Random sights along the streets
There are two important landmarks that we have to visit soon after our arrival: Times Square and Rockefeller Center. We walk through Times Square and gaze in awe (as always) at the brightly-lit billboards surrounding the square and the people from all over the world filling the area.
At Rockefeller Center, the tree is lit and the ice skating rink is full of people enjoying the weather, the crowd, and the season. Skating stops briefly in the rink, leaving two people on the ice for a proposal (she says yes). The 2018 tree is a 72-foot (22-meter) Norway Spruce, topped by a 9 foot, 4 inch (2.85 meter) Swarovski Star with 3 million Swarovski crystals on 70 triangular spikes.
Pause in the skating
Rockefeller Center tree, day and night
And, on our way out of Rockefeller Center, we pass the Radio City Music Hall, where the Rockettes are putting on their annual Christmas Spectacular Show.
Radio City Music Hall