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New York City’s Holiday Lights from the Empire State Building

by Angelique Platas

Nov 30, 2020

Views from the Empire State Building. Photo: MNStudio | Dreamstime.com

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There’s almost nothing like the magic of New York City during the holidays — and there’s almost nothing more quintessentially New York than the Empire State Building. Check both off your list at once this year in the Big Apple.

 

Start with a view from above with tickets from the Empire State Building’s world-famous 86th– and 102nd-floor observatories. It’s the perfect time of year to have your New York moment and take in the iconic views with the holiday lights below.

 

Taking a photo-op at the Empire State Building is a must this holiday season. Nov. 30–Dec. 4, travelers and guests can use the world-famous and architecturally stunning skyscraper as the backdrop for holiday cards and keepsakes. Visitors purchasing a premium ticket for the 102nd-floor Observatory can choose a time slot for professional photos on the Grand Staircase. Purchase tickets here and check photo off your holiday to-do list.

 

Keep warm under the heat lamps with a 360-degree view of the city. Check the light schedule this holiday season, including Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, here and find the best time for your crew to head to the big city.

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