A Free Walking Tour
Anyone who reads Green Global Travel knows we’re passionate about ecotourism and wildlife conservation. But it’s less well known that we’re equally passionate about Christmas. So when an opportunity came along to visit Mary’s dad in New Jersey for Thanksgiving, we decided to make a quick visit to Manhattan to experience the legendary NYC Christmas attractions for ourselves.
We were in the city for exactly 24 hours, ending with a lifelong dream of seeing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person. So to make the most of our limited time in the Big Apple, we designed our own NYC Christmas walking tour.
Stretching across 35 blocks, our self-guided tour took us to all the major department store holiday displays, past iconic landmarks like Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building, and into public green spaces decked out for the holidays.
You can download and print our map pictured below for free here: NYC Christmas: A Free Walking Tour. Read on for step-by-step directions, photos and more!