A New York Holiday: Watch it on demand on ABC7NY

NEW YORK -- It's a wonderful time of the year to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season in an area that celebrates the holidays like no other. "A New York Holiday" is hosted by Eyewitness News Anchor Shirleen Allicot, on location at historic Bartow-Pell Manson and Museum in the Bronx, decked out in Victorian-era holiday splendor. Viewers will learn about a wide array of places to visit and shows to attend in this special season.

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Watch the start of our special half hour looking at the sights, sounds, tastes and special gifts of the holiday season.

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Watch our special half hour with the sights, sounds, tastes and events of the holidays in New York.

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Watch the finale of our special all about the holiday season in New York.

In this season of light, we visit some unique displays that are free to the public-Central Park's floating trees, Brooklyn's famous Dyker Heights neighborhood, Madison Square Park's newest art installation, "Whiteout" and "Luminaries", at Brookfield Place downtown.

One of the newest trends in holiday shopping is pop-up shops- and we show you two you definitely won't want to miss- Google, showing off some of the hottest new tech gadgets and Yankee Candle, with an intoxicating interactive store just perfect for that "Instagramable moment". Of course we can't leave out the annual Holiday Markets, including a shop called "Do", specializing in raw cookie dough for an unusual treat.

And you can't talk holidays without the tradition of New York Department stores and their holiday windows. We'll see what's new this year from nostalgic themes to Disney magic. We'll also check out the numerous family shows, like "Elf", "Home for the Holidays", "Big Apple Circus", "Believe in Magic", "It's a Wonderful Life", and for the adult crowd, a new comedy, "Who's Holiday".

We head out to Queens to meet an ice sculptor renowned for creating amazing works of art. And in keeping with the winter theme, we visit New York's only bar made entirely of ice and a rooftop bar decked out with igloos to keep patrons warm while they socialize.
And lastly, we check out "Kolache", a holiday treat originally from Czechoslovakia and now available in Brooklyn.

We hope you can join us for "A New York Holiday," Saturday December 16th at 7:30 p.m.

A New York Holiday: Resources seen on our show.

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx NY 10464
Candle Power NYC - Yankee Candle
503 Broadway, Soho, New York City, NY

Central Park Conservancy
14 East 60th Street, New York, NY, 10022 (Between Madison Ave & 5th)
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Madison Square Park
Between Fifth & Madison Avenues between 23rd & 26th Streets
Daily 6am-11pm

Brookfield Place
230 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281 212.978.1698

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

151 West 34th Street
(212) 695-4400
Monday - Friday: 9am-10pm

1000 3rd Avenue (59th and Lexington)
(212) 705-2000

Monday - Friday: 9am-10pm

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 5th Ave.
(212) 753-4000
Lord and Taylor
424 5th Ave
(212) 391-3344

Okomoto Ice Studio
3503 31st Street, Astoria, NY
(212) 842-0630

Igloo Ice Bar
230 Fifth Ave (Corner 27th)
Manhattan, NY 10001
(212) 725-4300

Minus 5 Ice Bar
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
(212) 757-4610

Union Square Holiday Market
Union Square Park, Southern Side
W 14th St & Union Square West
New York, NY 10011

Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Columbus Circle, 59th Street and Central Park West

Bryant Park Winter Village
Bryant Park btw 5th/6th Aves., 40th/42nd Sts.

550 LaGuardia Place, NY 10012

(646) 892-3600
Big Apple Circus
Lincoln Performing Arts Center
(646) 793-9313

New Victory Theatre
229 W 42nd Street, NY 10036

4 Pennsylvania Plaza, NY 10001
(212) 465-6225

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
1260 Avenue of the Americas, NY 10020
(866) 858-0007

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458
(718) 817-8700

Brooklyn Kolache
520 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 398-1111

Irish Reparatory Theatre (It's a Wonderful Life Radio Show)
132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 727-2737

Home for the Holidays (Broadway)
August Wilson Theatre
245 West 52nd Street (btwn Broadway & 8th Ave.)
(877) 250-2929

Who's Holiday (Off-Broadway)
Westside Theatre
407 West 43rd Street, NY
(212) 239-6200