Manhattan Monthly December 2011

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New Years Eve Parties in New York City

Christmas in New York City

Christmas Broadway Shows Open

Ice Skating in New York City is a classic New York winter activity for tourists and locals alike. Whether you skate at Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, or any of our other ice skating rinks, you are sure to experience the classic NYC holiday vibe that makes our city so special!

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit tonight in a ceremony from 7-9pm! Check out my tips on the best views of the tree, ice skating in Rockefeller Center, Christmas Dinner, Christmas Open Attractions and more.

Savored, a NYC discount restaurant program, works with hundreds of restaurants in NYC. Members (free to join) are able to reserve these tables through Savored by paying $10 per reservation. When you dine, a 30% discount is automatically applied to your bill – for both FOOD AND ALCOHOL. Savored restaurants include Le Cirque, Aquavit, Fatty Crab, Bond Street and more. Who says NYC has to be expensive?

Gilt City has some of my favorite upscale NYC deals! Restaurants, Charity Events, Special Spa Events, fitness classes and tons more.
Definitely take a look at some Gilt City Luxury Discount offers and you’ll be amazed at how affordable Manhattan can be, without comprising quality!

New York Knicks – As of 11-27-11, the NBA has reached a tentative agreement and the regular season, with 66 games per team, will likely be December 25, 2011 – April 26, 2012. Stay tuned for the updated schedule!

Most Popular Things to Do in New York City – What to Book now!
Holiday Lights Tours, Book of Mormon, Radio City Rockettes, Ground Zero Memorial, Wicked on Broadway

New York City Holiday Lights Tour – New York City during Holiday season is a don’t miss! Get in the festive spirit by taking an evening New York City Holiday Lights Tour of Manhattan’s glittering holiday-season lights.

The New York City Go Select Card allows you to pick the exact attractions you want to see, print your tickets and go. This pass is great for those who know exactly what they want to do in NYC. You pay only for the attractions you want to see and the more you choose, the more you save!

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December Events – Top Picks

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

New Years Eve Parties in New York City

Christmas in New York City

Guggenheim FREE Holiday Concert

New York City Holiday Lights Tours

Brooklyn Holiday Circus

Holiday Markets – Union Square, Columbus Circle and more

New York City Holiday Vacation Packages – yes, there is still time to book your New Years Eve in Times Square, Rockettes, Shopping, Christmas or Holiday Lights Vacation Package!

Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby at The Theater At Madison Square Garden

Central Park Zoo Winterfest

NYC December Concerts: Tori Amos, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Twisted Sister

Ongoing New York City Events December 2011

Big Apple Circus

CSI: The Experience! at Discovery Center

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

Radio City Christmas Spectacular, with the Rockettes

The Nutcracker Ballet at Lincoln Center

New York Giants Tickets, Schedule and Directions

New York Jets Tickets, Schedule and Directions

New York Knicks Tickets, Schedule and Directions

More New York City December Events

New in New York City

September was Back to Broadway month, when all the new shows premiered and a new round of celebrities joined us, including Harry Connick Jr, Samuel Jackson, Angela Bassett, Mandy Patinkin, Kim Cattral.

I still hope to have them all written up soon, so stay tuned for more info onAn Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Bonnie & Clyde, Chinglish, Follies, Godspell, Lysistrata Jones, Man and Boy, Master Class, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Porgy and Bess, Private Lives, Relatively Speaking, Seminar, Stick Fly.

Broadway Shows Closing Soon – Addams Family and Billy Elliot

Downtown NYC Tours | 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Wall Street

Statue of Liberty Crown Closed for Upgrades

New York City Events: December, January!

Get Tickets – on Sale Now!

NYC December Concerts: Tori Amos, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Twisted Sister

New Year’s Eve Times Square VIP Party

New York City Holiday Lights Tour

Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes

The Nutcracker Ballet at Lincoln Center

New York Giants Tickets, Schedule and Directions

New York Jets Tickets, Schedule and Directions

New York Knicks Tickets, Schedule and Directions

December Half Price Tickets in NYC include:

– Radio City Christmas Spectacular Rockettes

– Le Casse-Noix Moderne: A Modern Take on The Nutcracker

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

– Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby

90-Minute New York Twilight Cruise

– Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

– Fuerza Bruta: Look Up

– Madame Tussauds New York

– New Years Eve Parties and Cruises

– Avenue Q: The Tony-Winning Musical

– Dueling Pianos

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show – February 13, 2012

Tennis Showdown at Madison Square Garden – March 5, 2012

Harlem Globetrotters – February 18, 2012

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Especially Great for Kids

Big Apple Circus – Dream Big

Brooklyn Holiday Circus Discount Tickets

Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby at The Theater At Madison Square Garden

Central Park Zoo Winterfest

On Broadway: Wicked, Lion King, Addams Family, Billy Elliot, Spiderman

Coming in January

January Sports Schedules: Jets, Giants, Knicks

New York Times Arts and Leisure Weekend

Annual Winter Antiques Show

New York National Boat Show

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Chinese New Year

See all January Events

Print NYC Insider Guide Book Updates

The MTA one-day subway metro card is no longer available

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