Holiday Cheer New York Style
There is no better time to visit New York City than Christmas time. The stores are decorated, there is Christmas music, special foods, special things to do and see all over the five boroughs. Yesn there are five boroughs that make up the city. There is the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens. This blog will focus on Christmas and other holiday happenings in Manhattan.
- Grand Central Terminal (GCT) at 42nd Street is a must visit. They have an amazing light show on the ceiling of GCT. You will be dazzled by the display. Then when that it over you can walk to the stores inside the terminal and do your shopping. Downstairs GCT there are restaurants like Juniors (famous for its chesecake) and others.
- Rockefeler Center is an attraction itself. There are several shops, restaurants, and of course the skating rink, the top of the Rock (for breathtaking views of Manhattan), and now the world’s most famous Christmas tree. That alone is worth the trip to Manhattan.
- Union Square holiday market M-F 10:8pm on Saturdays from 11-7pm
East 14th Street. They have about 100 tents and they sell all sort of handmade ornaments, blown glass, food, pastries, jewelery, and much more. Union Square is full of life all year round with NYU, Barnes and Noble, TBN studios, Best Buy, Whole Foods Market, Staples, and much more. It is vintage New York, but at Christmas they really put on a show. Several subways connect at Union Square. You will love it.
- FIFTH AVENUE -The stores on Fifth Avenue will wow you with their window show and when you go inside you will find great prices. On Fifth Avenue you have the Empire State Building, Saks Fitfh Avenue, FAO Schwartz (toy store that adults love too), the Apple Store, and many more. This is a must see.
- SOUTH STREET SEAPORT is a must any time of year. However, at Christmas they have a beautiful Christmas tree and carolers on Friday evenings. Then there are the restaurants overlooking the East River on one side, and on the other side you have the spectacular view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Pier 17 is the mall at the South Street Seaport and you have Victoria Secret, Game Stop and much more. From the South Street Seaport you can take the ferry to Ikea store in Brooklyn, Water Taxi, and other ferries to the Statue of Liberty. Put this on your New York City’s Bucket list. You will be glad you did.
Christmas in New York!
As I am writing this post I realize that there is so much to see and do in New York City at Christmas time, so I have to make this part 1. So come back for part 2 tomorrow. If you like this post follow me on Twitter @authodhdf
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