Must visit HOLIDAY THEMED PLACES in NYC!

Holidays are upon us (literally), today many of us celebrate Noche Buena (Christmas Eve), and tomorrow is one of my favorite holidays, Christmas. We are only one week away for the year to end so it’s time to give you a quick wrap up of events that you can be part of during the next seven days +.

Here is my list of HOLIDAY THEMED THINGS TO DO IN NYC

Igloo at 230 Fifth: This rooftop is so popular and if you haven’t been, you are missing out! During this time of the year they set up an igloo type area so you can enjoy the view while drinking and eating. It may be packed with crowds but recommend to go late afternoon, early night to avoid lines. For more info check their website.

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Photo by 230 Fifth

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR AT RADIO CITY: I did a full post on the Rockettes last year, as it kind of is a holiday tradition for us. Read the full post here. One thing I can guarantee is that you will enjoy a mesmerizing performance, so many lights and beautiful ballerinas dancing perfectly to the rhythm of Christmas melodies.

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights, Brooklyn: I LOVE this place; it can be a bit of a hassle to get there but it’s worth it! The people of this neighborhood really go into Holidays mode, so make sure you pay them a visit and enjoy the beautiful light set up they have. Go at dusk or night, as it’s when you can really appreciate the lights displays. See my last year’s post and learn how you can get there, click here.

Rockefeller tree: who doesn’t love the Rockefeller Tree. This yearly NYC tradition is impressively stunning. I love the tree and all the decoration around the Rockefeller Center, it truly makes me feel full of joy and reminds me the Holidays are here! Don’t forget to check out the Saks Fifth Avenue light show that runs every 15 minutes or so.

Miracle POP UP: Holiday themed bars are those type of bars that I wait all year round to come, and finally during this time they are here. This year they have several locations so if you are in the city you can go to Miracle on 9th or Miracle on 12th, If you are in Brooklyn you can go to Miracle in Brooklyn. Here all the full details.

Mace, NYC. Photo by Liz Barclay

Photo by Miracle Pop Up

Rolfs: I’ve bene to Rolf once and I was amazed by the menu Christmas decorations they have going on. I felt like I went to Santa House to eat! Make sure you make reservations because it gets insanely packed that there’s no even space by the bar.

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Photo by 6sqft

Staten Island Light Show: I haven’t been there but I promise myself to pay it a visit before it ends. My cousins just happened to go there and the pictures are so insta-worthy. The display is so nice that I’m willing to travel to Staten Island for it. For full details visit their website.

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Photo by TimeOut

Bryant Park Winter Village: I love the ice skating rink of the Winter Village, and what makes it even better are the many things going on in the park. From a holiday market, to a beautiful Christmas display (including a tree), you just feel very Christmassy when you come here! Good to come with friends, family and even kids. Enjoy the hot chocolate and please try WAFEL AND DINGES my favorite is liege wafel with Nutella and strawberries.

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Photo by TimeOut

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show: This is another place I haven’t been but I already got my Groupon ready for January. Good thing is that it’s still happening in the New Year and besides being a great family outing option, they also have an adult twist to it with their Bar Car Nights. For full details click here.

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Photo by NYBG

Sippin Santa: who doesn’t like Tiki Bars? And what if we add a whole Santa theme to it? Well the people from Sippin Santa has this pop up bar happening at the Boiler Maker and I had so much fun. The drinks and food are yummy, the décor is so cute and merry (even the bathroom is decorated), and I was able to dance with dancing Santa by the door. Definitely worth checking it out! All details here.

Hope this list gives you plenty of ideas on what to do before the Holiday spirit fades away in the city and we have to wait until the end of 2019 to come back again.

Wishing you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS filled with union, peace and love, as well as, a wonderful, prosperous and healthy 2019!

Cheers,

Peruvian Chica in NYC

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