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New York

New York for Christmas: A Festive Celebration

There’s nothing quite like New York City for Christmas, from the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall to the festive decorations of Rockefeller Plaza, come find your holiday spirit.
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Program No. 20446RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
1,699
New York

New York for Christmas: A Festive Celebration

There’s nothing quite like New York City for Christmas, from the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall to the festive decorations of Rockefeller Plaza, come find your holiday spirit.
Length
5 days
Starts at
1,699
Program No. 20446 RJ
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Dec 6 - Dec 10, 2021
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Dec 6 - Dec 10, 2021
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At a Glance

Christmas in New York! It's a magical time, from elaborate department store window displays to the skating rink and Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza, from the iconic Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall to an 18th-century nativity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and bustling Times Square specially lit up for the splendor of the season.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking 2-3 miles per day with lots of stairs. All transfers throughout the program are by public transportation.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Take your seat for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, featuring the world-famous Rockettes.
  • Walk with a local expert on the city through glittering Midtown to the hustle and bustle of Times Square and festive Rockefeller Center.
  • Visit the the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the famous Christmas tree at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Molly Goodrich
Molly Goodrich is co-director of Explore New York and is a licensed New York City guide. Director of the Carlo Lamagna Gallery for five years, Molly has served as a corporate art consultant and also taught contemporary American art in London through Syracuse University.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Molly Goodrich is co-director of Explore New York and is a licensed New York City guide. Director of the Carlo Lamagna Gallery for five years, Molly has served as a corporate art consultant and also taught contemporary American art in London through Syracuse University.
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Karl Baudendistel View biography
A New York City resident for more than 25 years, Karl Baudendistel loves sharing his knowledge of the city with visitors from around the world. Having spent 20 years overseeing ‘the business of show business’ for numerous Broadway and touring productions, chances are he’s been to a city near you. Karl is a member of The Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, is a trained sommelier and was educated at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York
by Clifton Hood
A New York Christmas
by Sibyl McCormac Groff
The Island at the Center of the World
by Russell Shorto
Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center
by Daniel Okrent
Time & Again
by Jack Finney





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