Enjoy the Frosty Big Apple
From window shopping to ice skating to special events, winter in New York City is a truly one-of-a-kind experience. The air is crisp, the lights twinkle merrily, cozy fireplaces flicker and bargains abound. Visit during the holiday season for seemingly endless festive fun, or plan a stay for January or February and enjoy fewer crowds and great off-season deals.
From your home base at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse℠, New York City, you’re in the heart of it all. Enjoy a convenient location within walking distance to holiday staples like Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park and Radio City Music Hall, in close proximity to exquisite dining, lively Broadway shows, enriching museums and more.
Here are just a few reasons why you should consider spending some time in the frosty Big Apple:
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Famous for its enthusiastic performers, colorful floats and larger-than-life balloons, this beloved parade kicks off the holiday season in a big way. It’s a truly global event, with millions of people watching the procession from the sidewalks of Manhattan and on television worldwide. Even better, the parade route travels along 6th Avenue, just a half block from Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City –– so you’ll only be steps away from all the holiday fun.
The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center
Start the season with a touch of magic by attending the official lighting of the massive Rockefeller Center Christmas tree on December 4, 2019. If you can’t make it to the tree lighting, you can still visit throughout the holidays to admire the twinkling decorations, go ice skating at the famous rink or simply grab a warm cup of cocoa and take in the holiday cheer.
The Holiday Train Show
This charming annual event at the New York Botanical Garden is a must-do for visitors of all ages. You can watch model trains zip through a landscape of more than 150 signature city structures that are recreated in miniature using bark, leaves and natural materials. See if you can spot your favorite landmarks, including the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center.
The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes
No holiday season in the Big Apple is complete without a trip to see this iconic seasonal show at Radio City Music Hall. Watching the high-kicking Rockettes perform their festive, fast-paced dance numbers — complete with costume changes and plenty of razzle dazzle — is a sure-fire way to get in the spirit.
The Winter Village at Bryant Park
Every winter, Bryant Park transforms into a quaint holiday market teeming with food, gifts and seasonal drinks like hot apple cider. Explore more than 125 shopping kiosks and food vendors selling everything from freshly made pretzels to sausages to chocolate. You can also take a spin on the 17,000-square-foot ice skating rink.
Late Winter Bargains
If you’re visiting New York City after the holidays, you’ll be just in time to enjoy some great bargains. Take advantage of January’s discounts at department stores like Saks and Macy’s and indie shops downtown, plus amazing deals on local activities.
During NYC Broadway Week in early February, historically, two-for-one tickets are available to Broadway’s most popular plays and musicals. And during “Off-Broadway Week” in late February, small theaters usually offer twofers for new plays as well as long-running hits such as Blue Man Group.
Another highlight of the off-season: NYC Restaurant Week, when top eateries serve multi-course prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner, often for less money than a single entree would normally command.
Reserve Your Stay
- Members of Marriott Vacation Club℠, Asia Pacific and Marriott Vacation Club Destinations, Australia may use Club Points to reserve a vacation at this destination by contacting Member Services.
- Marriott Bonvoy™ points may be redeemed at dozens of hotels in New York. To search for availability and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points, log in to Marriott.com. Remember, when you reserve five consecutive nights, you’ll only be charged for four.
Members of Marriott Vacation Club, Asia-Pacific who purchased Club Points prior to 16 December 2016 must activate their Marriott Vacation Club Destinations™ Exchange Program memberships to be able to access this option.
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