As Perry Como sings in his Christmas classic, “There’s no place like home for the holidays”, but New York City is certainly a close second in places to be during the most wonderful time of the year. If NYC is your home, consider yourself lucky to live in the base of all of the best Christmas movies as well as the most stunning shop windows, illuminating decorations, spectacular events, and adorable seasonal cuisines and collectibles. So whether you’re just visiting the Big Apple or you’re a local looking for that hint of holiday spirit in your own backyard, we’ve provided the perfectly festive yet fabulous list for this Christmas season.
611 Fifth Avenue
If you’re looking to discover that perfect gift or simply view the world-famous holiday window display, Saks is go-to for fashion lovers and sightseers alike. This year’s theme is Disney’s Snow White, welcoming children as well as children-at-heart. They will even host several Snow White-themed holiday breakfasts for the whole family to enjoy.
35 East 76th Street
Offering a holiday morning tea during the weekends and some of the most upscale hangouts at the Bemelmans Bar, this world-famous Manhattan hotel is your luxurious home away from home for the holidays.
727 Fifth Avenue
With its grand opening less than a month ago, the adorably chic Blue Box Cafe literally allows guest to have Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Just after finding a beautiful piece of Tiffany’s jewelry, step inside for tea time and feel just like Holly Golightly.
30 Rockefeller Plaza
Illuminating midtown, the largest Christmas Tree in New York City is sure to put anyone in a festive spirit.
2900 Southern Boulevard
Supporting children’s educational program, this black-tie event has attracted guests such as Anne Hathaway, Georgina Bloomberg, Tinsley Mortimer, and more. Book your table at this glamourous winter wonderland here.
768 5th Avenue
This monumental hotel is another great spot to reside, from a tourist’s visit to a local’s stay-cation. Live like a true Eloise by indulging in a Christmas dinner at the Todd English Food Hall, enjoying tea at The Palm Court, or shopping the exclusive holiday artwork of Michael Storrings.
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
Experience The Nutcracker, one of the most monumental ballets and musical compositions, at the world-renowned David H. Koch Theatre.
830 Fifth Avenue
For the more hands-on holiday-fan, make the most of the chilly New York City weather and go ice skating in the heart of Central Park.
14th Street & Union Square West
Shop for unique, handmade treasures for your loved ones at New York City’s most buzzing street markets.
754 Fifth Avenue
Another fashion hotspot on and off the holiday season, Bergdorf Goodman is the place to be for shopping and window viewing. 2017 “To New York, With Love” windows are modern as they are luxurious.