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New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour

  • NYC bus tour of holiday lights and movie filming locations
  • Watch clips from holiday films as you pass each location
  • View the spectacular lights and holiday window displays throughout Manhattan
New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour
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3pm Holiday TourMost Popular
3pm departure for holiday movie sites tour
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3pm Tour Priority Seating
Priority seating upgrade includes pre-boarding, guaranteed seating in the first 4 rows, and close access to the tour guide
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630pm Holiday Tour
6:30pm departure for holiday movie sites tour
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Enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights and holiday movie sites in New York City on this guided bus tour. See some of the best of the Big Apple’s brilliant holiday lights and decorations in all their holiday splendor while visiting one iconic landmark after another, as well as some of the city’s hidden gems. See the exact locations where many holiday movies were filmed, and match them to their on-screen movie clips along the way. This tour is a fun and festive way for the entire family to celebrate the season.
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 Macy’s 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 at the world-famous Macy’s store in Herald Square, home to the “real Santa” in the 1947 Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street.
Reviews (38)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christmas visit to the City to experience the magic of NYC decked out for the Holidays.

The tour was fine but nothing special as we expected. I think the lack of focus on the Holiday lights was the reason for a lack of a WOW factor. The actor/tour guide was more into movie locations. Ironically he did not pick out very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peter K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Getting in to the Christmas Spirit

We recently went to NYC and in order to get in to the Christmas spirit we my wife and I booked ourselves on to the 'Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour' provided by On Location Tours. The tour itself consists of a coach ride around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrew H
OnLocationTours, Public Relations Manager at On Location Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Andrew! We love Max and we're so happy you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Extremely Disappointing

This tour was not at all what I expected. Basically, the bus drives around NYC and drops you off at 3 storefronts for 20 minute stints to look at the holiday windows. The guide wasn't as vibrant or engaging as I would have liked and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maisiemom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Utter rubbish

Don't waste your money. We didn't see any movie clips, we stopped in front of 3 stores for photos (including where we ended the tour). Didn't see most of the things on the list We complained to the company and got 1/2 the price refunded...More

Thank Mama_SueB
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile
My fun review

First off DO NOT PAY FOR PRIORITY seating. You see all the same stuff on the bus. I'm not sure why that's even an option. But the tour was SOOOO FUN!!! took you all over to different sites, famous movie sites.. Home Alone was my...More

Thank lauramT5503OR
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