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December 5, 2023

NYC & Company Invites Global Visitors to Celebrate 2022 Holiday Season in New York City


New York City Offers Festive Events, Arts and Cultural Experiences, Hotel Offers and More Across All Five Boroughs

6.5 Million Travelers Expected to Visit NYC This Holiday Season

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau, invites locals, tristate residents and visitors from around the world to experience New York City for the 2022-2023 holiday season.

See below a list of festive hotel offerings and shop at small businesses and flagship stores in NYC.

NYC Hotel Week: Give the Gift of an NYC Hotel Stay this Winter

On sale from mid-November | Citywide
NYC & Company’s second iteration of NYC Hotel Week will return for 2023 alongside signature programs, NYC Restaurant Week®, NYC Broadway WeekSM and NYC Must-See WeekSM. On sale from mid-November, shoppers can give the gift of New York City with a 23% off discount. Valid for stays over January 3–February 12, 2023.

Holidays at The Plaza

November 24–January 1 | Midtown Manhattan
Enjoy afternoon tea at The Palm Court at The Plaza, an iconic destination for holiday festivities, as well as Santa Claus visits, the “Home Alone 2” experience and one-of-a-kind gifts at the Eloise Pop-Up.

Letters to Santa at Lotte New York Palace

November 27–December 23 | Midtown Manhattan
The hotel will hold its annual Letters to Santa program, where customized postcards are provided to all guests upon check-in, allowing visitors to write their very own letter to Santa and “mail” them in the property’s Santa mailbox. Each evening, a North Pole Postman will pick up the cards, which are read by the hotel’s “Guest Experience Elves” and Santa Claus himself. Each guest will magically find a personalized response from the desk of Santa Claus, placed in their room to create treasured memories.

Winter Spectacular at The Refinery Hotel

December 1–31 | Midtown Manhattan
Prospective guests will delight in The Refinery Hotel’s Winter Spectacular. All December long, each stay booked with this special offer comes with a live Christmas tree, decorated and set up for guest arrival, along with hot chocolate, milk, cookies and gingerbread house kits upon request. Perfect for travelers or locals looking for a festive staycation.

Ring in the 2023 New Year at The Knickerbocker

December 31 | Midtown Manhattan
The Knickerbocker Hotel continues with tradition, ringing in 2023 with its annual New Year’s Eve party. The one-of-a-kind celebration will host guests with a night of surprise and excitement just 150 feet below the Times Square Ball—the closest live view of the event in the world.

Make Merry at Nordstrom
Available now throughout the holiday season | Midtown Manhattan
Nordstrom once again invites shoppers to Make Merry with the arrival of its holiday campaign featuring Tony Award–winning performer Leslie Odom Jr., Emmy-nominated actress Christina Ricci and their families. The campaign will showcase a curated selection of the best products, stories and experiences shared within the homes of Odom Jr. and Ricci, just in time for visitors to plan ahead for holiday shopping. The catalog is now available online and in select stores.

Flagship Store Shopping

Available now throughout the holiday season | Midtown Manhattan
Locals and visitors alike are invited to various flagship stores, such as Macy’sBloomingdale’sBergdorf GoodmanCartierSaks Fifth Avenue and more, to find this season’s most brilliant holiday presents for friends and family.

36th Annual Miracle on Madison Avenue

Throughout holiday season | Upper East Side, Manhattan
The 36th Annual Miracle on Madison Avenue, NYC’s holiday shopping tradition, will benefit the pediatric programs of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

October 28 throughout holiday season | Bryant Park, Manhattan
This year, the European-style Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park welcomes travelers and locals alike to kick off the festive season with must-buy gifts and sweets matched with cozy libations and winter activities.

Shop at Grand Central Terminal

November 14–December 24 | Midtown Manhattan
Grand Central Terminal welcomes back its famous indoor Holiday Fair to the splendor of Vanderbilt Hall this November after a two-year hiatus. The Grand Central Holiday Fair is one of New York City’s most coveted attractions, welcoming thousands of locals, commuters and visitors for a curated holiday shopping and gifting experience. This year’s event will feature 36 vendors, including Ekologic, Garden of Silver and Rebel Designs.

Union Square Holiday Market

November 17–December 24 | Union Square, Manhattan
Urbanspace’s longest running holiday market will return this year with over 160 vendors featuring unique gifts created by local craftsmen, artists and entrepreneurs.

Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market

Sundays, November 24–December 24 | Dumbo, Brooklyn
Visitors are welcomed once again to Pearl Street for Dumbo’s iconic Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market. One of the borough’s most popular attractions, shoppers will support local vendors and cross off holiday shopping with vintage and antique items, crafts and gourmet food stands.

Grand Holiday Bazaar

Sundays, November 27–December 18 | Upper West Side, Manhattan
Find one-of-a-kind handmade holiday decoration and giftable items: candles, skincare, fashion, handbags, vintage accessories and collectibles, handmade jewelry and furniture, rare antique silver and glassware, and of course delicious artisanal treats and foods. Annually, the market provides more than 1,000 independent local merchants with much-needed affordable retail space.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

November 28–December 24 | Upper West Side, Manhattan
Internationally known as one of the most elegant places for holiday shopping, visitors will lose themselves in aisles of art, jewelry, home goods and delicious eats from local artisans and designers, all while roaming through NYC’s iconic Central Park, just a stone’s throw away.

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