Christmas Time in the City 

There is no better place to experience the holidays than NYC.  Every street is filled with lights, decorations and a sense of excitement – you can feel the holiday spirit in the air. If there is any place you should travel to during the holidays, it is New York City.  If you are able to visit NYC during the season, make sure you put these stops on your list of things to-do.

  1. Columbus Circle – The Shops at Columbus Circle are the perfect place to get your holiday shopping in while getting into the festive spirit.  With massive multi colored stars hanging from the entrance ceiling, pick up your last minute gifts, grab a coffee and a scone at one of the bakery stands and watch the light show that goes off every hour.
  2. Levain Bakery – Come satisfy your sweet tooth at Levain Bakery.  Dont let the long line, that may be wrapped around the corner, steer you away.  It is 100% worth ANY wait.  With fresh breads, baked goods and world famous cookies – Levain is the perfect place to have a holiday indulgence.
  3. Fifth Avenue – Quintessential NYC.  There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than walking up and down Fifth Avenue.  Designer stores decked to the nines with lights and window displays.  Make a pit stop into the Plaza to see the lavish wreaths and decorations.  Window shop at Bergdorfs and Tiffanys to see this seasons finest.  Stop into St Patricks Cathedral to light a candle and see a Mass, or just to admire the amazing architecture.  Whatever you decide to do, you cant go wrong with Fifth Avenue.
  4. Rockefeller Plaza – A trip to NYC during the holidays cannot be complete without making a stop at Rockefeller Plaza to see the Christmas Tree.  Massive, impressive and cheery – the Christmas Tree is easily my favorite part about NYC during the Christmas season.  Looking at the tree, while watching happy families ice skate below and listening to holiday tunes is the perfect way to get into the spirit.   

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