NYC Christmas Magic: Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Rockettes, & Restaurants

The spectacular Rockettes show, and dining at top restaurants while making new friends and celebrating the Christmas spirit.

“Embrace the Holiday Spirit and Productivity: Work and Play with New Friends in NYC!” 

Each day will have a few hours to grab your laptop and work side by side with your new friends!   

December 15-19, 2024
Christmas Time in New York City with 12 Amazing Women!

Amidst the sparkling lights and festive buzz of New York City, a group of women set off on a magical adventure, enjoying horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park, the dazzling Rockettes show, and gourmet dining at the city’s finest restaurants. Laughter and holiday cheer fill the air as new friendships blossom, creating unforgettable memories in the heart of the Big Apple.

10 Highlights for the NYC Trip

Stay at Virgin Hotels New York: Enjoy chic rooms and stunning city views.

Dinner at Beauty & Essex: Savor a glamorous dining experience with shared plates and a speakeasy vibe.

Rockettes Christmas Spectacular: Experience the festive performance at Radio City Music Hall.

Central Park Stroll: Ice skate at Wollman Rink and visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Shopping on Fifth Avenue: Explore high-end stores and see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

Union Square Holiday Market: Browse unique gifts, festive food, and local crafts.

High Line and Chelsea Market: Walk the elevated park and explore food stalls and holiday decorations.

Nightlife at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge: Enjoy stunning views and cocktails at this vibrant rooftop bar.

9/11 Memorial & Museum: Visit this poignant memorial, then see the New York Stock Exchange Christmas Tree.

Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO: Walk the bridge, explore DUMBO, and see the extravagant holiday lights in Dyker Heights.

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What is All-Inclusive?

All-inclusive for ALL experiences means that everything except airfare is covered, from the moment we pick you up at the airport, to when we drop you back off.


Airport transfers

All transportation

Amazing Activities and Tours 

All food and beverages (including unlimited wine/beer)

Local guides and excursions

Tipping our tour guides

We really do mean everything is included!!!


Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window. If driving we will let you know the meeting point upon booking.

Arrival Airport: LGA – LaGuardia Airport OR JFK – JFK International Airport
Arrival Date: December 15, 2024
Pick-Up Times:  Pick-up times can vary 

Departure Airport: LGA – LaGuardia Airport OR JFK – JFK International Airport
Departure Date:  December 19, 2024
Drop-off Times: Drop-off time will be after 10AM

Our hosts prioritize creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where travelers can forge lasting friendships. They embody our values of freedom, liberty, and respect for constitutional rights, making every trip not just an adventure but a celebration of shared ideals. Join us and experience the difference a passionate, knowledgeable host can make.

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Day-by-Day happenings:

Day 1: Arrival and Friends Meetup

As the group lands at JFK, they are greeted by their enthusiastic hosts who whisk them away to Virgin Hotels New York. The journey through the city is filled with excitement as holiday lights twinkle outside the windows. After a smooth check-in, they have just enough time to freshen up before heading to Beauty & Essex. At the hidden pawn shop entrance, the group marvels at vintage treasures before stepping into the luxurious dining area. Amid laughter and clinking glasses, they share festive cocktails and holiday stories, setting the perfect tone for their trip.

Christmas Spirit Highlights

  • Festive Hotel Welcome: Check into Virgin Hotels New York, where holiday decorations and a warm welcome set the festive mood.
  • Holiday Cocktails: Enjoy holiday-themed cocktails at the hotel’s cozy bar, perfect for catching up and toasting to the trip.
  • Beauty & Essex Dining Experience: Savor a glamorous dinner at Beauty & Essex, with festive décor and a hidden pawn shop entrance adding to the charm.
  • Holiday Lights Walk: After dinner, take a stroll through the nearby streets to admire the sparkling holiday lights and decorations, soaking in the Christmas spirit of New York City.
  • Meet your new Friends: Share stories and laughter, creating new holiday memories with friends in the enchanting atmosphere of the city.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been a holiday tradition since 1933? The tree is typically a Norway spruce and stands about 75-90 feet tall. It is adorned with over 50,000 multicolored LED lights and topped with a dazzling Swarovski crystal star that weighs approximately 900 pounds, making it one of the most iconic symbols of Christmas in New York City.

Day 2: Iconic NYC and Holiday Spectacular

The group wakes up early, energized for their first full day in the city. After a delightful breakfast at Sarabeth’s by Central Park, they wander through the park, enjoying a morning skate at Wollman Rink. The crisp air and holiday decorations make it a magical experience. Later, they marvel at the art in the Metropolitan Museum. As the day transitions to evening, the group heads to Radio City Music Hall for the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, where the dazzling performance leaves everyone in awe and full of festive spirit.

Christmas Spirit Highlights

  • Breakfast at Sarabeth’s: Start the day with a delicious meal at this charming spot near Central Park.
  • Ice Skating at Wollman Rink: Glide on the ice surrounded by the festive atmosphere and beautiful park scenery.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: Explore stunning art collections and special holiday exhibits.
  • Rockefeller Center: Visit the iconic Christmas tree and enjoy the festive decorations and holiday vibes.
  • Rockettes Christmas Spectacular: End the day with the magical performance at Radio City Music Hall, a must-see holiday tradition.

Fun Fact: Did you know the Rockettes perform up to five shows a day during the Christmas season? Their precise and synchronized high kicks are world-famous, and each Rockette performs about 300 kicks per show!

Day 3: Cultural Experiences and Holiday Cheer

The group starts their day with a trendy brunch at Jack’s Wife Freda in Soho. They explore the boutiques and art galleries, discovering unique holiday gifts. Heading to Union Square, they get lost in the festive atmosphere of the Holiday Market. The High Line walk offers stunning views of the city, leading them to Chelsea Market where they indulge in holiday treats. The evening is capped off with festive cocktails and dancing at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge, creating unforgettable holiday memories.

Christmas Spirit Highlights

  • Brunch at Jack’s Wife Freda: Enjoy a trendy brunch in the heart of Soho.
  • Union Square Holiday Market: Browse unique gifts, festive food, and local crafts.
  • High Line Walk: Experience elevated views of the city’s holiday decorations.
  • Chelsea Market: Indulge in holiday treats and explore festive shops.
  • Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge: End the day with festive cocktails and dancing.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the Union Square Holiday Market features over 150 vendors each year, offering a wide variety of handcrafted gifts, festive foods, and holiday decorations? It’s a perfect spot to find unique gifts and experience the local holiday spirit.


Day 4: Lower Manhattan and Festive Lights

The group begins their day with breakfast at Bubby’s in Tribeca, savoring hearty dishes in a cozy setting. They then visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, paying respects and reflecting on history. The afternoon includes a picturesque walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to explore DUMBO, where they capture stunning photos and sip hot cocoa. After some holiday shopping in DUMBO’s unique boutiques, they head to Dyker Heights to marvel at the extravagant holiday lights, creating a magical end to their day.

Christmas Spirit Highlights

  • Breakfast at Bubby’s: Enjoy a hearty breakfast in Tribeca’s cozy atmosphere.
  • 9/11 Memorial & Museum: Reflect on history at this poignant memorial.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Walk: Capture stunning photos and enjoy the scenic views.
  • Shopping in DUMBO: Discover unique boutiques and find holiday gifts.
  • Dyker Heights Holiday Lights: Marvel at the extravagant holiday light displays.

Fun Fact: Did you know that Dyker Heights in Brooklyn is famous for its over-the-top Christmas lights and decorations, attracting thousands of visitors each year? Some homeowners spend months planning and setting up their displays, making it one of the most festive neighborhoods in NYC during the holiday season!

Day 5: Farewell and Festive Goodbyes

On the final morning, the group gathers for a farewell brunch at Le Coucou in SoHo, savoring delicious French cuisine and reminiscing about their adventures. After brunch, they spend time at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), exploring the impressive collections and special exhibits. With some last-minute holiday shopping in the nearby boutiques, they soak in the city’s festive spirit one last time. As they head back to the hotel to check out, they exchange heartfelt goodbyes, promising to return to New York for another magical holiday season.


Christmas Spirit Highlights

  • Farewell Brunch at Le Coucou: Enjoy a delicious French brunch in SoHo.
  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): Explore impressive art collections and special exhibits.  (if time allows)
  • Last-Minute Holiday Shopping: Discover unique gifts in nearby boutiques.
  • Soak in the Festive Spirit: Take in the city’s holiday decorations and cheerful atmosphere.
  • Heartfelt Goodbyes: Say goodbye to new friends, promising to return for another holiday adventure.

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