It's Time To Plan Your Dazzling Pre-Holiday Weekend in New York City

October 2, 2008 | By More
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Macy's ParadeNo one puts on a party dress like New York getting ready for the holidays.  Every shop window glistens with elaborate displays, and the theater scene pops with magical productions.  Ever since the Miracle on 34th Street enchanted a nation in 1947, families have been streaming to New York City to revel in the nations most captivating holiday displays.  The excitement builds from mid-October right through to New Year’s Eve.  You’ll want to book your tickets early so you don’t miss a single event.
Here’s a glimpse at some of the upcoming highlights of the season:

Rockefeller Center Skating RinkRockefeller Center Skating Rink – Opens for the season on October 11th.

Cirque du Soleil has a new production at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden entitled “Wintuk” – a touching winter tale of a young lad’s quest to find snow in an imaginary land, opens on October 30th.

The world famous Radio City Rockettes start strutting their stuff from November 9th through December 30th in the annual Christmas Spectacular – over 75 years and better than ever.

The Nutcracker BalletAnd who could miss Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – on November 27th of course.

Once Santa arrives on the 27th, it’s time for the New York City Ballet to light up the night with The Nutcracker, performing from November 28th to January 3rd.  Enchantment personified!

And no little princess should miss the chance to have a Holiday Tree Tea Party at the Four Seasons from November 29th until December 28th, where tables overlook the Grand Lobby and New York City’s largest indoor Christmas Tree.

December 3rd begins the real sparkle season with the lighting of the  Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

And for your rambunctious offspring, venture off to the Bronx Zoo for a Wild Winterland from December 6th through January 4th.

You can find all the information you need to plan a one-of-a-kind visit to New York City in the height of “sparkle” season at  Your family will have sugar plum dreams for years to come!


Category: Family Vacations, New York Travel Tips