The holiday season is officially here! With Thanksgiving over, the Big Apple is in full swing for the holidays as Christmas decorations adorn the storefronts of Fifth Avenue, the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit and the crowds swarm Macy’s Herald Square and other shopping destinations. Here’s a quick look at what’s happening this weekend in NYC.
Explore Rockefeller Center
See the famed Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lit up in all its glory, go ice skating, shop ‘til you drop and more! Rockefeller Center is truly the heart of the holiday season in New York City, so don’t miss out!
Created by chef Jon Lovitch, this incredible (and edible!) display features miniature homes made from 500 pounds of gingerbread and 1,000 pounds of icing. See it at the New York Hall of Science in Queens!
Holiday Inn Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
Are you a fan of model trains and antique toys? Then head on over to the New-York Historical Society along Central Park West to have a look at more than 300 model trains and historic toys. There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than this!
Origami Holiday Tree
Head on over to the American Museum of Natural History in the Upper West Side to catch a glimpse of this year’s Origami Holiday Tree, a beautiful, 13-foot tall Christmas tree adorned with fun origami ornaments. There’s really nothing quite like it in the whole city!
Holiday Train Show
This fun event features a model train making its way through a miniature city of 150 iconic New York City landmarks. Located at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, this is a must for anyone really looking to get into the Christmas spirit!
Christmas Lights Tour
A Slice of Brooklyn bus tours offer an up-close look at the famed Christmas light displays and holiday decorations of Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights neighborhood. Tours begin at Union Square and head over to the neighborhood to catch a look at these eye-popping holiday displays! Additional information can be found at www.asliceofbrooklyn.com.
Grand Central Terminal Model Train Exhibit
Sponsored by the New York City Transit Museum, this popular model train exhibit is a holiday season staple that’s fun for all ages! Located in the annex of Grand Central Terminal, its open seven days a week from now until February 27.