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Holiday Spirit in Manhattan - NYC Christmas Lights Tour

Experience the radiant allure of the Holiday Spirit in Manhattan with our Fully Guided Bus Tour this Christmas in New York 2023. Marco and the dedicated team at My Christmas in New York are thrilled to whisk you through Manhattan’s festive highlights on our first-class buses, equipped with onboard bathrooms and led by expert tour guides. During this NYC Christmas Lights Tour we will make 3 stops: 1. Discover the Union Square Christmas Market, where the season’s joy is palpable with unique gifts and treats. 2. Feel the historical and festive blend of Lower Manhattan and the Financial District of NYC: Wall Street Christmas Tree, Zuccotti Park, the Oculus, and the 9/11 Memorial. 3. Finally, let Hudson Yards and the iconic Vessel mesmerize you with a staggering two million twinkling lights. As you plan your holiday visit to NYC in 2023, don’t forget to connect with My Christmas in New York on Instagram. Dive deep into videos, reviews, and exclusive details of the renowned Holiday Spirit in Manhattan Tour. And for any queries, just drop a message; Marco eagerly awaits to ensure your holiday journey in Manhattan is nothing short of magical. Join the most amazing NYC Christmas Lights Tour: the Holiday Spirit in Manhattan Tour awaits you this 2023 Festive Season in New York!

Holiday Spirit in Manhattan 3 Stops in NYC

Holiday Spirit in Manhattan: Tour Highlights

Our Holiday Spirit in Manhattan Tour starts on the 30th of November 2023. Every Thursday and Sunday, the My Christmas in New York Team takes many guests on a Guided Bus Tour of the best Christmas Lights in Manhattan. Our bus, with restrooms on board, departs directly from Times Square (scroll down for datailed info on the meeting point). The Holiday Spirit in Manhattan Tour 2023 lasts 4 hours and includes 3 stops.

STOP#1 - Union Square Holiday Market

The first stop is at the Union Square Holiday Market. Here we stop for 45 minutes for a leisurely stroll through the best Christmas Market in New York. You will have time to explore the Union Square Christmas Market, go shopping, and taste the delicacies from over 100 stalls at the Christmas Market. Here you will find many ideas for beautiful Christmas gifts. As for food, there’s a bit of everything: Burgers, Crepes, Tacos, Hot Chocolate, and much more! I chose to include a stop here because, in my opinion, the Union Square Christmas Market is the most beautiful in all of NYC!

Vibrantly colored photographs of New York displayed at a stall at the Bryant Park Spring Market, capturing the city's dynamic energy and diverse scenery.

STOP#2 - Wall Street Holiday Tree and Lower Manhattan

The second stop, also lasting 45 minutes, is a beautiful walking tour in Manhattan’s Financial District. We start by visiting the Wall Street Christmas Tree, as beautiful as the one at Rockefeller Center but without its crowd, and then walk past the historic Trinity Church. Our walk continues through Zuccotti Park, a small park decorated with thousands of Christmas lights! We will then enter the Oculus to take photos of this stunning architectural structure, adorned with numerous lights and Christmas ornaments. Our stroll then continues to one of NYC’s historic sites: the 9/11 memorial with the 2 pools where the Twin Towers once stood. This mix of Christmas and historical landmarks makes this stop, in my opinion, a must-do on your trip to NYC.

Wall Street Christmas Tree shining brightly in daylight, with the NYSE facade and American flags as a stunning backdrop

STOP#3 - Hudson Yards and the Vessel 2 million lights

Stop number 3, also lasting 45 minutes, will take you to explore Hudson Yards and the Vessel. This area of Manhattan is decorated for Christmas with over 2 million lights! You will have time to take many photos, enter the shopping center to immerse yourself in its Christmas lights and sounds. Don’t miss the gigantic hot air balloon at the entrance of Hudson Yards. Our tour guide will give you lots of tips to make the most of this stop, including unique photo spots! I love the Holiday Spirit tour stop in Manhattan at Hudson Yards and the Vessel!

Hudson Yards 2023 with 2 million lights and giant air balloon inside shopping mall

End of the Tour - Times Square or Rooftop Bar?

After getting back on our Coach Bus, you’ll have 2 options to conclude the tour. The first is to return to Times Square, at the same spot where our tour started about 4 hours earlier. Alternatively, you can stay on the bus which will take you in front of the 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar. This rooftop bar has a massive panoramic terrace with the best view of the Empire State Building! We have an agreement with the Rooftop Bar to skip the line. This way, you can go straight to the top floor and enjoy a memorable view. Everyone is welcome at the Rooftop Bar, including families with children under 21 years old. The tour ends at the Rooftop Bar.

Nighttime view of 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar, featuring illuminated igloos, twinkling city lights, and a lively atmosphere

2023 Christmas Lights Tour Key Info

πŸ—“οΈ Every Thursday and Sunday, from November 30th to December 21st, 2023

🚌 The Holiday Spirit in Manhattan Tour departs daily from Times Square, Manhattan

πŸŽ„ Fully Guided tour 🧭 of the best Christmas Lights in Manhattan πŸ™οΈ

πŸ›‘ 45 minutes stop βŒ› at Union Square Holiday Market, perfect for shopping and food lovers

πŸ›‘ 45 minutes stop βŒ› in Lower Manhattan: walking tour to Wall Street Christmas Tree, Zuccotti Park, the Oculus and 9/11 Memorial

πŸ›‘ 45 minutes stop βŒ› at Hudson Yards & the Vessel 2 Million Lights

πŸŒƒ Admire the NYC Skyline & Empire State Building from the 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

🚦 Return to Times Square ⏲️ after 4 hours βŒ›, traffic allowing

🌟 Unforgettable journey through the city’s festive lights and sights

The Vessel and its 2 million Christmas Lights in New York

Our amazing First Class Coach Bus

Coach Bus NYC Tour to Brooklyn

The NYC Coach Bus Tour from Times Square to explore the best NYC Christmas Lights.

All our buses accommodate a maximum of 52 passengers and a tour guide. Each bus on our Holiday Spirit in Manhattan Tour 2023 is equipped with an onboard restroom. Moreover, all our buses are top quality. In fact, we use suppliers with decades of experience in the tourism sector, such as Academy Bus. On all our NYC Holiday Lights Tour, you will also find power outlets to recharge your phone during the journey. The seats on the bus are divided as follows: 16 Priority Seats in the first 5 rows of the bus and 36 General Seats for the rest of the bus.

Below is the updated calendar for the 2023 Holiday Spirit in Manhattan Tour with the Coach Bus.

Meeting Point in Times Square, NYC and Check in with your Holiday Lights Tour Guide

Our Holiday Spirit in Manhattan Tour 2023 begins in Times Square, the pulsating heart of NYC.

Our tour guide and first class bus will wait for you in front of the Starbucks located about halfway between 7th and 8th Avenue on 45th Street. This meeting point is very easy to find for everyone: it’s just in front of the Marriot Marquis Hotel and Junior’s Cheesecake Restaurant. How do you recognize our guide for the Holiday Spirit in Manhattan Tour? A bright green umbrella is our symbol of recognition.

There’s no need to print your ticket for the 2023 Holiday Spirit Christmas Bus Tour in NYC. In fact, at the time of check-in, you will only be asked for the name of the person who made the booking. Your tour guide will have all your details on their phone. In this way, we allow you to have a quick and efficient check-in.

Once the check-in is completed, the guide will point you to your bus. Take your seat on the bus and as soon as the check-in is complete, we will depart for our bus journey to discover the best Christmas Lights in NYC.

The tour departs exactly at the time indicated in your booking. We have a schedule to follow and we can’t wait for any latecomers. For this reason, we recommend that you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure of your Holiday Spirit in Manhattan Tour. Our bus and tour guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point already 30 minutes beforehand. NYC in December is a city with millions of tourists, the streets are crowded and full of traffic. For this reason, we advise you to arrive in the area of the Christmas Tour meeting point in advance. In this way, you will avoid unnecessary stress and prepare to fully enjoy our Holiday Spirit in Manhattan Tour 2023.

Crowd of people gathered to enjoy the Wall Street Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, with the tree shining brilliantly in the background

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