Top 10 Things to Do in NYC This Holiday Season 

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season has arrived and along with it, events, shows and attractions have been sprouting all across the five boroughs! New York City is iconic for spreading the holiday spirit and creating long-lasting memories for people every. Have the merriest season with our favorite holiday attractions in New York City.

ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE
(1.2 MILES FROM PENN STATION)
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The most iconic yearly event in New York City, the traditional Rockefeller Center Christmas TreeLighting hosts tens of thousands of revelers, filling the streets to embrace the iconic tree's illumination of Rockefeller Plaza Acclaimed the world-wide symbol of the holidays in NYC, a visit to bask in the tree's beauty is truly a must this winter!

More information: RockefellerCenter.com


RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
(1.2 MILES FROM PENN STATION)
Radio City Christmas Spectacular | New York City, NY | New York By Rail
 

This year, give your loved ones a gift that creates new memories to be forever cherished with the legendary Rockettes! Back with their unique song-and-dance extravaganza, showcasing classic scenes like the "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "New York at Christmas," and new numbers, this show offers a more dynamic and magical show than ever before.

More information: Rockettes.com/Christmas


HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW AT GRAND CENTRAL
(1.1 MILES FROM PENN STATION)
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Attend the 15th Annual Train Show at Grand Central Station: Presented by the New York Transit Museum now through Feb. 2017. This popular exhibition features models of Metro-North, New York Central and subway trains departing from a miniature Grand Central Terminal. The museum's store and booths also provide great gifts for your holiday shopping needs!

More information: GrandCentralTerminal.com


BANK OF AMERICA'S WINTER VILLAGE AT BRYANT PARK
(0.6 MILES FROM PENN STATION)
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Enjoy free ice skating alongside thousands at one of NYC's spotlight events. Bryant Park hosts more than 125 boutique-like shops offering unique gifts—jewelry, decorative goods, local foods and more, and features vendors from around the world. After working up an appetite, grab a bite to eat at Celsius, Ice Bites or Bryant Park Grill.

More information: WinterVillage.org


THE RINK AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER
(1.2 MILES FROM PENN STATION)
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Located at the base of the Rockefeller Center Tree, the rink is the perfect way to soak in the holiday spirit of Manhattan. Millions of visitors center their trips to NYC around watching skaters take a spin and twirl on the ice below the famous Christmas tree and gilded statue of Prometheus. Don't stop there—wait in line to experience this glorious event for yourself.

More information: RockefellerCenter.com


LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: HANNUKAH
(3.6 MILES FROM PENN STATION)
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The annual soiree at Lower Manhattan’s Museum of Jewish Heritage draws about 500 millennials for an early Hanukkah party. Enticements include sweeping views of the New York harbor, a premium open bar, a dinner buffet packed with latkes, and a chance to mix and mingle with other members (and nonmembers!) of the tribe.

More information: MJHNYC.org


8TH ANNUAL LATKE FESTIVAL AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
(8.2 MILES FROM PENN STATION)
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Following Hanukkah, the spirit of the holiday will still be celebrated at the beautiful Brooklyn Museum. Experience your favorite potato pancakes like never before! Professional chefs will be prepping their best latkes in hopes to win the competition judged by a celebrity panel. Book your tickets today, because who wants to miss the best potato pancake in NYC?

More information: LatkeFestival.com


KWANZAA: REGENERATION NIGHT AT THE APOLLO THEATER
(4.8 MILES FROM PENN STATION)
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The Apollo Theater celebrates its 10th annual Kwanzaa Celebration, on New Year’s Eve, featuring the renowned New York-based dance company Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and guest performances. Experience a joyful evening of dance and music honoring the principles of Kwanzaa—family, community, and culture.

More information: ApolloTheater.org


CHANUKAH AT 92Y
(3.6 MILES FROM PENN STATION)
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Bursting with crafts and entertainment, make your own holiday treats and much more, with live performances by The Shababa Sparks, 92Y’s Israeli Folk Dance troop featuring “A Gift of Light” and special guests. Activities will be in Hebrew and English co-led by Israeli Scouts-Tzofim, including menorah building, edible dreidels, a holiday game room and more!

More information: 92Y.org


NEW YEAR'S EVE AT TIMES SQUARE
(0.6 MILES FROM PENN STATION)
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How many times have you seen Time Square's New Year's celebration on TV? Why not see it live this year and witness the ball drop in person! Not only can you experience the ball dropping, but you can ring in 2017 a few blocks away, and view the fireworks by the Statue of Liberty, or enjoy the many celebrations going on throughout the city that never sleeps!

More information: NewYearsEve.NYC


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