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New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour

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New York, United States

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights and holiday movie sites in New York City on this guided bus tour. While the filming locations can be easy to overlook on your own, joining a tour ensures you don’t miss any of the iconic attractions or hidden gems. Plus, the guide matches the locations to their on-screen movie clips along the way.
  • See NYC’s holiday splendor on a bus tour of movie filming locations
  • View the spectacular lights and holiday window displays throughout Manhattan
  • Learn entertaining tidbits and insider secrets from your guide, a New York City actor
  • Pose for a photo in front of the festive Lincoln Center tree
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Transport by heated coach
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
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Departure Point

1889 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, USA

Return Details

6 Av/W 40 St, New York, NY 10018, USA
This New York City holiday sightseeing tour begins in Manhattan. Hop on your tour bus, and head to Central Park West, home of the world-famous Thanksgiving Day Parade and one of the key filming locations in the movies Elf and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

Then it’s on to the Upper West Side to relive holiday scenes from Scrooged and New Year’s Eve before moving on to Lincoln Center for a festive photo op with its beautiful Christmas tree.

In Central Park, relive the scenes from Wollman Rink in Home Alone 2 and the Bethesda Fountain in Elf. On the Upper East Side, see the restaurant from Serendipity. Back in midtown Manhattan, remember scenes from Eloise at Christmastime and The Family Man before hitting Rockefeller Center for a viewing of the most famous Christmas tree in New York—as seen in Home Alone 2, Elf, and Noel. Continue down Fifth Avenue, and find the decorated windows at Lord and Taylor before finishing your tour in Herald Square.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
On Location Tours
New York City holiday sightseeing tour
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
New York City
The tour starts at 63rd and Broadway and travels on the Upper West Side of Manhattan before crossing through Central Park and stopping at the beautiful holiday window displays along the way.
Stop At:  
Fifth Avenue
New York City holiday sightseeing tour
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
New York City holiday sightseeing tour
Stop At:  
Macy's Herald Square
New York City holiday sightseeing tour
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bloomingdale's
New York City holiday sightseeing tour
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Central Park
New York City holiday sightseeing tour - the tour travels trough the 65th Street Traverse highlighting holiday movies filmed on location in the park.
Pass By:  
Rockefeller Center
New York City holiday sightseeing tour
Stop At:  
Bryant Park
The tour ends at the Bryant Park Holiday Market
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible - please advise at the time of booking
  • Coach has restroom on board
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY On Location Tours, Inc

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "No fun standing in rain for 20min to a half hour." See review
  • "I highly recommend and have recommended this tour to everyone." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Holiday tour
Navigate26598716449
, Dec 2018
Excellent tour Benji was very knowledgeable and entertaining..would definitely recommend to anyone ..
star-3
Not as good as the tv/movies tour
Climber39004865175
, Dec 2018
My friend and I were a little disappointed with this tour. We thought there would be more light displays and more variety of movies featured.
star-5
Great way to get into the Christmas Spirit
Companion29831062847
, Dec 2018
Took the tour with 2 kids (11&14) and grandma. We all loved it - the holiday scenery was stunning - especially the department store windows. Nice way to see the sights in comfort after a long day of walking around the city. It was fun to see the clips from the movies and match the locations up in real life. It was a Saturday night tour and we did not have the traffic problems that others complained about. All in all I would recommend this tour to others.
star-4
Great tour! See a lot of NY and...
Danny F
, Jul 2018
Great tour! See a lot of NY and different movie locations. Store fronts were amazing.
star-3
Traffic was so bad that we spent...
Judith L
, Feb 2018
Traffic was so bad that we spent most of the time sitting on the bus waiting. We were re-routed on a couple streets because of high traffic volume. Did not really see many lights, mostly dark streets where a movie was made. Did not live up to expectations.
star-1
Really a dark bus ride through the...
Heather R
, Dec 2017
Really a dark bus ride through the city with very little holiday lights. The bus itself was very smelly inside, do not think the tank was cleaned and smelled like an out house. We saw 3 sets of store displays and only 1 had a holiday theme. This tour was basically watching clips of holiday movies filmed in NYC - we really were unable to see any sites in the dark. Only place with lights we saw was driving through Rockefeller Center. Tour guide was nice but seemed very unexperienced. We were all extremely bored and disappointed in this tour unfortunately.
star-5
My experience with the New York...
Blair B
, Dec 2017
My experience with the New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour was AWESOME!! Max the guide was very witty, kind and knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. I also appreciate the tour bus driver as he maneuvered through some pretty congested traffic. I highly recommend and have recommended this tour to everyone.
star-3
The tour guide was knowledgeable...
Jeffrey W
, Dec 2017
The tour guide was knowledgeable but, the tour was disappointing. There was a lot of downtime while the bus driver was stuck in traffic. About half way through they stopped at Bloomingdales to let us off for some window shopping; we had already done that on our own, so we didn’t get back on the bus.
star-4
Christmas lights and movies on a...
Deborah T
, Dec 2017
Christmas lights and movies on a Saturday night during the first NYC snowfall of winter. The best way to see the most! The elevated view of the lights, storefronts, and thousands of people on 5th Avenue was spectacular. Gingerbread cookies and improv comedy from our guide made the evening. Couldn't fix the traffic jams, but a better check-in system could be! No fun standing in rain for 20min to a half hour. Need to scan physical tickets and allow on busses immediately. That said, exceptional circumstances were in play. Cheers!!
star-1
The tour took place at evening rush...
Lyndiloola
, Dec 2016
The tour took place at evening rush hour in New York!!! Hence we pretty much ch sat outside a department store in a coach for most of it. Very poor

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