15 Magical Things to Do In NYC at Christmas with Kids (Or Without Kids)

Christmas in NYC is like no other. It is the most wonderful and magical time of the year. We’ve experienced Christmas in New York twice now. Once pre-kids and once with kids in New York at Christmas. 

The Ride’s Christmas Experience

The Ride is a motor coach decked out with theater seats, floor-to-ceiling windows and flashing lights that takes you around the city so you can witness New York City’s holiday festivities and cheer and live street performers. 

Ice skating at Bryant Park, New York

Bryant Park is this delightful square surrounded by the New York skyscrapers, including an eye catching American Radiator Building, and the New York Public Library.

Ice Skating at Central Park, NYC

At the Wollman Ice Skating Rink in Central Park, you’ll have a stunning backdrop of the New York Skyline, Christmas music and possibly the presence of Santa Claus. It is the larger skating rink out of Bryant Park and Rockefeller.

Santaland at Macy’s, New York

Santa’s elves are good at moving it quickly. We returned to Macy’s on the weekend, and the line was ridiculously long. So try to go midweek if you can. 

Christmas Markets in New York City

Visiting the Christmas Markets is a popular attraction for Christmas in New York. It’s a great place for you to buy a few gifts for those you love. Just leave room in your bags for your flight home.