Happy Holidays! New York City is known to the world as a Christmas and holiday destination hotspot. Join our guide, Sam, from Top Dog Tours NYC as she takes you on a personal walking tour of all the iconic, must-see sites that put Manhattan on the Christmas map. From Radio City Music Hall to Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral to Macy’s flagship store, learn the fascinating history of each location, with traditions going back to the early 20th century and beyond.
Video timeline: 0:00 Introduction to New York Holiday Landmarks 0:23 St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Historical Origins of Christmas 1:34 New York Christmas Firsts 1:54 St. Patrick’s Cathedral Midnight Mass History 2:35 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree History 4:27 Radio City Music Hall History 4:48 The Rockettes History 5:56 Bryant Park History 6:30 Bryant Park Winter Village 6:57 Macy’s Store History 8:02 Macy’s Day Parade History 9:08 Macy’s Holiday Window Display