One of the classic activities to do in December in New York City is to check out all of the festive holiday displays in the storefront windows of major department stores. Some of the best can be found at Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's.
This world-famous ice skating rink allows visitors to get a great view of the city's twinkling lights and the magnificent holiday tree. After enjoying your quintessential NYC experience, you can grab hot cocoa or a meal from nearby vendors.
Performed by the New York City Ballet, "The Nutcracker" is one of the timeless traditions of the holidays in NYC. Bring the whole family for an enchanting evening filled with elaborate sets, beautiful music and graceful dancers.
Head to St. John the Divine during the first weekend in December to check out crafts from over 60 skilled artisans. While you're stocking up on unique holiday gifts, you can also enjoy the live music and delicious food.
This annual event is the perfect opportunity for young Jewish singles to meet and network at a fun holiday affair. The Matzo Ball also has a history of matchmaking couples and is now held in several cities throughout the country.
Via our NYC Events calendar, you can see all major events in New York City.