Where to Park in NYC this Holiday Season

Nothing says the holidays in New York City like The Rockettes, a beautiful Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, and traditional holiday markets. It’s a wonderful time of the year–but it’s also a busy time, too.

To make the most of your time this holiday season, don’t forget to reserve parking now. Here are your best bets for NYC holiday parking near some of the most popular events:

Bryant Park Winter Village

Dates: 10/27/23 – 3/3/24

Location: Bryant Park, 6th Avenue between 40th & 42nd Street.

Price: Free to attend, select activities an additional fee. Learn more here.

Details: With an ice-skating rink and a variety of holiday shops in the open-air market, the Bryant Park Winter Village offers something for everyone.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Dates: 11/17/23-1/1/24

Location: Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Avenue

Price: Varies, learn more and purchase here.

Details: During the holidays, the Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular are quintessential New York. Whether you go every year or are going for the first time, make the most of your night out by reserving parking in advance.

Union Square Holiday Market

Dates: 11/16-12/24

Location: Union Square Park, 14th Street

Price: Free to attend!

Details: The Union Square Holiday Market is a must-see holiday destination for New Yorkers and visitors alike. Browse a unique selection of gifts from around the world and enjoy a wide variety of food and beverages, from authentic Persian soup to rich hot chocolate.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Date: 11/23 at 9 a.m.

Location: Parade begins at West 77th Street & Central Park West and ends in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

Price: Free!

Details: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a holiday tradition for families around the country. If you’re lucky enough to see it in person, be sure to plan ahead. With a route stretching 2.5 miles, you’ll have many opportunities to view the famous parade balloons.

New York City Ballet “The Nutcracker”

Dates: 11/24 – 12/31

Location: David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza

Price: Varies, purchase tickets here.

Details: “The Nutcracker” is a holiday must-see! Ninety dancers, 62 musicians, 32 stagehands and two casts of 50 young students each from the School of American Ballet come together in this magical performance.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Dates: 11/28 – 12/31

Location: Columbus Circle, West 59th Street

Price: Free to attend!

Details: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is a wonderful way to soak in the magic of New York City…and get some holiday shopping done at the same time.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: 11/29

Location: Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza

Price: Free!

Details: The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting is considered by many to be the crown jewel of holiday events. Thousands crowd the sidewalks and millions watch it live around the world! If you’re planning to see it in person, be sure to plan ahead and reserve your parking spot now.

New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Date: 12/31

Location: Time Square, Broadway, 7th Avenue, & W 42nd Street

Price: Free!

Details: New Year’s Eve will be here before we know it. If you’re going to be in or near Times Square for the celebrations, be sure to reserve your parking spot now. Over a million people are expected to celebrate in Times Square!

Airport Parking

If you’re catching a flight this holiday season, consider parking near the airport. It’s a smart way to save money on holiday travel without adding a ton of time to your trip. Parking facilities offering airport parking have free shuttles to the terminal, too.

La Guardia Airport

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JFK Airport 

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Newark Airport

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Happy parking to all, and to all a good night!