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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
From US$ 42.00
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3pm Holiday Tour
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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 (33)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour hits all of the great NYC Christmas spots - and the connection to the movies is a seamless way to pass time in traffic. Jason is AMAZING! Very courteous and he has so many interesting tidbits of info to share with an obvious...More

Thank ahliciah
Reviewed 10 June 2018
Bright Lights with Jason

This was my second tour with On Location and my second trip with their terrific tour guide Jason. His knowledge of the city and the films that were produced there is excellent and he provides a wonderful color commentary throughout the event. I highly recommend...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Quartets R
Reviewed 1 May 2018
Waste of money

Don’t bother, save your money. The coach drove around a few streets showing short film clips of a few films. Boring !

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Helen T
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile
Great Tour

We had taken the tour bus because it was way cold. Scott did a wonderful job explaining the sites. I had a great time.

Thank keroco
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