Are you thinking of heading to New York this holiday season? Here are NYC’S Most Instagrammable Holiday spots!
This year, I was able to travel to New York during the holiday season. I was so excited to explore the city and spend time with my friend Karya. I’ve personally always wanted to see New York during the holidays so being able to cross this off my bucket list was so fun for me.
If you’re planning to visit New York this holiday season and to snap some photos, please remember to bring your vaccination card or a photo of it on your phone. You need to show proof of vaccines in every restaurant (if you plan on eating inside) as well as the shows happening in the city.
Here is NYC’s Most Instagrammable Holiday Spots!
1. Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112
One of the most iconic holiday locations in New York City is the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The very first Christmas tree was stood at Rockefeller Center in December 1931. The first Christmas tree lighting ceremony happened in December 1933.
The tree is lit daily from 6am to 12am. On Christmas Day, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit for 24 hours.
2. Saks 5th Avenue
Address: 611 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
Directly across the way from the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is Sak’s on 5th Avenue. While we didn’t get to see Sak’s all lit up at night, it was still beautiful to see the building during the daytime!
3. Radio City Music Hall
Address: 1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020
If you get a chance to see the Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes, I highly recommend doing so!
4. Giant Candy Canes (next to MLB Flagship Store)
Address: 1271 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020
There are giant candy canes set up directly in front of Radio City Hall!
5. Christmas Ornaments Fountain
Address: 1221 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020
6. Cartier on 5th Avenue
Address: 653 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
Cartier always decorates their building for the holidays. If you want to capture a photo with the Cartier building, I recommend taking photos across the street!
7. Holiday Sculpture Trail
Address: Along 5th Avenue
Address: 767 5th Ave, New York, NY 10153
9. Hudson Yards
Address: 20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001
There are so many Instagrammable spots in Hudson Yards. I recommend walking around inside the mall as well as taking photos outside with the Vessel!
Address: 13 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003
We didn’t get to grab a drink at Lille’s. We walked by this storefront after stopping by Union Square.
11. Washington Square Park
Address: Washington Square, New York, NY 10012
Address: 151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
This was probably one of the busiest spots we took photos at!
13. Mangia (Flatiron)
Address: 22 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010
14. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Lightscape
Address: 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
One of my nighttime activities we did in New York was walk through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Lightscape. There are over a million lights with a curated soundtrack. Plus, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has beautiful light displays like the Sea of Lights, Winter Cathedral tunnel.
15. Central Park
Address: Central Park, Bow Bridge, New York, NY 10024
Central Park is a must see – no matter what season you’re visiting in New York City!
What other locations do you recommend adding to NYC’s Most Instagrammable Holiday Spots?
If you’re planning to head to New York soon and want photos for your family, blog, or social media channels, also check out my friend and photographer’s Karya Schanilec’s page!
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Thank you for reading!