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Christmas Dancers - Courtesy of Radio City Music Hall
Courtesy of Novotel New York Times Square
Grand Central Station
Liberty Island and New York City
The Bryant Park Christmas tree
Empire State Building
Horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park
Famous Wall Street
Courtesy of Radio City Music Hall - Christmas Spectacular
Departs: December 13th, 2022 Tour Dates & Pricing
Experience the most wonderful time of the year in one of the world’s most popular cities! Spend four nights in the heart of Times Square as we acquaint ourselves with New York City. Then the fun begins at Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular featuring the famous Rockettes. We cruise Lower Manhattan Harbor, visit the observatory atop the Empire State Building, and see Rockefeller Center’s enormous Christmas tree. A major highlight is the New York Ballet performance of The Nutcracker at the Lincoln Center. This tour also provides ample time at leisure to explore the Big Apple as you please, or relax at our comfortable hotel.
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Hosted By: Andy Petersen
WHO - AM Farm News Anchor & Co-host of The Big Show
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Day 1 : Fly to NYC
We fly to New York City to begin our wonderful holiday getaway. Our superb accommodations for the next four evenings are in Times Square, an essential focal point from where we begin each day, exploring the city’s best known attractions, museums, and shops.
Day 2 : A City Tour & The Rockettes
Following breakfast, a local guide joins us for a tour of The Big Apple. The sights and sounds of New York City during the holiday season are truly a magical experience! See Rockefeller Center and its famous Christmas tree and ice skating rink, Lincoln Center, and Grand Central Station. We also have an opportunity to admire the windows adorning the shops on 5th Avenue. Following a delectable Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch, there is time for shopping or exploring midtown Manhattan. This evening we attend The Radio City Christmas Spectacular®, starring the world famous Radio City Rockettes®. Debuting in 1933, it is both brilliantly grand and genuinely moving – a glittering combination of old favorites and new delights. Enjoy the flawless precision of 140 people while they sing and dance in the legendary Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. Experience Santa’s magical ride to the North Pole, where life-sized ragdolls come to life, and marvel at the stunning re-enactment of the first Christmas as the Living Nativity unfolds before us on stage.
Day 3 : The Nutcracker™
Our day begins with breakfast at the hotel. This morning we cruise New York Harbor. Travel past Battery Park, Lower Manhattan, and Liberty Island for breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, America’s symbol of freedom. The statue was a gift from France to commemorate liberty and friendship, dedicated on October 28, 1886. We also cruise past Ellis Island, the former gateway to America for millions of immigrants. The remainder of our afternoon is free for shopping at the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park and more. Tonight, we join together to enjoy The Nutcracker™ performed by the New York City Ballet at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The once-in-a-lifetime experience of this classic ballet will stay with you forever and warm your spirit. Gorgeous costumes, a one-ton Christmas tree that magically seems to never stop growing, and a 62-piece orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s timeless music make this performance truly unforgettable.
Day 4 : The Empire State Building
After an included breakfast at the hotel we visit the observation deck of the Empire State Building, a landmark recognized the world over. First opened in 1931, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world and remained as such until the 1970s. We gather this afternoon and enjoy a special Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch. The remainder of the day is ours for independent exploration.
Day 5 : Fly Home
We depart for home with lasting memories of New York City at this magical time of the year.
December 13th, 2022 - December 17th, 2022
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 09/09/2022
WHO Radio Pickup Locations:
Des Moines, IA - Des Moines International Airport
Andy is the morning Farm News Anchor at WHO-AM and is the co-host of America’s premiere radio farm news program, The Big Show, airing weekdays from 11 am to 1 pm. Born and raised on the family farm in Wyoming, Iowa; Andy is an award-winning host, journalist, as well as a farm and sports broadcaster.
He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communication Studies. Andy became part of the Hawkeye football broadcasts and has been co-host of the Hawkeye Huddle on WMT since 2004. Andy was quickly promoted to host the WMT Morning Show from 2006-2011. Andy has also served as morning co-host on 96.5 Kiss Country, before moving back to the WMT news room.
Since 2014 Andy has been a frequent contributor and fill-in host on The Big Show and in July 2017 was promoted to his current role.
Join Andy and WHO Radio listeners on this fabulous vacation.
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