Our tour begins at the beautiful Grand Central Station. During the Holidays, Grand Central really brings out the Christmas Spirit in all who travel through it.
You’ll have time to learn a bit about
the history of the terminal and it’s architectural features while also viewing the decorations and
shops set up for the season.
Next, we’ll walk along 42nd street, past the NY Public Library and on to Bryant Park, where you’ll
find the Winter Village. Here you can see the Holiday Shops, food vendors, and watching the
ice-skaters on the Rink, the 17,000 sq foot space for skating right in the middle of the park. Take
a peek at the many artisanal boutiques with their exquisite gifts and unique crafts. A 55 foot
Norway Spruce, decked out with more than 30,000 lights and 3,000 ornaments oversees it all.
The tour will then continue to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a Neo-Gothic style cathedral that is con-
sidered America’s Parish Church, and the spiritual home me to many of New York City’s catho-
lics. Here you will see the Holiday decorations and hear about Christmas traditions.
Next, on to Rockefeller Center and the spectacular Christmas tree, a beaming and brilliant
symbol of the holiday season. Take an instgram worthy photo of yourself standing in front of
the tree or one looking down at the cozy ice-skating rink below with it’s much photographed
statue of Prometheus. You’ll have time here to window shop or grab a hot cocoa or coffee.
Finally we’ll stop by the Radio City Music Hall, home of the Christmas spectacular and the won-
derful Rockettes who have been a part of the show since 1933.
Afterwards, you’ll have the option to visit the Top of the Rock, and see all of New York’s bright
lights from the 70th floor observation deck.