New York City

New York City Christmas Holiday Lights and Markets Walking Tour

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New York City Holiday Lights and Markets Walking Tour
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Watch New York City ignite with holiday sparkle during this walking tour that explores the best of the Christmas season. Browse elegant window displays as you make your way to a series of traditional holiday markets, and shop for locally made arts, crafts, and specialty food. Follow your guide to see Manhattan’s spectacular holiday lights, visit the locations of beloved Christmas movies, and experience NYC at its most festive season.
  • Get in the Christmas spirit with this holiday walking tour of New York City
  • See Manhattan's famous Christmas-light displays
  • Visit a total of four holiday markets filled with holiday-themed goodies
  • A guide knows which booths are best known for what items at the holiday markets

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Please purchase Metro Subway card prior the tour.
  • Gratuities
  • Food

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Time Warner Center
    10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Meet your guide at the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Shops at Columbus Circle, located at 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019.

Start time

03:00 PM

End point

  • Bryant Park
    New York, NY 10018, USA

What To Expect

This New York City holiday lights and market tour meets at The Shops at Columbus Circle. Your tour takes off on time in mid-afternoon, so you won’t want to be late.

As you make your way through Manhattan, your guide helps you get into the spirit of the holidays by telling you stories about how the city helped form some very important Christmas traditions. Not only does your guide take you to four markets to explore their atmospheres, but you’ll also see some Manhattan store’s elaborate window displays.

At each market, your guide tells you what it’s well know for, so you can scout for gifts or souvenirs (own expense). Before this tour ends, you’ll also catch sight of famous filming spot for popular Christmas and holiday movies.

The Shops at Columbus Circle

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Columbus Circle

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Central Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fifth Avenue

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bergdorf Goodman (Pass By)

St. Patrick's Cathedral (Pass By)

Rockefeller Center

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Saks Fifth Avenue (Pass By)

Bryant Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grand Central Terminal

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Operated by Inside Out Tours LLC

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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32 reviews
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Great tour and guide was...
Michael_D, Dec 2023
Great tour and guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. However, a note of caution... YOU DO NOT NEED A METRO CARD!!!! You only go into Grand Central Station to look... you do not go on the metro. $20 spent unnecessarily!!!!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
We are happy that you enjoyed your tour and the guide. Would love for you to contact us and tell us which reseller said that Metrocard are required for this tour. Our website does not have this requirement but sometimes resellers may have incorrect information on their websites. Please let us know which reseller gave you this information and we will happily contact them to correct their website. We can be reached at
Great Christmas Tour
Paul_H, Dec 2022
Charles was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Really enjoyed the tour. It was extremely busy but Charles managed to keep us altogether and on time. Thank you
Awesome lights
Lisa_S, Dec 2021
Store windows on fifth avenue and Saks music/light show were great. Kathryn’s sharing of various pictures of the mansions and other historical sites were interesting.
I was left behind and lost in the...
cwhitting22, Dec 2017
I was left behind and lost in the crowd before we even got to 5th Avenue. Very disappointing. Not a total waste, I did get a subway pass for the tour before hand as requested and started taking the subway after that. Other than that the tour was a waste of my money.
Un très beau moment
Franois_B, Dec 2022
La guide a été extraordinaire très généreuse de ses explications et de son temps malgré un froid polaire sur NY
Experience desolante
valrie_n, Dec 2022
Le guide est parti devant on n’a jamais pu le rattraper! Notre excursion a duré 15 minutes où il nous a abandonnés dans un mini marché de noel qu’on aurait pu faire seuls. Du coup on a perdu notre argent….nous demandons aimablement le remboursement de cette excursion. Et nous oublierons cette desolante experience qui nous a totalement gaché notre journée. Quelle deception…plus de 120 us pour 15 minutes et aucun commentaite c’est terrible
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Good morning and thank you for your feedback. The Tour Guides normally give everyone a phone number to reach them should you get separated. We are currently researching this situation. If we were at fault, we would have refunded your tickets. If you emailed us requesting a refund we cannot find it. Not knowing, please reach out to us at Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you.

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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