Secrets of Midtown Holiday Lights History Tour

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  • 12/01/2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Want to get out, socialize, learn about the city and enjoy the iconic holiday decorations in NYC?  Join NYSN founder Dave Cervini for a stroll through midtown as he shows you things you may have never known about the history of the area from 34th Street to Rockefeller Center.  Along the way you will see amazing photos of NYC then and now plus the Macy’s windows, Bryant Park Christmas tree, 6th Avenue lights, Radio City and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.  If you don’t say, “oh wow!” at least once during the tour we will give your money back!

How it works. 

  • We will meet in front of Tir Na Nog at 254 West 31st Street.
  • The tour will last about 2 hours.
  • At the end of the tour the group is welcome to find a local pub for food and drink.

Highlights include:

  • History of the original Penn Station in all its majesty
  • Macy’s, Herald Square, Empire State Building and surrounding area
  • Broadway: 34th Street to Times Square
  • Bryant Park tree and holiday shops, the old reservoir & graveyard
  • Avenue of the Americas and elevated trains, corporate decorations
  • Radio City, Rock Center Christmas tree and Saks 5th Avenue windows and St Pat’s Cathedral

Cost:  $25 General Members / $15 NYSN Lifetime VIP members.  Refunds will be given only if the tour is canceled due to weather.


Can I come alone? Yes, most guests do! It’s a great way to meet new people.

Dress Code:  Dress for the weather

Ages: 21+

Questions? Email Dave Cervini at or call 212.873.2256, M-F 10am to 4pm.

Nonrefundable unless canceled.

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COVID-19 Protocols

In accordance with current city and state protocols vaccination status is not mandatory for this event.  However, we do ask that participants act in a responsible manner and do not attend if feeling ill, showing symptoms or have been recently exposed.  Mask wearing is optional unless the venue or city has mandated that.  Everyone should respect the comfort levels of others as we transition into this next phase of socializing in the Covid era.
This event is nonrefundable.  If you have tested positive for Covid and cannot attend, we will do our best to provide you with credits to select future events with a copy of your positive test results. Please note that due to the cost involved in some activities credits may not be used for the event you missed.


254 West 31st, near 8th, New York, New York, 10001


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