Celebrating Christmas in Manhattan


Arielle Bolduc, Staff Writer

Long Island is always a fun place to be, but during the holiday season with Covid-19, there’s only so much you can do. Luckily Manhattan is just an hour away! 

When traveling to Manhattan, make sure to stay safe and follow Covid-19 guidelines. Senior Lizzie Knierman said, “Going ice skating at Rockefeller Center or Bryant park and going shopping is always fun.” You can view the Rockefeller Christmas Tree only on 49th and 50th Streets at 5th and 6th Avenues. Right near the Christmas Tree, you can go ice skating at the rink on 49th street. 

The Empire State Building is still open for visitors. The Empire State Building has limited its visitor capacity by 50% and is performing enhanced cleaning. 

As the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art reopen, they’re following social distancing rules, pre-ticketing and limiting how many people can come in. 

Places like Chinatown and restaurants like Marea, across the street from Central Park for pasta and seafood are places you could visit if you’re planning on spending time in NYC.

Senior Lilly Wagner said, “I like to go Ice skating in Bryant Park, and shopping. Also, all the decorations and the Christmas tree lit up is really nice to see during Christmas time.  As for shopping, Columbus Circle is open for shopping. Shops like Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Free People, and more are all open for in-store shopping near 5th avenue.     

NYC is a great location to visit. It’s not only very festive during the holiday season, but there’s a lot to do and see. Make sure to stay safe and follow the Covid-19 guidelines.