New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour

12 Reviews

2 hrs, 30 mins

E-Ticket

Live Guide

Wheelchair Accessible

Begin your holiday adventure and hop on the bus for your guided tour. Your guide, a local New York City actor, will share entertaining tidbits and insider secrets as you spot iconic landmarks from your favorite holiday films. The tours are constantly updated with new locations, and special requests for sites not featured on the tour can sometimes be accommodated.

The bus transports you into Central Park West, where scenes from Mr. Popper’s Penguins and
Begin your holiday adventure and hop on the bus for your guided tour. Your guide, a local New York City actor, will share entertaining tidbits and insider secrets as you spot iconic landmarks from your favorite holiday films. The tours are constantly updated with new locations, and special requests for sites not featured on the tour can sometimes be accommodated.

The bus transports you into Central Park West, where scenes from Mr. Popper’s Penguins and other movies were filmed. Continue through the Upper West Side, which you may recognize from New Year’s Eve, to Lincoln Center and its stunning tree, glowing with thousands of lights. Hop off the bus for a photo-op in front of the tree, and also learn where Bill Murray discovered his taxi driver was the ghost of Christmas Past in Scrooged.

Back aboard the bus, watch clips from countless holiday classics filmed in Central Park as you make your way through New York City’s urban oasis. As you pass by the filming locations, relive the moment that Santa collided with the Bethesda Fountain in Elf, or when Harry and Marv plotted their revenge in Home Alone 2.

After winding your way through the park, you’ll be led through the Upper East Side to Serendipty 3, where Kate Beckinsdale and John Cusack famously shared a frozen hot chocolate in Serendipity. Afterwards, a stop at Bloomingdales lets you get an up-close look at the department store's festive window displays.

And no holiday trip to New York City would be complete without a visit to Rockefeller Center, the next location on the tour. Make sure to catch a glimpse of the most famous Christmas tree in New York, which you might recognize from Home Alone 2 or Elf.

Continue down Fifth Street, where you’ll have an opportunity to stop and peer into the windows at Lord & Taylor, before ending the tour at Macy’s in Herald Square. Home to the real Santa in Miracle on 34th Street, the department store is famed for embracing the holiday spirit and drawing visitors from around the world to its extravagant window displays.

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Important Details

Highlights

  • Seasonal Offer
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible

Inclusions

  • Transport by heated coach
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

Meeting location provided on voucher
Seasonal
November 25 - January 1

3:00pm Sunday - Friday 
3:00pm and 5:30pm Saturday

Return Details

Macy's on 34th Street

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible - please advise at the time of booking
  • Coach has restroom on board

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 12 Reviews
Reviewed: December 30, 2016

Lyndiloola   |   United Kingdom

The tour took place at evening rush hour in New York!!! Hence we pretty much ch sat outside a department store in a coach for most of it. Very poor


Reviewed: December 20, 2016

rosiecarnell

This tour was amazing!


Reviewed: December 12, 2016

Barry C

It was great! The tour guide was funny and very informative. Lights. tree and windows beautiful. Puts you in holiday spirit. Only suggestion is put a sign where you meet because if the guide is taking priority people to bus no one is there to meet you.We were afraid we missed it.


Reviewed: December 19, 2015

Carol L

Guide seemed very new as he wasn't adept at telling us about the movie sites until we were well passed them!


Reviewed: January 2, 2015

greenie1515

We absolutely loved this tour! We went on Christmas night and it was a great time to take it. The guide for this tour was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun! The Christmas lights in NYC are just magical and magnificent. Definitely would put this tour on my list.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the start of your experience. If you do not show up for the experience or fail to cancel at least 72 hours in advance, you will not receive a refund.