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THE RIDE: Holiday Edition New York City

New York, United States
THE RIDE: Holiday Edition New York City
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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Buy your tickets ahead of time for The Ride in New York City during the holiday season. This often sold-out theater experience is extra special against the twinkling lights of the city lit up for the holidays. With tickets in hand, you'll guarantee your spot for this popular show, featuring holiday performances during a 4-mile (6.5-kilometer) ride through New York in a glassed-in mobile theater.
  • A great way to celebrate the holiday season in New York City
  • See popular attractions decked out in their holiday decor
  • Ideal choice for families with children over six years of age
  • Ride on a super-sized, technologically-advanced bus
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Departure Point

259 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA

THE RIDE departs from 42nd Street at 8th Avenue in front of Chevy's Restaurant

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Minimum age is 6 years. Children under 6 years of age will not be permitted on the bus.
  • Food and drink are prohibited on THE RIDE.
  • There is no restroom on the bus. Please make sure to use the restroom before boarding. There is no access to a restroom during THE RIDE.
  • THE RIDE is not wheelchair accessible and you will need to ascend stairs to enter.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Ride, Inc.
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during THE RIDE: Holiday Edition New York City?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by THE RIDE: Holiday Edition New York City.
    What is the policy on sanitization during THE RIDE: Holiday Edition New York City?
    A:The policy on sanitization is:

    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by THE RIDE: Holiday Edition New York City.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during THE RIDE: Holiday Edition New York City?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by THE RIDE: Holiday Edition New York City.

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    • "Jackie, Jules, driver, ushers, performers, everyone was great, but not sure it was really worth the cost." See review


    133 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

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    We loved the singing and...
    , Dec 2021
    We loved the singing and dancing from the hostess on the bus. As well as the saxophone woman and her singing friend.
    Fun NYC Street Experience.
    , Dec 2021
    Fun excursion. Not a sightseeing tour, but a NYC street experience with sights along the way. I love narrated trivia type tours. This tour gave some great info. I learned about the Hearst Building and the popular bathrooms at Bryant Park. Fun! We had two female hosts on the bus. They were cute and very engaging. They reminded me of the two singing gals on SNL. It’s a short tour, so easy to work in the schedule. A little pricey, but it’s a unique excursion. It’s a warm and comfortable ride. Good for wintertime.
    , Dec 2021
    Would have been ok to take an hour tour for $20 but $80 per ticket is way overpriced. Not many holiday lights to see either.
    , Dec 2021
    I think it was too expensive to go on this ride. Maybe half price would do but each to their own. The male host was good.
    Holiday Edition less fun than regular attraction
    Kristin C
    , Dec 2019
    Not much "Holiday" in the Holiday Edition compared to regular attraction. Didn't even see as many places as we had on regular attraction about a year ago. And the bus was so uncomfortably hot all we could think about was getting off.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Best 16th birthday gift ever!!!
    , Dec 2019
    Had an awesome time with 2 girls celebrating their 16th bday!! There were 6 of us and we all laughed with amazement at the entertainers and the tourists reactions!! Can't wait to do another one! Thanks for a great evening. Sharon
    Don’t do it
    , Dec 2019
    Highly over rated. Poor entertainment. Windows on bus were filthy. Tour was 45 minutes late. Had to stand in line all of the time. Very disappointed for something rated so high.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Fun, but meh?
    , Dec 2018
    Jackie, Jules, driver, ushers...performers....everyone was great, but not sure it was really worth the cost. I know that everyone has to get paid, but for one hour of just a few tidbits of information and good performances...just a little disappointed. Again, the workers and performers were great, but just stuck at considering the ticket cost, time waiting, duration of event, and so forth. Thanks!
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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