What is open on Christmas in New York?
What is open during Christmas in New York? Because Americans also celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December, opening times may be different on this day. Attractions and sights may be closed or have modified opening hours over the holidays in New York. See what you can do on Christmas Day in New York here.
What’s open on Christmas Day in New York?
Opening hours of attractions and sights can look different on Christmas Day in New York. Here’s what you can do:
Activities open on Christmas Day 2023
|Major Attractions||Major Museums|
|Empire State Building||✔||Madame Tussauds||✔|
|Top of the Rock||✔||RiseNY||✔|
|One World Observatory||✔||American Museum of Natural History||✖|
|Edge Observation Deck||✔||MoMA||✖|
|Summit One Vanderbilt||✔||The Met||✖|
|9/11 Memorial||✔||9/11 Museum||✖|
|Hop on Hop off Buses||✔||Intrepid Museum||✖|
|Helicopter Tour||✔||All other museums are closed|
|Rockefeller Christmas Tree||✔||Broadway|
|Dyker Heights Christmas Lights||✔||Radio City Christmas Spectacular||✔|
|Ice Skating in Central Park||✔||Chicago||✔|
|Zoos & New York Aquarium||✔||Wicked||✔|
|Bike rentals and tours||✔||Michael Jackson Musical||✔|
|Circle Line Cruises||✖||Gazillion Bubble Show||✔|
|Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island||✖||No other Broadway shows on this day|
|New York Knicks||✔||Macy's||✖|
|No other sports games on this day||Woodbury Common Outlet||✖|
|Public transportation||✔||Empire Outlets||✖|
What is there to do on Christmas Day in New York?
Take the opportunity to visit a truly classic Christmas musical, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall! This show stars the world-famous Rockettes, a dance troupe that performs in perfect unison.
You will get that Christmas feeling on the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour. You will visit the Dyker Heights neighbourhood with a guide, where you will see houses lavishly decorated with thousands of Christmas lights!
Shopping on Christmas Day
Americans celebrate the holiday season extensively, so many shops and supermarkets adjust their opening hours on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. Shops close earlier on Christmas Eve and are closed completely on Christmas Day. Pharmacies, such as CVS, and small neighbourhood grocery stores will be open during Christmas, though.
Getting around the city on Christmas Day
On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, public transport in New York runs on a modified schedule. Check in advance to see if your subway line will run.
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