Thinking of winter break this year? My Christmas shopping breaks to New York include flexible flight tickets with Aer Lingus, checked baggage and hotels with free cancellation.
Few cities capture the magic of Christmas better than New York. Add Macys, Sephora and Bloomingdales into the mix and you have the perfect Christmas shopping destination. I have chosen five centrally located hotels with free cancellation, and direct flights with Aer Lingus with flexible options. So if you book one of my Christmas shopping breaks to New York now, you can change or cancel your flights if the need arises.
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Some people like to do their Christmas shopping early, some love the bargains available over Thanksgiving weekend, while others want to wait until the Christmas tree lights are turned on at Rockefeller Centre. The lights are usually illuminated during the first week of December (date yet to be confirmed for 2021), so if you really want to see New York covered in Christmas lights, you should bear this in mind.
I have given you five highly rated hotels, in different locations, based on two or four sharing for three nights, departing the 2nd or 9th of December. However if you prefer to stay longer, change dates, or the number of people travelling, simply edit the search when you click on the links below.
All of my Christmas shopping breaks to New York are based on direct flights from Dublin airport with Aer Lingus. I decided NOT to price these deals on the cheapest fare – because if you are going Christmas shopping in New York you need to bring a suitcase! Instead, I have priced these with the Aer Lingus ‘Smart‘ fare which allows extra flexibility and includes the following:
- 10kg/22lb carry-on bag
- Complimentary meal
- 23kg/50lb checked bag
- Advance seat selection
- No change fee if you need change flights before 31st December 2021 (fare difference applies)
- Eligible for a refund voucher if you need to cancel your booking before 31st December 2021.
Flights are also available from other airports, so if Dublin airport doesn’t suit, edit the search to suit your requirements when you click on the links below. Note some of the links in this post are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at not additional cost to you.
Whether you fancy a romantic weekend for two, or want to get a few friends together for the ultimate shopping trip, these five Christmas shopping breaks to New York should have you covered.
1. Hilton Winter Garden Inn West 35th Street 9th December: 4 sharing €667; 2 Sharing €799pp
Centrally located just 800 metres from Times Square and steps away from Macy’s, this hotel is ideally located to explore all that New York has to offer. Rooms are equipped with a microwave, mini-fridge and a coffee maker, and there is a restaurant and bar on site with a 24-hour convenience pantry.
Highly rated on Tripadvisor, and a Travellers Choice winner in 2020, this is one of the best value Christmas shopping breaks to New York.
Check flights €459pp Smart Fare
View hotel 4 Sharing €208pp
View hotel 2 Sharing €340pp
2. Hyatt Place New York Midtown South, B&B: 3rd/ 10th December: 4 Sharing, €631pp; 2 sharing €780pp
Located just minutes from Macy’s Department store and the, and just ten minutes walk from Times Square, this Manhattan hotel is another super choice for a Christmas shopping break to New York. Its modern rooms have a sofa, fridge and coffee making facilities and a 42″ HDTV.
3. Embassy Suites by Hilton Times Square, B&B: 2nd / 9th December: 3 Sharing €728pp; 2 sharing €856
Located close to Times Square, the Empire State Building and Macy’s, with a the added advantage of breakfast included in the price, the Embassy Suites are always a popular choice for Christmas shopping breaks to New York. The studio suites are spacious and are equipped with a 42-inch TV, desk, mini-fridge, microwave and coffeemaker.
Check flights €448pp Smart Fare
View hotel 3 Sharing €280pp
View hotel 2 Sharing €408pp
4. The Beacon Hotel: 3rd / 10th December – Family Choice 4 sharing €703pp
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I stayed in the Beacon Hotel last year and loved it. Its location, close to Central Park and Manhattan’s Upper West Side is ideal for families or couples looking to be away from the hustle and bustle of Times Square. The rooms are very spacious and come with a kitchenette, which is ideal if travelling with kids – trust me, you will wake early with the time difference! You can walk to mid town in fifteen minutes or take the subway, the station is just minutes away.
View hotel €1020 total cost
5. Top Rated Evelyn Hotel B&B: 3rd / 10th December: 4 Sharing €790pp; 2 Sharing €964pp
This Art Deco boutique hotel is located in Midtown Manhattan in the trendy Nomad district (north of Madison Square Park). The bedrooms are stylish and are equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, Frette linens and heated floors, while bathrooms have premium amenities, marble sinks and rain showers.
A walking tour is offered on-site each Saturday and a complimentary continental breakfast is also included. This is one of the most highly rated hotels in New York according to Tripadvisor, with guests rating it as excellent.
New York has so much to offer as a holiday destination all year round, but especially at Christmas time. Give yourself something to look forward to by planning a Christmas shopping break to New York this year. I have published lots of posts on New York, so if you need any more inspiration be sure to check these out:
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Prices of these Christmas shopping breaks to New York are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Please note that these links are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.