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You’ll find many Things to do for the holidays near our Central Park Hotel. View these FAQs about holiday New York Attractions and Activities.     

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year to plan a stay at our Central Park Hotel. Whether you’re looking for New York Attractions or Things to do in NYC during the holidays, these frequently asked questions are a good place to start.

Q: Things to do in NYC: Does the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade pass near your Central Park Hotel?
A: Attending the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the year’s most popular Things to do in NYC. Millions will line the street to watch the floats, see the bands, and catch a glimpse of the celebrities taking part in the parade. Guests at our Central Park Hotel will not have to go far to watch the parade as the route passes within a half a block of our Hotel.

Q: We’ll be staying at your Central Park Hotel for New Year’s Eve. Can you suggest some nearby Things to do in NYC?
A: The most popular answer to questions about Things to do in NYC for New Year’s Eve would be the Times Square celebration. While that is an exciting way to ring in the New Year, there are plenty of other options as well. For example, Park Lane Hotel guests could walk right across the street and watch the impressive fireworks display that takes place in Central Park.

Q: I am planning a stay at your Hotel over the holidays. Are there any NYC Restaurants near Park Lane Hotel that serve Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner?
A: Yes! Many fine New York Restaurants serve Thanksgiving and/or Christmas dinner, and guests at our Central Park Hotel are sometimes surprised by the number of available choices. Our top recommendation, however, would be our very own onsite dining spot: The Park Room Restaurant. For Thanksgiving and Christmas, the chef develops a fabulous menu that delights diners. The gorgeous Central Park views at The Park Room Restaurant make a holiday meal unforgettable.

Q: I’d like to finish up my Christmas Shopping during my Christmas stay at your Central Park Hotel. Are there some places to shop within walking distance of the Hotel?
A: One thing is certain: There is no shortage of places to shop near our Central Park Hotel. Whether you want to enjoy NY Shopping at a well-known retailer, a small boutique, or a vintage shop, you will find plenty of options near Park Lane Hotel.

Q: Could you suggest some New York Attractions or Things to do in NYC that my children will enjoy during our holiday stay at Park Lane Hotel?
A: One of the wonderful things about a holiday stay at our Central Park Hotel is the many Things to do in NYC to celebrate the season. Kids will love the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Nutcracker performed by New York City Ballet, The Radio City Music Hall Spectacular, and the Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center.

Q: Is it possible to buy VIP tickets to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
A: Unfortunately, only employees of Macy’s and their families are given VIP tickets. Rarely, some may be given away through a contest, but they are not for sale. The good news for guests at our Central Park Hotel is that the parade passes within a half a block of the Hotel, so you won’t have to go far to enjoy this popular Thing to do in NYC.

Q: We’d love to see the festive holiday window displays that are in some of the stores around the holidays. Do you know when these displays go up? Are there any close to your Central Park Hotel?
A: The holiday window displays in many retail stores are popular New York Attractions. Both locals and guests at our Central Park Hotel enjoy the wonder of the creative and beautifully executed displays. These showpieces begin in mid-November, and most are on display through the New Year.

Q: Do we need tickets to attend the New Year’s Eve Times Square celebration?
A: No tickets are required to attend one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world. More than 1 million will be in Times Square to enjoy this NY Event. Many start arriving quite early in order to get a good spot near the stage where the live musical performances will take place. Times Square is a short distance from our Central Park Hotel, so our guests will have easy access to this exciting celebration.

Q: My daughter loves The Rockettes, and we know they do a special show for the holidays. Are there any add-on experiences that we could purchase?
A: Yes. Seeing the Rockettes is a popular Thing to do in NYC throughout the year. During the Holidays, they offer a special show called the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Special add-on experiences include the opportunity to go behind the scenes, meet a real Rockette, and to perform in a mock audition. 

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