Wednesday, 23 November 2011 4:04 PM
If you're planning a luxurious Christmas break in the Big Apple, you might want to consider first and business class flights to New York to really start your getaway in style. There's plenty going on in the city during the festive season, so read on to discover some of the events you might like to attend.
Once you've touched down and got settled in your accommodation, you might be itching to get outside and explore your surroundings. If you'd like to stretch your legs after the flight, how better to do so than with a spot of ice skating?
New York becomes a winter wonderland in the festive season and you'll find several outdoor ice rinks to try out, including one in the picturesque setting of Central Park.
After all that exertion, you can relax with by taking in the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden. A Christmas tradition, the show centres around a display of model trains and scaled replicas of landmarks all crafted exclusively from plants.
As is also customary in the city during December, many of the big shops like Bloomingdales and Macy's feature whimsical holiday window displays, and you can even take a tour of the main window features throughout the area if you'd like to get into the Christmas spirit!
If you're visiting the Big Apple at the end of November, you might be just in time to attend the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on November 30th. This is a major televised event that sees stars give performances as the tree comes to life with sparkling lights.
Meanwhile, if you'd rather take in some festive shows, head down to Carnegie Hall for traditional carols and modern festive songs, or book a ticket for the ballet at the Lincoln Centre, where you can watch the Nutcracker.
In mid-December you'll be treated to the annual West Village Chorale's Messiah Sing and Caroling Walk – which is a sure way to get you in the Christmassy mood – while you could also take in some entertainment at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
A must-visit has to be the Christmas markets, which you can find everywhere from Union Square and Bryant Park to Grand Central terminal! These are the ideal spots for picking up handcrafted gifts and tasty festive fare.
Holidays to New York are renowned at any time of year, but it becomes an extra memorable location if you visit during the run-up to Christmas, when the city takes on a magical feel. Don't delay in booking your break here today.
Start your Christmas getaway in style with a first class flight to the Big Apple for a memorable festive break.