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No city in the world knows how to put on a show for the holidays better than New York. Millions of tourists visit it each winter, wanting to spend the most magical time of the year in the magical city that carries the holidays so well that sometimes it feels like it owns them, and every other place just borrows them. Especially Christmas. There’s something about Christmas in New York. Everyone should experience it at least once. Here at Diving Moving and Storage NYC, we came up with a list of reasons to spend the holidays in NYC. Read on and start planning your trip!

Reasons to spend the holidays in NYC

 NYC’s well-known sights in a festive light

A city that never sleeps and never goes on holiday is heaven for visitors. Whenever you come, you’re welcomed with open arms. Not only are all the city’s prime sights and attractions open during this time of year, but you will also experience them in a festive light. And there’s always a chance of snowfall! Imagine a horse-drawn carriage ride in Central Park, while the glistening snow crackles underneath horses’ hooves. Is there anything more Christmassy than that? The Empire State Building and anything you can think of really is open for visitors during the holidays. Moving to Manhattan and spending the holidays in NYC seems like a good idea right about now, doesn’t it?

A horse-drawn carriage ride in Central Park and snow falling
A horse-drawn carriage ride in Central Park while snow is falling equals Christmas.

The NYC Christmas windows

Taking a walking tour of the New York Christmas windows of the major department stores is one of the highlights of the holidays in New York. Macy’s is a good place to start since their window is always beautifully decorated. A tiny detour from the windows will take you to Bryant Park. In winter, the park turns into a holiday wonderland. A holiday market, an ice skating rink, and a pop-up bar where you can stop for a hot chocolate with marshmallows make Bryant Park one of the reasons to spend holidays in NYC.

Glimmering solstice at Old Westbury Gardens in Long Island

The enchanting light displays set along Old Westbury Garden’s paths and grounds captivate visitors. The show is specially created for Old Westbury Gardens by Lightswitch. They are a collective of globally recognized lighting, media, and visual designers. Long Island movers can help you move here when you can experience this, and much more.

Washington Square Park Christmas caroling is one of the reasons to spend the holidays in NYC

If you’re looking to get into the Christmas spirit, Washington Square Park has annual holiday tree lighting. Stop by on Christmas Eve as well, when you can sing classic carols with the Rob Susman Brass Quartet. If this sounds interesting, don’t hesitate to go, even if you don’t know the words. There are songbooks available for free.

Reasons to spend holidays in NYC include New Year's Eve fireworks in Prospect Park
Fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Prospect Park in Brooklyn are spectacular.

New Year’s Eve fireworks in Prospect Park

Take the subway to Brooklyn and enjoy a proper fireworks spectacle on New Year’s Eve. Tens of thousands of people visit the event every year. It’s one of the most popular New Year celebrations in the city and one of many reasons to spend the holidays in NYC. If you want to be a local, contact Brooklyn movers and plan your move.

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Born and raised in the upper east side of NYC. I consider myself an expert with anything moving or storage related aspects in New York City. Having been in the NYC relocation industry for almost two decades I found myself at a point that I am able to answer and help my clients on the first phone call. NYC is amazing and I can't wait for it to recover from the COVID related closures. Feel free to email or call anytime! 212-244-4011