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Best Places to Go for Christmas

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New York City
Rockefeller Center at Christmas

Rockefeller Center at Christmas

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New York City makes it onto every best destinations list here on USA Travel, but it is especially gorgeous at Christmastime, making it a favorite destination for many holiday travelers.

In addition to having superb shopping - it's a great place to find unique gifts as well as find everything on your own wish list - New York City also boasts many holiday traditions. There is the giant tree at Rockefeller Center, the lighting of which is celebrated with a special ceremony and musical performances, and the holiday-themed windows at New York's famed department stores. Another attractions that brings scores of tourists to New York City during the holidays is the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, a Broadway-style show put on by the famous, high-kicking Rockettes at the even more famous Radio City Music Hall.

Here is just a sampling of the many amazing activities and events going on during Christmas in New York City. If you can swing it, a trip to New York City at Christmas is well worth it at least once in your lifetime.

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