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New York City: Holiday Lights Extravaganza Walking Tour

Product ID: 179261
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Visit the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, St. Patrick's Cathedral and over-the-top Fifth Avenue displays while learning about New York's festive traditions. Includes a 1-hr holiday gift shopping excursion & ends with a decadent dessert & beverage.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • View incredible holiday lights of New York's famous Fifth Avenue high-end retailers
  • Visit the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and ice rink
  • Enjoy 1 hour of shopping at outdoor holiday shops of the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
  • Wind down your night of fun and warm chilled bones with hot cocoa, coffee or tea as well as a choice of decadent dessert
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It's that most joyous time of year once again. It's time for hot cocoa and eggnog, holiday shopping and decorating, family and friends, it's a time to experience a holiday lights extravaganza like no other! Each year, magic seems to fill the air as the holidays transform New York City into a spectacular, awe-filled, winter fairyland that's bursting with fun activities, holiday cheer, smiling faces and the hustle and bustle brought about by the holidays.

This holiday season, embark on a fun-filled 4.5-hour walking tour as you experience all the magic of this very special time of the year. You will visit the stunning (and gigantic) Rockefeller Center Christmas tree adorned with over 30,000 miniature lights and a 9.5-foot wide Swarovski crystal star, amid a plaza of heralding angels, snowflakes and 25-foot toy soldiers. You will visit famous retailer windows decked out with magnificent holiday displays of twinkling lights, bows, beads, glitter and motorized decorations.

Your 4.5-hour walking tour promises to be jam-packed with visits and views of NYC's most beautiful and extreme holiday-decorated spots. To minimize your experience through Manhattan's heavily-trafficked streets while maximizing your enjoyment of beautiful, and more numerous places visited, you will explore Manhattan's holiday lights like true New Yorkers, utilizing the city's underground subway system.
  • Professionally guided tour by licensed, local guide
  • Hot cocoa, coffee or tea plus choice of dessert
What’s Not Included
  • Subway transportation (2 fares needed)
  • Transportation to the tour's meet-up location or from it's ending location
  • Any food/beverage not listed above
  • Optional personal purchases made at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park shops
  • Optional discretionary tips/gratuities for your Guide (Generally 15-20% of tour's purchase price)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

977 6th Ave (aka Avenue of the Americas) New York, NY 10018, on the sidewalk, in front of Starbuck's Coffee Shop. Directions to Departure Location: take the "N", "R", "Q" or "W" train (yellow train letters) to 34th St Herald Square station. Exit train at W34 St & 6 Av and walk north along 6 Av to W 36 St. The Starbuck's Coffee shop is located just off the SW corner of W34 St & 6 Av, next to the Jean Pierre Hair Salon. Please note that this tour ends at a location which is different than it's starting point; the Union Square area.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
Not wheelchair accessible due to extreme crowding in areas visited
Due to the amount of walking and crowded pathways on this tour, it is not recommended for those with physical limitations
Dessert includes dairy (those with gluten allergies and non-chocolate lovers may however, be accommodated)
Minimum age is for this tour is 12 years
You will require 2 subway fares during your tour (not included in tour pricing)
For maximum enjoyment, please dress weather appropriate (layered clothing, gloves, hat, scarf, and umbrella recommended, as necessary)
Comfortable walking shoes that keep your feet both warm and dry are highly recommended
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Product ID: 179261