Whether exploring with a New York City virtual staycation on 360-degree Google maps or enjoying the real thing, there are some enchanting events worth considering in New York City. The New York City hustle and bustle can take you very quickly from strolling down the winter wonderland decorated avenues window shopping, to the ultimate crowd-sourcing destination, Times Square. This city knows how to put on a remarkable show!

Bold adventure

Start January 2017 off with the Big Apple ball drop in New York times square on December 31st.

Located between 42nd to 47th Streets, from Broadway to Seventh Avenue, this venue is expecting one million people to be on hand to watch. The Times Square Alliance suggests arriving early to get a nice vantage point, between West 43rd and West 50th Streets and on Seventh Avenue up to West 59th Street. It is free and the televised experience is seen by more than a billion people worldwide.

Glasses full

Are sports more to your taste? Watch lords a leaping at Madison Square Garden. This world's famous venue is located in Manhattan on Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets.

The Garden plays host to the New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic on January 2nd, Professional Bull Riders January 6-8, and Billy Joel January 11th.

For the walkers among us, this January retreat would not be complete without seeing swans a-swimming in the 25-acre Battery Park located at the Battery, the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City or Central Park. Central Park stretches from North 110th Street to Central Park South and from 8th Avenue to 5th Ave.

Art live

Stay and linger, walking the Big Apple city sidewalks at New York’s ice rink and the Rockefeller Centre Christmas Tree. They are a cheerful holiday oasis. The tree will continue to sparkle into the first week of January.

Take in the ladies dancing at the energetic Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. One of the productions numbers in the high-kicking Rockettes repertoire is a reindeer number through January 2nd.

If your trip is longer consider catching Dancing with the Stars on January 17th, 2017. The 6,000-seat theater is located in the heart of Rockefeller Center, 1260 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), between W. 50th St. and W. 51st St.

Tower of power

The Observation deck high atop the 1,454-foot-tall Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan, on 34th Street and 5th Avenue, provides panoramic 360-degree views of the New York City skyline. One can almost hear the lullabies of Broadway floating upward from afar. The visual experience is not forgotten. While there explore the exhibit the Sustainability Exhibit on the 2nd floor showcasing state-of-the-art technology in the Empire State Building renovation.

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