Christmas in New York is a marvelous time of year. The festiveness of the city is enough to bring a smile to even the biggest grinches face!! A Christmas tree stand dots every corner. The ringing of bells by all the Santas fill the air. The Christmas Markets of New York open up throughout the city. And pretty much every department store has a New York City light show or holiday themed windows.
Top Christmas Trees
One of the things that struck me the first time I spent Christmas in New York was how many trees the city has. Right after Thanksgiving a christmas tree stand pops up on seemingly every corner filling the sidewalks with the smell of Christmas. And every big building has a beautifully decorated tree either in the lobby or outside. With so many trees to see in NYC it’s hard to pick a favorite but here are 4 of my favorite New York City Christmas Trees.
The Lotte Palace Hotel
New York Stock Exchange
Iconic New York Places
NYC is full of places that anyone from around the globe can recognize; from the Empire State Building to Central Park to the Statue of Liberty. Many of NYC’s most famous places and landmarks do something extra special for the holidays so here are some of my favorite New York City landmarks to visit around the holidays.
Radio City Music Hall
5th Avenue Ornaments
The Plaza Hotel
Windows, Shopping & Restaurants
For as long as I can remember I’ve loved looking at department store’s Christmas windows. New York’s stores have some of the best holiday windows in the whole world!! On top of the windows, a lot of the larger stores do something extra special to entertain us around the holidays.