Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's Christmastime in the city

New York kinda sucks in the fall. There aren't too many trees here, so it's easy to completely miss the beauty of the changing colors. But for all it lacks in the fall, New York makes up for it at Christmas.

Firstly, unlike many other places that throw a string of lights on a tree and call it decorated, in New York, every light is carefully placed and wrapped around selected trunks and branches. The effect is a really beautiful, twinkly display.



Down on Wall Street, they're in the red (ba dum ching!)



And the stores are all decked out





Especially the Herald Square Macy's and its famed windows



But it's not just the big guys, the little guys like street vendors get in the spirit too



But there is one major epicenter in New York at Christmas. This year-round sculpture hints you're getting close...



And the Rockettes are performing their annual Christmas Spectacular show just down the street...



But what you're really here to see ...



Is the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the center of all things Christmas in New York.



Merry Christmas!

5 comments:

J. et K. said...

Just reading the link title for this post got me all Christmas-excited :) I would LOVE to see NYC at Christmas sometime. Add it to my list of to-do and to-see...

Jean said...

I'll take your pictures as the next best thing to seeing it in person with you and Scott. Thanks for the tour!

Quid said...

Awww, such beautiful pics! Definitely one way New York's bigger sometimes means better!

Kristin said...

Thanks for posting these pictures! J and I had plans to visit this weekend but canceled because of the snowstorm. I-95 would have been hellacious.

SCOTT H said...

You're not kidding Kristin. It took my friend Mike six hours to get up here from Baltimore on Friday. He left at 1:30 in the afternoon.