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Holiday Lights & Movie Sites

Spread some holiday cheer with this movie filming location tour that visits some of the most iconic sites from your favourite Christmas & Thanksgiving movies.

map New York, United States
Duration
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Varies
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Not included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Languages
Languages
English
Meals
Meals
Not included
From USD $135
Limo Buyout: USD $750
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What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
  • All taxes included
  • 2 hr 30 min sightseeing bus tour around New York City, to see how The City That Never Sleeps sparkles during the holiday season, stopping at various film locations from your favourite Christmas movies
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach with opportunities to disembark & take pictures

Where we Visit:

  • Columbus Circle
  • Central Park
  • Wollman Rink
  • Bethesda Fountain
  • Upper East Side
  • Serendipity 3
  • Bloomingdales
  • Midtown Manhattan
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Bryant Park

COVID restrictions may apply, please contact the tour operator to check their requirements.

WHAT TO EXPECT

See how New York City sparkles during the holidays as you spot iconic landmarks and you’re guided to some of the city’s hidden gems all from the comfort of a nice warm bus. You'll visit the locations where your favourite holiday movies were filmed and match them to movie clips you’ll see on the screen along the way. 

 

This holiday sightseeing adventure begins at 63rd and Broadway near Columbus Circle where you will meet your tour guide. From there, hop on the warm tour bus and head around Columbus Circle and take a look up Central Park West, home to the annual commencement of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, where you’ll reminisce on filming locations from Elf, Mr. Popper’s Penguins and more!

 

Pass through Central Park while you enjoy clips from countless holiday classics that were filmed on location in the park, like where Harry and Marv discuss their plans to rob a toy store on Christmas Eve at Wollman Rink in Home Alone 2 and Santa’s collision with the Bethesda Fountain in Elf.

 

Your guide will lead you through the Upper East Side to Serendipity 3, the restaurant where Sara (Kate Beckinsale) and Jonathan Trager (John Cusack) share the famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate before making a stop at Bloomingdales to take a peek at the department store’s celebrated holiday window displays.

 

When you return to the bus, you’ll continue the tour through midtown Manhattan to view more of the city’s most renowned displays of the season that you’ll recognize from Eloise at Christmastime, The Family Man and much more while of course, making your way right through Rockefeller Center for a spectacular view of the most famous Christmas tree in New York seen in Home Alone 2, Noel and Elf.

 

Finally, continue down Fifth Avenue before ending the tour at Bryant Park, home to the charming ice skating rink seen in many Christmas films.

 

Whether you’re visiting New York or looking for a unique holiday experience in your hometown, this sightseeing excursion is sure to spread holiday cheer!

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Absolutely not! The tour takes place on a coach bus since the locations are spread out throughout the city. Each tour will get off the bus at a number of different locations along the way, giving you the opportunity to experience the locations and take pictures. Whenever you leave the bus, it is with the tour guide. The tour includes a mix of on-the-bus viewings of locations and stops to get off the bus to explore, all woven into the story of how they relate to holiday movies.

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Buses are not equipped with lap or shoulder belts or harnesses.

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Yes. While photography and filming are not allowed on the bus portion of the tours, there are some great spots for taking photos and videos at our numerous stops along the way. You may take photos at the various locations your guide is highlighting.

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Gratuities are not included in the price of the tour ticket. A tip for exemplary service is always appreciated but never required.

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No food or drinks are served on the tour, but you can feel free to bring something of your own if it is neat and you’re sure to remove all garbage from the bus at the end of the tour. Alcohol is prohibited.

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Yes, but you need to contact the Operator directly before booking your tickets to arrange a wheelchair accessible bus if needed. Buses are not equipped with lap or shoulder belts or harnesses. We are committed to providing accessible tours to persons with disabilities and are able to provide accessible vehicles for passengers with mobility impairments.

Notice of the need for an accessible vehicle at least 24 hours in advance is strongly recommended so as to guarantee the timely provision of an accessible vehicle. The wheelchair lifts can accommodate up to approximately 600 pounds in total. However, If you will be using a fold-up wheelchair and will be travelling with someone who can provide assistance on and off the bus, you do not need to inform us ahead of time as all of our buses have room in the luggage compartment to store it.

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The tour is conducted on a coach bus, so limited storage space is available. Please keep in mind that there will be several stops of up to 15-20 minutes each where we will be leaving the bus. If you are not comfortable leaving your belongings on the bus during this time, you might want to reconsider bringing them. We also have storage under the bus if needed.

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This tour is for all ages.

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The Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour is only available in English at this time. Since so much of the tour is visual, however, visitors from countries like Japan, Germany, Spain, and plenty of others have enjoyed the tour just the same!

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Some of the tour takes place outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather. Please also wear comfortable shoes, as parts of the tour include some walking.

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Feel free to bring a camera to capture your favourite locations on film. While videotaping is not allowed on the bus, many attendees film the locations at our several stops along the way. You may want to bring extra cash with you in case you want to buy a drink or do some quick shopping along the way! Alcohol is prohibited.

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  • The Operator reserves the right to cancel or change any tour, advertised schedule or route without notice
  • The Operator assumes no liability or responsibility for injury, loss, or damage to persons or property, inconvenience, delay, or expense arising from or caused by weather conditions, acts of God, war, accident, government restrictions or regulations, from any act or omission of any individual, traffic or road conditions, mechanical problems or any other cause or condition beyond The Operator’s control
  • The Operator reserves the right, without refund of any portion of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission to or eject any person whose conduct is disorderly, who uses vulgar or abusive language or fails to comply with the rules, terms and conditions applicable to passengers on the tour
  • Any person under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a person at least 15 years of age or older at all times
  • Video and audio recording on the bus is strictly prohibited

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tickets are non-refundable

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