Holiday Season in NYC

December 18 2015 | Culture

New York comes alive for the holidays, and The Washington Jefferson Hotel’s convenient Times Square location offers access to the many timeless Christmas events in New York. From classics like George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, to massive celebrations like the Times Square Ball Drop, the best holiday events are here for you to enjoy. During your stay at our Midtown hotel, take advantage of our special offers to earn more perks during your trip to New York.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

December 2nd, 2015

Rockefeller Plaza

Rockefeller Center’s famous Christmas Tree comes alight on Wednesday, December 2nd. Live performances occur from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Arrive early to gain a good view of the tree. Hundreds will crowd the sidewalks, while even more watch the event live on NBC. If you miss the tree lighting, you can still see its Christmas lights until 8 p.m. on January 6th, 2016.

The Nutcracker

November 27th, 2015 to January 3rd, 2016

The New York City Ballet, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza

Witness the version that originated the beloved classic. George Balanchine’s Nutcracker features an iconic score from Tschaikovsky, the enchanting Land of Sweets, and a whirlwind of ballerinas doing dazzling dances. The New Yorker calls this “the mother of all Nutcrackers.” All members of the The New York City Ballet, including 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 32 stagehands and two casts of 50 young students from the School of American Ballet, come together to create a world-class production.

Radio City Musical Hall’s Christmas Spectacular

November 13th, 2015 to January 3rd, 2016

Radio City Music Hall

A dazzling display of Christmas cheer and enthusiasm. The Rockettes, a New York institution, make their Christmas Spectacular more stunning every year. With elaborate costumes, breathtaking choreography, and big spectacles, The Rockettes put on a family-friendly show that entertains kids and adults alike. On Santa Hat Days, audience members get a complimentary Santa hat during the performance.

Times Square Ball Drop

December 31st, 2015

Times Square

The essential way to ring in the New Year. Every year, thousands of revelers arrive in Times Square to witness the Ball Drop. Join them for a memorable evening. The festivities are even better in person than on television. Our hotel near Times Square places you seconds away from the holiday festivities. Start 2016 by attending the biggest New Year’s party in the world.

Holiday Windows

Every year during the holiday season each major department store in New York City puts up holiday themed window displays. Each window tells a story that will keep you gazing for a long time and make holiday shopping a memorable experience. The must see windows are: Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henry Bendel, Tiffany and Co, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, and Lord & Taylor.

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