New High-Spirited New York City Holiday Tours

November 18, 2010 | By | Reply More
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Yes indeed, we all love the high stepping Rockets, the fashion windows on 5th Avenue and the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.  But really, isn’t it all  getting a bit too predictable?  You need some unconventional pizazz and down right fun to zip up your holiday visit to New York.  We’ve found two high spirited tours that will have you laughing and ooohing and aaahing all over town.

#1  The Ride New York TourYou’ve never seen a tour bus like THE RIDE! First off, all the seats face sideways so you look directly out floor to ceiling windows at the street scenes of New York.  THE RIDE is a unique entertainment experience – consider it a traveling theater .  Starting on 11/22, THE RIDE will take you on a 4.5 mile journey through Manhattan where you’ll have a front-row seat to see the holiday displays and special street performances staged just for you.  Imaginative live shows will unfold right on the street corner, including a Nutcracker-inspired dance in Columbus Circle.  THE RIDE departs from the New York Marriott Marquis at 1535 Broadway and 46th St and you can purchase tickets and get all the details at

Dycker Heights Christmas Lights#2  Same old Christmas lights? –  FUHGETABOUDIT! Lovable Tony wants to show you what neighborhood Christmas displays are really all about.   His “Slice of Brooklyn Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour” departs from midtown Manhattan and takes you on a 3 1/2 hour odyssey through his beloved Italian-American neighborhoods of Brooklyn.  The tour winds its way through Dyker Heights where you’ll view the over-the-top displays that have made their neighborhood so famous (PBS & TLC even filmed documentaries).  Every year over 100,000 people visit these neighborhoods to see their elaborate Christmas displays, so you really shouldn’t miss this opportunity to see them with Tony as your personal neighborhood guide.  One over ambitious homeowner has an electric bill of $10,000 just for the month of December – let’s hope he’s converting to halogen!  And then when your eyes are twinkling with the glow of Christmas lights, they will pop with anticipation as you pull up to the Mona Lisa Pastry Shop to sample cannolis and cappuccino. Now this is a tour I could truly learn to love!  The ride back to Manhattan will be a nostalgic serenade of beloved Christmas variety shows including Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra and of course, Bing Crosby.   The tour departs from Manhattan at 7pm, Friday through Monday during the month of December.  Don’t miss this nostalgic journey through a Brooklyn Christmas fairytale – I have a feeling it will become you’re most anticipated Christmas tradition.  Visit for all the details on tours offered year-round, and to tell Tony, Yo!

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