We explore the delights of early evening in the city. Walking down 6th Avenue, we start to see the incredible decorations in building lobbies and courtyards.
Holiday decorations on 6th Avenue
Across the street, Radio City Music Hall is preparing for another Christmas Show with the Rockettes, complete with its own great outside light display. We stand with many other people to watch the lights change color and feel the excitement and holiday spirit!
Radio City Music Hall
Approaching Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller tree spleandor
Alongside the tree is the skating rink in Rockefeller Center and people are out enjoying themselves, skating, watching, dining, or having a drink alongside the rink, listening to Christmas carols playing throughout the complex. We don't skate this year, but have in the past and it is truly a lot of fun. Today, we're on a mission to see more sights in our introduction to the holiday in the city.
Skating in the rink by the tree
Saks Fifth Avenue
Approaching 5th Avenue and looking back, we see the tree framed by the buildings of Rockefeller Center.
Looking back at the tree
We cross 5th Avenue (with the huge crowd) and tour the store windows of Saks Fifth Avenue, celebrating the 80th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It is packed, but everyone is respectful and helpful about stepping aside so others can take pictures of the fantastic story unwinding in the window displays.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Saks
Passing through Times Square
Stopping for a drink at the Marriott
We've had a incredible introductory wander through Manhattan and it's time to think about dinner and where to go tomorrow.