12/20/2012 07:39 am ET Updated Feb 19, 2013

Best Things to Do in New York City: Holiday Edition (PHOTOS)

Tons of visitors descend upon New York City during the holidays, and for good reason. After all, few places boast such a cheery holiday spirit with beautiful window displays, Christmas lights galore and holiday pop-up shops on every corner -- and this all in a place where "get out of my way" is usually considered a friendly "hello!" So if you're heading to the Big Apple soon -- or are here now -- take a look at our list of the best holiday activities that will be sure to spread plenty of cheer. And we've included the best places to stay as well, of course!

-- Jane Reynolds,

Best Things To Do In New York City: Holiday Edition (PHOTOS)