Get a jump on holiday activities

Although the snow isn’t falling yet, the holidays are approaching and it’s time to get in the spirit with some fun and unique activities, here in NY.

Gilt City Lifestyle Editor Chassie Post talked about the festive winter experiences at your fingertips in the Big Apple.

The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

  • The legendary Radio City Christmas Spectacular—starring the glamorous Rockettes—is an iconic holiday tradition in New York City.
  • Since it debuted in 1933, the Spectacular has featured these world-famous precision dancers known for their eye-high kicks, exquisite costumes and ability to move in perfect unison.
  • And on GiltCity.com, you can get tickets for select performances through January 1st for 20% off, or you can get a VIP Elite Experience featuring:
    • Private entrance into Radio City Music Hall
    • Pre-show reception with buffet and drinks
    • Personal Christmas Concierge to escort you to your seat
    • Photo opportunity with Santa and two of the Rockettes

Blue Man Group

  • If you want to see another iconic and interactive show, try Blue Man Group.
  • Blue Man Group earned a Grammy nod for its “Audio” album and has appeared on popular TV shows such as “America’s Got Talent,” “Ellen” and more. You might also recognize the troupe from the Intel commercials.
  • Celebrating an astonishing 25 years Off Broadway, this troupe combines comedy, music, dance and experimental art into a show that is like no other, along with humorous insights and sharp social commentary.

Whiskey Feast

  • Now, nothing beats the cold like warming up with some whiskey.
  • So head to the Whiskey Feast at the Brooklyn EXPO Center on Saturday, November 19 for a lively festival of fun, food and whiskey!
  • You’ll get unlimited access to tastings from celebrated distilleries such as New York Distilling Company, and you’ll sip fall-themed craft cocktails such as cranberry Old Fashioneds. You’ll also receive a your own souvenir whiskey-tasting glass to take home.
  • Live music, games and chef-prepared bites add a sense of revelry to this one-of-a-kind spirited event.
  • So grab tickets on GiltCity.com!

Chelsea Piers Sky Rink

  • For those who want to get active while celebrating the winter season, take part in ice-skating at Chelsea Piers Sky Rink.
  • Here, you and a friend or date can enjoy time gliding on an indoor rink.
  • Plus, the skate shop will hook you up with skate rentals and offers the latest in gear and apparel, as well as skate sharpening services.
  • Located at Chelsea Piers, Sky Rink caters to different ice skating needs, featuring a skating school for beginners plus figure skating and ice hockey for enthusiasts.

Nail + Spa Sakura

  • Get in the spirit and get holiday-inspired, festive nail art manicures at top-notch Nail + Spa Sakura.
  • Try nail art featuring candy-canes and Santas, snowflakes and sparkles, and more, as this salon has tons of beautiful holiday nail looks to choose from.
  • Plus, Sakura’s signature hand cream, which is made with all-natural ingredients, will leave even the driest hands smooth and hydrated – perfect for the dry winter weather.
  • And you can get pedicures here, so get ready to relax as the temperatures drop!

Gingerbread House Party at Dylan’s Candy Bar

  • Now this activity is fun for the whole family.
  • Spend the afternoon with the kids at a gingerbread house party at Dylan’s Candy Bar.
  • Your little one will receive a pre-assembled gingerbread house to decorate with unlimited candies, such as mini whirly pops, rainbow starlight mints, jellybeans and more. Candy experts will be on hand for design inspiration and assistance.
  • Decadent hot chocolate and cookies will be provided, too!
  • Afterward, your child will have the opportunity to take a professional photo with Santa himself.
  • So grab tickets for this party on Gilt City!