• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights and holiday movie sites in New York City on this guided bus tour. See some of the best of the Big Apple’s brilliant holiday lights and decorations in all their holiday splendor while visiting one iconic landmark after another, as well as some of the city’s hidden gems. See the exact locations where many holiday movies were filmed, and match them to their on-screen movie clips along the way. This tour is a fun and festive way for the entire family to celebrate the season.

Highlights

  • NYC bus tour of holiday lights and movie filming locations
  • Watch clips from holiday films as you pass 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

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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 in Manhattan. Hop on your 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. Continue down Fifth Avenue, and find the decorated windows at Lord and Taylor before finishing your 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

Blair B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

My experience with the New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour was AWESOME!!
Max the guide was very witty, kind and knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting.
I also appreciate the tour bus driver as he maneuvered through some pretty congested traffic.
I highly recommend and have recommended this tour to everyone.

rosiecarnell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was amazing!

greenie1515

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.

stowers1

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.

Deborah T

4 star rating: Recommended December 2017

Christmas lights and movies on a Saturday night during the first NYC snowfall of winter. The best way to see the most! The elevated view of the lights, storefronts, and thousands of people on 5th Avenue was spectacular. Gingerbread cookies and improv comedy from our guide made the evening. Couldn't fix the traffic jams, but a better check-in system could be! No fun standing in rain for 20min to a half hour. Need to scan physical tickets and allow on busses immediately. That said, exceptional circumstances were in play. Cheers!!

Barry C

4 star rating: Recommended December 2016

It was great! The tour guide was funny and very informative. Lights. tree and windows beautiful. Puts you in holiday spirit. Only suggestion is put a sign where you meet because if the guide is taking priority people to bus no one is there to meet you.We were afraid we missed it.

Jerry S

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

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

Judith L

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2018

Traffic was so bad that we spent most of the time sitting on the bus waiting. We were re-routed on a couple streets because of high traffic volume. Did not really see many lights, mostly dark streets where a movie was made. Did not live up to expectations.

Jeffrey W

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2017

The tour guide was knowledgeable but, the tour was disappointing. There was a lot of downtime while the bus driver was stuck in traffic. About half way through they stopped at Bloomingdales to let us off for some window shopping; we had already done that on our own, so we didn’t get back on the bus.

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