A Romantic Christmas Holiday in New York – 5 Things to See and Do

Planning on spending your Christmas holiday seeing the sights of New York with your significant other? Or maybe you and your partner are longtime residents, but haven’t been out much and now is the time to make up for time lost? Or, are you scratching your head about that upcoming date night and want a venue that is sure to impress? The city of New York has many perfect spots for a romantic evening out.

Here are some things to see and do that will help you and your date enjoy the holidays and the offerings only found in the Big Apple.

  1. Take a twirl on the ice.

Skating with your partner or love interest provides many moments for shared delight. And there isn’t any better way to celebrate a seasonal sport while also providing many opportunities for laughter and fun. If you are looking for the perfect place to give ice skating a twirl, head down to Central Park for ice skating with US Coachways.

Ice skating is a yearly tradition enjoyed by locals and tourists every year in New York City. And the Wollman Rink is the perfect way to experience this seasonal activity. Rink hours are from 10 in the morning on all days of the week. Take note that closing times change throughout the week.

  • Mondays and Tuesdays, the rink closes at 2:30 in the afternoon.
  • Wednesday and Thursday, the rink closes at 10 at night.
  • Friday and Saturday, the rink closes at 11 at night.
  • Sunday, the rink closes at 9 at night.

New York at Christmas

  1. Visit the Christmas tree in Rockefeller square.

Sure, it’s a very touristy thing to do. But it has good reason to be. Christmas trees don’t get better than this one. At 75 feet, weighing almost 13 tons, and with 45,000 lights on its branches, the Norway spruce is an icon of the essence of Christmas. Hold hands with your sweetheart, breathe in the piney scent of Christmas, and then check out the many other shopping and dining options in the area.

You can find the Rockefeller Christmas Tree at the Rockefeller Center on 49th St. between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue.

  1. Check out the holiday displays and Christmas lights.

There’s something magical about streets lit by Christmas lights and holiday displays. Not to mention that nothing spells romance like walking hand in hand with your partner under the glow of an avenue lit by holiday lights. Fortunately, New York City has a multitude of options for those wanting an evening out taking in the sights. Try out Fifth Avenue in Manhattan or Dyker Heights Christmas Lights in Brooklyn. Locals also highly recommend Macy’s in Manhattan and Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island. Here’s a list of places with great holiday displays to get you started.

  1. Take a jaunty carriage ride through Central Park.

They say trying new things together as a couple is what will keep you both growing together and not drifting apart. For something memorable for you and your partner to try out, this carriage ride through Central Park will score you many points. The ride during cold weather will mean snuggling up underneath blankets while you take in the park views. Carriage ride tours are also available. As well as a package that includes the option of proposing to your sweetheart in a carriage. This package comes complete with flowers, photography, and can accommodate other special requests.

There’s a reason that this has remained a popular and long-standing attraction for park goers. Find out for yourself by booking this old-fashioned treat.

  1. Visit the holiday market at Union Square.

Chances are high you or your partner or date have a couple of holiday gifts that still need to be purchased for friends or family. If that’s the case for you, try a low-stress and even fun way to get those names ticked off your shopping list. Union Square Holiday Market provides a fascinating and delightful experience. Not only for those looking for last-minute gifts for Christmas morning. But also for those simply wanting to soak up the festively decorated square and enjoy the holiday atmosphere. Open from 11 in the morning to 8 at night on Mondays through Fridays. And 10 in the morning to 8 in the evenings on Saturdays.

Whatever your holiday plans are with your significant other or love interest, bundle up, and prepare to be enchanted.

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Victoria Brewood

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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