Private Secrets of the Holiday Season In New York City Webinar

Secrets of the Holiday Season In New York City

Tour Highlights

  • Learn how Santa Claus really is a New Yorker by birth
  • Explore how and when the Christmas windows started
  • Hear the story of the first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and the origin story of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  • Learn about the duel between the world’s largest menorah’s
  • How in the world did we come to celebrate New Year’s Eve by dropping a ball at midnight?
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About This Tour:

Chief Experience Officer Justin Rivers delivers this virtual holiday card by tracing the history and secrets of some of New York City’s time-honored holiday traditions. Join us for a fun look at how New York sets the trends for the holiday season all over the globe. Ridiculous holiday sweaters optional!

About Justin Rivers:
Justin Rivers is Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer. He is a writer and interpretive historian whose work focuses on inspiring empowerment through storytelling in non-traditional settings. As a playwright, tour guide, and educator, his work is designed to help New Yorkers contextualize and rediscover their city by exploring the past, present, and future of its diverse infrastructure.
Justin’s Off Broadway play, The Eternal Space explored an unlikely friendship that arose from Penn Station’s demolition and enjoyed a successful six-week run at Theatre Row Studios in 2015. He is author and co-collaborator of The Wonder City, a graphic novel that re-imagines the history of New York City. He is also Founding Director of The Character Connection Initiative, a non-profit organization that brings character education and mindfulness practices to inner-city middle school students and teachers throughout the NYC metro area.

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