christmas Bonus.
Call Carmel Limos to take you right to where your heart belongs. To the shopper’s retreat.
Cruise and Lose Yourself ABOARD THE YACHT MANHATTAN
If you’re planning to explore the island of Manhattan, this is the best place to do it. Take a cruise with your better half in a climate-controlled yacht with magical décor to ramp up your celebrations.
This 1920s-style motor yacht hosts a holiday brunch complemented with a 360-degree view of the island. It has an enclosed back-deck observatory to get a close-up of the spectacular scenery—the tour spans for two hours and 45 minutes. The four-course brunch buffet includes plenty of drinks, delectable American cuisine.
This specially curated tour has a narrated view of the surroundings by the captain. If you’re looking for a special lunch-out with family or friends, hop on into a Carmel limo, and we promise to keep it magical on your way to the Yacht Manhattan.
Walk into the New Year with Christmas Magic at the HUDSON BRIDGE
Imagine the city skylines adorned with sparkling fireworks. It reflects the true meaning of ‘Magic is in the Air.’
If you want to avoid the chaos at Times Square slide into a Carmel Limousine and reach for the stars at the Hudson Bridge.
This iconic landmark is an excellent place for first-timers in New York. Tell your friends that this is where romantics first fell in love and proposed to their lady love.
Kids, Get Ready to Meet Santa at MACY’s SANTALAND
Santa may not be a figment of your imagination at Macy’s Santa land. At New York’s North Pole, the 13,000 square-foot holiday display will enchant you. Additionally, you’ll witness an indoor wonderland right from your favorite fairy tale book.
Get to Herald Square Macy’s, 151 West 34th Street to meet singing snowmen, dancing reindeers, and all creatures whimsical, and of course, Santa himself. This event runs through Christmas Eve.
Please book your tickets along with a Carmel cab on our mobile app.
It is lights, cameras, and all activities for the kids at MACY’s SANTALAND.
Treat your Sweet Tooth at SANT AMBROEUS
Cold hands and sugar cravings are the serious side-effects of wandering around New York City on Christmas Eve.
Indulge in the most decadent mugs of hot chocolate at Sant Ambroeus. This holiday delight is not made of milk and water. It’s sinfully and purely melted chocolate.
Whether you’re uptown or down, unleash your chocolate sins here.
Carmel will help you get there by navigating through the Christmas crowd-choked streets in NYC.
This legendary Italian restaurant has two branches, one on the Upper East Side at Soho, and the other in the West Village.
Dig into some chocolaty fun with cakes, cookies, and more. You could also go for the different kinds of pasta and other Italian staples here if you enjoy savory more than sweet.
Places to Explore Outside New York City
Skiing at WINDHAM MOUNTAIN
No holiday is complete without hitting the slopes at 9 Resort Drive, Windham. Two hundred miles away from the city is Windham Mountain in the Catskills.
This amazing resort has 54 trails and 285 plus skiable acres, most of it covered by a snowmaking system.
The fun activities include skiing, snowboarding, sledding, skating, and snowmobiling. Its picturesque surroundings make your photographs look out-of-this-world.
The Winwood Inn hosts many indoor activities for spa lovers and moves buffs.
Holiday Fun at the SIX FLAGS
This summer fun destination transforms into a spectacular winter venue for the Christmas holidays.
There are tons of holiday attractions for all ages, including rides and thrills. The little kids will love meeting Stewie the Snowman, Dot and Drop Gingerbread, and old St. Nick.
The older kids can sip on hot chocolate while adults can indulge in seasonal brews as they swarm the Merry Market Place for great offers.
The time passed the sundown is breath-taking as the full effect of the dazzling lights adorns the park. You can control the winter chills by gathering around the bonfire and roasting some marshmallows before heading home in our delightful cars.
Magical Illuminations at Jones Beach
This drive-through spans 2.5 miles, with the animated light extravaganza accelerating your holiday spirit. The spectacular display of lights and soothing music will offer solace and peace.
You can witness a hay maze, enjoy the holiday movies, and interact with Santa to catch the latest news from the North Pole.
Admission is per vehicle where a standard ticket costs $20 in advance and $25 at the gate.
Book your Carmel cab on our app and drive to this venue at 20% of the ticket price. We’ll wait for you and drive you back to NYC.
Don’t forget your thermos of hot chocolate to sip while you’re catching a glimpse of the magical lights.
The holidays can be overwhelming at times. But, with Carmel Limousines by your side, merriment will be just a ride away. We’ll be your festive outing partner in these difficult times.
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Merry Christmas from the Carmel Family!