Your Viator VIP package starts with a pickup from 8th Avenue for your 1.5-hour holiday lights tour through Manhattan. The bus for this tour departs at 8pm, so make sure to be there early enough not to miss your ride.
Your guide takes you all around Manhattan, so you can enjoy views of all the best holiday lighting sights in the city. As you ride, your guide provides fun facts about the area, too. See bright Christmas lights strung around Radio City Music Hall. Then, head down Fifth Avenue, and catch a glimpse of the shops' ornate holiday displays, such as Lord & Taylor’s well-known animated window display.
Your bus tour will conveniently drop you off within close proximity to Rockefeller Center. Take in the sights and spirit of Christmas in New York before making your way to the rink VIP chalet in time for your 1.5-hour late night ice-skating session.
Only 150 people are allowed on the ice at a time, making for a chilly wait if you have general admission. With this VIP package, limited to only a select number of guests, you get to cozy up in a private chalet next to the rink, warming your belly with hot chocolate and Cucina & Co.cookies. It’s a luxurious experience that one could imagine would have even impressed John D. Rockefeller.
Your 1.5-hour skating session begins at 10:30pm and lasts until midnight. Skate around the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, which stands tall at 100 feet (30 meters). Snap pictures as you skate by the statue of Prometheus, and feel free to take little breaks at the rink-side heated chalet when you need them. This super-fun holiday tradition has been around since 1936, which was when the rink was opened to the public.