(1) Take a Horse and Carriage Ride Around Central Park
One of the most iconic and romantic things to do this holiday season, take a Horse and Carriage Ride around Central Park. Ride past all of the major areas including Bethesda Fountain, Balto Statue, Bow Bridge, and more! Great for couples and families!
Central Park Sightseeing is offering short and long rides available for reservation here.
Operating Hours: 10AM-10PM
(2) Ice Skate at Rockefeller Center
One of the best activities to do around the holidays is ice skate in the rink at Rockefeller Center. Visit the shops in the center, the iconic Rockefeller Christmas Tree, and enjoy a meal in the nearby shops. Perfect for couples, families, and friends!
Book your ticket here.
Alternatively, if the Rockefeller rink is too busy, visit the Wollman Rink in Central Park, with spectacular views of the city.
Keep a look-out for one new build coming, the William Vale is building a rooftop rink that is coming soon!
(3) Visit the Dyker Heights Holiday Lights
The Dyker Lights are going up again! Started over 40 years ago, the hill between Bensonhurst and Borough Park, the neighborhood between 7th and 14th avenues, 65th street, and the Belt Parkway is famous for its Christmas Holiday decorations.
Enjoy a stroll around the neighborhood and feel the holiday spirit!
(4) Visit the Empire State Building
With brand new renovations, and a completely revamped experience, the Empire State Building boasts a world-class view of New York City. Visit during sunset – and see the sun go down along the Hudson River! As a fun-fact, the Empire State Building’s antenna gets hit by lightning roughly 25 times a year!
Book tickets here.
(5) Take an Online Cooking Class
Stay in the warmth of your home and develop one of the best skills one can learn for themselves- cooking! Check out Sur La Table, located right in Midtown Manhattan, and one of their virtual learnings for just $29!
With a constantly changing menu, pick from amazing dishes such as homemade lasagna, homemade tiramisu, holiday tamales, beef bourguignon and more!
(6) Drink Hot Chocolate or a Cocktail in an Igloo Bar
Head to 230 Fifth Avenue for some night time fun. See spectacular night views of the city, including the Empire State Building, all while enjoying a nice drink with friends or your loved one!
Open from 3PM-10PM.
(7) Take a Guided Bike Tour around New York City
Bundle up and take a guided bike tour around New York City! In one of the best ways to see Manhattan, join Unlimited Biking for a 3 hour guided bike tour from Harlem all the way down to the Brooklyn Bridge! Start from just north of Central Park, and get a ride through the iconic Central Park, down the Hudson River, past Times Square, Chelsea and Chinatown, all the way to Wall Street, ending at the Brooklyn Bridge location where guests can get cozy and rest up before maybe walking across the bridge.