New York Christmas 2019

New York Christmases are always something to behold, with the city swathed in the most festive illuminations. Get your pass this Black Friday and enjoy it all for less.

A recent study found that millennials prefer experiences over ownership of material ‘things’. And it’s not just millennials. A staggering 74% of Americans prioritize experiences over products. Why? Because people are placing more importance on sharing and creating enduring memories than ever before. So this Christmas, why not join the revolution and give someone the gift of top attractions in New York City by giving them a New York Pass. 

And with our Black Friday offer, you’ll enjoy our lowest sale price yet. The New York Pass is valid for a year from the date of purchase and when you buy one through our Black Friday promotion, you’ll also have the chance to win a helicopter tour of the city for two. If you’re a local or you’re a traveler looking to visit over the festive period, use our guide below as inspiration to make this Christmas really special. 

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Take in a winter panorama from the top of the Empire State Building 

The New York Pass gives you access to the Empire State Building and not just during the day. Dress warmly, head up to the 82nd floor from 9 pm and see the city sparkle. Its illuminations, coupled with the brisk winter winds, will ensure a winter spectacle like no other in the city. Just make sure you plan your trip as special opening and closing times may be running during the festive period.


Shop, drop then get your skates on at Bryant Park

If you want to save your money for experiences but still need to tick off a Christmas gift or two, Bryant Park Market features artisanal gifts from all around the world. The market is widely hailed as a must-do holiday experience. Inspired by open-air European Crafts fairs, it features goods ranging from African baskets to unique, handcrafted jewelry, locally made in Brooklyn, so making a purchase here may also help support a local business or two. Once you’re done, head over to Bank of America Winter Village located in Bryant Park: Manhattan's winter wonderland. Your New York Pass gives you free ice skate rental, so you can fully immerse yourself in the magic of your surroundings.

Be the city’s guest and take a tour

Your New York Pass also gives you access to city tours, including a holiday market tour. Although there’ll be a chance to buy gifts and handcrafted items, should you need to do so, the tour allows you to learn about the city's long-held Christmas traditions. Take in the holiday lights, wander around movie locations of your favorite festive movies and sample traditional foods and indulgent desserts. The tour will take you down Fifth Avenue, where you’ll have the chance to see its storied department stores lit up.  

Enjoy a stunning winter wonderland

Perhaps one of the most hotly anticipated winter spectacles available on The New York Pass is LuminoCity. Young and old alike will be enchanted by the light park’s animatronic sculptures, LED-lit landscapes, workshops and themed nights. You can be sure of a truly memorable evening here. If you need to, the attraction's Holiday Market also provides the perfect opportunity to shop and more importantly, to indulge in everything from brownies to multi-colored cookies and even deep-fried ice cream. Musical performances in this magical landscape elevate this venue from a light park to an all-out winter wonderland that will perfect your trip. Make sure you have your camera ready. 

For more things to do in New York, check out what attractions you can get into entirely free of charge with The New York Pass: pay nothing but the pass price. 


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