Kerrie J. Kauer, PhD

Kerrie J. Kauer, PhD

Best Places to Visit in New York in December

It’s Christmas time and New York in December is a romantic and beautiful time: the city is covered in snow, which spreads the Christmas spirit. 

Christmas in New York is just around the corner and the city is decorated with Christmas ornaments and beautiful Christmas lights. The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is shining in all its glory, but the lights don’t mean you can’t experience the magic tree: the tree is decorated with LED lights, Christmas trees and other decorations. Winter markets are open, ice rinks invite you to ice skate – ice skating and Christmas decorate the streets of Manhattan. 

Here you can forget the holiday atmosphere – the tree stands all month, ice skating is also possible and of course Christmas trees. 


Santa Claus greets guests at Macy’s in Herald Square in Midtown Manhattan, New York, where Santa Claus is a guest. Make sure you send your Christmas wishes to Santa Claus in the form of a letter, an email, a phone call, or even a text message. 

Jewish Lights Festival

Jewish Lights Festival begins in New York City, starting with the lighting of the world’s largest menorah. Manhattan and Brooklyn host the most diverse Christmas lights in America, so book online to avoid long waits. 

The 400-pound gold and steel structure can be seen throughout New York City, from Manhattan to Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights. The lighting of the Menorah is the first of many events at the annual Jewish Lights Festival in New York City and the largest in the world. 

The event will begin on December 1 at 7: 30 p.m. with the lighting of the Menorah, and the lights will go up at 9: 00 p.m., with a special lighting ceremony at 10: 45 p.m., according to the festival’s website. Music is played, food is offered and there are a variety of activities for children, adults and adults. 

Visit the Winter and Holiday Markets in NYC

One of the city’s most popular markets is one of New York’s largest Christmas markets, with more than 1,000 vendors. You can view all the locations below to get a list of the winter and Christmas markets in New York so you can visit them during your visit to New York in December. 

This Christmas market in the European Union has more of a “European” character, as it has more than its fair share of sellers selling mainly handmade goods and accessories. The Columbus Circle Christmas Market offers a wide range of Christmas items, from Christmas trees and decorations to toys and gifts for children. 

In addition to the 150 grocery stores, there are also New York artists stationed here who show off their skills. A great place to get into the holiday spirit is Grand Central Terminal, and you’ll certainly find your loved ones here. Immerse yourself in this fantastic market and buy Christmas gifts for yourself, your family and friends. 

This year there are over 100 Christmas sellers, and this year there are over 100 more at the New York State Fair of Art. 

Holiday Window Decorations in NYC

Retailers decorate their windows with Christmas decorations that tell a story and send a message to the viewer. I strongly recommend visiting Macy’s and being invited to the legendary Christmas Land. The holiday shopping has become one of the most popular shopping destinations in New York City, and I recommend a walk along 5th Avenue and Herald Square. 

Only television knows the names of some of New York City’s most popular restaurants, such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and many others. 

New York in December is amazing! With all its lights, decorations, and Christmas spirit!

Central Park is especially gorgeous in winter! And so is the whole state!