December 28 – Dreaming Of Christmas In New York City
“When I’m in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing, like I’m in a movie” -Ryan Adams
“Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book, and does.” -Groucho Marx
I have always dreamed about spending Christmas in New York City. <3 I have never been but the pictures of New York City in December look magical. I have been told by several people that have been that you either love it or hate it. Honestly, I am not sure I would want to go any other time but Christmas. Here are some things I would love to do in New York City at Christmas time.
I would love to catch a Broadway Show! I am a huge fan of Rent. I know that it isn’t on Broadway anymore so I won’t have the chance to see a live performance of that, but I do have the last production on DVD. It is pretty amazing. I can’t imagine the energy of being in the audience for this production. Honestly, I think I would be happy to see anything just to be able to say I “caught a Broadway show” in New York. 🙂
A Christmas Carol At The Merchant’s House
In 1867, Charles Dickens crossed the Atlantic to spend a month performing A Christmas Carol in New York City. The Merchant’s House reenacts this one-hour performance in its old-fashioned museum by candlelight. If you go early you get mulled wine and tasty snacks. This sounds like an absolute dream.
Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
To be able to see them light the tree and all the wonderful performers at the ceremony would be a dream come true for me.
Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes
This Christmas Spectacular features Santa, wooden soldiers, and the Radio City Rockettes. Wonderful music, eye-popping costumes, and advanced technology that really makes you feel like you are part of the show. How could you not be full of the Christmas Spirit while attending this show? <3
The Holiday Window Displays
A holiday walking tour where you can see some of the most popular New York City, department store, holiday window displays like Bloomingdale’s, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy’s. There are many opportunities to stop along the way to warm up with a hot beverage or a good meal and do some holiday shopping.
Dyker Heights Holiday Lights
A three and a half hour bus tour, of houses in the Dyker Heights area. These houses have thousands of lights and all sorts of different Christmas decorations.
Bryant Park Winter Village
New York City’s ONLY free ice skating rink with a rinkside pop-up bar. 17,000 square foot rink and more than 170 shops and food vendors, you are sure to have fun and find what you need for the holiday season.
One day, I would love to be able to experience Christmas in New York City. Have you ever been to New York during Christmas? Do you have any tips or must-sees? Please share!
“For unto us a child is born, unto us, a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” -Isaiah 9:6