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! Here are five fabulous breaks for Christmas shopping in New York.
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. This year they will be illuminated on the 4th of December, so if you really want to see New York covered in Christmas lights, you should plan to go in December.
I have given you five highly rated hotels, in different locations, based on two, three or four sharing for three or four nights. All prices are based on direct flights with United Airlines into Newark, which is only a short taxi ride into the centre of Manhattan. If the dates don’t suit simply edit the search to suit your requirements when you click on the links below.
I love shopping in New York, well I love New York full stop! It is one of my favourite cities. I have lots of posts on shopping in New York and things to do in New York so if you need any more inspiration be sure to check them out. So whether you fancy a romantic weekend for two or want to get a few girls together, these five breaks should be all you need to book Christmas shopping in New York this year.
1. Pod 51 Hotel
Dates: 21st November – 3 Nights
Price: €599pp based on 2 sharing.
The Pod 51 is great value for a weekend break in New York. Ideally located in Midtown Manhattan, it is close to all the main attractions and it even has a cool rooftop terrace with stunning views. Highly rated on tripadvisor, you will be hard pushed to find a better hotel at this price in a central location.
2.New York Marriott Downtown
Dates: 29th November – 4 Nights
Price: €768pp, based on 4 sharing
Located in the Financial District, the New York Marriott Downtown is the perfect place to rest up after a long day of shopping. It is also close to the World Trade Centre and the 9/11 museum, which is a must visit if you haven’t already seen it. Brookfield Place is a well known spot in the local area that is great for shopping and restaurants, make sure you visit the legendary Bill’s Bar & Burger.
3. YOTEL New York
Dates: 5th December – 3 Nights
Price: €866pp, based on 2 sharing.
This hotel has a bit of magic about it the whole year round, never mind Christmas. YOTEL New York is situated in midtown Manhattan and is within walking distance of 5th Avenue, Times Square and Central Park. The ultra-modern decor and trendy interior make this without doubt one of the coolest hotels to stay in all of New York. And remember the Christmas lights will be on at this stage, making it all the more magical!
4. Q&A Residential Hotel
Dates: 4th December – 4 Nights
Price: €817pp, based on 3 sharing
Four nights in the Q&A Residential should be just the right amount of time to bag yourself plenty of Christmas bargains. This fabulous four star hotel is located in downtown Manhattan’s Financial District. It’s extremely close to Battery Park and also puts you in the perfect location to see the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Centre. This is one of the top hotels to stay in New York according to tripadvisor.
5. citizenM New York Bowery
Dates: 4th December – 4 Nights
Price: €924pp, based on 2 sharing.
If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious, the citizenM New York Bowery should fit the bill perfectly. This boutique accommodation is situated in one of Manhattan’s most stylish neighbourhoods.. The hotel lobby is one of the best I have seen and should make you feel right at home straight away. The rooms are again on the trendy side and the King bed should help you recuperate after a long day of bargain hunting.
New York has so much to offer as a holiday destination all year round. However, there is something special that materialises in the run up to Christmas that sees New York elevate into the category of extraordinary. Give yourself something to look forward to by planning your Christmas shopping in New York.