Christmas Lights Tour of New York City - Private Tour with Free Christmas Drink

Get into the Christmas Spirit on this private walking 2-hour or 3-hour Christmas Lights Tour of New York City.

See all the most magic displays of Christmas decorations of NYC. Learn about the history of holiday events in New York City as well as some fascinating facts passing by the city prominent landmarks like the Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Grand Central Terminal, Empire State Building. Sneak peek at some of the Manhattan window displays like Macy’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord and Taylor and, of course, Tiffany’s.

Get impressed by the beauty of magnificent St. Patrick's Cathedral, stroll down 5th Avenue with its charming sparkling window displays.

Get cozy with a free winter-warming holiday coffee or tea at Bryant Park. Enjoy a cup of celebration and spread the cheer!

Finish the tour at Bryant Park where you can get Dulce de Leche or Nutella ice cream, versatile Belgian waffle or have lunch/dinner.

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3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • All taxes
    • Friendly local guide
    • Private walking tour
    • Free Christmas Hot Drink - Tea or Coffee
    • Multiple start times available
    • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
    • Iconic places for photo shoot
    • Flexible customizable itinerary
    • Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Radio City Music Hall
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Grand Army Plaza, 5 Avenue 59 Street 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

    Timing is flexible and the itinerary can be customized.

    Meet your private local guide in the lobby of magically-decorated Plaza Hotel where for an own expense you can snap amazing photos with Santa. Stroll past beautifully embellished Grand Army Plaza

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-2581

    Slow down at the Bergdorf Goodman department store. You will be delighted with its astonishing display. Each of its 7 windows represent iconic city attractions from American Museum of Natural History to New York Philharmonic.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tiffany & Co., 727 Fifth Ave., at 57th St., New York City, NY 10022

    Marvel at Tiffany-blue display dedicated to the classic of the brand – favorite Tiffany blue box.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: 5 th Avenue, New York City, NY

    Walk down the 5th Avenue, world-famous core of high-end shopping malls and department stores.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: St. Patrick's Cathedral, 50th Street & 5th Avenue Wheelchair accessibility located off the corner of 51st Street and 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-6863

    Don't miss St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 13th-century-style Gothic church. Feast your eyes at one of New York’s most breathtaking religious buildings, learn about New York’s Christmas traditions and admire the festive interior.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Avenue Between 50th and 51st Streets, New York City, NY 10020

    Next, proceed to Radio City Music Hall, home to the world famous Rockettes dance group. (see from outside)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza Rockefeller Centre, New York City, NY 10111-0100

    Take pictures of the beautiful Rockefeller Center as your local guide entertains you with tales about the history of the building and how it has become the main Christmas celebration venue.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, 45 Rockefeller Plz Rockfeller Center, New York City, NY 10111-0100

    Soak up festive spirit watching numerous ice skaters, enjoy a glass of mulled wine and get a chance to take a selfie in front of the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza at 49th Street, New York City, NY 10020-1513

    Pass by Christie’s, and make your way to Saks Fifth Avenue, the world-known luxury department store. Imagine yourself as a Disney character from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs fairy tale marveling at gorgeous Christmas window displays. Take a glance at incredibly detailed vignettes of Snow White among enchanting woodland creatures, and relish the moment watching the seven dwarves singing their prominent song.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503

    Finish the tour at 5th Avenue, or if you opt for a 3-hour tour option - your next stop will be Grand Central Terminal, one of the busiest train stations in the world. Stock up on unique handcrafted gifts.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Empire State Building, 20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001

    Afterwards, head to the iconic Empire State Building, timeless symbol of New York and the fifth-tallest building in the US, eye up to this dazzling 102-story Art Deco skyscraper lit up with various colors.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Macy's Herald Square, 151 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10001-2101

    From here continue to Macy’s Herald Square, one of the largest department stores in the world according to USA Today newspaper. Get yourself into more Christmas spirit and learn more about family traditions and holiday preparations at its outstanding display titled “The Perfect Gift Brings People Together”.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Lord & Taylor, 424 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10018-2771

    Take a short stop at the entrance of the Lord & Taylor shopping mall elegantly decorated with garlands and twinkling lights. Listen to cheerful holiday music and admire windows displaying fabulous scenes through the lens of a snow globe in each one.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bryant Park, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10017

    Finish your tour at Bryant Park’s Winter Village and get a free Warm and Festive Holiday Drinks – tea or coffee.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Assouline at the Plaza Hotel, The Plaza Hotel, 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
    • Private walking tour with the use of metro
    • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Friendly Local Guides

Activity ID: V-11498P67

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