Open December 03

Holiday Markets & Lights Tour

Shop the top holiday markets in New York city, explore the city's festive lights and window displays while learning about the rich traditions and long history of Christmas in NYC. 

The New York Pass FREE Holiday Markets & Lights walking and subway tour Normally $45.00 - Free with New York Pass

Get into the holiday spirit on a guided tour of New York's best traditional holiday markets while learning about the city's Christmas traditions and taking in the holiday lights, festive movie sites and gorgeous holiday department store decorations. 

Browse hand-crafted goods, local art and winter attire while indulging in traditional foods, indulgent desserts and warm Christmas drinks during this four-hour walking and subway tour for the holiday season. Journey down Fifth Avenue to see the department stores lit up and their immaculate displays before hitting up markets from Bryant Park’s Winter Village to the Union Square Market shops.

Meet your guide at the Holiday Under the Stars display in Columbus Circle and get ready for four hours of holiday fun.

Redeeming your tour ticket

Tours have limited capacity, so book in advance for the most availability. Your pass must be valid on the day of the tour. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before tour departure at the tour meeting place. Please present your pass to the tour guide for admission.

  • Visit and select the NY Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights Walking Tour. Then click on BOOK NOW.
  • Select the date & time of your desired tour.
  • Once you have selected a date and time, you will fill in your name and pass number. Pass numbers are located near the QR code on your pass.
  • If you have questions or difficulty booking a tour, please email

Please note, MetroCards are not included with your Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights Walking Tour tickets. You will have to purchase a one-ride MetroCard prior to the tour or at the subway station.

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Visiting Holiday Markets & Lights Tour

Visiting Holiday Markets & Lights Tour

  • Holiday Markets & Lights Tour Columbus Circle, New York, NY, USA
  • Closest Subway 59 St Columbus Circle
  • Closest Bus Stop See map
  • Big Bus hop on hop off Tour Stops

Opening Times

Mid-November – end of December:  daily: 3:30pm.

Additional Information: Reservations are required and may be made online:

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