Use of New York City subway; extensive stairs. Walking up to 3 miles; city streets.
In the Tick Tock Diner.
Before we head out this morning, we’ll have a presentation by an architectural historian on the history of Rockefeller Center. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.’s “city within a city” went up during the worst days of the Great Depression, providing jobs for more than 40,000 people. Ever since, it has been an iconic site representing what is most distinctive about New York. The numerous artistic symbols signify the spirit and aspirations of human development. Next, we’ll go on a walking field trip to see and learn more with a local expert.
On your own. You might like to grab a seat near the skating rink or eat in any of the many local eateries.
Performance. We don’t have far to go! Radio City Music Hall is part of Rockefeller Center, so we’ll stroll over there and attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes. Originating in St. Louis in 1925, the Rockettes have been performing in Radio City Music Hall since 1933 and have become part of the fabric of New York City’s entertainment tapestry. This amazing stage show showcases the legendary, high-kicking Rockettes with their precision dancing, more than 100 performers, lively music, vibrant holiday scenes, original choreography, multiple costume changes, cutting edge lighting technology, and even Santa Clause himself! After the performance, we’ll have some “down time” before dinner — an opportunity to check off those last few items on your NYC to-do list.
One of New York's unique holiday traditions is having Chinese food on Christmas Day. We'll move up the day and enjoy our Chinese family-style feast at a restaurant near the hotel. Tea and water are included, other beverages available for purchase
Nothing says New York at Christmas more than Fifth Avenue. We'll spend our last night together strolling the famous thoroughfare. Department store window displays, a marvelous animated video show projected onto a building, and festive lights including an enormous Baccarat crystal snowflake — also known as the UNICEF Snowflake — will be a feast for the senses. Returning to the hotel, prepare for check-out and departure following our final session in the morning.