There are few places that feel more festive than New York during Christmastime. Soak up its holiday spirit on this New York sightseeing tour, including stops at the Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Snap photos in front of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, admire the festive window displays of Fifth Avenue stores, and browse stalls in the magical Bryant Park holiday market.
Christmas sightseeing tour of New York
Hear about holiday traditions at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Pose for photos in front of the Rockefeller Christmas tree
Admire the festive window displays of Fifth Avenue stores
Feel the holiday spirit at the Bryant Park holiday market
Your festive experience begins at St. Patrick's Cathedral, a Gothic-style gem that holds the record for one of the largest catholic cathedrals in the United States. Here, you’ll greet your guide before heading inside to admire celebratory decorations and hear of American holiday traditions. Then, stroll to the colossal Rockefeller Center, and pose for photographs in front of its famous Christmas tree. Proceed to Radio City Music Hall, one of New York’s premier musical venues, before you head to the Bryant Park holiday market, located in Downtown. Browse stalls selling festive foods and artisan Christmas gifts, and then catch sight of the dramatic window displays on Fifth Avenue, replete with sophisticated boutiques. Your tour concludes outside of Macy’s, one of the world’s most famous department stores, where you’ll hear of the franchise’s history before bidding your guide farewell.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Dec 2018
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. But, it wasn't really a Christmas tour. It was more like a NYC history tour. We were disappointed because we were expecting more of a Christmas-y tour.
Enjoyable brisk winter evening walk. Even though it was cold (and a times a bit crowded) we really liked the information, both regional and historical, about the buildings, architecture, and cultures from Rockefeller Center to the Empire State Building. Hannah has got to be the best guide! Can't recommend this walking tour or our guide enough!! Be sure to wear clothing appropriate to the weather! It will make your evening much more enjoyable.
Sean was our guide, really nice bloke, very knowledgeable about the subject matter. He took us round all the nice places and it was a really fun experience.
I would like to make a suggestion - rather than start with the Rockefeller Centre - I would end with it. The tour was nice, but nothing could surpass them afterwards. If you started at Macy's and worked your way towards them, I think it would work out much better. But its a minor thing - really nice experience.
We had the guide, Nicole, to ourselves. Everyone else scheduled had cancelled because it was so cold. She was great with the locations we visited including a wealth of information about the locations and areas that we visited. It was extremely crowded in the city and she did a great job keeping out of the worst of the crowds. The tour was exactly as described.
Our tour guide was Nicole, she was awesome. She was very knowledgeable about where we were going and little things you wouldn't even think to ask. she was very nice and helped me and my mother he was in a motorized scooter navigate the tour by always finding a ramp or handicapped entrance for her to follow so we never missed a beat. I would recommend this tour to any of my friends who come to New York and tell them to ask for Nicole.
Our tour guide Sean was phenomenal. He had an expert knowledge of each and every stop and then some!. The tour was extensive and very thorough, really giving you the context of the historical sites. We departed the tour feeling very satisfied and that much more in tune with such an iconic city. Well worth the time, money and potentially chilly conditions!