New York City Holiday Guide

There’s no shortage of things to do in New York City. In fact, you could say, there’s even more happening in NYC during the Christmas and holiday seasons. Our gift to you is this handy holiday guide. Before you plan your visit, be sure to check out the 7 things to know about parking in New York.

Ice Skating Rinks

Bryant Park Ice Skating
Ice skating in the city is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Here are the five best rinks. Each rink has different hours, so check their site first.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Open daily 8:30am to midnight; Adults: $25–$32; Seniors/Kids (10 & under): $15. Skate rental: $12; 600 5th Ave. | Book parking near Rockefeller Center >

The Rink at Winter Village in Bryant Park
Daily, 8am–10pm; Free admission. Skate rental: $15–$19. Helmet rental: $6. Bag check: $8–$10; Between 40th and 42nd Sts. & 5th and 6th Aves. | Book parking near Bryant Park >

Wollman Rink in Central Park
Open daily; hours vary; Adults: $11.25–$18, Kids (11 & under): $6, Seniors: $9; Spectators: $5. Skate rental: $8; Use entrance on W. 59th St. and 6th Ave. | Book parking near Central Park >

The Standard Ice Rink
Open daily; hours vary; Adults: $12; Kids: $6. Skate rental: $3; 848 Washington at 13th St. | Book parking near The Standard Ice Rink >

Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
Check the rink’s site for the current schedule; Admission: $10. Skate rental: $5. Helmet rental: $4/25; Pier 61, Hudson River Greenway at 23rd St. | Book parking near Chelsea Piers >

Holiday Markets

Union Square Holiday Market

These outdoor holiday markets are great places to find unique gifts. Plus, they’re in some of the coolest locations in Manhattan.

Union Square Holiday Market
Weekdays 11am-8pm, Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun. 11am-7pm. | Book parking near Union Square >

Bryant Park Holiday Market

Sun–Thu 8am–10pm; Fri–Sat 8am–midnight. | Book parking near Bryant Park >

Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Weekdays 11am-8pm, Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun. 11am-7pm. | Book parking near Columbus Circle >

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Radio City Music Hall

This annual tradition is a longtime favorite in New York City. The 90-minute show features the Rockettes, Santa, the Nutcracker, and more. Even better, you can book parking near Radio City Music Hall.

Happy holidays from SpotHero!