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Top 9 Things to Do in New York City at Christmas 2023

There are just a few days till Christmas and many fabulous places to visit to get into the Holiday spirit.  From upper Manhattan to downtown you can fill your days with magical experiences that will last a lifetime of memories.

A must-see is ice skating at the Rockefeller Center across from Saks Fifth Avenue. Come see NYC's pride and joy, the towering tree and the brilliant symbol of the Holiday season. The tree is lit daily from 5am to midnight and on Christmas Day, the tree is lit for 24 hours.

The lightscape at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, a gorgeous, after-dark illuminated spectacular now through Jan. 1, 2024. A trail of art from local and international artists features the iconic Winter Cathedral and Fire Garden set to over a million lights.

The Bronx Zoo’s sparkling seasonal outdoor celebration features animated lights and LED displays of animals from around the world.  The zoo will dazzle with 400 wildlife lanterns representing 100 species spread across an expansive area of the zoo.

Visit the Winter Village at Bryant Park, and enjoy over 180 shopping and food kiosks.  After eating and shopping skate on the 17,000 sq foot rink and sip a festive cocktail at The Lodge.

Enjoy GingerBread Lane—the world's largest gingerbread village at Chelsea Markets until Jan. 7, 2024. Artist Jon Lovitch whips up thousands of pounds of icing and bakes hundreds of pounds of gingerbread to create massive gingerbread towns.

Grand Central Holiday Fair, one of the most conveniently located holiday markets runs through December 24. It is the destination for the work of 75 local food and craft vendors.

Shine Bright at Hudson Yards, where you will see 2 million twinkling white lights. The display includes 115 miles of string lights, 725 evergreen trees dressed to create a gleaming forest, and hot air balloon decorations.

Washington Square Park Tree, which sits perfectly inside the park's famous arch. Visit the beautiful lit 45-foot tree throughout the holiday season, lit from 4pm-1am daily.

Luminaries at Brookfield Plaza, the 640 colorful lanterns is a magical display open until Jan. 6, 2024, where visitors will be able to send a motion-activated wish into the glowing lanterns above.

New York is such a spectacular city and offers so many fun things to do with your family and friends.  While visiting NYC if you are interested in seeing real estate don't forget to reach out to the J Brigham Team for all your real estate needs.

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