Holiday Things to do in NYC, Rockefeller Center

Things to do in NYC | Holiday Things to do in NYC FAQs

Guests at our Manhattan Hotel will find many Things to do in NYC for the holidays. Here are some FAQs about holiday Things to Do.

If you’re planning a holiday stay at our Manhattan Hotel then you’ll want to take a few minutes to browse these frequently-asked questions about Things to do in NYC for the holidays.

Q: Things to do in NYC: Does the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade go near your Manhattan Hotel?
A: The ideal location of our Manhattan Hotel means our guests won’t have to go too far to enjoy this popular New York Activity. Not sure where to go? Just ask a member of staff at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan, and they will be able to show you exactly where to go to enjoy this iconic Thing to Do in NYC.

Q: We’ll be staying at your Manhattan Hotel for New Year’s Eve. Can you suggest some of the top Things to do in NYC to ring in the New Year?
A: The most obvious Thing to do in NYC on New Year’s Eve is to attend the Times Square Celebration. This is one of the largest such celebrations in the world, and people watch the ball drop from several countries around the world. Other options include attending one of the many parties that take place at venues throughout the City or watching the fireworks display in Central Park.

Q: My family is staying at your Manhattan Hotel for the holidays, and I’m wondering if there are any nearby Restaurants in New York City that are open on Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.
A: Some holiday guests at our Manhattan Hotel are surprised to learn how easy it is to find an NYC Restaurant that is open for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.  Whether you want a casual meal or a fine dining experience, you will find plenty of options for your holiday meals. Some of the Restaurants in NY that are open for the holidays are The John Dory Oyster Bar, Benjamin Steakhouse, Aquavit, Felidia, and 2nd Avenue Deli. Feel free to ask the staff at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan for even more suggestions.

Q: We’re spending Christmas at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan, and I’d like to finish up my holiday Shopping once I get to your Manhattan Hotel. Are there many places to shop located near your Hotel in Manhattan?
A: Yes! Shopping is one of the top Things to do in NYC and guests at our Manhattan Hotel don’t have to go very far to enjoy this New York Activity. Whether you want to hit up the big-name retailers, browse the offerings in small boutiques, or head to the Diamond District for something shiny, you’ll find plenty of nearby options for Shopping in New York.

Q: I am planning a family vacation at your Manhattan Hotel, so I’m looking for kid-friendly Things to do in NYC that are located nearby.  We’ll be staying over the holidays, so holiday-related New York Activities would be great.
A: The holidays bring many family-friendly Things to do in NYC, so you’ll have lots of New York Activities to choose from during your stay at our Manhattan Hotel. Some of the kid-friendly choices are attending a performance of The Nutcracker by the New York City Ballet, attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, watching the giant tree light up at Rockefeller Center, or seeing the Rockettes amazing performances during the Radio City Music Hall Spectacular.

Q: We want to see the Rockettes holiday show during our Christmas stay at your Manhattan Hotel. Are there any add-on features that could make this New York Activity extra special for my daughter?
A: Seeing the Rockettes is a very popular holiday Thing to do in NYC. You can make this New York Activity even more memorable by adding the chance to meet a Rockette, go behind the scenes, and even take part in a mock audition. This is sure to be a highlight of your stay at our Manhattan Hotel!

Q: We’re coming to your Manhattan Hotel to enjoy one of the most famous Things to do in NYC: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We’d love to get VIP tickets to this NY Event. Is that possible?
A: These VIP tickets are only available to Macy’s employees – they are not for sale to the public. Don’t let that stop you from enjoying this Thing to do in NYC! Stake out your spot early and watch the iconic parade pass by before heading back to our Manhattan to enjoy some in-room hot chocolate or wine!

Q: I’m planning a winter stay at your Manhattan Hotel, and I’d love to see the Christmas window displays some stores put up. Do you know when these window displays go up?
A: Strolling by the window displays is a very popular New York Activity. Guests at our Manhattan Hotel won’t have to go very far to see these beautiful displays. If you want to enjoy this Thing to do in NYC then you’ll have to plan your visit between mid-November and the New Year.  The streets can get quite crowded with people trying to see these elaborate displays, but that’s all part of the fun of Christmas in New York City.

Q: I am very excited to be spending New Year’s Eve at your Manhattan Hotel. We’re planning to attend the Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration and are wondering if tickets are required for this Thing to Do in NYC.
A: The Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration is the biggest New Year’s Eve party in the world. Tickets are not required to attend, but keep in mind that people start showing up in the mid-afternoon to snag the best spots near the stage where the celebrity performances take place. If you hope to get one of these prime spots for this New York Activity then you will have to show up early. 

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