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  • Available in Dec 2022

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 Ages 12-64
Child Ages 5-11

NY Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights Walking Tour

Get into the holiday spirit! Shop the top holiday markets in New York City and learn about the rich traditions and long history of Christmas in the city on this festive walking tour!

View the dazzling, bright lights and elaborate holiday window displays at some of Manhattan’s most famous department stores.

Get into the holiday spirit by visiting three of New York’s most attractive traditional holiday markets with their dizzying array of hand-crafted goods, local art, desserts, fashionable winter attire, traditional food, and warm Christmas drinks. On this four-hour walking tour, you learn the rich history of how the city shaped Christmas traditions as you make your way through the finest seasonal markets. See holiday lights, Christmas movie sites, and charming holiday department store window decorations along the way. With our top recommendations at every market, you have no trouble getting all your holiday shopping done! It’s the most wonderful time of the year to visit New York City and this walking tour certainly puts everyone in the holiday spirit!

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 Grand Central Terminal.

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