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Private NYC Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour provided by On Location Tours

Private NYC Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour

Private NYC Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour
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from €237.73 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Capture New York City’s festive holiday spirit at filming locations of your favorite flicks. This coach tour passes by holiday lights and movie sites like the store displays of Macy’s and Fifth Avenue. Your guide shares cinematic scenes via on-screen clips so you can relive the movie magic on board.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Manhattan coach tour of holiday lights and movie locations
See festive locales and film settings like Rockefeller Center
Guide is a NYC movie or TV actor with local insight
Opt for priority seating and sit in the first four rows
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2218NYCHOLIDAY
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Private Guided Tour • Heated transportation • Entry/Admission - On Location Tours • Entry/Admission - Bryant Park
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
1889 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, USA Departure Point: Meeting location provided on voucher Address: 63rd and Broadway - outside Starbucks Directions: • Please call our office at 212-683-2027 if you are having any trouble finding your guide. The guide will be holding a Holiday Lights & Movie Sites sign in their hands.
6th Ave & W 40th St, New York, NY 10018, USA Bryant Park - Holiday Market
Inclusions
Professional guide • Private Guided Tour • Heated transportation • Entry/Admission - On Location Tours • Entry/Admission - Bryant Park
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
1889 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, USA Departure Point: Meeting location provided on voucher Address: 63rd and Broadway - outside Starbucks Directions: • Please call our office at 212-683-2027 if you are having any trouble finding your guide. The guide will be holding a Holiday Lights & Movie Sites sign in their hands.
6th Ave & W 40th St, New York, NY 10018, USA Bryant Park - Holiday Market
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
6th Ave & W 40th St, New York, NY 10018, USA Bryant Park - Holiday Market
Additional information
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 travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1889 Broadway
    1889 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, USA
    Departure Point: Meeting location provided on voucher Address: 63rd and Broadway - outside Starbucks Directions: • Please call our office at 212-683-2027 if you are having any trouble finding your guide. The guide will be holding a Holiday Lights & Movie Sites sign in their hands.
    See address & details
  • 1
    On Location Tours
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    New York City
  • 2
    Fifth Avenue
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • 3
    Macy's Herald Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Bloomingdale's
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Central Park
    Rockefeller Center
  • 5
    Bryant Park
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    6th Ave & W 40th St
    New York, NY 10018, USA
    Bryant Park - Holiday Market
    See address & details
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jade460
Darlington, UK11 contributions
Ok but not fantastic.....
Jan 2020 • Couples
We were on the final tour of the season on New Year's Day & tbh we were a little disappointed. Our tour guide, Amadeo, was very friendly & personable but everything we'd read about the tour suggested it lasted 2.5 hours & it only actually took 1.5 hours at the very most. We had 3 brief stops, Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman's & Macey's for photo opportunities but that was it. Most of the info given focussed on Elf & Home Alone and we did wonder if the tour was in any way restricted due to road closures following the new year's celebrations but if this was the case it certainly wasn't relayed to us. Would put me off ever doing another tour should we ever visit again.
Written 9 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LightPacker617521
1 contribution
Unsatisfied
Dec 2019 • Family
The itinerary says you stop at all the locations and we only got to get out at two stops. They also don’t drop you off where they pick up at. So you have to walk or taxi to where your going.
Written 6 January 2020
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yvonnedp
Atlanta, GA50 contributions
EXTRAORDINARY!
Dec 2019 • Solo
If I had to use one word to describe this tour, THAT is the word I would use. It was Christmas night, every one was in the mood and Stephanie, our tour guide, did an excellent job keeping us all engaged! The movie clips were on point and she gave us ample time at each stop to get up close to the sights and take pictures. I was traveling alone, but I did not feel lonely. Great Job, Stephanie!
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gene K
Salisbury, NC1,004 contributions
Great Way to see the Store Displays
Carly did a great job introducing the film clips and explaining the window themes. A fun, relaxing way to see City Christmas lights.
Written 23 December 2019
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kabink
Isle of palms sc9 contributions
Loved it; definitely a must-see
The tour was wonderful and exactly what we were looking for. Our tour guide was wonderful, informative and helpful. Definitely recommend this tour!
Written 22 December 2019
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susansmith764
Laurel, MD5 contributions
Great tour of NYC!
Dec 2019 • Family
This was an amazing tour! Stephanie was an awesome tour guide in so many ways!!! Highly recommend this tour!
Written 21 December 2019
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K.T.
1 contribution
Holiday lights
Dec 2019 • Family
Our tour guide Bengi was very informative. I wish the tour details were all listed before we booked. Seen a lot of the stops and sites the day before.
Written 20 December 2019
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Tom T
1 contribution
Holiday Lights and Movie Sites
Dec 2019
Great tour! The bus driver and the tour guide were excellent and extremely professional. I just wish the tour had been a little earlier in the day as the lights would still have been on but you could see better from the bus. The bus was very comfortable and well maintained. The guide was very personable and knowledgeable. Thanks for the great end to our NYC trip.
Written 20 December 2019
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Jasmyn J
7 contributions
AWESOME! Holiday tour with my husband and parents
Dec 2019 • Couples
Benji was so knowledgeable and willing to tell us not only about movies around the tour but also deals for Broadway shows and other popular things to do in NYC. We got out at 2 stores and didn’t spend terribly long there which was great. The bus was so nice and warm. Thanks Benji and On Location, I’m so glad I made this decision!!
Written 11 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marcie Lempke
1 contribution
Great Christmas Fun!
Dec 2018 • Couples
I love New York City but never more than when it is Christmas time. I love the lights and all the decorations and to see it all from the bus and to know all the movies that were filmed and where allowed me to see NYC from a new vantage point. The guide, Max, was great giving insights and the dish about what happened during filming etc. Max was wonderful at keeping the mood light and fun and keeping the crowd involved with his jokes and trivia, his knowledge was impressive. The bus driver was great too with his understanding of the traffic and he and Max were both so kind.
Written 23 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Great time!
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Great tour
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Totally worth it!
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Amazing tour
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Loved this tour!
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Such a fun way to see the city!
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