Winter Attractions in NYC for After the Holidays

Cold Weather Events in New York City

winter attractions in NY

When the snow flies and the temperatures drop, there’s still lots to do in the city. Bundle up and discover all of the unique winter attractions in NYC.

Winter Jazzfest NYC
January events in Manhattan wouldn’t be complete without Winter Jazzfest NYC featuring a jazz marathon, with over 150 jazz performers playing over two days. Check it out January 5-10.

New York Boat Show
The New York Boat Show well be held at Javits Convention Center from January 25-29. Here you will see every kind of boat imaginable, from yachts and speed boats to canoes and fishing boats. There will also be fishing seminars, boat schools, and kids activities – build a toy boat or meet a pirate!

Winter Jam
Winter Jam is the ultimate snow day in Central Park. Go sledding. Learn how to snowshoe, ski, or snowboard and browse the Taste NY Winter Market. Equipment will be provided free, or you can bring your own. (Date TBA)

The Met Cloisters
Step back in time to the medieval period when you visit The Met Cloisters. Here you will find, the art, gardens, and architecture from European medieval times. This special ode to history is open from November to February from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Head to The Rink at Rockefeller Center for an NYC winter tradition. Lace up some skates and glide on the ice to your heart’s content. If you’re a novice, you can even try some skate lessons.

Bryant Park Winter Village
Ice Skate in the Winter Village at Bryant Park, open through March. Enjoy the frosty atmosphere, then head to the Snackbar for a hot cocoa or a tasty treat.

Keep the winter doldrums away when you stay at The Manhattan Club and enjoy cold weather events in New York City.

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Make Your Winter Getaway in Manhattan Stress-free

Choose a Midtown Manhattan hotel package with parking included.

winter getaway in Manhattan

If you want to get as much out of your winter getaway in Manhattan as possible, let us take the stress of where to park the car.

The TMC Parking Package makes it easy to enjoy the city without worrying about parking. When you book this offer, you’ll get valet parking at The Manhattan Club as soon as you arrive and throughout your entire stay. You can leave your car safely behind and get out and about in the city.

Other perks of booking this package include complimentary Wi-Fi access and use of the on-site fitness center. Of course, you’ll also get luxury suite accommodations.

Things to Do While You’re Here for a winter getaway to Manhattan

The luxury of valet parking means you’re free to explore the nearby area and see just what the city has to offer.

Visit The Met or The Whitney: Two world-class art museums are right in Manhattan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art features art from all over the world, from ancient times to the present. The Whitney Museum of American Art features modern American works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

See a Broadway Show - It’s all happening on Broadway. Shows you can see this winter include Fiddler on the Roof, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, Waitress, and The Phantom of the Opera.

Check Out an Exhibit at The American Museum of Natural History: Open through the end of May, one of the AMNH’s most popular exhibits will be on view – The Butterfly Conservatory. Learn all about these beautiful creatures, including their anatomy, metamorphosis, and evolution.

With our midtown Manhattan hotel package, head to these attractions and forget worrying about where you’ll stash the car. Stay with us at The Manhattan Club for your best experience in NYC.

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Manhattan Club

We hope you enjoy a festive Thanksgiving in New York City.

Thanksgiving in New York City

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for!

What a wonderful season to visit New York City!  This week we welcome the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade which is just the start of the holiday festivities around Manhattan.  It’s a great time of year to enjoy the city as amazing sights include classics like the Rockefeller Christmas Tree to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and even window shopping.

Be sure to keep in mind our overnight packages to stay longer and save, for taking in the Rockette’s performance at Radio City and for ringing in the New Year in Times Square.  Our luxurious Midtown Manhattan hotel is the perfect place to relax.  

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.  

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New York City Holiday Shopping Destinations

The Best Places to Shop in Manhattan

New York City holiday shopping destinations
Whether you’re looking for designer goods, handmade items, or budget-friendly buys, New York City holiday shopping destinations can’t be beat.

Holiday Markets
The Grand Central Holiday Fair is a market located inside Grand Central Terminal, boasting handcrafted goods, jewelry, art, ornaments, and more, all from local makers or locally-sourced materials. The fair opens on November 14.

One of the most special parts of the Winter Village at Bryant Park is the shopping. Inspired by a European open-air market, it features “jewel box” kiosks throughout the park.

Step into the holiday shop and find the perfect gift. The lighted windows and spice-scented air will get you in the spirit of giving. There will be everything from home goods to local food, whole-family apparel to beauty products, holiday décor, art, and more.

Department Stores
New York City wouldn’t be the same without its bevy of iconic department stores and their spectacular window displays during the holidays. Macy’s flagship store is a must-visit to see their “Miracle on 34th Street” window display, not to mention browse the 9 floors of clothing, accessories, shoes, housewares, and more.

Other NYC department stores with fantastical window displays and luxe shopping include Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, and Lord & Taylor.

Toy Stores
Rockefeller Center’s LEGO Store is not only a toy store, it’s an entire experience. Kids of any age will love the opportunities to play, build, and design their own LEGO sets, and parents will love the huge selection.

Bargain Hunting
Century 21 is the right place to shop for deep discounts on big-name designer fashion brands like Juicy Couture, Kate Space, Jason Wu, Lucky Brand, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and more.

When you've shopped until you are ready to drop, stay near the best places to shop in Manhattan  at The Manhattan Club.


This NYC Weekend Getaway Package Offers the City Experience Tied With a Bow

Find Deals at Our Midtown Manhattan Boutique Hotel

Weekend getaway package in NYC
Explore the city and see the sights. Find hidden gems and discover the heartbeat of the Big Apple.

The Weekend Getaway Package
This package drops you right in the thick of the city while you stay with us at The Manhattan Club. Not to mention, it includes everything you need to truly taste the flavor of NYC.

With this package, you’ll get luxury suite accommodations, complimentary Wi-Fi, a complimentary Continental breakfast, and access to our fitness center on-site at our Midtown Manhattan boutique hotel.

Things to Do While You’re Here
Our central location is perfect for checking out cool nearby attractions. Have a brisk morning stroll through Central Park and enjoy the scenery, or head out to 5th Avenue to get in some premium shopping at one of the elegant department stores. Carnegie Hall is literally across the street, so you can walk to a concert or performance.

With the holiday season right around the corner, you can also catch a holiday-themed show at Radio City Music Hall or stop by to take in the famous, towering Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

Choose this package for your NYC weekend getaway and see how The Manhattan Club can take your vacation from good to great!


5 Must See Winter Holiday Events in NYC

Winter Holiday Events in Manhattan

winter holiday events in NYC
Manhattan is magical in the winter and there are so many holiday-inspired tourist attractions to experience from the Tree at Rockefeller Center to the Rockettes, here is our list of the top 5 must see holiday events in NYC.

1.  Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden
From November 19, 2016 to January 17, 2017, you can see a display of wonder and imagination in miniature. The Holiday Train Show is a network of model trains that run on almost a half-mile of tracks as they pass through a mini landscape of more than 150 recognizable landmarks.
2.  Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center
The famous, gigantic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree gets lit up every year in a spectacular ceremony that kicks off the holiday season. You can be a part of the fun on November 30, with live musical performances accompanying the tree lighting.
3. NYC Ballet Presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
The entire NYC Ballet Company takes part in this magical production set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score. Featuring stunning costumes, sets, and visual effects, the show will run from November 25-30 and all December long.
4. The New York Philharmonic Presents Handel’s Messiah
The classic holiday music work will be performed at David Geffen Hall with dazzling panache and flair. See it December 13 through 17, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
5. The Rockettes’ Christmas Spectacular
See the New York City dancing troupe do their famous kick lines and more at this Christmas-themed show, which will feature fabulous sets and elaborate costumes. See it between November 11 and January 2, 2017.

Everyone at The Manhattan Club hope you have a wonderful time enjoying winter holiday events in Manhattan.


Smart Tips for New Year’s Eve in NYC

Planning Ahead for New Year’s Eve in New York City

Tips for New Year’s Eve in NYC
The Ball Drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is an iconic event that millions of people around the country tune in to watch on their TVs.

If you’ll be attending this event in-person, here are some tips for a stress-free New Year’s Eve in NYC.

Map Everything Out
Know where you’ll arrive and where that is in relation to the Ball Drop at 1 Times Square. Keep in mind that it will be viewable from 43rd to 50th Street, Broadway, north up to 59th Street, and along 7th Avenue.

Arrive Early
This is a huge event, so most people are going to be arriving as early as possible in order to nab a prime spot. Spots starting filling up as early as noon, so plan on arriving sometime before 3 p.m.

Eat Before You Get There and Bring Water
Once you find your spot, you’re pretty much stuck there for the night, unless you want to fight your way through hordes of people. Save yourself a growling stomach by eating a good meal before you get there, or bring along a snack. Stay hydrated while you’re on your feet. Just like with food, there won’t be much access to beverages.

No Backpacks or Bags
The NYPD will be ready to ensure the safety of all who visit for New Year’s Eve in NYC.  This means no bags larger than a small purse will be allowed.  

Don’t Wear Your Fancy Shoes
You’ll be on your feet for hours – at least seven if you arrive by 3 p.m. Wear your most comfortable shoes with arch support to avoid aching feet.

Planning ahead for New Year’s Eve in New York City will ensure that you will be singing Auld Lang Syne is happy harmony with a few thousand of your new friends! For a relaxing place to stay after all the bustle and excitement, we’d love to have you at The Manhattan Club.


Holiday Cheer Waits for You at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Get Excited for THE Holiday Event in Manhattan

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Want to have a classic New York City experience and get in the holiday spirit?

You can do both at once when you attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes, who got their start as the St. Louis Rockets in 1924.
The Christmas Spectacular is THE classic Rockettes show. It’s one of the legendary events at Radio City Music Hall that is both a throwback to yesteryear and a modern holiday show that features a stunning dance troupe.

The Rockettes will perform beloved favorites that have been featured in their annual performances since the very beginning along with some amazing new choreography that will leave the audience speechless.  

Glittering costumes, bright lights, dancing, and seasonal cheer make this a show you won’t want to miss during the holidays. The Rockettes transform into toy soldiers, rag dolls, Santa’s reindeer, and more in their signature fashion, with flair and precision.

No holiday experience in Manhattan would be complete without a trip to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular! America’s number one holiday show returns to kick off the holiday season November 9th through December 30th this year and will be sure to create memories to last a lifetime.

While you’re having a classic New York City trip with visits to iconic experiences, attractions, and landmarks, book your stay with us at The Manhattan Club.


Make Some Memories at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving in New York City: Pave Your Way to the Parade.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade
One of the most iconic parades in the U.S. will march again on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, 90 years after it first began.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been alive and kicking since 1924, and continues to delight and astound with giant balloons, elaborate floats, celebrity guests, and of course, Santa Claus.

Tips for Parade Goers:

  • The morning of the parade, arrive early (before 6:30 a.m.) to find your spot.
  • When choosing your viewing location, look for a spot that is close to bathrooms and coffee shops/restaurants
  • Dress warm- wear layers of clothing, warm socks, hats, and gloves
  • Bring items to keep children amused while waiting for the parade
  • Get a sneak peak at the parade balloons by heading out the night before and watch them get inflated

Where to Stay in the City
If you’re wondering where to stay in the city for the parade and holiday festivities, The Manhattan Club is perfectly located near the parade route as well as many other iconic New York City attractions. Take advantage of our TMC Parking Package to sweeten the deal, too.

TMC Parking Package
Parking for Thanksgiving in New York City can be tough, but the TMC Parking Package takes care of this hassle for you. With this offer, you’ll get valet parking when you arrive at the hotel, as well as throughout your stay.

You also get luxury suite accommodations, access and use of the on-site fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi for staying connected during the whole of your trip.
Stay with us at The Manhattan Club for the ultimate New York City Midtown hotel with parking.
 


Cold Weather Charm Comes Alive Early at Winter Village in Bryant Park

Visit the Village for Shopping, Dining, and Ice Skating at Bryant Park.

Winter Village in Bryant Park
If you’re in search of festive fare when the winter season starts, Winter Village in Bryant Park should be your destination. If you can’t wait for the season to start, get a jump on the fun since this village pops up in Bryant Park after October 29th!

Holiday Shopping
One of the most special parts of the Winter Village is the shopping. Inspired by a European open-air market, it features “jewel box” kiosks throughout the park.

Step into the holiday shop and find the perfect gift. The lighted windows and spice-scented air will get you in the spirit of giving. There will be everything from home goods to local food, whole-family apparel to beauty products, holiday décor, art, and more.

Ice Skating
Skating is free at the rink in the center of the Winter Village. Bring your own pair of skates, or rent a pair (or two). Stretch your legs and let the winter air put a rose in your cheeks. Ice skating in Bryant Park is the perfect way to take a break from shopping.

Snacking and Dining
The Skating Pavilion is where you’ll find Snackbar, where you can grab cozy, comforting treats and hot chocolate. For a sit-down meal, try one of the local haunts, such as Bryant Park Grill. The holiday shops will additionally have lots of specialty foods and seasonal eats on offer.

The Winter Village is just one of the magical winter attractions in New York City. We’d love to host you at The Manhattan Club so you can discover them all.