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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

New York City Holiday Lights Tour

Celebrate the spirit of the season with an evening tour of New York City’s holiday lights. Hop aboard a comfortable bus for a 2-hour driving tour of NYC’s dazzling holiday light displays. See the giant Christmas tree and ice rink at Rockefeller Center, elaborate Fifth Avenue window displays, and other festive scenes that make December the most wonderful time of the year in New York.


  • 2-hour evening tour of New York's holiday lights
  • Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree and ice rink
  • Fifth Avenue department stores' festive window displays
  • Departures every 30 minutes between 5:30pm and 7:30pm
  • Fully narrated tour

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What You Can Expect

New York City Holiday Lights Tour

Grand Central Station Dressed Up for the Holidays

Around the holiday season, New York City is aglow with twinkling lights and festive displays at every turn. Get an NYC-style dose of holiday cheer with a guided bus tour of Manhattan’s holiday lights. Make your way to the departure point on 8th Avenue, where you’ll board a comfortable coach and meet your guide. Tours depart every 30 minutes during the scheduled time period in the early evening.

For the next 2 hours, soak in the festive displays on a driving tour of Manhattan’s most decked-out sites while your guide provides helpful narration. See the giant Christmas tree and ice rink at Rockefeller Center and the magnificent window displays of Lord and Taylor and other department stores along Fifth Avenue. 

Please note: This tour is only available in December. This is not a hop-on hop-off tour, and there are no scheduled stops.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

The tour guide was knowledgable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The Person (male) who was our guide on the bus was excellent!!!!! He actually made the tour delightful. Thank you for an exciting experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Having been aware of the NYC Lights at Christmas Time at Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue, I was eager to participate in this tour. Although it rained the entire time, I was not disappointed. Furthermore, not only did we enjoy the tour, it allowed us to learn enough of the locations to return to the area on our own and further appreciate the the unbelievable displays.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Our tour guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We had both adults and kids, some of whom lived in NYC previously, taking this tour, and we all were equally impressed. Bring blankets, as it can get a wee bit cool by the end.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

loved the tour and the tour guide. he knew something about everything New York. we never would have seen some of this stuff on our own. Kudos to the driver as well for getting us up and down those narrow streets. Great job all around!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This was a lovely trip on our last evening in New York. We had already been on two tours but this tour took us to areas we hadn't been before. The guide we had was very knowledgeable (as were all the guides we had). The tour finished in a central location so it was easy to walk back to Rockefeller Center and really see the tree and the people on the ice skating rink (and have a go, if you wanted to).

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The tour guide was informative and entertaining. The bus was comfortable and the route was comprehensive - it was everything we expected! We simply enjoyed every aspect of the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Very good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

we did the day tour and added this tour too. it is along the same route as the coach tour, but the lights at night are so pretty...if you want to see the city all sparkling and bright this is the tour for you!

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