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  • Available in Dec only

NY Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights Walking Tour

Quick Details

Calendar Schedule: Dec: Fri, Sat & Sun

Hour Glass Duration: 4 hours (1.7mi/2.4km)

Clock Departure Time: English-03.00 pm|Spanish-2:30 pm|French-3:30 pm

Globe Other Language: Spanish & French

Adult - English Ages 12-64
Child - English Ages 5-11
Adult - Foreign Language Ages 12-64
Child - Foreign Language Ages 5-11

NY Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights Walking Tour

Get into the spirit of the holiday season by visiting some of New York’s most vibrant, traditional holiday markets with their dizzying arrays of hand-crafted goods, local art, desserts, fashionable winter attire, traditional food, and warm Christmas drinks.  Visit markets with hundreds of vendors offering goods unique to the season, view beautiful holiday lights, and gorgeous and unique department store window displays, and learn the story of Christmas in New York.

Tour Highlights:

  • Take part in New York’s traditional Christmas markets and experience their magical atmosphere and warmth.
  • Learn about St. Nicholas, the patron saint of New York, how his name evolved into Santa Claus, and the story of the famous New Yorker, Washington Irving, who contributed to the legend of Santa Claus.
  • Observe the magnificent window displays at big department stores.
  • Enjoy optional traditional Christmas food and warm drinks.
  • Find unique gifts and handicrafts for all your friends and family.
  • Visit the Christmas Cottage, the oldest Christmas Shop in New York City.
  • Stop by the Bergdorf Goodman Window Display, the high-end New York City specialty store that has been a 5th Avenue staple for nearly a century.
  • Rockefeller Center is a must for viewing the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and Skating rink.

This Christmas in New York tour is not wheelchair-accessible.


  • This tour is included in the New York Pass, Go City All-inclusive Pass and Explorer Pass.
  • Pass customers please visit the page and follow the instruction to make a reservation.

Meeting & End Locations

  • Meet your guide at the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Shops at Columbus Circle, located at 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019.
  • The guide will be holding up a Red, Inside Out Tours Flag.
  • Tour ends at Bryant Park.

Tour Photos

Frequently Asked Questions


Great way to explorer NYC

I went on this tour last week with a friend. This tour was a great way to see all the holiday markets in the city (there were a lot more than I thought!) and Russell, the tour guide, was great with fun facts and leading the group. NYC winter festivities can be overwhelming, so this tour was an enjoyable way to navigate.

– Jessica D.
Amazing Experience

I went with my parents and brother who came to NY to spend the holidays. The experience was amazing and we enjoyed every part of the tour and what NY has to offer during the Christmas season. The tour guide was very attentive and always have us time for pictures and explanations when necessary.

– Esteban Loza
Tour guide is a gem!

First, be warned, there is a lot of walking, so wear comfy shoes. Totally worth the walking! It's not just shopping and lights, but Christmas movie sites as well. Katherine knows her stuff!! Despite the crowds, she navigated us perfectly to the best spot for a photo opp in front of the Rockefeller Tree and views of the Saks fifth avenue light show. She gives you roughly 15- 30 minutes at each market (depending on the size). Do not miss, just watch the weather and prepare! Don't tour the mid-town until you book with her, you'll see a lot!!!

– Dave B