New York Holiday Lights And Movie Sites Tour - New York City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Seasonal, November 25 - January 1, 3:00pm Sunday - Friday , 3:00pm and 5:30pm Saturday
  • Departure Details :
    1889 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, USA
  • Return Details :
    6 Av/W 40 St, New York, NY 10018, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Capture the holiday spirit at festive locales and settings from your favorite flicks during a holiday lights and movie sites tour of New york city. On this guided driving tour, youll pass by iconic sites such as the holiday store displays of Macys and Fifth avenue, stop for a photo in front of the towering Lincoln Center tree and relive your favorite cinematic scenes with on-screen clips as you pass by real film sites from iconic movies.


  • Seasonal Offer
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible

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Begin your holiday adventure and hop on the bus for your guided tour. Your guide, a local New york city actor, will share entertaining tidbits and insider secrets as you spot iconic landmarks from your favorite holiday films. The tours are constantly updated with new locations, and special requests for sites not featured on the tour can sometimes be accommodated.

The bus transports you into Central park West, where scenes from Mr. Poppers Penguins and other movies were filmed. Continue through the Upper West Side, which you may recognize from New Years Eve, to Lincoln Center and its stunning tree, glowing with thousands of lights. Hop off the bus for a photo-op in front of the tree, and also learn where Bill Murray discovered his taxi driver was the ghost of Christmas Past in Scrooged.

Back aboard the bus, watch clips from countless holiday classics filmed in Central park as you make your way through New York Citys urban Oasis. As you pass by the filming locations, relive the moment that Santa collided with the Bethesda Fountain in Elf, or when Harry and Marv plotted their revenge in Home Alone 2.

After winding your way through the park, youll be led through the Upper east side to Serendipty 3, where Kate Beckinsdale and John Cusack famously shared a frozen hot chocolate in Serendipity. Afterwards, a stop at Bloomingdales lets you get an up-close look at the department store's festive window displays.

And no holiday trip to New york city would be complete without a visit to Rockefeller center, the next location on the tour. Make sure to catch a glimpse of the most famous Christmas tree in New York, which you might recognize from Home Alone 2 or Elf.

Continue down Fifth Street, where youll have an opportunity to stop and peer into the windows at Lord & Taylor, before ending the tour at Macys in Herald square. Home to the real Santa in Miracle on 34th Street, the department store is famed for embracing the holiday spirit and drawing visitors from around the world to its extravagant window displays.


Transport by heated coach

Professional guide


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible - please advise at the time of booking

Coach has restroom on board

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Dec-2018

    My friend and I were a little disappointed with this tour. We thought there would be more light displays and more variety of movies featured.

  • 12-Dec-2018

    Took the tour with 2 kids (11 and 14) and grandma. We all loved it - the holiday scenery was stunning - especially the department store windows. Nice way to see the sights in comfort after a long day of walking around the city. It was fun to see the clips from the movies and match the locations up in real life. It was a Saturday night tour and we did not have the traffic problems that others complained about. All in all I would recommend this tour to others.

  • 04-Jul-2018

    Great tour! See a lot of NY and different movie locations. Store fronts were amazing.

  • 20-Feb-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.

  • 30-Dec-2017

    Really a dark bus ride through the city with very little holiday lights. The bus itself was very smelly inside, do not think the tank was cleaned and smelled like an out house. We saw 3 sets of store displays and only 1 had a holiday theme. This tour was basically watching clips of holiday movies filmed in NYC - we really were unable to see any sites in the dark. Only place with lights we saw was driving through Rockefeller Center. Tour guide was nice but seemed very unexperienced. We were all extremely bored and disappointed in this tour unfortunately.

  • 21-Dec-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.

  • 11-Dec-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.

  • 10-Dec-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!!

  • 30-Dec-2016

    The tour took place at evening rush hour in New York!!! Hence we pretty much ch sat outside a department store in a coach for most of it. Very poor

  • 20-Dec-2016

    This tour was amazing!

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