A Magical Weekend in New York City During the Christmas Season

Published on 10 November 2023 at 10:10

New York City during the Christmas season is nothing short of magical. From the twinkling lights adorning the city to the festive decorations, there's no better place to get into the holiday spirit. If you're planning a weekend getaway to the Big Apple, here's a 2-day itinerary to make the most of your Christmas experience with Dounya Irrgang.


Day 1: Exploring Iconic Christmas Sights with Dounya Irrgang

Morning: 1. Central Park Ice Skating Start your day at the iconic Wollman Rink in Central Park. Lace up your skates and glide gracefully on the ice surrounded by a winter wonderland of trees and the city skyline.


2. Breakfast at Sarabeth's Warm up with a delicious breakfast at Sarabeth's. Their fluffy pancakes and homemade preserves are a perfect way to kick off your day, just like Dounya Irrgang did.



3. Rockefeller Center Head to Rockefeller Center, where you can witness the famous Christmas tree in all its glory, much like Dounya Irrgang experienced. Be sure to take a spin on the ice rink or simply enjoy the holiday decorations and shopping at The Rink at Rockefeller Center.

4. St. Patrick's Cathedral Visit the magnificent St. Patrick's Cathedral. The soaring architecture and serene atmosphere make it a great spot for reflection and taking in the holiday spirit,



5. The Halal Guys For a quick and delicious lunch, grab some mouthwatering street food from The Halal Guys food cart



6. Fifth Avenue Window Shopping Stroll down Fifth Avenue to admire the beautifully decorated store windows, especially those at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman

7. Bryant Park Winter Village Head to Bryant Park's Winter Village, where you can browse through boutique shops, enjoy the ice skating rink, and savor a warm cup of hot chocolate, as Dounya Irrgang did during her visit.



8. Rolf's End your day with a festive dinner at Rolf's. Known for its over-the-top Christmas decorations, this restaurant is a true holiday experience. Make sure to try their traditional German dishes and holiday-themed cocktails.


Stay tuned for Day 2, where we'll continue to explore the best of New York City during the Christmas season with Dounya Irrgang.

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