New York City has been one of the top travel destinations for the end of the year holiday season for years. NYCTourist.com has released the holiday hours for some of the most popular things to do and places to see this holiday season. Soak in the winter wonderland that New York City becomes this time of year at these must see attractions during their special extended holiday hours.
1. Rockefeller CenterNYC Tourists can "Deck the Holidays" at the Top of the Rock Observation Deck this year! Snow-covered trees, holiday lights and the New York City skyline look even better from 70 floors above the city streets! This is one of the most popular destinations for holiday travelers, but if you buy your tickets to Top of the Rock online, you can bypass the holiday lines and head straight up to the main event.
Top of the Rock Holiday Hours: 8am - 12am Daily Christmas Eve: 8am - 11pm Christmas Day: 8am-12pm New Years Eve: 8am-10pm New Year's Day: 10am-12am
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting took place November 28th, which officially marked the moment when Christmas in New York went into full swing. NYC Tourists can see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree until January 7, 2013. Ice skating continues to be one of the top attractions at Rockefeller Center this holiday season. Holiday travelers can rent a pair of skates and make some memories on the world-famous Rockefeller Center Ice Rink.The Rink is open from 7am - Midnight every day through January 7, 2013.
2. Empire State Building The Empire State Building is one of the most famous tourist destinations in New York City. With a 360-degree terrace on the 86th floor and another Observatory on the 102nd floor, NYC Tourists can enjoy the most spectacular views of Downtown, Midtown, Central Park and more! The holiday decorations visible throughout the city make this top New York City attraction an absolute must-see this December. The Empire State Building has recently added over 1,200 new LED lights to make the light show even brighter, so be sure to check out the brighter-than-ever New Years Eve light show this year! Open 365 days a year. Holiday hours are from 8am - 2am
3. Holiday Shows on Broadway The 2012 holiday season in New York City is now complete without a full list of holiday shows to choose from. There will be Radio City Christmas Spectacular shows every night until December 30th, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been the most famous holiday show in New York City since 1933, and is appropriate for all ages! The show features live animals, the Radio City Rockettes and scenes from other famous Christmas productions, making this the spectacular show to see this Christmas. Other popular holiday shows on Broadway include The Nutcracker Ballet, Elf, A Christmas Story and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. When visiting New York City for the holidays, in between shopping for presents and watching the ball drop on New Years Eve, make some time to see the city's best holiday offerings this season! Many of the must-see New York City attractions open their doors a little longer this time of year, and some are even open for business on holidays.
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