It’s time to start getting excited for Christmas in New York! Some of our more eager residents may already be planning where to put up their lights and decorations for the season, while others will follow through with the annual traditions of hanging up holiday cheer right after turkey day. If you’re wondering what Christmas lights in New York will be worth seeing this year, worry not! We’ve planned a Christmas road trip for you that’s absolutely magical. This will put even the most grinchy of Grinches into the Christmas spirit.

Did we forget your favorite light display that you think should be added to this Christmas road trip of lights in New York? Share your suggestions in the comments: you never know, maybe you’ll see them in a future article. For more seasonal cheer, remember: it’s not Christmas in New York until you do these 12 enchanting things!

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What are some good activities for Christmas in New York?

Have you stopped by Skaneateles? This place turns into a magical Christmas village each year! You also shouldn't miss Hamburg's Festival of Lights. Small towns in New York like these will make even the most hardened of Grinches get into the holiday spirit.

What are some holiday events in New York?

Check out this fantastic guide to year-round seasonal activities in New York! We've got so many fun events leading from fall into winter. Pumpkin patches, apple cider, haunted houses, hay rides, and more fill up the autumn. After Thanksgiving, it feels like the entire state turns into a magical winter wonderland. We've got holiday drive-thru spectaculars galore, city Christmas tree lightings, and ice skating all over the state, there are tons of things to do in the winter.

What is winter in New York like?

Well, obviously, winter in New York can be pretty cold! You do not want to underestimate the power of Mother Nature. We have had some pretty horrific blizzards in New York. Each year, snowfall results in loss of property, and sometimes even loss of life. You'll want to make sure you are prepared for all possibilities before winter hits. Keep an eye on weather reports when storms are expected so that you can be aware of the situation as it can constantly changes.

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