A New York City Christmas to Cherish

Christmas Hot Spots in NYC

Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall | Source
The Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center
The Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center | Source
Holiday gifts for you
Holiday gifts for you | Source

Christmas Eve in NYC

You haven’t seen a true city Christmas until you've visited New York City during the holidays. You’ll never run out of things to do in NYC from ice skating at Rockefeller Center to riding a horse and buggy around Central Park, to watching the Christmas show of Radio City Music Hall, to seeing a Christmas play on Broadway, and participating in the Christmas Day Parade.

Christmas is forever white and a glitter in New York City! It's incredibly spectacular and buzzing with superfluous activity from early October to January sixth, the day of the three Kings. New Yorker's are on a natural high celebrating for about eight weeks until the middle of January next year.

Ordinary New York shoppers do their best to beat the rush by buying all their gifts before Christmas Eve; however, there are the last-minute-shoppers who wait for the special knockoff deals on Christmas Eve.

Shops Start Christmas Decorations in October

Please note all the major department stores and shops begin decorating and preparing for the grand Christmas holiday by the second week of October with all sorts of elaborate extravaganza, and they stay open until midnight to cater to all the added shoppers for weeks.

Some shops decorate their window panes with Santa Claus, elf memorabilia and a Christmas tree, while others chose to erroneously celebrate Jesus' birth with a nativity scene. Everyone who recognizes something about God, intuitively know Jesus was not born on December 25th, and it's silly to observe his birthday on that day, since God has no day of birth. Jesus forever is.

Rockefeller Ice Skating Ring Buzzes with Holiday Cheer

The sweet fragrance of pine energizes shoppers and passerby’s who are window shopping and pondering what to purchase for their loved ones on their Christmas list. Christmas decorations line the city streets with dazzling lighting from Times Square to Battery Park, and up to The Queens Center Mall on Queens Boulevard.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade sets the tone for the Christmas season with millions of New Yorker's lining thirty-fourth street to see a parade that is nationally televised. The festive Christmas spirit is without a doubt exceedingly joyful and catchy. You can’t help to over spend. All you want is to make sure every particular person on your gift list has a memorable Christmas by getting them an outstandingly special present.

Radio City Hosts the Rockets and Christmas Show

The sweet fragrance of pine energizes shoppers and passerby’s who are window shopping and pondering what to purchase for their loved ones on their Christmas list. Christmas decorations line the city streets with dazzling lighting from Times Square to Battery Park, and up to The Queens Center Mall on Queens Boulevard.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade sets the tone for the Christmas season with millions of New Yorker's lining thirty-fourth street to see a parade that is nationally televised.w Yorker's lining thirty-fourth street to watch a parade that is nationally televised. The festive Christmas spirit is without a doubt exceedingly joyful and catchy. You can’t help to over spend. All you want is to make sure every particular person on your gift list has a memorable Christmas by getting them an outstandingly special present.

New York City Restaurants Serve Special Meals

The cold winter air and fresh fallen snow rings in the special white Christmas, we are altogether familiar with. New Yorker's are cheerful, kind, and high-spirited during this time always. And they usually receive a great deal of money to spend for an awfully unique holiday season every year.

A plethora of party advertisements for Christmas dinners and Christmas festivities start in early November. New York City restaurants cook great Christmas dinners that cater to the unique cultures of New Yorker's, who are representatives from every corner of the globe.

New York City Holiday Highlights

© 2012 Sheila Craan

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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

Now this does make me want to visit New York City at Christmas time again. I still remember my parents taking me to NY during the Christmas holidays to see the beautiful store window displays at Macy's and other large department stores and the tree at Rockefeller Center. It was very impressive! Enjoyed your hub, voted up and awesome!


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Craan 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Stephanie,

Now that I live in Florida, I sure miss sparkling New York City during the holidays too.


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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

I would love to visit NY during Christmas. I hope one day I will be able to. I voted up.


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Craan 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you MVillecat! I love New York; there is so much to do there all year round.

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