Christmas in New York  

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

From the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza to Christmas displays at Macy's, the Big Apple is guaranteed to get you feeling festive

At Christmas, it doesn't get much merrier than Midtown! We recommend choosing a festive favourite in this part of town where the lobbies of The Chatwal at the Lotte New York Palace are beautifully bedecked in festive splendour.

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Screen scenes

From Elf and Home Alone 2 to Miracle on 34th Street and Santa Claus: The Movie, no place says Christmas quite like NYC. Visit it festooned with Christmas lights, smell the chestnuts roasting from street vendors, and listen to carolling choirs.

What to do in New York

Starry displays

Gaze up at the tree at the Rockefeller Center, go ice skating in Bryant Park, or catch a festive performance by the Radio City Rockettes. Perhaps you’re eyeing the shopping – in which case, head to Fifth Avenue for the most magical window displays. Over in the city’s newest neighbourhood, Hudson Yards, two million lights twinkle at Christmas in a festive spectacle.

Fifth Avenue, New York City

Where to stay in New York

Choose somewhere Christmassy

The 30-foot tree outside The Lotte New York Palace hints at the festivities that lie within, including a Gingerbread Mansion in the Grand Lobby and a Winter Bar serving Christmassy hot chocolate. Plus, you’re right opposite St Patrick’s Cathedral and only a block from Saks Fifth Avenue. Christmas traditions abound at The Chatwal, too, where you can relax in the beautiful bar after a day of shopping.