The Best Places to Propose in New York City During the Holiday Season

There’s no place like New York City during the holiday season. Every street is filled with lights, decorations, and holiday cheer! Not only is it the most festive place to be during this time of year, it’s also one of the most romantic. Have you always dreamt of getting proposed to in New York City during the holiday season? Or are you planning to propose to your partner in this festive city? Either way, we’ve got you covered. We’re sharing the absolute best places to propose in New York City during the holiday season.

the best places to propose in new york city during the holiday season

Top of the Rock

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If your partner is constantly dreaming about the beautiful New York City skyline, The Top of the Rock is one of the most magical places to propose. The Top of the Rock is an observation deck on top of Rockefeller Center and it’s where you’ll find some of the best views of the city. You can buy tickets and plan your visit on their website.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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If you’ve been researching places to propose in New York City during the holiday season, surely you’ve come across this suggestion. We’ve seen countless proposals in front of the breath-taking Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, but that doesn’t make them any less special. It’s by far one of the dreamiest views during the holiday season.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

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If you’re looking to escape the overwhelming holiday festivities for your proposal, there’s no better place than St. Patrick’s Cathedral. During the holiday season, the cathedral is filled with festive florals and wreaths. It’s a romantic setting built with beautiful architecture. We really cannot think of a dreamier (and quieter) place to propose to your loved one.

Lotte New York Palace Hotel Christmas Tree

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The Lotte New York Palace: A dream hotel. Every year, they display the most beautiful Christmas tree in front of their hotel, which has become a popular spot for the picture-perfect proposal. It’s a festive and unique alternative to the Rockefeller Christmas tree. Our idea? Book a room at the Lotte New York Palace to celebrate afterwards!

Bryant Park

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Whether it’s during the day or at night, Bryant Park is one of the most festive locations during the holiday season. Every year, they set up a winter village filled with food trucks, pop-up gift shops, a beautiful ice rink (with music and lights), and a stunning Christmas tree. Looking for the full holiday/winter experience? We can’t think of a better location than Bryant Park. (Be aware, most weekends and all nights will probably be the most crowded!).

the Beekman Hotel

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We’re swooning over The Beekman Hotel. It’s a luxury hotel that has some of the most stunning holiday decorations we’ve seen. Looking to sweep your partner off their feet? Plan a dinner and stay at The Beekman Hotel and propose near one of their beautifully decorated locations.

Wollman Ice Skating Rink in Central Park

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This picture says it all. Good or bad at it, there’s nothing more fun (and goofy) than ice skating with your other half. While we can’t promise getting down on one knee in ice skates will be easy, it will most definitely be worth it. Wollman Ice Skating Rink is in Central Park and the views of the city around it are stunning: perfect for a picture-worthy proposal.

Tavern on the Green

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Looking to keep your proposal somewhat traditional? There’s nothing like popping the question while at a romantic dinner with your other half. The Tavern on the Green is one of the most beautifully decorated restaurants during this time of the year.

Washington Square Park

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Seriously, how dreamy is the Washington Square Arch in the background along with the Christmas tree? Washington Square Park is such a unique place to propose to your loved one, and depending on the time of day, it might be more personal and private.

Pier 17 Winterland Rink

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We’ve shared quite a few different ice skating rinks in New York City that would be perfect for a proposal, but there’s just something special about the Pier 17 Winterland Rink. Maybe it’s the bright lights that color the rink or maybe it’s the beautiful skyline view of the Big Apple. Either way, you can’t go wrong proposing to your partner at this location.


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