New York Entertainment: Festive Holiday Shows NYC Style

Living in the Big Apple allows you to enjoy New York entertainment that one can only experience in this magnificent city. Just walk out your door and onto the streets to the scents of chestnuts roasting and the excitement of holiday fun.

Living in the Big Apple allows you to enjoy New York entertainment that one can only experience in this magnificent city. Just walk out your door and onto the streets to the scents of chestnuts roasting and the excitement in the air of holiday and winter fun New York City style. It may be a bit cold outside, so take a step inside to enjoy the many winter and holiday shows you will only find in the city that never sleeps.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York
(212) 247-4777

The famed New York City Rockettes performing in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular make this the must see event that people travel from faraway lands to see every year. This is a truly exciting tribute to Christmas and the winter season in thrilling New York entertainment high kicking fashion. Take a stroll to view the tree at Rockefeller Center and stop in to view the showcase of music and dance celebrating the magic of Christmas. The show features a 3D ride with Santa guiding you to the North Pole via a view of the New York City skyline. The nutcracker, teddy bears, and a Living Nativity take to the stage to celebrate Christmas in NYC.

Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central
Grand Central Terminal
Vanderbilt Hall
15 Vanderbilt Ave, New York

This is the 14th year of the New York Transit Museum’s Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station. When checking out your options for New York entertainment during the winter season, you should not miss the winter wonderland of fun model railroad trains within the setting of the magnificent NYC landmark of the Grand Central Terminal. This show has become an annual presentation held by the New York Transit Museum. New York fashion is what makes this popular model railroad exhibition exciting, featuring Metro-North, New York Central, and subway trains departing from a miniature Grand Central Terminal.

New York City Ballet
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Winter 2016
Lincoln Center, New York

The winter holiday season in NYC has been home to perhaps the most famed performance of The Nutcracker in the world annually. The glorious Lincoln Center show is the personification of New York entertainment seen in the dancers’ grace and professionalism performing George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Presented by the entire New York City Ballet company, it showcases all 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 32 stagehands, and two casts of 50 young students each from the School of American Ballet. Toy soldiers are brought to life along with the wonderful iconic score by Tchaikovsky.

Winter shows performed by the New York City Ballet continue beyond the grand performance of The Nutcracker. Andrew Litton, the Ballet’s new music director, has chosen to celebrate the winter season with a tribute to American composers Barber, Bernstein, and Gershwin. Programs commemorating Founder George Balanchine are to be performed, as well as a day of festivities to mark Balanchine’s birthday.

Image Source: Flickr/David Goehring


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