From USD $ 42.00 View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Call (888) 651-9785

Enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights and holiday movie sites in New York City on this guided, 2.5-hour bus tour. See the best of the Big Apple’s brilliant holiday lights and decorations in all their holiday splendor while visiting one iconic landmark after another and some of the city’s hidden gems. See the exact locations where many holiday movies were filmed and match them to on-screen movie clips along the way. It’s a fun and festive way for the entire family to celebrate the season.


  • 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

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.

What You Can Expect

New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour

Spend your evening revisiting your favorite movie memories

This New York City holiday sightseeing tour begins at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. Receive a VIP Shopping Pass with exclusive deals and offers for the Shops at Columbus Circle. Then hop on the tour bus and head to Central Park West, home of the world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and one of the key filming locations in the movies Elf and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

Then it’s on to the Upper West Side to relive holiday scenes from Scrooged and New Year’s Eve before moving on to Lincoln Center for a festive photo op with its beautiful Christmas tree.

In Central Park, relive the scenes from Wollman Rink in Home Alone 2 and the Bethesda Fountain in Elf. On the Upper East Side, see the restaurant from Serendipity. Back in midtown Manhattan, remember scenes from Eloise at Christmastime and The Family Man before hitting Rockefeller Center for a viewing of the most famous Christmas tree in New York — as seen in Home Alone 2, Elf and Noel, to name a few. Continue down Fifth Avenue and find the decorated windows at Lord and Taylor before finishing the tour at the world-famous Macy’s store in Herald Square, home to the “real Santa” in the 1947 Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We absolutely loved this tour! We went on Christmas night and it was a great time to take it. The guide for this tour was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun! The Christmas lights in NYC are just magical and magnificent. Definitely would put this tour on my list.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great tour. Tour guide was very informative.

Dorcas V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This was very exciting for me and my family. I was hassle free the lines to redeem your tickets was a little lengthy but for the most part it save time and money. I would consider using your company again and recommend you all to my family and friends. Some of buses no heat and condition of them.

Jerry S

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

The bus was an hour late but after we started it was great.

Carol L

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2015

Guide seemed very new as he wasn't adept at telling us about the movie sites until we were well passed them!

Sharon S

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

It was good once it finally got started, but it started 45-60 mins late without any real reasons. The kids liked it once it got started, but did think the bus temperature was actually too hot! The tour guide was entertaining, but not sure how informative. The tour guide said at one time The Saks Fifth Ave light show went every 30 minutes, but it actually goes every 7 minutes. There was something else we found to be false that they said, but can't remember now. Overall worth seeing sights while resting.

liz W

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

Tour good but bus was over an hour late due to traffic which can't be helped, maybe the time need's to be longer in between the two tour's. Guide was great even bought lovely ginger biscuits while waiting for the bus.

Kay M

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2014

Was really looking forward to the tour but..... The Tour started very late- venue and times were changed on multiple occasions- bus was old and smelly - the movie clips on screens were fuzzy. Tour guide was un-organised but did her best to keep spirits on bus high which is why I am awarding 2 stars otherwise would be 1star. Would not recommend this tour very disappointed.

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message