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10 Fun Things To Do in NYC during the holidays!

Happy November!

This is the time of year when visitors and locals are in the holiday spirit and love to discover fun things to do in NYC.  We have a list of ten fun holiday activities for you– some include places to grab a drink, hot chocolate, or even a tasty treat. Enjoy!

1- Sip a cocktail at Rolf’s Bar & Restaurant in Gramercy– this German bar is heavily decorated for the Christmas season and will even put “scrooge” in the holiday spirit.

2- Visit Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights neighborhood (12th Ave & 84th St) to see beautiful homes decked out for the holidays– you will think you’ve stepped into an amusement park.

3- Stop by Le Parker Meridien’s Gingerbread Extravaganzahere you will find dozens of gingerbread houses decorated and you immediately will feel like a kid in a candy store.  All proceeds ($1.00 pp) to view the tasty show are donated to charity.

4- Indulge yourself with a tasty hot chocolate at La Masion Du Chocolat (30 Rockefeller Plz). This is a hot chocolate that you will never forget– and you can also pick up some stocking stuffers while you are visiting the shop.

5- Take the Metro North to the Bronx and visit The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show… a fun activity for all ages.

6- Head to the Upper West Side’s Natural History Museum and see the famous Origami Holiday Tree. You’ll spend at least 5 minutes enjoying its beauty.

7- After taking a tour of Little Italy with Ahoy New York Food Tours, return to Ferrara Bakery and Cafe for its homemade struffoli.  This is a tasty Neapolitan Christmas treat– a must to complete a true Italian holiday meal. Bits of dough that have been fried and are covered with honey…YUMMY.

8- Once you’ve warmed up with some hot chocolate or a holiday cocktail, find the closest Holiday Market and start your holiday shopping. Columbus Circle, Union Square, Bryant Park and Grand Central Station all have holiday markets.

9- Save the date… November 28th is Lincoln Center’s annual Winter’s Eve. The festivities include a tree lighting ceremony, shopping, and of course food tastings.

10- Create a holiday tradition and see the New York City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”. A wonderful story beautifully told and puts all in the holiday spirit.