Around five million visitors are expected to descend on the Big Apple during this year’s holiday season, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.

“There is no more festive time of the year to visit New York City than the annual holiday season,” says Fred Dixon, NYC & Company’s president and CEO. “There is a romanticism around the city at this time of year with carollers, Christmas decorations, incredible store windows and that sense of anticipation and excitement that comes with the holidays.”

When to visit:  

“The holiday season kicks off with larger-than-life floats in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (November 23), followed by the lighting of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree (November 29),” Dixon says.

When to book: 

“It’s always the best idea to book early to avoid disappointment, especially if your heart is set on a particular location and hotel, as New York City gets very busy at this time of year,” Dixon says. “It is very affordable the week prior to Christmas and then in January and February.”

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