Take the Bus to NYC for December Events
Taking the bus to NYC can be similar to getting a ride on Santa’s sleigh. Bypass the traffic hassles with expert driving by experienced professional bus drivers. And you don’t have to worry about what’s happening outside your bus bubble unless you want to view the scenery. Roomy bus travel supplies the comforts of restroom access, moving around and enjoying the trip with friends or family. It’s pure holiday magic.
They don’t call New York the melting pot for no reason! The city offers something for everyone regardless of culture, religion or national heritage. You can check the internet for specific venues, such as sports events, concerts, movies, theater tickets and special museum and art exhibits. There are thousands of events for children, religion-specific events and cultural celebrations. Five of the best December of 2019 events include:
1. Christmas In New York Radio City Music Spectacular
The Christmas In New York Radio City Music Spectacular premiers on Friday, December 6, 2019 and runs through Sunday, December 8. Radio City Music Hall, which is located at 1260 6th Avenue, is a great venue to see the famous Rockettes and get into the Christmas spirit. This year, the event has updated special effects and a new finale. The Christmas Spectacular has run continuously since 1933 and includes singing, dancing that focuses on the Rockettes, life-sized Teddy Bears, classic Yuletide scenes and a special version of The Nutcracker. Start the holidays off right with a fabulous show that ties the Christmas season and New York together.
2. Multicultural Events In New York for the Holidays
It’s easy for people to forget multicultural holiday celebrations because of the focus on Christmas, but that certainly doesn’t happen in New York. The city celebrates Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Three Kings Day. St. Lucia Day and hundreds of other religious and cultural events in December. Multicultural holiday celebrations in New York in December 2019 include:
Hanukkah celebrations include a Glow-in-the-Dark Chanukah Dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on December 13 at the 92nd Street Y at Lexington Avenue. The Hanukkah Family Day is held at 12:00 p.m. on December 15 at The Jewish Museum at 1109 5th Avenue. The Annual Hanukkah Concert in New York is Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 p.m. at the Center for Jewish History at 15 West 16th Street.
Kwanzaa celebrations include the 11th Annual Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s “Celebrate Kwanzaa” event on Thursday, December 26 at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue in Brooklyn. Also check out the Kwanzaa Celebrations on Saturday, December 28 at the American Museum of Natural History at Central Park West and 79th Street.
3. The New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
Holiday trains are great events for your children, and the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show is a signature event held at the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, New York. This year is the 28th anniversary of the event, and there will be more than 25 model trains on display in a route that showcases Central Park’s iconic landmarks that include Belvedere Castle, the Dairy, Sheep’s Meadow and many others. The trains also wind their way through One World Trade Center, the historic Battery Maritime Building. The event runs all of December, but the event is always crowded, so you might prefer to go early or late on a weekday. Tickets are required, and you can get them at NYBG.org.
4. Window-shopper Events
Window-shopping and just soaking up the holiday vibe can prove to be the best holiday events in December. It’s not always about a specific venue – there are thousands of them in New York – and the atmosphere and energy in New York serve as a tonic. You can enjoy window-shopping on 5th Avenue. Or explore German Christmas Magic at Rolf’s. Take a tour of the famous Dyker Heights neighborhood in southwest Brooklyn, which has earned the reputation of being the city’s most over-the-top decorated neighborhood. Bryant Park offers festive fun at its Bank of America Winter Village. Touring the Christmas markets could take all your time while you enjoy a four-course dinner at Gotham Lounge. Don’t miss the carolers outside Clement Restaurant.
5. The Nutcracker: Enjoying the World’s Most Iconic Ballet
Annual performances of The Nutcracker ballet is a much-heralded symbol for the holiday season. The show employs 92 dancers, 50 students, 62 musicians and 32 stagehands to produce Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet, which is many people’s first taste of the art of ballet. The production runs all month at the David H. Koch Theater within the Lincoln Center.
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Bus travel can be like magic because it makes a quick trip to New York City almost effortless. Enjoy multicultural holiday celebrations or just wander the city to soak up the atmosphere. Most importantly, enjoy the holiday energy of the world’s greatest city. You can make your bus to NYC reservations now at Martz Trailways for yourself, your family or group-travel event.