Spoiling your kids is one of those things parents have to be careful about because, well, to put it delicately, no one wants to raise a brat. That said, all imperfect and amazing parents spoil their kids more than they should (usually through the medium of bribery in exchange for some peace). However, if there is one time you can get away with spoiling your kids no end it is now, at Christmas. But forget about Disney On Ice because there is only one way to do it properly and that’s with a trip to New York City - the winter wonderland that guarantees to make everyone believe in the magic of Santa again.
So, without further ado, here are our top tips on how to make your NYC winter experience truly unforgettable.
1. Arrive In Style
You may never get the chance to enjoy NYC at winter with your kids again, which is why you should ignore your bank statements and go all out, starting with a limo service. Come on, what could be cooler than landing at JFK or Newark having secretly spoken to the people at http://www.bergenlimo.com/ and then seeing the skyscraping skyline of the Big Apple for the first time from the windows of some amazing car. Start as you mean to go on right?
2. Ice Skating At Bryant Park
Winter kicks off when the doors to Bryant Park finally swing open. It is just the epitome of Christmas in NYC and you’ll see why when you first set your eyes on the huge ice skating rink, plethora of shopping kiosks and heart-warming smells that waft from each of the vendors. If you want to see what happiness looks like, head here and just watch your kid’s faces.
3. Meet Santa At Macy’s
Right, make a note of this: Eighth Floor, Macy’s Department Store, Herald Square. That is where you want to go if you want to see what the spirit of Christmas really looks like. To give you some idea, it is 13,000-plus square feet of merriment and cheer. Igloos, ice sculptures, Christmas trees, a rainbow bridge, elves and, yes, the man in red.
4. Trains At The Botanical Garden
The delicacy and intricacy of this little show is like nothing you have ever smiled warmly at ever before because in amongst the thousands of square feet are almost 30 model trains that zip about on over a quarter of a mile of track, chugging past miniature models of some of New York’s most amazing landmarks, 150 of them, each made out of twigs and moss and leaves and other natural materials. Just have a glimpse of https://www.nybg.org. It’s spectacular.
5. Talking Of Spectacular
You have to book tickets for Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular, the one thing that can turn even the biggest bah humbug into a believer. This is where the amazing, awe-inspiring Rockettes perform, and they are as phenomenal now as they were when this show first began. Yes, they have modernised things with 3D glasses, flying LED screens and all sorts, but it is the classic numbers that will blow you away; the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and New York at Christmas.



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