What to do in New York in December 2020

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New York in December and Christmas is in the air! Soak up the holiday spirit at Christmas markets and skate under the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Admire the thousands of Christmas lights on the decorated houses in Brooklyn and celebrate the holidays on a festive cruise. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in December 2020

  • Christmas Season in New York
    Christmas trees, window displays and festive activities. Find out what to do and see in NYC.
  • Watch American Football
    While the Giants and the Jets are playing home games without an audience, check out the best sports bars to watch the current NFL season.
  • Boat Tours by Day
    Boat tours are perfect for sightseeing in New York during the day.
  • Ice Skating in New York
    Discover the best ice skating rinks in New York.
  • Outlet shopping
    Shopping centres are open! You can visit the Empire Outlets, an outdoor mall, for example.

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Monthly events in New York in December 2020

1Dec
Tue - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 | Activities
2 Dec
Wed
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony outside of Rockefeller Center marks the start of the Christmas season in NYC. Wrapped in tens of thousands of lights and crowned with a Swarovski star, this gigantic spruce is quite a sight!
2Dec
Wed - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 | Activities
3 Dec
Thu
Private Walking Tour
Looking for a safe and personal experience? Take a private walking tour with an excellent New York guide. This is a great way to see a lot within a relatively short time, all tailored to your wishes!
3Dec
Thu - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 | Activities
4 Dec
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
4Dec
Fri - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Activities
5 Dec
Sat
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
5Dec
Sat - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Activities
6 Dec
Sun
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6Dec
Sun - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Activities
7 Dec
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
7Dec
Mon - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 | Activities
8 Dec
Tue
Anniversary of Lennon's Death
Today is the anniversary of the death of John Lennon. Visit the Strawberry Fields in Central Park in his memory.
8Dec
Tue - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 | Activities
9Dec
Wed - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 | Activities
10 Dec
Thu
Private Walking Tour
Looking for a safe and personal experience? Take a private walking tour with an excellent New York guide. This is a great way to see a lot within a relatively short time, all tailored to your wishes!
10Dec
Thu - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Activities
11 Dec
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
11Dec
Fri - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Activities
12 Dec
Sat
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
12Dec
Sat - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Activities
13 Dec
Sun
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13Dec
Sun - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Activities
14 Dec
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
14Dec
Mon - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 | Activities
15Dec
Tue - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 | Activities
16Dec
Wed - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 | Activities
17 Dec
Thu
Private Walking Tour
Looking for a safe and personal experience? Take a private walking tour with an excellent New York guide. This is a great way to see a lot within a relatively short time, all tailored to your wishes!
17Dec
Thu - Start times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Activities
18 Dec
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
19 Dec
Sat
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
20 Dec
Sun
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21 Dec
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
21Dec
Mon - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
22Dec
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
23Dec
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
24 Dec
Thu
Luxury Christmas Eve Cruise
Why not spend the Christmas Eve cruising the waters of New York. You'll have great views of Manhattan's skyline, access to the open bar and delicious food!
24 Dec
Thu
Christmas Eve
New Yorkers spend the night with their family. My advice: go out for dinner on Christmas Eve.
24 Dec
Thu
Private Walking Tour
Looking for a safe and personal experience? Take a private walking tour with an excellent New York guide. This is a great way to see a lot within a relatively short time, all tailored to your wishes!
24Dec
Thu - Start time: 19:00 | CONCERTS | Starting at $75.00
24Dec
Thu - Start time: 21:00 | CONCERTS | Starting at $75.00
24Dec
Thu - Start time: 23:00 | CONCERTS | Starting at $75.00
25 Dec
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
25 Dec
Fri
Christmas Day
Find out what to do in New York during Christmas Day.
25Dec
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
26 Dec
Sat
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
26 Dec
Sat
Boxing Day Sale
Get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets today.
26Dec
Sat - Start times: 15:00, 20:00 | Broadway
27 Dec
Sun
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27Dec
Sun - Start times: 14:00, 17:00 | Broadway
28 Dec
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
28Dec
Mon - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
29Dec
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Broadway
30Dec
Wed - Start times: 15:00, 20:00 | Broadway
31 Dec
Thu
Private Walking Tour
Looking for a safe and personal experience? Take a private walking tour with an excellent New York guide. This is a great way to see a lot within a relatively short time, all tailored to your wishes!
31 Dec
Thu
New Year's Eve Cruises
If you want to ring in the new year in style and avoid the crowds in Times Square, go on a New Year's Eve cruise! You'll have great views of the fireworks, the skyline, and entertainment on board.
31 Dec
Thu
New Year's Eve Parties
New Year's Eve in New York is quite an experience. Here you will find the best parties to welcome the new year.
31 Dec
Thu
New Year's Eve
Ring in the new year with all-night parties, a concert, the New York Circus or a special New Year's Eve fireworks display.
31Dec
Thu - Start time: 19:00 | Broadway
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