The Hudson Yards Christmas Lights are a must-see during a Christmas trip to NYC.
Starting in 2020, this new neighborhood positioned on the west side of Midtown Manhattan has begun decorating its mall with more than 2 million yellow lights.
Year after year, the fame of these Christmas lights has been established, not only among New Yorkers but also among the millions of tourists who visit the city each year.
In this article from my NYC BLOG I will tell you everything you need to know to best prepare for your visit to the Hudson Yards Christmas Lights.
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Let’s now explore together everything you need to know about the Hudson Yards Christmas Lights.
Hudson Yards is located in NYC on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan.
In terms of geography, the neighborhood is between 30th and 33rd Streets and 10th and 11th Avenues.
To help you find Hudson Yards, you can click on this Google Maps Link or use the Map below.
Getting to Hudson Yards by Subway to see its Christmas Lights is really super easy.
From Times Square take the number 7 subway and go in the direction of 34th Street Hudson Yards Subway Station.
The subway ride takes less than 5 minutes.
In fact, the 34th Street Subway Station is only a short walk from Hudson Yards.
This stop is also the terminus of the number 7 subway line. This makes visiting the Hudson Yards Christmas lights even easier.
Getting to Hudson Yards on foot is really easy.
My favorite starting point is Macy’s Herald Square, at the intersection of 6th Avenue and 34th Street.
From there, walk west on 34th Street for about 15 minutes until you get to the intersection with 10th Avenue.
On the left, at the intersection of 10th Avenue and 33rd Street, you will see the back entrance to Hudson Yards.
Identifying the entrance is really easy: you will in fact already see some of the 2 million Hudson Yards Christmas Lights.
At this point, enter the mall and walk to the main entrance. There you will find the beautiful hot air balloon decorated with lots of yellow lights.
Hudson Yards turns on its Christmas lights well before the arrival of December.
In 2023, the lighting ceremony will take place on Monday, November 13.
This is great news for all those who visit NYC in November but at the same time already want to enjoy its beautiful lights and decorations.
Among the many Christmas activities to do in NYC in November and December, I also want to remind you of my Fantastic Dyker Heigths & DUMBO Christmas Lights Tour starting on November 24, 2023.
In the Link Below you will find all the info about the tour. For reviews, videos and photos of the tour, I recommend you follow my page on Instagram “My Christmas in New York” where I have saved in the featured stories everything you need to know about the Christmas Tour. I look forward to seeing you