Visitors and New York City residents alike will agree that December and January are among the most magical times to be in the city. From the various holiday events to the elaborate decorations covering the city, there is truly nothing like a holiday spent in New York.

Make sure to visit these classic New York holiday attractions during your stay at the Lucerne Hotel.

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

Among the most well-known holiday events in the city, the Rockefeller Center tree lighting is a can’t-miss occasion for anyone visiting New York in the winter. On November 29, head over to the famous building to witness the nearly 100-foot-tall tree light up, thus officially kicking off the holiday season.

Winter Villages & Markets

During the winter months, New York sees a wide variety of winter markets pop up throughout the city. Some of the most notable include the Bryant Park Winter Village and the Columbus Circle Winter Market. Whether you’re looking for the perfect trinket to remember your trip to the city or a classic NYC souvenir, there’s no better place to start than at these seasonal markets.

Holiday Windows

The extravagant window displays in popular shopping destinations around the city are a trademark of the holidays in New York. Starting on Lexington Avenue at the Bloomingdale’s display and ending with the famous Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s Herald Square displays, this is one holiday tradition that shouldn’t be missed.

NYE Events

People from all over the world flock to the city to experience a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve celebration. Count down to 2018 at the iconic ball drop in Times Square, watch the Brooklyn Bridge light up with celebratory fireworks, or even ring in the new year with a midnight run through Central Park. There is never a shortage of city excitement on New Year’s Eve.