- Guided bus tour of holiday lights and movie filming locations in New York City
- Watch clips from your favorite holiday films as the bus passes each location
- View the spectacular lights and holiday window displays throughout Manhattan
- Learn entertaining tidbits and insider secrets from your guide, a New York City actor
- Pose for a photo in front of the festive Lincoln Center tree
- Select an optional ice-skating rink experience and glide around Wollman Rink in Central Park
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This season, see the lights and the sites of your favorite holiday films on a cozy sightseeing tour of New York at its most festive! From classics like Miracle on 34th Street to modern fare like Elf, this tour will delight all ages. Add in ice-skating tickets for a merry evening.
What You Can Expect
From Columbus Circle, the bus transports you into Central Park West, where scenes from Mr. Popper’s Penguins and other movies were filmed. Continue through the Upper West Side, which you may recognize from New Year’s Eve, to Lincoln Center and its stunning tree, glowing with thousands of lights. Hop off the bus for a photo-op in front of the tree, and also learn where Bill Murray discovered his taxi driver was the ghost of Christmas Past in Scrooged.
Back aboard the bus, watch clips from countless holiday classics filmed in Central Park as you make your way through New York City’s urban oasis. As you pass by the filming locations, relive the moment that Santa collided with the Bethesda Fountain in Elf, or when Harry and Marv plotted their revenge in Home Alone 2.
After winding your way through the park, you’ll be led through the Upper East Side to Serendipty 3, where Kate Beckinsdale and John Cusack famously shared a frozen hot chocolate in Serendipity. Afterwards, a stop at Bloomingdales lets you get an up-close look at the department store's festive window displays.
And no holiday trip to New York City would be complete without a visit to Rockefeller Center, the next location on the tour. Make sure to catch a glimpse of the most famous Christmas tree in New York, which you might recognize from Home Alone 2 or Elf.
Continue down Fifth Street, where you’ll have an opportunity to stop and peer into the windows at Lord & Taylor, before ending the tour at Macy’s in Herald Square. Home to the real Santa in Miracle on 34th Street, the department store is famed for embracing the holiday spirit and drawing visitors from around the world to its extravagant window displays.
For more winter fun, add on a leisurely skate around Central Park’s Wollman Rink. With the provided ticket and skate rental, you’ll be able to glide across the ice underneath the lights of Manhattan high rises as long as you'd like. While the popular rink frequently sells out during the holiday season, book a ticket on the tour and you’re guaranteed a spot. The rink served as the setting for countless TV shows and movies, including Night at the Museum, Stepmom, and Serendipity. Simply pickup your tickets before the tour so you can skate whenever you like that day.