Hi. Planning a trip for December 8th to 12th, 2 females (late 20s). Never been to New York but have always wanted to go around Christmas time. I've noticed this must be peak season b/c rates are much higher then than they are now. We were hoping to get a "decent, clean" hotel for around $250 to $300 a night in a safe and close to transporation area. Originally thinking of Central Park area or possibly times square? I'm not sure this will be possible, does anyone know if there will be better deals closer to travel date (travelzoo and other discount type sites). We plan on seeing a show every night so this may also come in play when chosing somewhere to stay (as far as location). Thanks for your help. Sorry this is somewhat lengthy, I just have no idea what to expect planning a trip to New York.