New York City during Christmas and the Holidays is truly magical; the special atmosphere invites everyone to enjoy the season of celebrations. Stroll the famous streets of the Big Apple, you will hear Christmas Bells and see Santa Claus. The stores display incredibly- colorful christmas-themed windows accompanied by popular carols. You can watch live the Tree Lighting Celebration at Rockefeller Center or at Washington Square Park ... Macy’s offers many special activities and shows during this time of the year, and it’s definitely a place worth visiting with the little ones. For those of you that love Ice-skating, you can skate under the famous Rockefeller Center’s Prometheus or in Central Park ... These and many other are the things you can do in the Big Apple during the Holidays, and best of all they are free-of-charge and open to the public!
But if you want to take one of the Day Trips, or perhaps a Dinner Cruise in this Bay for Christmas Eve, you need to book in advance! Christmas time is one of the busiest time of the year for New York City, and the most popular tours and activities are likely to sell-out even weeks in advance.
Thanksgiving Cruise with Lunch or Dinner - What is included:
2-Hour Lunch cruise
3-Hour Dinner cruise
Lunch / Dinner: Freshly prepared appetizers, salads and desserts served at the table
Soft drinks, soda, coffee and tea
Alcoholic beverages, cocktails, wine and beer, available upon purchase
Guaranteed table for the size of your party
Cancellations: All sales are final and non-refundable
From USD $130.00
Climb aboard the Bateaux New York for an elegant and unforgettable experience. Cruising the East and Hudson River, you will enjoy the iconic views of this famous city from the glass-ceiling Bateaux. Navigating the Bay by day or by night, with the illuminated Skyline, will crown this day in the best possible way: food, music and fun ... Happy Thanksgiving!!!!Choose your Cruise: with Lunch or Dinner.
Location: Pier 61, Chelsea Piers | West 23rd and 12th Avenue
Duration: 2/3 ore
Christmas Spectacular Night Tour of New York
Night tour of Dyker Heights in Brooklyn where all the houses are competing for the best Christmas Decoration
You will be dazed by the colorful lights and over-the-top decorations
Walking Tour with Tour Guide
Perfect for the whole family: young and old alike!
Panoramic Views at Dumbo by Walking Tour
Stop at TASTY PASTRY SHOP
AVAILABILITY: from December 5 to January 3 (except Dec. 31) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
From USD $85.00
Surely you have seen them in many movies, the famous Brooklyn Homes and their over-the-top Christmas Decorations; this Tour is a dream-come-true for the whole family! The entire neighborhood of Dyker Heights comes alive and turns into a Christmas-themed park: Santa Claus with his sleigh and the reindeers, the Nativities and all possible extravagances you can think of … These house look like they are straight out of a fairy tale by Andersen, huge Christmas trees with all lights synchronized to music ... a dream!
Location: New York
Cruise on Christmas Eve
3-hour Dinner Cruise in the Bay
Delicious plated dinner with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water included
Guaranteed table for your party size
Holiday decor: holiday lights, pre-lit garland, white linens with red and green napkins
Cancellations: all sales are final and non-refundable
From USD $250.00
Christmas Eve is a special evening that everyone wants to spend in the good company of family and friends. With this Dinner Cruise, you have the opportunity to spend a night in an intimate and cozy atmosphere awaiting Santa Claus with Music performance by 3-piece acoustic band and a female vocalist.
Location: Pier 61, Chelsea Piers
Duration: 3.5 hours
New York New Year's Eve Signature Lunch Cruise
Two-hour lunch cruise on the East and Hudson Rivers
Delicious buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
Complimentary coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
Spectacular views of the NYC skyline
Onboard DJ entertainment
Cancellations: all sales are final and non-refundable
From USD $140.00
Ring in the new year in style and savor the final hours of 2022 with a Signature Lunch Cruise on the East and Hudson Rivers.
Child-Price (3-12) $ 115.00
Infants under three cruise free
DEPARTURE: from Pier 61, New York
Board: 11:30am | Cruise: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Pier 61, Chelsea Piers | West 23rd and 12th Ave
Gospel & Brunch - Radio City Majiorettes - Cruises on Chrismas Eve
Popular Tours are the Harlem and Gospel Tours, where you can assist live at the powerful Gospel choir, and you can even add a delicious Brunch to conclude your day …. Next, there are the Excursions to Brooklyn and the famous district of Dyker Heights where you can see all the Christmas lights and house decorations. Sightseeing tours to discover NYC by day and by night; and last but definitely not least, the popular Yacht Cruises sailing the Bay of New York with special Gala Dinners for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Check-out some of the Top-selling Activities for this Christmas Season:
Planning a vacation shouldn't be stressful. We all know plans might change, that is why we offer free cancellation for most of our services and tours. *
*exclusions may apply, please refer to each tour.
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Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!
I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]
The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!
Our family had a wonderful experience seeing Ellis Island and Liberty Island! Irene was very knowledgeable and engaging for our three children ages 5, 9, and 12. We will definitely book again with her [...]