Holiday cheer has officially infiltrated every corner of New York City, and from Midtown to Downtown, the city's hotels have covered themselves in all manner of decorative baubles, from Christmas trees and wreaths to giant nutcrackers and stag's horns. Unsurprisingly, many of the most festively-dressed hotels are located in Midtown, so you could plan a convenient tour of some of the city's other holiday landmarks—ice-skating rinks, Christmas trees—if you really want to make a cheerful day of it.Read More
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Lotte New York Palace
The New York Palace has once again pulled out all the stops with its Christmas decorations, adding a massive gingerbread house (designed to look like the hotel, of course) to its usual over-the-top adornments, which include Christmas trees, lights, and more.
The Standard, High Line
Beneath the Standard's High Line hotel, you'll find a veritable winter wonderland, complete with a ski chalet-style building serving hot drinks, an ice-skating rink, and chairs covered with cozy fur throws. Inside, a Christmas tree adds more festive cheer.
The Standard, East Village
Over in the East Village, meanwhile, the Standard hosts a Christmas tree market, where you can buy firs and wreaths (proceeds benefit the Lower Eastside Girls Club) and sip on festive drinks, like hot cocoa.
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The Plaza Hotel
Considering the Plaza is one of the city's most opulent hotels, it's no surprise that it pulls out all the stops during the holidays, with a gorgeous Christmas tree in addition to other festive decorations.
The Peninsula New York
In addition to the ornate Christmas decorations, which you can see here, the Peninsula New York offers plenty of other holiday festivities: there are gingerbread decorating classes for kids, holiday-themed afternoon teas, and special meals on Christmas Eve and Day.
The St. Regis New York
Enormous nutcrackers stand sentry outside of the St. Regis Hotel in Midtown; inside, an equally enormous tree made from what looks like stag's horns occupies nearly an entire room.
Le Parker Méridien New York
In lieu of its typical gingerbread house, Le Parker Méridien has instead gone with more traditional holiday decorations—a huge Christmas tree, snowflakes, and mistletoe under its Knave gate—for this holiday season.
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
True to form, the Carlyle's elegant holiday decorations include a tree festooned in white ornaments, along with matching flourishes throughout the hotel.
Four Seasons Hotel New York
As in years past, the Four Seasons has installed a Christmas tree in its lobby—this year, it's covered in Jingle Baby ornaments—and hosts several holiday meals throughout the season, including a weekend brunch with dishes like gingerbread waffles with eggnog crème anglaise.
Waldorf Astoria New York
Every year, the Waldorf Astoria decorates with large wreaths and beautiful trees more than 12' tall that are adorned with handblown glass ornaments and lights.
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