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New York

New York for Christmas: A Festive Celebration

Program No. 20446RJ
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
Rating (4.75)
Activity Level
Starts at
1,699

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Dec 5 - Dec 9, 2022
Starting at
1,699
Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2023
Starting at
1,749
Dec 4 - Dec 8, 2023
Starting at
1,749
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Dec 5 - Dec 9, 2022
Starting at
2,309
Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2023
Starting at
2,359
Dec 4 - Dec 8, 2023
Starting at
2,359

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 through glittering Midtown, 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.
Featured Expert
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Karl Baudendistel
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.

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

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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.
Time & Again
by Jack Finney
Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center
by Daniel Okrent
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
Meals
9 Meals
4 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
3 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Nov 28, 2022 - Dec 02, 2022
  • Nov 28, 2022 - Dec 02, 2022
  • Dec 05, 2022 - Dec 09, 2022
  • Nov 27, 2023 - Dec 01, 2023
  • Dec 04, 2023 - Dec 08, 2023
4 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and a fitness center. Rooms have either one queen-size bed or two double beds.
4 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and a fitness center. Rooms have either one queen-size bed or two double beds.
4 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and a fitness center. Rooms have either one queen-size bed or two double beds.
4 nights
New York
This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center and a fitness center. Rooms have either one queen-size bed or two double beds.





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