by a local, @jessicafaye508

See the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

"The whole scene is straight-up spectacular and the tree is beautiful both day and night"

Check out the lights at Saks 5th Avenue

"You'll get the best Rockefeller view from the 9th floor restaurant, L'Avenue at Saks, so ask for a window seat when you book"

Visit the markets in Union Square and Bryant Park

"Grab a hot chocolate and wander around over 160 stalls, featuring festive local crafts and food"

Take a carriage ride through Central Park

"Lean into the romance of the holiday season and dash through the snow on a horse-drawn carriage"

Admire the Plaza's decorations

"NY's most famous hotel, made more famous by Home Alone 2, is stunning at Christmas"

Have dinner at Rolf's

"Dressed for the holidays 365 days a year, so even if you visit in May, you can experience an NY Christmas at Rolf's"

Watch the Rockettes

"Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes is NYC's favorite holiday tradition"

Read more about Jessica's favorite things to do in NYC at Christmas