Entertainment and holiday tradition go hand-in-hand when celebrating your nuptials in The Big Apple. While many brides opt for a traditional bachelorette party, there are many festive alternatives at this time of year, especially in New York City. So, read below, and then gather up your best bridal squad and enjoy the merriment at these iconic holiday locations ensured to bring everlasting memories and loads of festive fun for your bachelorette weekend or girls' NYC weekend getaway!
Celsius Bar in Bryant Park(above)
Enjoy a glass of one of the many festive cocktails including an Apple Cider Margarita or a Winter Berry Moscow Mule at this custom-designed glass spectacle, located just above Bryant Park's winter village. With scenic options like a heated outdoor lounge and an indoor dining area accompanied by panoramic views of Bryant Park, there are no limits to the celebrations to be had in this unique space. State-of-the-art hospitality blended with the luxuries of urban chic dining make this modern meeting spot a wonderful locale for your ladies to mix and mingle!
Photo: Courtesy of the Plaza Hotel
__Tea at The Plaza __
One of the best ways to embrace the true metropolitan festivities of New York City's holiday celebrations is to enjoy traditional elegance within the impressive ambiance of the timeless Plaza Hotel. Afternoon tea adorned with custom tableware and china can be enjoyed underneath a detailed stained glass dome. The decorative holiday surroundings at this time of year add New York City charm to the already polished exclusivity and modern hospitality. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Holiday Market Shopping
Handcrafted gifts, ornate jewelry, and vintage antiques provide the unique features that surround the array of Holiday markets sprinkled around NYC's bustling streets. Holiday markets, including Bryant Park's Winter Village, embrace more than 125-boutique shops and artisanal foods and gifts which compliment the entertaining Union Square Market. The market offers a variety of sweet and savory treats alongside hot apple cider and one-of-a-kind handmade gifts. The perfect spot for any shopping lovers in your bridal party to enjoy a day at the festive market!
Photo: Courtesy of Celsius Bryant Park
Skate through the holiday season at one of Manhattan's most seasonal destinations, offering the perfect girls' outing for you and your bridal squad to break the ice. Swap the bustling crowded streets for more of a wintery scene at The Rink at Rockefeller Center; the rink allows only 150 people on the rink at one time, permitting legacy and exclusivity to prevail. If traditional ice skating is more your style, opt for Central Park's most famous rink, Wollman Rink, credited for being as old as the park itself (after opening to the public in 1858).
Photo: Courtesy of Radio City Music Hall
This annual Christmas show, a holiday tradition synonymous with Christmas in New York, brings festivity and entertainment to the iconic stage of Radio City Music Hall. More than 140 performers including the renowned Radio City Rockettes indulge in a 90-minute performance of singing, dancing, and original holiday scenes. First presented to audiences in 1933, this classic piece of New York culture continues to inspire locals and tourists every holiday season.