My family and I are thinking about traveling to NY for Christmas, from Dec. 20-28. I've never been there during the winter months and I don't know what to expect. We are traveling with two children, ages 9 and 6. We're from Hawaii, so we're not real use to the cold weather. How cold could we expect it? We do have relatives that live in Manhattan, and we would like to stay near that area to be close to them. Any suggestions on hotels? Our budget is about $250-$300/night and it needs to be clean and in a safe area. We would like to do the usual tourist things like visiting the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Rockefeller Center, etc. Any other suggestions on what to do during Christmas? and does anyone know if most of the attractions are open on Christmas Day? We're a family that also likes sports. Does anyone suggest attending an NBA or NFL game?