5. Go See Over-the-Top Holiday Decorations

You certainly shouldn’t miss the colorful holiday window displays put together by some of the biggest department stores in the city. However, there are a few places in New York City that take holiday decoration much too seriously (to our great pleasure).

If you’re looking for a holiday meal inside a festive location, a few of our recommendations include Rolf’s, a German eatery on 22nd Street and 3rd Avenue, Milon Bangladesh Indian Restaurant on 93 First Avenue (2nd Fl. between 5th& 6th Streets) and Pete’s Tavern (129 East 18th Street), the oldest continuously operating bar and restaurant in New York City. See our full list of recommendations here.