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Fifth Avenue Will go Car-Free for the First Time This Winter

The iconic street will be open to pedestrians only on select days throughout December.

by New York Bucket List


Known for world-renowned shopping and some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, Fifth Avenue is arguably New York’s most famous street. 

This year, for the first time ever, the popular street will be closed to all vehicular traffic for three Sundays during the holiday season in a program dubbed “Fifth Avenue for All.”

On December 4th, 11th, and 18th, Fifth Avenue will go car-free and pedestrians can have from 49th Street to 57th Street all to themselves.

The new initiative gives New Yorkers the opportunity to stroll the usually traffic-heavy avenue and take in some of the city’s best holiday displays like the Rockefeller Tree and the Saks Fifth Avenue light display without worrying about cars and buses crowding the way.

Visitors on car-free days can also enjoy an array of food vendors, and see performances from local choirs and musicians. The streets will be open from 12pm through 6pm, and if you make it up to 57th Street, you can hop over to the Columbus Circle Holiday Market before heading home!


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