I am just doing a bit of research for our NYC trip and was wondering if anyone could confirm for us if there are any Christmas markets open after the 24th of Dec? We will be landing on the 25th staying for 4 nights at hotel Avalon but am disappointed to see that the majority of the Christmas markets appear to end on the 24th :( this is our second trip to NYC as we came back in May 2008 and often travel abroad during the Christmas period, normally to Europe where the markets are lovely at this time of year (paris, Barcelona, prague,dublin) this is quite disappointing if its true :((( could anyone confirm?
Also while I am here if anyone has any must see/must do things for this time of year I would be grateful!!! last time we did the ESB & TOTR, helicopter trip and Niagra falls trip which were fab and we walked a lot of the city but still felt like we had only just touched the surface, on our list of must do's so far are
statten island ferry, walk the Brooklyn bridge ( my feet didn't make it last time after good intensions on the last trip after our last night at the river café ) see more of central park ( very wet last time ) Visit the 911 museum and memorial (a pitty the freedom tower observation deck wont be open) explore more of the Brooklyn area, last time I loved grand central station and its magical ceiling and will definitely be making a pit stop there along with stopping off for cheesecake again aswell :)
We are a young couple 36 & 40 (now married) who love to walk and explore although we will be making extensive use of our metro cards again, who enjoy great eats (especially steak) ocasionally on a romantic dinner. My husband loves sweet treats and we are hoping to take a trip to carlos bakery too! Im a little more into sightseeing and photography and he's the shopper who also loves golf!
Any suggestions would be fantastic as since we have been before we are kind of looking for something a little different and not as touristy as we did before.
Thank you in advance