Christmas in New York: Private Holiday History Tour

103 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

This is an expert led private tour to experience the magic, spectacle and spirit of the holiday season on an enchanted journey through the history of holiday traditions.  This first class tour of Christmas in New York takes you to the most spectacular seasonal sites in the heart of Manhattan and reveals the inspired stories behind them.  Get ready to enjoy the festive tales and stories behind time honored traditions that will bring the spectacle of the city to life for an unforgettable holiday treat. - Discover the history and secrets behind the many merry customs we associate with season. - Learn the magic behind Macy’s and uncover the miracles of 34th street. - Stroll by a popular ice rink through to a local holiday village market - Encounter the dazzling holiday displays along Fifth Avenue. - Delight in the magnificence of Rockefeller Center - Experience the true spirit of Christmas at St Patrick’s Cathedral. - Take iconic holiday pictures of your unforgettable experience

Itinerary Details

Operated by: New York Historical Tours

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Experience the magic, spectacle and spirit of the holiday season on an enchanted journey through the history of holiday traditions. This first class tour of Christmas in New York takes you to the most spectacular seasonal sites in the heart of Manhattan and reveals the inspired stories behind them. Get ready to enjoy the festive tales and stories behind time honored traditions that will bring the spectacle of the city to life for an unforgettable holiday treat. Your journey through the history of the holidays begins in Herald Square where your guide will begin to reveal how many of the concepts, sights and sounds of the season came became ubiquitous from a unique New York perspective. Discover how Santa became the reigning jolly old fellow and the meaning behind the many merry customs we associate with season. Encounter the wondrous whimsical windows and dazzling holiday displays along Fifth Avenue. Delight in the magnificence of Rockefeller Center,and experience the true spirit of Christmas at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Macy's Herald Square

Worlds Largest Department store

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: New York Public Library

Discover the stories that inspired holiday traditions

Stop At: Bryant Park

Stroll through the winter village

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Fifth Avenue

World class shopping and holiday displays

Stop At: Rockefeller Center

Iconic art deco complex and home to the most popular christmas tree

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Radio City Music Hall

Home of the Rockettes and Christmas Spectacular

Pass By: St. Patrick's Cathedral

The largest decorated gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States
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