A group of 4 of us are planning a first trip to NYC in dec 2014. I have read many reviews and trip reports and have a world of plans. But first I need to book. I,ve chosen to fly from dublin to JFK because I read that immigration is done at dublin and makes arrivals much smoother. Is this true? We also have chosen travel dates nov30 to dec 6 because I read that Christmas lights,trees and window displays will all be up. Is this true? Finally we've chosen distrikt hotel because it gets great reviews,has a bar and falls in our budget of 320 dollars inc taxes per room per night. Does this sound right and Is the bar somewhere you could finish your days with nothing to do but wander to the lift and bed. All advise would be appreciated and when I book I'll have more questions for you good people. Thanks for any help.