One of the nation's iconic Christmas getaway destinations can be enjoyed at bargain pricing by tweaking your travel dates.

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Jay Lloyd's Getaway: Big Apple holiday getaway

December 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the nation's iconic Christmas getaway destinations can be enjoyed at bargain pricing by tweaking your travel dates. 

A global array of shoppers and getaway seekers pour into New York to see the Christmas tree and skaters at Rockefeller Center, nearby St. Patrick's Cathedral and the fabled Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Visitors are amazed at the people they meet and the distance traveled.

Spires of St. Patrick's.
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But most travelers arrive just before Christmas to feel the magic and to shop at iconic stores. 

Unfortunately, it's a time when crowds are dense and prices are high.

But in the days immediately after Christmas, midweek holiday nights yield luxury hotel space in the $300 a night range while all the attractions are still in play.

You might even get on the Rockefeller Center ice.

Skaters at Rockefeller Center.
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