Enjoy Holiday Events in NYC During a December Stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan
Staying at our NYC Hotel? December is filled with holiday Events in NYC for the whole family.
The holiday season has arrived, and if you’re planning a stay at our NYC Hotel then consider adding some of these popular holiday Events in NYC to your list of things to do while you’re here. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off the season, but there are plenty of other ways to celebrate the holidays during your December stay in the City.
Bryant Park Winter Village
Through March 5, 2017
More than 125 merchants offer unique items to help you complete your holiday shopping. You’ll find items from around the world, so you can be sure that some of the items under your tree won’t be just more of the same. The centerpiece of this Event in NYC is the 17,000 square-foot ice skating rink. Take a spin around the rink and then warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. A visit to Bryant Winter Village is a perfect way to celebrate the season in New York City.
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
Tree lit through January 7, 2017
The famous tree at Rockefeller Center lights up on November 30th, and will remain part of the city’s holiday scenery through January 7th. This Event in NYC is a holiday tradition that dates back to 1933 when, during the Depression, some workers decorated a small tree as a way to mark the holidays. Today’s Rockefeller Center tree is giant rather than the humble tree that started the tradition, but the spirit is the same. Stop by and see the tree as you do some Shopping in New York City.
Select dates through December 31, 2016
Seeing a performance of The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition in many families. Some ballet fans say no one does it quite like The New York City Ballet, so it is easy to understand why some performances of this iconic ballet sell out well in advance. If you’re looking for a family-friendly holiday Event in NYC then add seeing a performance of The Nutcracker to your can’t-miss list!
There was a time when street vendors were how most of the City’s buying and selling was done. While that type of trade has given way to shopping malls and high-end boutiques, the annual Holiday Markets give you the chance to recall a time when locally-crafted goods were the norm. Three of these markets will be set up: one in Grand Central Terminal, one at Union Square Park, and another at Central Park West. Shop for men’s and women’s fashions, art work, home goods, pet gear, and much more. Whether shopping for man or beast, the Holiday Markets guarantee some great finds.
Times Square New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2016
The now-famous ball drop made its first appearance in 1907. Since then, this Event in NYC has become the most well-known New Year’s Eve celebration in the world. More than 1 million people will descend on Times Square to watch the ball drop at midnight and to enjoy a number of live performances including performances by Thomas Rhett, Gloria Estafan, and Mariah Carey. If you want to attend the world’s biggest New Year’s Eve party then this is the NYC Event for you.
If you’ll be staying at our NYC Hotel in December then consider attending some of these exciting Events in NYC. View our NYC Visitors Guide for other ideas of how to spend your time while you’re here and be sure to check out our current Special Offers as you plan your stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan.