New York Holiday Lights Tour

New York Holiday Lights Tour: It’s time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world.  Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland.  Check them all our on our New York Holiday Lights Tour.


Join Free Tours by Foot as we experience the holidays in the city as only New York can offer.  We will take advantage of the subway to beat the street traffic, keep warm and catch some underground holiday music.  Learn about the artists and backgrounds to these wonderful displays.  You can’t get that on a bus and you can’t beat the price.

Lighting and window displays we visit on the New York Holiday Lights Tour:

  • Lincoln Center
  • Time Warner Center
  • Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Saks Fifth Ave
  • Macy’s Herald Square
  • FAO Schwartz
  • Lord and Taylor
  • Bergdorf Goodman
  • Tiffany and Co.
  • and much more

Check out our Guide for Christmas in New York.


Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more please visit our groups page.

Where: Tour starts from the fountain outside of the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts.  Please use our Google map for directions to the tour starting point.  Tour ends at Rockefeller Center (map).

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours.

When: Most days between Dec 5th until Jan 5th.  View our full Calendar

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

*Please have a subway Metro card with at least $5.00 for two subway rides.