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  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Holiday Window Tour

    1. Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Holiday Window Tour

    Head to New York’s famous Radio City Music Hall for a night to remember with this outstanding ticket to the annual Christmas Spectacular. Join the Rockettes, Santa Claus, and the Toy Soldiers in this once in a life time NYC Christmas experience. See the Radio City Music Hall stage transform into a giant, magical canvas before your very eyes! Extending beyond the stage, onto the ceiling and walls, you will be amazed as the magic of Christmas surrounds you. Some of the most memorable scenes are the legendary Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Santa's magical ride to his workshop at the North Pole, where playful rag dolls come to life, plus the re-enactment of the first Christmas in the Living Nativity. After or before the show enjoy a Holiday window tour of the Famous NY department stores display and see the Famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree. Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been a nati...

    Rockettes were great. Your company didn't notify that the window tour was at 10 am on Wednesday and due to our flight time we could not make that. Due to an illness of an employee you didn't offer it on Thursday so I didn't get the full value of what I purchased. Could not do it on Friday cause I had booked another 9/11 tour with you. I really derserve some type of compensation. At this point I would not recommend your services.

  • From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

    2. From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

    Christmas in New York City is a magical time. From the beautifully adorned trees in Rockefeller Center and other locations to the Christmas windows of Macy’s, Bergdorf’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, the city is alive with the festive spirit and energy. However, nothing really says Christmas like Dyker Heights. Today, it is perhaps most famously known for its incredible lights displays, which usually arrive in late November and draw travelers from across the world thanks to their colorful holiday cheer. According to locals, residents have been decorating their homes—personally and professionally—since the 1980s, making it a true New York City winter wonderland. This picturesque residential neighborhood is located in the heart of southwest Brooklyn between Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Gravesend Bay. Originally founded as a luxury housing development in the late 1800s, the first house in this icon...

    A comfortable ride took us to Dyker Heights, where we took photos of the many decorated homes. The guide asked for a significant tip at the end of the tour, which I found unsettling as it was definitely not a tipping situation and neither her nor the driver had done anything out of the ordinary to please us - plus the tour is pretty expensive, considered it's basically a 2-hour ride in a bus.

  • From Manhattan: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Bus Tour

    3. From Manhattan: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Bus Tour

    After pickup from Manhattan, the tour bus will take you through the Battery Tunnel directly to the borough of Brooklyn. Once you are in Brooklyn you'll head to the Dyker Heights district, an Italian-American neighborhood famous for its elaborate houses and gardens. Each year residents compete between each other to put up spectacular Christmas decorations, illuminations, and displays. Your tour guide will tell you about the origin and history of this tradition, before giving you free time to walk the streets to admire and take pictures of the houses. Once you have finished strolling around the neighborhood, you will get back on the bus to head to the Brooklyn Bridge. There you will enjoy the different viewpoints, with more free time to take pictures of the spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. Finally, you will return to Manhattan where the tour ends. You can feel free to ask you...

  • From Manhattan: 3.5-Hour Brooklyn Christmas Magic Tour

    4. From Manhattan: 3.5-Hour Brooklyn Christmas Magic Tour

    If you are looking for something to do in New York City during this holiday season make sure you put this on your list. It is cheery, it is bright, it is Christmas, it is New York City, and it is everything Christmas about Christmas. This Brooklyn neighborhood is out of this world during Christmas time. Dyker Heights Christmas Lights is the cutest and most spectacular area of houses decorated for the holiday season. It is blocks and blocks of Christmas lights and fantastic decorations. The neighborhood goes all out with beautiful nativity displays, nutcrackers, inflatable santas, garland, lights and more. The place glows with bright lights, buzzes sound, and bumps with holiday music on full blast. It is fun to see how some houses mix it up every year. It is a recommended experience and a perfect night out for families, groups of friends and even a date night. This is a great place to go...

    Daniel was very nice and knowledgeable. Small crowds due to COVID so we were able to enjoy without worrying. Everyone wore face masks.

  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular & St. Patrick's Cathedral

    5. Radio City Christmas Spectacular & St. Patrick's Cathedral

    Enjoy singing, dancing, and humor with Nativity scenes. The Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes is an annual musical holiday stage show presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The 90-minute show features Santa Clause, more than 140 performers, and an original musical score.  The NYC Rockettes' performance of "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "The Living Nativity" has been in every edition of the annual show up to the present day. The Rockettes will dance to Here Comes Santa Claus, Dress like Rag Dolls, and much more.  This package includes a self-guided audio tour of St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic cathedral in the United States. Enjoy the fully decorated cathedral during the holiday season. You can listen to the audio tour and explore the Cathedral at your own pace. The audio tour is narrated by Cardinal Timothy ...

    great show, tickets easy to book and email confirmation with printable or downloadable tickets for personal choice couldnt of made the trip easier

  • Harlem Gospel Holiday Celebration Concert

    6. Harlem Gospel Holiday Celebration Concert

    Add another dimension to your holiday visit to New York and take in an authentic gospel concert in Harlem. Enjoy an unforgettable hour of Black gospel music on December 24th and Christmas Day (December 25th)! This compelling music is sure to have you clapping your hands and stomping your feet, along with all the others in attendance. You may even end up singing along to the soulful rhythms of Black gospel music that will fill the church on these 2 days. The Holiday Gospel Concert will bring joy to your heart and soul. Gospel music is powerfully uplifting and something that everyone should have the opportunity to experience.

    Concert was wonderful. It just started 30 mins late. Many people were filming on their phones, which was very annoying, and apparently was allowed.

  • From Manhattan: 4-Hour Christmas Lights Luxury Bus Tour

    7. From Manhattan: 4-Hour Christmas Lights Luxury Bus Tour

    The holiday season in New York City is magical. From the world-famous tree at Rockefeller Center to the Christmas windows of Macy’s, Bergdorf’s, Lord & Taylor and Saks, the city is vibrant with energy and holiday spirit; it is unequaled and unmatched by any other city in the world. Join this tour as you journey out to the astounding Christmas light of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Aboard a luxurious 36-passenger bus, travel along the streets of Manhattan and listen to your licensed guide who will entertain you with the rich Yule history of New York City along the way. Travel through Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, past the famous High Line and then down along the West Side Highway. On this tour, learn and see more than you expected.  Emerging from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, ride along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway viewing the waterfront, and the expansive vista of New York Harbor. ...

    The tour was fantastic. Both our guide and our driver were excellent. Especially as we had my daughter in a wheelchair and they couldn't do enough to make sure that she enjoyed the experience as much as everyone else. Very much appreciated. Thank you

  • Brooklyn: 1.5-Hour Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

    8. Brooklyn: 1.5-Hour Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

    See astonishing holiday light displays on a visit to Brooklyn's Dyker Heights neighborhood, famous for the incredible decorations planned by its competitive residents. See it all for yourself on a 1.5-hour evening stroll through the area. Admire the most impressive home displays, and learn the story behind this holiday tradition. Have your camera ready for this Christmas lights excursion, to snap photos of the top homes best lighting displays in the neighborhood. Discover the unwritten codes that are followed religiously by the residents of Dyker Heights. Take this tour in Brooklyn and soak up the magical Christmas atmosphere.

    Very good tour for discovering the neighborhood and get acquainted with the streets.

  • New York Christmas Markets and Lights Walking Tour

    9. New York Christmas Markets and Lights Walking Tour

    Get into the Christmas spirit on a 4-hour walking tour of 4 of New York’s most attractive holiday markets, and find unique gifts among the vast array of hand-crafted goods, local art and crafts, and fashionable winter attire. Meet your guide at Columbus Circle and set off in the glow of the city's winter lights. Experience the magic of New York during the holiday season, stopping to admire the dazzling window displays of all the department stores and boutique shops. Sample traditional foods and warming drinks as you take in Manhattan's holiday light displays, Christmas movie locations, and charming holiday decorations along the way.

    I would recommend this tour to everyone who visits NY. Our tour guide, Stefan, was funny, kind, respectful and very knowledgeable about the history of all the landmarks we visited. We learnt so much -it was definitely a memorable experience. Thank you for a wonderful tour Stefan! You're awesome!

  • From Manhattan: Private Brooklyn Christmas Tour by Limousine

    10. From Manhattan: Private Brooklyn Christmas Tour by Limousine

    After pick up at your hotel or apartment in Manhattan, drive to Dyker Heights in Brooklyn. Walk for 30 to 40 minutes and take pictures of the best-lit houses in New York. Wander through an Italian-American neighborhood to see the houses strewn with green and red lights. Continue to Dumbo to take great pictures of Manhattan from the Brooklyn side, and get closer to the Brooklyn Bridge. Make a quick stop to visit the Wall Street Area and take some pictures with the famous Charging Bull. Move on to Battery Park and see the Statue of Liberty, before you head back to your hotel or preferred drop-off point.

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4.4 / 5

based on 2,332 reviews

The tour was pretty amazing and fabulous, the Tour Guide Mr. Andrew was really amazing and very humble and knowledgeable of great history stories . This tour is a must for those who would like to know the darkness of China town and Little Italy

This was an excellent way to be introduced to the history and culture of different communities in NYC. Highly recommend if you've never been to NYC before or just enjoy eating different cuisines!

Had a great time. The guide was friendly and informative and we learned a lot more than we would have exploring on our own. Would highly recommend.

Jonathan was a great guide and I loved the small group size (six on our tour). Lots of food and a great day overall!

Robin my tour guide was outstanding. So knowledgeable.