New York City Tours & Sightseeing | M2M Tours – Fall Family Fun
Fall is a must-visit season in New York City. The crisp October air signals the very beginning of the holiday season and brings with it some memorable New York City cool-weather events, great for family-fun sightseeing in the City just before the Holidays. Introducing you to these events and to their locations is part of a Moments2Memories Tour – along with many little nuggets of information that you might never have otherwise learned.
HOLIDAY MARKETS: Each fall and winter, several holiday markets pop up around New York City. Sprinkle shopping some time into your sightseeing to get in the holiday spirit and you’ll end up with some really special items. Sellers purvey home furnishings, clothing, jewelry, ornaments and much more. The largest and most popular markets are located in Bryant Park (October–January), Grand Central Terminal (November–December), Union Square (November 21–December 24) and Columbus Circle (December 4–24).
ICE-SKATING: Ice-skating is synonymous with winter in New York City. Many of the City’s rinks open early in the fall—including The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center, Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, Trump Rink in Central Park (formerly the Wollman Rink) — and others that are open year-round, like the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers, City Ice Pavilion and Aviator Sports & Events Center.
HALLOWEEN: Each Halloween, NYC offers some of the spookiest and spine-chilling family fun around—in all five boroughs. If you will be touring and sightseeing in the City the last week of October, consider stuffing costumes in your suitcases and taking home memories of Halloween in New York City!
Tour one of the City’s most spectacular museums at the annual Halloween Celebration at the Museum of Natural History. Prospect Park’s Haunted Halloween Walk & Carnival is fun for kids and grown-ups alike, as is Enchanted Wave Hill Weekend; view intricately carved pumpkins at the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at The New York Botanical Garden and consider the long-running Bronx Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo, with haunted houses, crafts, hayrides and a chance for an up-close encounter with some creepy critters.
Halloween celebrations throughout the City culminate with the legendary Village Halloween Parade (October 31) on the holiday itself. Every year, more than 50,000 folks parade up Sixth Avenue—decked out in some of the City’s scariest, most innovative and most hilarious costumes—while numerous live bands complement the ghoulish revelry. Come up with a creative costume of your own and join the festivities or take it all in from the sidelines.