Holiday time in December is a great time in New York as the whole city dons a completely different appearance then. The city gains a new lease of life, and the whole atmosphere is pulsating with positive energy. The experience of walking amidst such great atmosphere and bustling city sidewalks is simply unsurpassed. A person is seen clicking photographs in order to capture this hypnotizing moment forever. Here are some of the incredible ways of making the most of this season.
The stunning ice skating rink and the lavishly designed unmistakable Christmas tree are two most eye-catching spots in New York in the month of December. The tree has countless LED lights that glow throughout the festive season. Hundreds of people gather here to sing tubas and other Christmas carols. The whole atmosphere is enticing.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a great example of American Gothic Revival. It took 21 years to build this massive cathedral, and masses are celebrated daily in this cathedral. The tree is extensively lit here as well.
Ice Skating Rink
Ice Skating Rink is an ideal place to visit for all those who are looking to feel that extreme fun and joy of this festive season. Visitors have a number of options to choose from including taking a buffet breakfast, embarking upon the visits along with Santa and elves, joining in the music by carollers, enjoying special and lovely gifts for the children, to name a few. And, there are similar packages available that let one get the maximum entertainment.
Department Store Windows
There are countless department stores in New York, and all of these are always prepared to exhibit their best during the festive season. Pick of the lot is Macy in Herald Square, which is known to most of the people. Saks Fifth Avenue is another great location to enjoy window display during this festive season.
The Dazzling Menorah
Located at the 59th street on Fifth Avenue is a dazzling menorah that is brilliantly illuminated to celebrate this great season. In fact, this gold-plated steel menorah is the largest in the world. The atmosphere is scintillating here as people revel in the live musical performances while kids enjoy their surprise gifts.
Radio City Music Hall
The scene at Radio City Music Hall is equally exhilarating, as ‘The Rockettes’ make great performances here. In fact, the place has been holding spending Christmas celebrations since Great Depression.
Carnegie Hall is an ideal spot for holiday programmes throughout the year. Several performances are held during the Christmas season that always cast a spell on the audience. There are performances like Handel’s “Messiah” that are held with utmost excellence.
Lincoln Center is famous for offering some amazing holiday events, including “George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker,’ and “Messiah Sing-In” to name a few. Lincoln Center is a popular arts complex in Columbus and Amsterdam avenues. There are thousands of people in Dante Park here who gather to attend the tree-lighting ceremony here.
Museums, like American Museum of Natural History, are other spots to see great exhibits on display during the Christmas season.