New York – The Ultimate Christmas Break
New York is without a doubt one of the top destinations for a fabulous Christmas or New Year holiday. World-renowned for its festive scenes such as Rockefeller’s ice rink or the mass New Year’s Eve gathering in Times Square, the Big Apple attracts visitors from all over the world to join the celebrations and indulge in some serious shopping.
If you’re planning to be in New York this Christmas or indeed any other time throughout the year, there are some attractions that you just can’t afford to miss.
The Rockefeller Center’s 3-tiered observation deck provides the best views of the city and was recently voted Number One in Time Out Magazine’s “1000 things to do in NYC” list! Travel to the Top of the Rock for a 70-storey high, 360° view of the New York skyline including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge; particularly stunning at sunrise and sunset!
A must-see if you’re visiting the Big Apple, with over 220 scarily lifelike wax figures of celebrities, politicians and icons from the past and present, as well as the Cinema 4D Experience with amazing 3D technology and the latest in 4D special effects!
Madame Tussauds’ brand new attraction The Spirit of New York” is now open! Immerse yourself in everything that is New York in this 2,000 sqft interactive exhibit. Take a walk through the city’s history, depicting some of New York’s greatest icons and unforgettable moments.
Ascend 1,050 feet to the 86th floor observatory of New York’s most iconic skyscraper for amazing views of NY and neighbouring states. Arguably New York’s most famous landmark and currently the city’s tallest building, the Empire State Building has a 360° observation deck as well as indoor viewing galleries so you can enjoy the views whatever the weather! Located right on Fifth Avenue, this is an ideal attraction to break up a heavy day of Christmas shopping!
No visit to New York is complete without taking in a Broadway show or two (or three!) in the city’s Theatre District. Running shows include favourites ranging from Mary Poppins to Chicago, The Lion King to Mamma Mia, and one of Broadway’s latest additions, “How to Succeed in Business” featuring Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, so you’re guaranteed to see something you’ll love! It’s always advised to pre-book your tickets to Broadway shows to secure seats for your chosen evening.
The Big Apple Afternoon Heli Flight
What better way to see the Big Apple than from above on this incredible tour? Take to the skies for truly stunning aerial views of NYC’s most famous landmarks such as the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, the Chrysler Building and of course the Statue of Liberty.
You’ll have an unsurpassed view of New York’s magnificent skyline as you fly right past the Empire State Building and soar across Central Park.
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Simon heads up marketing for AttractionTix and has been blogging sporadically since about 2004 on topics ranging from his favourite cartoons to his mis-adventures as Marketing Manager at Club 18-30. Now claiming he’s finally out of his prolonged adolescence, you’ll find him here, sharing his travel experiences in Orlando, Tenerife and of course Ibiza.