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There’s Nowhere Better to Go All Out this Holiday Season Than New York City

by Aoife O'Riordan

Dec 15, 2023

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Destinations / North America

Perhaps no other city does the holidays like New York City, with decked-out décor and lights, markets, fairs and more found across the city. There’s more than one reason not to miss out on family travels to the Big Apple this winter.



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Union Square Market

Open through Dec. 24, Union Square Market invites travelers to wander through the more than 150 restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues. In addition to these award-winning eateries and retailers, an exciting lineup of events and performances await.



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Wollman Rink

Located in Central Park, this must-visit rink sits against a backdrop of snow-capped trees and the iconic city skyline. After a session on the ice, enjoy seasonal bites and other favorites from rink-side eateries like The Café and Melba’s. Skaters can even upgrade their skating sessions with the Premier Pass and indulge in the Nordstrom Chill Lounge Experience, complete with a heated tent lounge area with drinks, hot chocolate tastings, a $20 gift card and visits from Santa.



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Brookfield Place

In Lower Manhattan, Brookfield Place transforms into a festive winter utopia with free events and seasonal programming through March 2024. Free activities include performances of The Nutcracker by the New York Theatre Ballet, photo opportunities with Santa, holiday music pop-ups, a Hannukah celebration and more.


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Industry City Ice Skating Rink

This ice rink features new programming and special tickets for beginners and advanced skaters alike. The rink also hosts kids skate hour with favorite winter characters like Silly Snowman and Ice Princess, as well as Santa and his grouchy green friend. Post-skate bites nearby include Frying Pan Brooklyn and Fort Hamilton Distillery for the parents.


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United Continues Its Global Expansion

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Holland America Line, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Invited Fans to Name Rescue Moose

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