Travellers booking tickets to board New York bound flights in December get an opportunity to indulge in those activities that are usually overshadowed by the Christmas celebrations. Check few of these activities that are must on the travel itineraries.

Christmas is definitely that time of the year when New York is all decked up to usher in the holiday season. Snowy surroundings, party-like environment, smiling faces, discount at almost every store and aromas of variety of delicacies are few aspects that vacationers would come across while holidaying in this metropolis during December. Several tourists seek availability of tickets aboard flights especially to get into the groove of Christmas and New Year celebrations in NY however, there is more to the last month of the year besides these two extravagant ceremonies. Read on to know about attractions and activities that can be a part of year-end vacations in this flamboyant part of the USA.

free-live-performancesFree Live Performances
Celebrations are incomplete without music. If enjoying festive season in New York, there are few noteworthy venues where popular artists and bands keep up the momentum with their powerful performances. Juilliard, an eminent performing arts conservatory, hosts an array of public performances where some of the most notable bands of USA and solo artists entertain the performing arts lovers boarding flights to visit NYC. Best of all, these jazz, orchestral, drama and dance performances can be enjoyed without having to buy entry tickets/passes. For those looking for other free musical events, visiting Winter Garden next to the World Trade Center site is a must. Here music buffs can catch up with popular bands such as Turtle Island Quartet and Irish band The Nutcracker.

holiday-marketsHoliday Markets
New York is among the most prominent shopping destinations in USA. However, during December the city’s spectacular shopping culture transforms into a carnival at the Holiday Markets that entice hordes of shopaholics to buy tickets for flights arriving in NYC. Market at Union Square is peppered with range of gift items such as handmade articles, leather goods and jewellery items. There are vacationers who visit this area not only to buy items on sale but also to experience the exquisiteness of its European tinge. Travellers and locals looking for better deals on quality artworks and crafts should consider spending time at flea markets of Chelsea and Brooklyn. Holiday Fair at Grand Central Terminal is a rage among discerning shoppers looking for high quality African crafts, chandeliers and ornaments.

arthur-avenueArthur Avenue
Holidaymakers boarding flights landing at New York and craving to taste Italian cuisine always have Manhattan’s Little Italy neighbourhood at the top of their list. However, if one really wants to add an authentic Italian charm to the X-mas vacations in NYC, they should consider visiting Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. While walking around this picturesque neighbourhood, travellers would come across trattorias, bakeries, restaurants and pizzerias. Epicureans purchasing air tickets to visit this thriving metropolis in USA can satisfy their taste buds with scrummy Italian fare at upscale restaurants such as Roberto, Mario’s and Pasquale’s Rigoletto in Arthur Avenue.

ice-skating-at-bryant-parkIce Skating at Bryant Park
Undoubtedly, rink near Rockfeller Center is considered as the best to skate on ice in this USA metropolis whilst feeling the amazement of the festive flavour. However, one needs to pay for the entry tickets! If looking for free admission to the rink, drive to Bryant Park’s Bank of America Winter Village. One just needs to bring a pair of skates to enjoy a skating session along with friends and/or family. Take a break to enjoy delicious snacks and cold/hot drinks at the food counters at the venue. Travellers spending monies on flights to enjoy an eventful affair with their kids at Big Apple prefer to take the little ones to The Rink at Bryant Park and enjoy a family meal at Celsius, a snazzy restaurant located next to the skating area.

This site uses cookies to analyze traffic and for ads measurement purposes.
learn more about how we use cookies.