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Guests at our Central Park Hotel Find Many Nearby Holiday Events in NYC

From the Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center to the New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square, our Central Park Hotel is ideally-located near many top NY Things to Do for the holidays. 

Date Published: 
November 25th, 2014

Now that the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is behind us, we can start to think about all of the other wonderful holiday Events in NYC. If you’re looking for NY Things to Do during a December stay at our Central Park Hotel then consider the popular Events below. You can also visit our New York Events Guide to read about other NYC Events that take place throughout the year.

Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center
December 3, 2014
Adorned with more than 45,000 lights, it is easy to see why the crowds are so impressed when the 85-foot tall tree is lit up during this fun annual Event in NYC. A huge crowd will gather to watch the Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center live, and many more will watch from home as this Event is broadcast on television each year.

The Nutcracker
The New York City Ballet | 20 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023
Tel: 212.870.5570
Through January 3, 2015
Some people feel that the holidays are not complete without a trip to New York City to see The Nutcracker. While other cities offer their own version of this much-loved ballet, the performance of George Balanchine’s version by the New York City Ballet is believed, by many, to be one of the best. This ballet is popular with audience members of all ages, and it is a wonderful way to introduce children to the world of ballet.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Through December 31, 2014
Radio City Music Hall | 1260 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020
Tel: 212.465.6741
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday season. Watch the Rockettes sing and dance, see the amazing costumes and sets, and much more. The Rockettes are a big part of the Christmas season in New York City, so add this Event in NYC to your itinerary during your December stay at our Central Park Hotel.

Seeing the Rockettes perform during this NYC event is a holiday tradition in some families. Many book rooms at Central Park Hotels so they can enjoy this show with their children and grandchildren. The amazing costumes, sets, music, and dancing make this a fun thing to do in NY for all ages.

Times Square New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2014
The holiday season in NYC wraps up with this Event that is popular with revelers around the world. One million people will descend on Times Square to watch the ball drop and to see the live musical performances. It is estimated that 1 billion more people will watch on TV. This NY Thing to Do is the most well-known way to ring in the New Year, and guests at our Central Park Hotel can enjoy being in Times Square to bid adieu to 2014.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Central Park
For guests at our Central Park Hotel who want a more low-key way to ring in the New Year, consider enjoying the impressive fireworks display in Central Park. Park Lane Hotel is adjacent to Central Park, so guests at our Hotel can easily step out of the Hotel to enjoy the fireworks and then quickly be back in their luxurious Guest Rooms. The fireworks will be launched form the Naumburg Bandshell, but you will be able to see them from anywhere in Central Park. 

About The Park Lane Hotel - A Central Park Hotel:
The Park Lane Hotel - A Central Park Hotel, is a Luxury 46-story NYC Hotel offering spectacular views of Central Park and the New York skyline from its 628 Guest Rooms and Guest Suites. The Park Lane Hotel - A Central Park Hotel, opened on May 1, 1971 on Central Park South (59th Street) nestled between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue, where the Eastside meets the Westside in one of New York’s most prestigious neighborhoods.

The Park Lane Hotel features luxury NYC Accommodations with European decor and oversized picture windows with panoramic views of Central Park and City Skylines. 

The Park Lane Hotel, provides Guests with a memorable dining experience with The Park Room, an iconic NYC Restaurant.  When you're ready for a relaxing cocktail at the end of a day of meetings or sightseeing, stop into Harry's New York Bar - an New York institution among residents and visitor's in the know.

New York City is the Shopping Capital of the World and The Park Lane Hotel is at the center. A mere 5 minute walk will bring you to a NYC Shopping paradise on 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue which includes such names as; Tiffany’, Van Clef and Arpels, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Bloomingdale’s, Gucci, Barney’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and many more.  You can almost hear the sounds of voices streaming from Lincoln Center, with the Metropolitan Opera House, New York State Theatre (home of the NYC Opera, NYC Ballet, and the seasonal classic, Balanchine’s Nutcracker Suite), Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and The Juilliard School.

You can enjoy an avant garde production at City Center or visit the Oratorio Society of New York at their Carnegie Hall home. The Broadway Theatre District is close by and has been the creative hub of musicals and dramatic productions for over 100 years.

There are many cultural institutions to visit close to our Central Park Hotel, including; MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) and the Fifth Avenue “Museum Mile” which includes Metropolitan Museum, Guggenheim, Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, Museum of the City of New York, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, Jewish Museum, Goethe House German Cultural Center and El Museo del Barrio.

Park Lane Hotel - A Central Park Hotel
36 Central  Park South
New York, New York 10019
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