Planning your New York holiday experience with American Charterlines


Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting in New York City is a highlight of the holiday season, marking the start of festive celebrations. This year's tree, a towering 80-foot tall Norway Spruce, is adorned with over 50,000 multi-colored LED lights stretched across approximately 5 miles of wire, and topped with a three-dimensional Swarovski star weighing around 900 pounds and covered in 3 million crystals​​​​​​. The tree lighting ceremony, a tradition for more than eight decades, is a quintessential New York experience​​​​.

Additionally, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has a meaningful afterlife. Each year, the tree is donated to Habitat for Humanity, where it is milled, treated, and transformed into lumber for home building, symbolizing hope and the spirit of giving​​. This aspect of the tree's journey could be a touching element to include in the tour narrative, adding depth and context to the holiday experience.

A Trip to the Plaza Hotel

Incorporating a visit to the famous Plaza Hotel into a charter bus or mini bus tour can add an extra layer of luxury and nostalgia to your holiday experience in New York City. The Plaza Hotel, known for its opulent decor and historical significance, often embraces the festive spirit with special holiday-themed offerings. Traveling by charter bus or mini bus allows groups to enjoy the grandeur of the Plaza Hotel without worrying about the challenges of city traffic or parking. This mode of transport provides a seamless, comfortable, and convenient way to experience some of the best Christmas displays in the world, including the stunning decorations at the Plaza Hotel, the majestic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and other iconic New York holiday attractions.