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Nowhere does Christmas quite like New York. It’s a sumptuous feast for the senses, with spectacular displays, plenty to eat and drink, hundreds of shopping opportunities and a whole host of exciting things to see and do. If there’s anywhere that will get you in the festive mood, it’s here, so check out our guide to guide to Christmas in New York.

Christmas in New York

Shopper’s paradise

Christmas shopping in New York is an experience on many people’s bucket list, not least because there are some amazing bargains to be had. Whether you love high-end designer fashion or are looking to pick up some quirky arts and crafts gifts, this city has the lot. Check out the Union Square Holiday Market and the Winter Village at Bryant Park for some seasonal treats. But even if shopping alone wouldn't inspire you to track down some <a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.monster.travel/" href="http://www.monster.travel/" target="_blank" "="">discount flights to NYC, you can't fail to admire the astonishing window displays. Every year the NYC stores spend a fortune dressing their shop fronts with elaborate and enchanting creations. Saks, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s are among the most spectacular, and you don’t have to spend a dime to enjoy them.

Skate at the Rockefeller

Taking a spin around an outdoor ice skating rink is sure to get you feeling Christmassy. The rink at the Rockefeller Center has been a popular attraction for eighty years and attracts approximately a quarter of a million skaters every festive season. It gets very busy and you can’t reserve tickets but there is plenty to see whilst you wait. You can also admire the splendid Christmas Tree which has become one of the city’s most iconic seasonal sights.

Christmas in New York: Musical magic

The theatres of Broadway are globally renowned and no trip to New York would be complete without a visit to a musical. There are plenty to choose from, including Chicago and Jersey Boys. Also well worth a look is the famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular, featuring the world-famous Rockettes. This music and dance extravaganza is one of the most breath-taking shows you will ever see and guaranteed to fuel your imagination. There is so much to see and do here that you are spoilt for choice, so for a genuinely magical seasonal city-break, why not explore Christmas in New York?

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