Guided tour

New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Bus Tour

4.1 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: On Location Tours

New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Bus Tour

Activity provider: On Location Tours

From US$ 58 per person

Take a 2.5-hour guided bus tour of New York to see the spectacular holiday lights and movie sites of the most filmed city in the world. A local New York actor will entertain and explain the landmark attractions, such as the Rockefeller Center, and more.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • See the apartment where Buddy the Elf stays with his Dad in Elf
  • Marvel at the electrifying storefront displays on Fifth Avenue
  • Relive a Home Alone Christmas moment outside the Rockefeller Center
  • Enjoy a photo-op in front of the Lincoln Center Christmas tree
Full description
Relax on board a festive lights and movie sites bus in New York City as a local actor guide entertains and informs you throughout this one-of-a-kind sightseeing experience. Experience the festive lights and decorations of Manhattan as they sparkle during the holidays, and spot iconic landmarks as well as some of the city’s hidden gems. Marvel at the famed tree in Rockefeller center where Macaulay Culkin reunited with his mom in “Home Alone 2.” Peek into the brilliant holiday windows at Bloomingdale, Lord and Taylor, and the same Macy's from “Miracle on 34th Street.” Learn where Bill Murray found out his taxi driver was the Ghost of Christmas Past in “Scrooged.” Pass through Central Park and reminisce about the serendipitous moment that John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale had at Wollman Rink in “Serendipity.” Whether you’re visiting New York or looking for a unique holiday experience in your hometown, this sightseeing excursion is sure to spread holiday cheer!
  • Guide
  • Transportation by bus
  • Entrance to sites
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Meeting point

1889 Broadway, New York, NY 10023. Your guide will be outside Starbucks.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Children under the age of 6 are allowed to join on these tours for free, but they will not have guaranteed seating. If there is not enough place for them to sit, they will have to sit on the lap of their caregiver
  • Small private tours are typically 1 hour shorter than public tours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 68 reviews

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Guide and driver were very good! Full of information about the areas of Manhattan that we visited. The bus was comfortable and they landed several stops where we could get out and explore some of the attractions. They ended the tour in a different area then where they picked us up from but the guide told us which subway line we needed to take to get back to our hotel. All in all a great time!

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January 5, 2023

Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was right where they said he would be holding a blue umbrella so was easy to find. The bus driver did an amazing job of getting us from place to place in all that pre-New Years Eve traffic. My wife and I particularly liked the portions of the trip where we stopped and had a chance to walk around the main department stores and look at the incredible window displays. The trip does end about 30 blocks from where you start but the guide explained how to get the right subway back to our hotel. All in all an excellent experience!

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December 31, 2022

Our tour around New York was great! Benji was awesome, full of knowledge and very personable. We did have an issue with our bus but a new one was there to get us in a reasonable time (allowing us to get some much needed food), and it was even nicer! Thoroughly enjoyed this tour; our first time in NY would not have been as good without this tour!

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December 20, 2022

Product ID: 41221