The Big Apple really does the holidays up right with magnificent lighting and festive decor in some of the most popular locations in the city. There is no more exciting and convenient way to enjoy those wonderful sights than with a guided bus tour. Whether you are visiting the Big Apple with the whole family, with that special someone, or on your own, the NY See the Holiday Lights is the perfect way to see the sights. This narrated bus tour takes you on a comfortable, heated motor coach through the city during the darkened evening hours.
At these and other locations, you can view the lights from your seat on the bus, but the bus will also make stops and you can exit the bus with the bus driver and tour group to view the lights up close. This is a magical, festive tour that you will definitely want to bring your camera along on so you can capture these impressive displays to share with family and friends after you return back home.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Drive By 5th Avenue Shopping District
This tour will take you to see the extravagant Christmas window displays as several of New York's top stores, including FAO Schwartz, Lord & Taylor, and the top stores on 5th Avenue. You'll also see Macy's Department Store, home of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the other shops at Herald Square.
Drive By Times Square
See New York City's most famous light show at Times Square, where there is more neon per square foot than anywhere else in the world! This beautiful area is one of the best places to be during the holidays.
Drive By Columbus Circle
The tour also takes a twirl through Columbus Circle, where you can see the horse carriages, as well as the Time Warner Center and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, which is home to the city's best-known stages, from the Metropolitan Opera to the New York City Ballet.
Drive By Central Park
Coast through Central Park, which takes on a fairy-tale sheen during the holidays, and the park is especially beautiful with a light dusting of snow. While you're there, check out the Central Park Zoo, which features exotic animals and complete environments such as tropical rain forests and frozen tundra.
Drive By Rockefeller Center
Drive by the Rockefeller Center to see New York City's most famous Christmas Tree. The tree that adorns the center is typically a Norway Spruce between 75 and 90 feet tall. Decorated with over five miles of lights, the tree is donated by a donor who grew it in their yard. As the center is too crowded for the tour to stop, please make plans to go back and visit after the tour.
Tour Stop at
Tour Stop at Bryant Park
The tour will make a stop at Bryant Park to check out the Winter Village set up for the holidays. Enjoy the sights of the skaters on the 170-foot by 100-foot rink, which has free admission, skate rentals, shows, special events, and more. Also, make sure to check out the Holiday Shops, where there are more than 125 boutique-style shops featuring jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and more.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
The NY See the Holiday Lights tour is in high demand, so be sure to make your reservations online today so you don't miss out on the fun!