Christmas shopping in New York is definitely something that has to be done – at least once! It is one of the best cities to experience some Christmas magic – go see for yourself!
The massive Christmas tree in the Rockefeller Centre is enough reason for a visit not to mention the shopping! Do you remember years ago when we used to wait in anticipation to see the Switzers Christmas window? ( showing my age now) well you can multiply that by 100 in New York! Bloomingdales, Macys, Tiffany, all the big department stores bring a whole new meaning to the term window shopping! If you really want to get into the Christmas spirit try some ice skating at the Rockefeller Centre or in Central Park.
There are two Christmas markets in New York if thats your thing, in Bryant Park and Union Square. Both offer plenty of local souvenirs and decorations to bring home with you as well some tasty New York treats. You can pick up plenty of stocking fillers in Canal Street (Chinatown), the latest Tiffany necklace for about $10 or maybe a Michael Kors watch for $20! If its the real thing you seek then head for Macys or Bloomingdales, where despite the poor exchange rate, you will still pick up presents for a lot less than at home. If you have time, take the bus to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, the savings are incredible. Just make sure you have an extra case with you! For more info on shopping in New York read my blog here.
The Christmas tree in Rockefeller centre will be illuminated on the 2nd of December so I have chosen the 4th of December weekend for your shopping break. Fly direct from Dublin to New York on the 4th of December and spend three nights at the Holiday Inn Manhattan Financial District for only €695 per person based on 4 sharing. This hotel receives great reviews on tripadvisor and is only minutes from the world trade centre and the largest Century 21 store! If there are more or less of you travelling, just click on the change search button in the hotel link and you will see the price.
Click here to book flights: €465pp
Click here to book hotel: €230pp
Prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change.