New York Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights Tour in New York, NY

Inside Out Tours10 Columbus Circle (at the Information Desk under the Holiday Under the Stars display)New York, NY 10023
View on Map
Starting at


The winter holidays in NYC are spectacular! See the twinkling Christmas lights, browse through local art vendors, visit sites where popular holiday movies were filmed, and enjoy the beauty of the department store window decorations. NYC is the place to be during the holidays and this tour will show you all of the notable holiday hot spots around the city. Available December 1 through December 23.


from New York Holiday Markets and Christmas Lights Tour
Get into the spirit of the holiday season by visiting four of New York’s most attractive traditional holiday markets with their dizzying arrays of hand-crafted goods, local art, desserts, fashionable winter attire, traditional food and warm Christmas drinks. See holiday lights, Christmas movie sites and charming holiday department store window decorations along the way as you explore the finest seasonal markets of New York.

Tour Duration: 4 HOURS
Tour Distance: 1.7 MI / 2.4 KM
Tour Departure Time: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 3:30 PM - Seasonal Dec 1 - 23rd.

TRANSPORTATION FARES: Transportation is NOT included. Please purchase round-trip MetroCard prior to the tour.

Tripster Customer Reviews

Have you been to New York Holiday Markets and Christmas Lights Tour? Share your knowledge and be the first to review this.
TripAdvisor Reviews
TripAdvisor user image
Sydney, Australia
"Xmas markets and lights - bit of a fizzer"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019 NEW
Being met across the road from the first market, then walked down 5th Avenue to watch a light show on the front of Saks, not getting time to look at the Rockefeller tree, then walk to Bryant markets. Unimaginative. Then to Grand Central for those markets (that were closed,). Our guide didn’t really want to go to union markets - she was only going to ‘drop us there and leave us to our own devices). Very disappointing compared with other tours we have been on this trip.
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
San Tan Valley, Arizona
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019 NEW
Liz the tour guide was very friendly but the tour itself was very disappointing. We didn’t get to stop & look at the rockafella tree, we didn’t get to go inside St. Pat’s Cathderal. It was not worth the money. I could see the holiday lights myself with out having to pay for it & all this tour was about was just going to all marketplaces to shop. I can do that myself without having a tour guide take me. All I have to do is ask my phone where shopping is.
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Limerick, Ireland
"Harlem walking tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019 NEW
Went on tour Nov 19, was really enjoying the guides knowledge of the area. Stopped at Apolló Theatre with the group. When we came out after making a purchase, our group were gone so we lost the last 2 hours of the tour which I was so looking forward to. Very disappointed. The tour guide should have made sure he had his full group before leaving. This would be a natural thing to do. Left wondering what the end was a like.
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Mexico City, Mexico
"Bad Service from the company"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019 NEW
I had to book by email because the tour in Spanish was never available by the web, then they cancelled one day before and assigned a similar one in English, which made very hard for my guest to understand or enjoy the tour
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Barcelona, Spain
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019 NEW
Esta es mi primera valoración de este tipo pero es que nunca me había encontrado una empresa y un tour tan desastroso. Nuestra experiencia fue en Nueva York. Un desastre... Solo os diré que empezamos el tour unas 12-15 personas y lo acabamos 4... el guía se fue dejando a la gente por el camino sin mostrar la más mínima preocupación. Días antes conocimos una pareja que viajaba con un chiquillo de dos años. Contrataron el tour con la New York Pass y, en teoría era gratuito... El día del tour tuvieron un problema de salud y no pudieron asistir... Pues la empresa 'Inside Out Tours' les cobró el tour al no poder presentarse en el punto de salida (unos 37€ por persona). Estos chicos hablaron con la empresa para explicar lo sucedido pero nada... solo se remitieron a su política de cancelación de tours y les birlaron más de 70€. ¿Que tipo de trato hacia sus clientes es este?. O sea, el tour PENOSO y el trato de la empresa DEPLORABLE. Creo que es un estafa-turistas en toda regla. Aunque este tour se ofrezca con la New York Pass os RECOMIENDO otras empresas como TOURS BY FOOT o SANDERMAN'S. En nuestras vacaciones de Nueva York querremos pasarlo bien, aprovechar el tiempo y no tener problemas... NO conseguiréis nada de esto con 'Inside Out Tours'. I had never had to write an opinion like this, but I had never found a disastrous tour like this. Our experience was in New York. A completly disaster ... I will only tell you that we started the tour about 12-15 people and finished it 4 ... the guide was leaving people on the road without showing the slightest concern. A couple we met days before traveled with a two-year-old boy. They hired the tour with the New York Pass and, in theory it was free ... On the day of the tour they had a health problem and could not attend ... Well, the company 'Inside Out Tours' charged them for the tour because they could not show up at the starting point (about $37 per person). These guys talked to the company to explain what happened but nothing ... they only referred the tour cancellation policy and charged over $70. In short, the worst tour and treatment of this regrettable company. I think it is a full-fledged tourist-scam. Although this tour is offered with the New York Pass, I RECOMMEND you other companies such as TOURS BY FOOT or SANDERMAN'S. On our vacation in New York we want to have fun, take advantage of time and have fun, take advantage of time and have no problems... You will NOT get any of this with 'Inside Out Tours'
Read More
Star Map Pin Icon
New York Holiday Markets and Christmas Lights Tour is located at Inside Out Tours10 Columbus Circle (at the Information Desk under the Holiday Under the Stars display)New York, NY 10023
Attraction Map Pin IconAttractions Hotel Map Pin IconHotels & Lodging

Frequently Asked Questions about New York Holiday Markets and Christmas Lights Tour

When are tours available?
The New York Holiday Markets and Christmas Lights Tour is only available from December 1st through December 23rd. Due to the popularity of the tour and the rush of the holiday season, reservations should be made as early as possible to ensure you receive your ideal tour time and date.

Where does the tour begin?
All guests should meet at the Information Desk under the Holiday Under the Stars display inside the Shops at Columbus Circle (located inside the Time Warner Center at 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023).

What should I wear?
Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing is recommended.

What are the age restrictions for this tour?
Children are allowed to accompany their parents or guardians on this tour. However, due to the length of this tour, it is recommended that parents make a decision as to whether the tour is appropriate for their children.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, you may bring a camera for pictures.

Will the tour operate if it rains?
Yes. Tours are rain or shine and all guests should dress appropriately for the weather conditions. In cases of severe weather on the day of your tour, the tour will be canceled and guests will be provided a full refund.

What is the cancellation policy?
Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any tour reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.