There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than the city that never sleeps. From snowy streets to sparking city lights, New York City is an urban winter wonderland. There’s the famous tree in Rockefeller center, extravagant holiday displays on 5th avenue, and lavish decorations wherever you go. It’s also a culinary hotspot with everything from Michelin star restaurants to hole-in-the-wall favorites. Whether you’re traveling alone or with the whole family, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Westhouse Hotel New York
Relax in luxury at the Westhouse Hotel New York, a timeless property that strives to be your home away from home. It’s beautifully designed with touches of 1920’s glamour and classic New York flair. Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, it’s just steps away from the famous tree in Rockefeller Center! Book the Celebratory Package and toast to the holidays with a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered treats upon arrival. You’ll also receive a complimentary 2:00 pm late checkout.
Bryant Park Winter Village
Bryant Park’s Winter Village is the quintessential place to experience the holiday season in New York City. Residents and visitors alike flock to the city block packed with seasonal shops, food, performers, decorations, an ice rink, and plenty of holiday cheer. There are countless events every day, so browse the online calendar to plan your trip. Bundle up and take in the sights and sounds of the most wonderful time of the year!
Rolf’s restaurant is a New York City staple located in Gramercy Park. The neighborhood favorite serves up traditional German fare that’s especially comforting in the chilly winter months. Every year, the restaurant literally decks the halls with dazzling holiday décor. Lights, ornaments, tinsel, and vibrant colors line the walls and ceilings, creating a dining experience unlike any other. It can get pretty packed, so try stopping by on a weeknight before the dinner rush. And no matter what you order, be sure to pair it with their signature spiced eggnog.
New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden is truly a living museum, home to some of the most diverse and expansive gardens in the world. Wintertime at the NYBG is especially remarkable, with seasonal events and exhibitions that the whole family can enjoy. Children will love the Holiday Train Show, featuring enchanting model trains that travel through intricate landmarks. This year’s exhibition showcases Midtown Manhattan, with its famous skyscrapers, under the glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Grownups will love the Bar Car Nights series. The gardens are open for extended nighttime hours and guests can enjoy a drink from one of many seasonal bars, relax by the fire pit, and enjoy an after-dark viewing of the Holiday Train Show.
Mace Cocktail Bar
End your evening with a delicious concoction from Mace Cocktail Bar in New York’s East Village. The talented mixologists created the menu with inspiration from their travels around the world. The carefully crafted cocktails let you enjoy diverse flavors without ever leaving the city. Each of the 12 signature drinks is named after a spice, and they all carry distinct flavor combinations that make them truly unique. Try the bar’s namesake cocktail, Mace, made with Aperol, aquavit, beet juice, orange acid, young Thai coconut cordial, and mace mist.