Thursday, December 22, 2011

A New York City Christmas

I'm not going to lie - there are thousands of amazing things about living in New York City.  I often find myself looking around saying, "seriously?" and "how did we end up here?"  It's such a bright and dynamic city... and with the exception of some a lot of questionable smells emanating from sidewalks, street corners, subway grates and unmarked buildings, it really is one of the most magical places on earth.  At Christmas, this is especially true. A New York City Christmas is something everyone should experience at least once, if just for the shopping alone.

This year, I tackled the challenge of cramming my NYC holiday extravaganza into two short weeks.  It required commitment and dedication, but I managed to take in the Radio City Rockette's Christmas Spectacular, the New York City Ballet's Nutcracker, the Lincoln Center Winter Festival and, my favourite holiday tradition: viewing all of the amazing Christmas window displays.

I'll let my photos speak (mostly) for themselves - I hope you enjoy my view of "A New York City Christmas" just as much as I've enjoyed sharing it...

At Macy's, you can always expect style with a side of sequins

This year, Macy's tackled a whimsical "history of Christmas ornaments"

A tribute to Elton John?

Macy's - Herald Square

A toy soldier at Rockefeller Center, overlooking the skating rink

A light show projected on the building across from Rockefeller Center

 If you've ever wondered how they get the lights on the Rockefeller Tree, here is the mystery unveiled: wooden scaffolding built up around the tree

I just can't help it: I can't get enough of Nutcrackers!

The Rockettes display at Henri Bendel

One Singular Sensation.  Okay, that's A Chorus Line, but it seems appropriate!

Meanwhile, the windows at Berdorff Goodman...

Over at Berdorff Goodman, they created amazing displays focused on single construction mediums.  Here, the aquatic scene is made exclusively of mosaic tiles

Berdorff Goodman: A display made exclusively of paper

Birds of a feather...

A view of Lincoln Centre

The magical ballet!

The Lincoln Center Winter Festival: Tree lighting time!

Looking into the amazing Lincoln Center square

Inside Radio City Music Hall after the Rockette's Christmas Spectacular

Inside Radio City Music Hall - Glitter tree!
A view of the infamous Radio City Music Hall... one of the happiest places on earth

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year! 

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