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We can officially say that we are in full blown “all-things-holidays” here in Manhattan, and are excited for the next month and a half with all of the wonderful celebrating that will be happening in the big apple.  Why not prepare yourself for the holidays at these amazing locations?

From the Rockefeller Tree Lighting and a lunch cruise with Santa, to a private butler and more, these locations have you covered for the holidays.  Take a look at what they have to offer.

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Sit Front-Row at Rockefeller Center’s Tree Lighting: The famed Rockefeller Tree Lighting is Wednesday, November 30 and Del Frisco’s Grille New York offers the gift of prime-view seating. Located in the heart of Rockefeller Plaza, the Grille’s patio boasts ideal views of the night’s performances – not to mention delicious shareable plates and holiday cocktails that are sure to keep guests warm. Guests are invited to settle in by 6:00 p.m. and enjoy the view until the tree is lit and the night comes to a close. Price: $200 per seat with a $200 food and drink minimum per table.

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Get Holiday Party-Ready with Luxury Spa Specials: Known for their highly customized approach to skincare, guests of The Sisley Spa at The Carlyle Hotel can indulge in personalized treatments designed to beat the winter blues, from the Energizing Phyto-Aromatic Body Treatment to the Phyto-Aromatic Brightening Facial. The Sisley Spa is also celebrating the holiday season with a variety of gift card specials, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas Eve (for those notorious last minute shoppers!).

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Have Lunch with Santa on a Cruise Along the Hudson: Snap pictures with Santa himself and see New York City from an entirely new perspective as it transforms into a winter wonderland on Spirit of New York’s Santa Lunch Cruises. Departing year-round from Chelsea Piers, the dining and sightseeing experiences feature creative buffet-style cuisine, seasonal cocktails and float along the Hudson past famed New York landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade.

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Stay in the Heart of NYC’s Holiday Festivities: The iconic New York Hilton Midtown, located in the heart of midtown, is the ideal holiday destination for travelers seeking close proximity to famous attractions. Directly on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade route, the hotel is a short walk to sites radiating with holiday spirt like Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Radio City, and Fifth Avenue shopping. The recently launched in-room spa, through a partnership with the on-demand mobile app PRIV, provides guests with amenities to get ready for the festivities like fitness, makeup, hair, and nails at their fingertips.

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Have a Traditional Japanese Meal on New Year’s Day: The Kitano, New York City’s only Japanese-owned hotel, upholds New Year’s Day tradition by offering the Osechi meal in the hotel’s critically-acclaimed restaurant, Hakubai. In Japanese culture, New Year’s Day, or shogatsu, is considered to be the most important of the annual holidays, and the celebratory custom calls for an elaborate meal setting the stage for a well-balanced way of living in the New Year. This meal, consisting of six-courses, is meant to ensure good health, fertility, a good harvest and a long life in the coming year. The hotel will also feature complimentary Omiki, sake offered to the gods, in its lobby on NYD which is thought to remove the negative signs from the previous year and ensure a long life.

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Pre- and Post-Broadway Holiday Dining Experience: Known for impeccable hospitality, contemporary steak house fare and floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing midtown Manhattan’s gleaming holiday lights, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House New York provides guests the chance to dine like a king among decorative tinsel and shiny ornaments before walking to or from a Broadway show just a few blocks away.

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