Holidays in NYC: 5 Family Shows and Events

The Marmara Park Avenue offers a luxurious experience for all holiday travelers, including those who are visiting the city with family in tow. Choose one of our large guestrooms, or ensure everyone has room to spread out by choosing a two-bedroom loft or penthouse option.

When it comes to spending the holidays in NYC with family, there are plenty of shows and events easily accessible from The Marmara Park Avenue. Here are a few of our favorites coming to New York City in 2021:

  1. The Nutcracker

Revisit the classic story of The Nutcracker with The New York City Ballet. Young girls will fall in love with Clara and The Sugar Plum Fairy, while young boys will eagerly watch the daring adventures of The Nutcracker Prince as he battles The Mouse King. Performances will be held November 26th-January 2nd.

We mentioned this classic version in an earlier article, but we also wanted to take a moment to note a more modern performance. If you travel to Brooklyn, you can enjoy a hip-hop retelling of The Nutcracker at King’s Theater. Be sure to buy your tickets for December 19th.

  1. The Holiday Train Show

This event at the New York Botanical Garden is a holiday tradition for many New Yorkers. An incredible model train display boasts more than 175 New York landmarks, all of which have been made from natural materials. Tickets are available from November 20th-January 23rd.

Bring the family back to experience NYBG Glow, a 1.5-mile experience of colorful light installations, in the evening.

  1. Santaland at Herald Square

If you’d like to take your kids to meet Santa in NYC during your visit, there is no better place than Macy’s Santaland. Be sure to reserve a time slot, which will be available five days in advance of your visit. Commemorate your visit with a professional photo package or with a souvenir from the Santaland Gift Shop. Time slots are available from November 26th-December 24th.

  1. Chanukah On Ice

Christmas isn’t getting all the glory this holiday season. Chanukah on Ice will take place on November 29th, the second night of Chanukah, at Wollman Rink in Central Park. Those of the Jewish faith can skate under the stars, enjoy Jewish music, eat complimentary kosher food, and witness the lighting of a handcrafted ice menorah.

  1. Central Park Tree Lighting

Everyone talks about the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting. (The event even gets its own TV special!) Although it’s lesser-known, the Central Park Tree Lighting is just as spectacular. On Thursday, December 2nd, visitors are invited to meet at the Plaza for an ice-carving demonstration, Christmas carols, and a tree lighting on the Harlem Meer.

When you stay at The Marmara Park Avenue, you can feel confident that you and your family will receive the best service and accommodations. We are a child-friendly and pet-friendly hotel, and there is simply no better choice when it comes to experiencing the holidays in NYC.

We recommend booking your stay early to ensure you receive the exact accommodations you prefer this holiday season.

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