NYC Christmas Movie Tour

On our brand new pay-what-you-like Holiday Movie Tour of NYC, you can visit some of the most iconic spots from favorite films such as Elf, Home Alone 2, Serendipity, Scrooged and Miracle on 34th Street.  

See the spot where Buddy the Elf triumphed in a snowball fight and where Kevin McAllister met the Pigeon Lady!  In addition to film sites, you will get to experience some of the beautiful holiday decorations and displays as we walk through the city. 

Be sure to also check out our daily Holiday Lights and Window Display Tour). We will warm up with a hot chocolate during this tour and end with a subway ride to Macy’s to meet Santa Claus!  (Check the bus tour version).


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Christmas Movie Tour


Sites we will cover on the tour include:

  • Wollman Rink
  • Gapstow Bridge
  • Plaza Hotel
  • Bloomingdales
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Macy’s
  • and much more!!
Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: Meet under the Columbus statue in Columbus Circle. Please use our Google map for directions to the tour starting point. The tour ends at Macy’s Santaland (map). You will need to make your own reservations to visit Santaland, as the tour will not go inside the store.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Approximately 1.5 miles (2k) in distance.

When: @9:45am Saturdays, @2pm Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays @2:15pm Fridays, additional days added @2pm and/or @2:15pm on December 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th & 26th.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for every budget.

**You will need a MetroCard with $2.75 on it.  Bring some extra money for hot chocolate!**

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Language: Tour is in English.

Holiday Lights and Movie Sights Bus Tour

This 2.5 hours guided bus tour takes you to sites throughout Manhattan, which served as the setting in holiday movies that you’ll recognize right away. During the ride, clips from movies filmed at the sites are shown on TV screens so you can match the locations you visit with the movie scenes filmed there.

You’ll see sites from wonderful holiday films such as Scrooged, Home Alone, Serendipity3, Miracle on 34th Street,  Elf, New Year’s Eve, Mr. Popper’s Penguin, Eloise at Christmastime and The Family Man.



Along the ride, you’ll the spectacular department store windows at Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Barneys, Saks, Macy’s and Tiffany & Co. You’ll also get a glimpse of the of the giant Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center. The bus makes a few stops for you to de-board and see sights close-up and take pictures.

This tour has great reviews with guests saying that guides are professional and also really entertaining. Many guests took the tour as a family and said that it was “multi-generational” and that adults, teens, and children will all enjoy this tour.

Advance purchase required.

Dates: November 23, 2018, through January 2nd, 2019.

Hours: Daily at 3 pm. On Saturdays, an additional tour runs at 6 pm (18:00).

Regular Tickets: $45 for adults and $35 for children 6-9, children under 5 ride free.

Priority Boarding Tickets: Pre-boarding and guaranteed seating in first 4 rows. 

  • $52 for adults
  • $42 for children (ages 6 to 9)
  • Children under 5 ride free.

Click here to purchase.