Christmas in New York
- SWATHI RAMASWAMY
- UPDATED May 08, 2018
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New York is the north-eastern state of U.S. which is one of the most populous states in the country and is known for its most significant metropolitan area along with a population of 20.3 million people. New York is visited by a large number of tourists from all around the world especially during the celebrations of Christmas which is known to be celebrated by bringing a lot of excitement amongst the tourists and travellers. The place starts its celebrations for Christmas, weeks or months before the actual festival so that people can enjoy every cultural and traditional aspect of Christmas making them understand the dedication of the people of New York towards their culture and religion.
Events to be Celebrated in New York
Being the most visited place in the United States, New York is known for its Christmas Celebrations across the world were various events take place during the celebrations, including:
Enjoy Ice Skating at Bryant Park Winter Village
This place is known to be the best spot in New York to visit, as it has a 17,000 square -feet ice skating rink with more than hundred shops of food vendors and shopping outlets making one of the best places to come for Christmas Celebrations in New York. The open food outlets along with free complementary drinks attract the tourists from all over the city as well as the country to come up and enjoy the authentic American food being served by one of the best chefs of New York. The ice rink entry is not free for all, as people need to pay a fixed entry fee.
Watch the Rockefeller Christmas Tree
Every year on Christmas, thousands of people gather on the streets of New York to watch the most brilliant and bright Christmas Tree in the town. People tend to stop here when they visit for ice skating or enjoying the lightening ceremony to make sure that they witness this tall and magnificent Christmas tree. It is seventy-eight-foot-tall and illuminated with over Forty-Five Thousand LED lights along with a massive star on the top which makes everyone mesmerized and hypnotised with the beauty of the tree.
People can also enjoy cocktails and mocktails being served at the restaurants around the tree to mark one of the best nights in New York during Christmas Celebrations.
Attend A Christmas Carol At Merchant’s House
Famous Charles Dicken’s novel Christmas Carol is being depicted at the Merchant’s house. Herein the iconic Christmas tale of the author and the poet is being shown by the famous theatre artist Kevin John Jones who enacts all the twenty characters of the play. With moving expressions, he makes everyone look at each character carefully and understand it from the perspective of the book. The place is little small for the audience as it can accommodate only 40 people who can sit down at the Merchant house parlour. Even being a small place, the salon is known for its Christmas Celebrations serving each member of the audience with a candy. The entire play lasts for an hour with entry fees required for the same.
Attend Radio Christmas City Spectacular
This event mesmerizes and amazes the audience who come up with their kids, families or friends, as the entire show is presented in such a manner that everyone is required to watch it with the help of 3-D glasses, even giving you the minor details of Rockettes who are dressed up in wooden coloured soldier’s costumes wowing to the crowd making sure that each and everyone enjoys the complete Christmas Journey on which they are being taken by the theatre actors. This play starts from the very first day of Christmas Celebrations in New York where the people book themselves with the advance tickets for the show so that they don’t miss the opportunity to watch it.
Catch the Holiday Train Show
The event of holiday train show can be enjoyed at the New York Botanical Garden which features more than 150 replicas of the famous spots of New York. It includes Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center giving a pleasant experience to both children as well as adults. These replicas are placed all over the botanical garden, making sure that the train stops at each of them. A group of 5- 6 people will be given a guide who will make the people familiar with a brief description of the place along with its history. People need not worry about the weather to see this show as the event takes place inside without causing any kind of trouble to the visitors.
All these events are a must to be followed on the trip to New York as this place is one of the busiest and most populous hub of United States making everyone enjoy the colours of festivity and make sure to have a massive turkey with a glass of wine which is the authentic food to be enjoyed with friends and families during Christmas celebrations.