If you plan to spend the holidays in the NYC and New Jersey areas, you’ll need to know what to do and what’s actually open! From outdoor ice skating rinks to holiday lights at the zoo, there are still plenty of fun ways to get festive this holiday season. Here is your guide to the holidays in NYC and New Jersey!
See the Giant Christmas Tree at the Rockefeller Center
It’s not really Christmas in New York without a visit to the massive Christmas Tree erected at the iconic Rockefeller Center! Though this year the public won’t be able to attend in person, the Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on December 2, 2020 and you can watch it all happen virtually.
Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo
Head to the Bronx this holiday season to enjoy the festive holiday lights display at the Bronx Zoo! The program runs from Thursday, November 19, 2020 through Sunday, January 10, 2021 and you must buy a timed ticket slot online ahead of time.
Jewish Children’s Museum Chanukah Family Fest
Pop over to Crown Heights, Brooklyn for the annual Chanukah Family Fest at the Jewish Children’s Museum! A wonderful Chanukah celebration for kids, the festival of lights will come alive with the various interactive activities and events.
Check out the Newport Skates Outdoor Ice Rink
Jersey City is home to the Newport Skates Outdoor Ice Rink, which offers the perfect outdoor holiday activity for families and people of all ages! Unfortunately, the weather has been a bit warm this season so the rink’s opening has been delayed but should be ready to open shortly. Check the website for updates!
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
This free admission winter village in NYC’s Bryant Park is now open through January 3, 2021! Schedule a free reservation for the ice rink, wander through the charming holiday shops, and enjoy delicious food and winter cocktails.
Tour NYC’s most festive attractions on a double decker bus from the top deck when you take a tour on the North Pole Express by TopView! The tour offers plenty of Christmas activities for kids including caroling, hot chocolate, story telling, cookies, and a photo with Santa.
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