It's no wonder that New York is used as a backdrop for many Christmas movies, such as Home Alone 2, the classic Miracle on 34th Street and of course Santa Claus the Movie. At this time of year, the city that never sleeps takes on a dreamlike quality with dazzling light displays, ice- rinks, Christmas markets, store window displays which deserve a visit in their own right, and of course Christmas trees, including the not to be missed Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
New York is also home to Broadway, the heart of America's theatre industry. You are of course spoilt for choice with musicals and stage productions at any time of year, but if you are looking for a Christmas classic then book your tickets for A Christmas Carol on Broadway and watch as this timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to a thrilling new life. Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays plays over 50 roles in a virtuosic, a master class of a performance that must be seen to be believed.
Looking for a different take on the classic? Then check out 'A Sherlock Carol' and deck the halls with Dickens and Doyle! Two beloved classic tales, one thrilling new mystery. Now returning to NYC for its second captivating season, A Sherlock Carol is a heart-warming holiday production for all ages and a theatrical experience you’ll never forget. Now showing 'Off Broadway', in the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood.
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The magic doesn't stop at Christmas. New Year is magical too, with bustling celebrations in Times Square and across the city, like the more relaxed celebrations in Central Park, with its famous Bow Bridge firework display, restaurants and bars are also a good choice to count down to 2023!
Extend your stay after the festive period, when the city returns to business as normal with fewer tourists and visit the incredible New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and the inspiring American Museum of Natural History.
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