Traveling to New York City is never a bad thing, especially not around Christmas time. This time of year is magical anywhere, but I had never experienced it in New York before. The City That Never Sleeps lights up even more than it does normally. Being only here only for two nights, I had to make the most of it: I had a few scarce moments of free time to catch a glimpse of the Most Wonderful Time of the Year in NYC, so join me for a few very festive snaps of the Big Apple.
My first strop was Grand Central Terminal, around the corner from my hotel. Though tempted to get on a train to go on an adventure, I managed to contain myself and I walked around for a bit just to feel the atmosphere.
The big central clock confronted me that there’s always somewhere to rush to and made me realise that yet another year is gone.
Walking onwards to 5th Avenue, Christmas commerce really kicked off. Some shops really went out of their way to let us know it’s December… There was no denying…
Even inconspicuous plants were decorated.
The next day, I walked past Rockefeller Plaza on my way to an appointment.
It was an unbelievable 18 degrees Celsius, so the ice rink added the much-needed wintry atmosphere, because it felt like spring.
People were ice skating in their tees under the watchful eye of these fellas.
You can always count on Swarovski to add a little sparkle to the atmosphere.
It was quite a pretty sight.
Saks couldn’t stay behind of course and had people queueing just to take pictures of their shop windows.
I couldn’t resist taking a cheeky Christmas Selfie at a beautiful tree I ran into.
This is the tree in all its glory
It was one of the prettiest I saw (surrounded by white croppy plants, that reminded me of cauliflower and I thought they were quite funny).
My trip was a bit of a whistle-stop tour, but well worth it.
Maybe it was for the better I hardly had free time, because I must admit; all the sparkles, festive lights and discounts did exactly what they’re designed for: they made me a want to spend. Luckily, I prepared for this, and I was happy when two much-anticipated packages were delivered to my hotel room, both of which I will soon write about more.
So since we are in festive spirits, I’m curious to hear what your favourite cities are during the Christmas season!