Even when the, ‘weather outside is frightful,’ it’s still worth pursuing what is delightful. Here are our top four picks for how to have fun in New York City this holiday season.
- Have show much fun! Whether you’ve lived in NYC for your entire life or just one month, one of the best ways to celebrate the holidays in NYC is to see a spectacular show. You may have seen The Radio City Christmas Spectacular before, but have you seen the new edition? If not, it’s definitely worth seeing! From classical favorites like the Nutcracker to the rowdy Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer musical, there are plenty of shows worth seeing this holiday season. Check out a full show listing.
- Give a gift that keeps on giving. If you have not yet volunteered during the holiday season, consider doing so now. Ruth Carter Stapleton said, “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” There are countless volunteering opportunities during this ‘most wonderful time of the year.’ From holiday meal delivering to those in need to making dreams come true with the Winter Wishes program, you can find the perfect volunteering opportunity this holiday season and have lots of fun while giving back to our community.
- Sing tunes in town. One way to brighten your holiday spirit is by joining a group of carolers to sing holiday tunes. Some of the most cherished NYC parks and New York attractions are calling all carolers to partake in some musical merriment. On Christmas Eve, you can sing “Silent Night” under the arch at Washington Square Park while The Rob Susman Brass Quartet plays. The Washington Square Association will provide songbooks so don’t worry if you’ve forgotten lyrics to classic carols.
- Sneak a peek of the world’s most beautiful window displays. If the weather outside isn’t frightful and your shopping is done, stroll down Fifth Avenue to ogle over department stores’ ornate window displays. Be sure not to miss Saks Fifth Avenue’s ‘Land of 1,000 Delights’ featuring rock candy and jumbo lollipop terrain adorned with festive fashions. This year, Saks’ animated center features six windows along Fifth Avenue titled, “The Nutcracker Sweet,” where you’ll find Clara and the Mouse King frolicking amongst a yummy playground overflowing with treats. Try to see the display between 5 and 11 pm now through Jan. 2, 2017 to take sight of the multicolored ten-story tall light show. Check out the window displays at Barney’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Lord & Taylor, and Macy’s too.