There’s nowhere to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year quite like New York. From the enchanting window displays adorning the shopfronts along Fifth Avenue, to the magical twinkle of the 94ft Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, every street is brimming with fabulous festivities and timeless traditions.
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'Tis The Season For Luxury Shopping
If you’ve still got presents to purchase for family and friends, there is nowhere better to tick off your gift list than with a luxury holiday to New York. Even whilst shopping, you’re immersed in New York’s Christmas spirit - flagship department stores celebrate with lavishly decorated interiors, whilst designer boutiques unveil elaborate, festive window displays to tempt the city’s crowd. For any serious shopper, the bright lights of Fifth Avenue are a good place to start. Featuring luxury stores including Prada, Louis Vuitton and Armani, spoil your loved ones with thoughtful gifts, or if you’re looking to make this Christmas one to remember, Tiffany & Co’s iconic jewellery could be the star of the show. If you'd like your luxury New York shopping experience to encompass even more of the city’s spectacular shopping scene, we can arrange a personal shopper to assist you in finding beautiful presents in both popular stores and hidden gem boutiques.
Start Spreading The News… It’s Show Time
A visit to the bustling Big Apple isn’t complete without sitting down to savour a world-class show, and when Christmas arrives in the city, the stage truly comes alive. The captivating Radio City Christmas Spectacular – featuring the world-famous high kicks of the Radio City Rockettes – has been charming New York City for over 80 years, whilst the sound of Tchaikovsky’s iconic music in the classic Christmas Ballet, The Nutcracker, is a hallmark of the holiday season. Our Luxury Travel Specialists are happy to help organise tickets to any of New York’s Christmas performances, as well as Broadway favourites such as The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked.
Skating In A Winter Wonderland
As the temperature drops, it’s time to lace up your skates and step (or slip) your way across one of New York’s ice rinks, set in some of the city’s most iconic locations. Perfect for both a festive, family day out, or a romantic winter evening, there’s nothing better to help elevate your Christmas spirits. Skate in the shadow of the sparkling Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, glide across the ice at the heart of Central Park or immerse yourself in an all-round winter wonderland at Bryant Park, featuring a superb selection of holiday shops and eateries to tempt the senses, as well as a 17,000-square-foot rink.
Dashing Through The Streets On A Private City Tour
Worried about fitting everything into your trip? A private city tour is the perfect way to ensure you see and experience everything you desire to. Whether you wish to discover the hidden gems of Upper or Lower Manhattan, or a historical insight of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, you’ll find a carefully crafted tour to suit your interests. Of course, there’s a magical Christmas tour to experience – sit back and relax as you’re driven through the streets of New York in a private car, admiring the city’s many dazzling Christmas trees and decorations as you go. You’re also free to stop to savour a hot drink, take photographs or simply soak up the atmosphere of New York’s festivities whenever you wish!
No matter which season you visit, New York’s choice of restaurants, bars, cafes and coffee shops can be overwhelming! From trendy tastes to classic cuisine, the streets withold plenty of exceptional establishments with food to please your palate, and the city's Christmas cheer only enhances the dining experience. Michelin-starred menus are accompanied by Yuletide traditions, such as carol singers and flickering fireplaces, whilst New York's Christmas markets are a great place to grab a heart-warming lunch on the go. Of course, our Luxury Travel Specialists are happy to help you make restaurant reservations, or even plan something extra special for a festive feast not to be forgotten.
To plan your luxury Christmas holiday to New York, please contact our Luxury Travel Specialists.