Are you planning to be in New York City over the holidays? Maybe you’re looking for some fun and festive ways to celebrate the season? Well, our crew at Empire Rent A Car can help you out. We’ve put together this list of our favorite NYC holiday events that every visitor or resident needs to experience at least once. You’re bound to feel quite merry after attending any of these holiday traditions. (For the full list of top holiday events, check out this list from TimeOut: New York.)

Holiday Events NYC1. Radio City Christmas Spectacular

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is one of those iconic NYC holiday events that people travel from all over to see. It’s been part of New York tradition since 1933, and its popularity hasn’t waned. From spectacular props and music to the ever-famous Rockettes, you’ll be dazzled and entertained and feel quite jolly. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes place November 11, 2016 through January 2, 2017, so book your tickets now.

2. Bryant Park Winter Village

If you’ve seen any movie that takes place in New York at Christmas, you’ve likely seen footage of ice skaters in the park. One such destination is Bryant Park Winter Village. In addition to their giant skating rink, they also have a special holiday market area where you can grab a bite to eat, pick up some holiday gifts, or just enjoy the ambiance of the season. The holiday shops remain open through January 2, 2017, and the skating rink will be open for business through early March 2017.

3. New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Whether you’re in NYC or across the country, you’ve probably been connected to New York each December 31 as the Big Apple helps you ring in the New Year. This year, why don’t you experience New Year’s Eve in Times Square for yourself? Yes, it will be crowded. Yes, it will be crazy and quite cold, but it will be a night and memory you will never forget.

For getting around NYC over the holidays, contact Empire Rent A Car at (800) 750-8782 for all your rental needs. Our rental fleet includes cars, trucks, minivans, SUVs, and more. We have something for everyone, including great rental specials, so give us a call today, and get your holiday season started.

 

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