One of my favorite things about the holiday season is watching the city transform into a winter wonderland. The city itself feels even more magical during the holidays and you can’t seem to escape the holiday cheer. The festive spirit even spreads inside to restaurants and shops. These places quickly become hot spots in December. New York city is a filled with a ton of places to eat and drink that are both yummy and festive. Don’t forget to check out our Top Things to See in New York City Holiday Edition once you have eaten your way through Manhattan.
Where to Eat and Drink in New York City Holiday Edition
This desert mecca is decorated in decorations all year round but feels especially festive during the holidays. Made famous by one of my personal favorite Holiday movies Serendipity, it is worth a visit. Their frozen hot chocolate is simply devine just make sure to get here a bit early as lines can get a bit long. More info here.
Come December time this German restaurant feels like someone threw up Christmas all over the place, in the best way. Plus they have mulled wine and eggnog so who can say no to that. Again it can get to be a long wait so get here early. More info here.
Christmas lights engulf this restaurant year round but if there is ever a time to visit it’s the holidays. Seriously some amazing and cheap eats and one of my favorite Indian restaurants in the city. Cash only so come prepared. Oh and did we mention it’s BYOB. More info here.
One of our all time favorite rooftops made waves last year when their Igloos were all over social media. This is one of the most unique and fun experience to have during the Holidays. The igloos are officially back so get ready to feel like you are in the North Pole. More info here.
This East Village bar gets a Christmas makeover come the Holidays but with a twist. Here you can have your Christmas cocktails with an island splash too. They actually now have pop-ups all over the USA but there is no place like New York City. Open November 25 to December 31. More info here.
This East Village watering hole offers up a special festive menu while also being completely consumed with Holiday decor. To top it off it even has a Hanukkah corner! Their drinks are seriously delicious and the perfect place to take shelter during a chilly New York night. Open November 25 to December 31. More info here.