Any recommendations how to spend Xmas Eve in New York? We are a couple from Europe and will be spending our honeymoon there.
Dinner? Trip to Dyker Heights to see the Christmas lights? Walk by the store window displays?
Last minute stop at the Xmas markets(Union Square, etc.)
Book a romantic dinner, take a stroll to see holiday window displays, go to the holiday market at Bryant Park. Go ice skating (Wollman Rink in Central Park, Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center). Go to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show (last show is at 4:30pm). Stop by Rock Center to see the tree and skaters, 6pm Christmas caroling at Washington Square Park.
During Christmas Eve Day, most things are open, including museums. Some restaurants and shops will close early (mid-afternoon). Many Broadway shows are dark, but a few have 2pm matinees instead of the usual nighttime show.
Met museum for the Napolitan Chistmas tree, stroll through Central Park, Christmas windows (I think bergdorfs are the best)
Carolling in Washington Square Park or Gramercy Park, a nice dinner and a late church service.
I second nywhiz's suggestion of Caroling. You'll be with locals in two beautiful parks. My super is from Malta as are a lot of the people who work in the neighborhood. I think their major community center is in Queens but you are here on your honeymoon. You need to be enjoying NY with locals. (Apologies to TA - this post is from last year but the details are the same and it it hard to find from the top of the blog).
Thanks all for your suggestions!! We will probably be going to the Wollman Rink and Central Park area.
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