Christmas In New York City – A Dream Getaway
Christmas shopping is a challenge in itself and when we become so stressed with what to buy someone, we usually end up getting socks but wait, there is a solution. Union Square Holiday Market hosts a range of local craftspeople and artists who sell authentic and unique gifts for the frustrated shopper. The uplifting atmosphere of New York is only further reinforced by the biggest department stores in New York City who put a lot of effort in creating magical presentations in their exterior windows which are enticing (maybe that was their agenda). You could also visit times square for shopping but it’s going to be swarmed with crowds which might kill your Christmas spirit.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, check out the Bank Of America Winter Village at Bryant park shops where small-town crafts meet skyscrapers. The quaint village has jewelry, local food, clothes and much more.
Sight-seeing is one way to spend time in New York City but you should also consider seeing a holiday show too. The Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular is something you don’t want to miss, featuring dancing Santas and a line of Rockettes kicking into the air in unison.
Another great reason to choose New York City for Xmas is that there are so many kids shows, in particular the Botanical Gardens Holiday Train show. The show features miniature replicas of famous landmarks such as The Statue of Liberty and Grand Central Terminal made up of bark and leaves. The enchanting display will hypnotise both you and your family with all the trains buzzing and twirling.
When the sun starts to set you want you need to go to the Rockefeller Center Plaza, every year there is a gigantic tree with over 50,000 LED lights before go before 11.30PM when the lights go out. The Empire State Building also glows up during Xmas time so keep your eyes peeled (though it’s probably hard to miss).