These Unique Experiences Are Some Of The Best Things To Do In NYC During Christmas
If you have not visited New York City, or celebrated Christmas in The Big Apple you are in for a treat because we know how to do the holidays right. New York is without a doubt an iconic place to explore during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. The city that never sleeps is embellished with trees lit up on every corner, larger than life-sized ornaments, dazzling store window displays, whiffs of roasted nuts from vendor carts, and infectious holiday cheer making NYC during Christmastime so magical. Although it is hard not to get caught up in the touristy traditions of visiting New York in December, there are few experiences that are a must: Like shopping at the Winter Village at Bryant Park or ice skating by Rockefeller Christmas tree. So bundle up, and explore these unique things to do while spending time in NYC during Christmas. From chic chalets, hidden supper clubs, to paddles and decadent desserts, behold the best things to do in NYC during Christmas.
Toast The Tree With A Sip & Sweet Special At EDITION The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens
After ice skating on the iconic rink at Rock Center or viewing the glowing Rockefeller Christmas tree, walk West to The Terrace and Outdoors Gardens inside the Times Square Edition for a sweet treat. Their Rockefeller Christmas Tree Sip & Sweet Special features Pastry Chef Kalen’s Chocolate Bauble Ornament, filled with bittersweet mousse, coconut, and almond brittle paired with a Cococcino concoction involving Maker’s Mark, Coconut Cartel, Borghetti di vero caffe, faccia brutto aperitivo, and peychard bitters. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Office Hours, a NYC based artist-run project for BIPOC artists, designers and cultural workers.
Indulge in a Hidden Supper Club Experience At The Macallan’s Harmony Hideaway
Hidden under the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree is The Macallan and The Harmony Hideaway. From December 7—9, a reservation at the Harmony Hideaway grants you the opportunity to be among the select few to experience a chef-curated menu paired with special performances, and celebrate The Macallan’s new collection, in collaboration with Stella and Mary McCartney.
Visit Great Jones Distillery Winter Wonderland
New York City’s first distillery since Prohibition Great Jones Distilling Co. launched its Whiskey Wonderland featuring holiday themed libations including spiked hot cocoa with graham cracker cookies, and bites. Purchase their limited edition holiday whiskey bottle as a souvenir, or gift for the bourbon lover back home.
Sip Bubbly At Darling Chalet
Enjoy a break from the bustling city at Darling Chalet, atop Park Lane New York hotel. Situated on Central Park South, the design-forward hotel partnered with Champagne house, Moët & Chandon to bring a stylish sip to the hotel’s iconic rooftop bar, Darling. Indulge in a special menu featuring bespoke Moët cocktails while noshing Petrossian caviar blinis or a grilled cheese & roasted tomato soup, with chervil, crème fraiche and basil. Now through January, the space is transformed into an après ski-inspired chalet with plush throw pillows, faux fur rugs custom skis and snowboards.
Date Night At SPIN Midtown
This year-round spot will be your go to things to do in NYC. Their new location in Times Square is not only a great date night equipped with table tennis, food and beverages, but an elevated atmosphere, with menu and cocktail program to match. Enjoy ping pong matches in between exclusive SPIN Midtown bites and sips. Offerings including Curried duck spring rolls, Brick Oven pizza topped with Burrata, or Buffalo Brussel sprouts makes sharables a no brainer. Nothing on the menu disappoints. Order the Never Never Never Land, a delicious mixture using legendary rock band Metallica’s BLACKENED American Whiskey in an ultrasonic disruption process involving sound to mix particles into a smooth liquid concoction.
Celebrate The Wonder of Winter at Hero
Hero, the brand new venue dedicated to immersive storytelling through video, spatial audio and scenic design transports guests to the ultimate viewing of the Northern Lights. Located at 15 W 49th Street at rink level of Rock Center, guests will step into an underground Winter Forest, beneath the world’s most famous Christmas tree, to explore several zones of wonder through interpretations of winter, light, and of the magic of spending Christmas in New York.
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Macy’s Favorite Scents 20-Pc. Discovery Set For Him & Her — $21.25, originally $25.00
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Dior 3-Pc. Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Gift Set, First at Macy’s — $111.35, originally $131.00
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Before you go, check out these candles that are guaranteed to mask even the toughest scents: