Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Holiday decorations in New York City

We spend a weekend in New York City just before Christmas and "it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with magic in the air."  The trees and decorations on the buildings are magnificent!  Our hotel is right in Times Square, so we first walk out of the square past Radio City Music Hall (home of the Rockettes), over to Rockefeller Center.

Radio City Music Hall

Rockefeller Center

Across from Rockefeller Center are the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue.  What an incredible display, everyone is out looking.

 Saks Fifth Avenue across the 5th Avenue

 And, the store entrance

 Windows at Saks Fifth Avenue

From there, we wander back into Times Square, the center of the madness!

The next day, we walk past Macy's on 7th Avenue and 34th Street (Remember "Miracle on 34th Street").  The windows are less bright (maybe it's a night time thing), but still packed with people looking.  We swing by later after dark and can't get near the windows for the crowd.

 Miracle on 34th Street - Macy's store windows

And, inside the store, wow ("Walking in a Winter Wonderland")!

 Inside Macy's on 7th Avenue

 And, back out on the streets, just strolling around brings new delights in every block.

 Holiday decorations everywhere

 Tree in Madison Square Park

 Hammocks on the [cold] street at Madison Square Park

More 5th Avenue decorations for the season

And, to top it all off, it is SantaCon in New York, the annual pub crawl of people dressed in Santa outfits.  We see them start, upright, in the morning and not-so-upright in the evening.  Many bars have signs outside that they are not participating in SantaCon and Santas are not welcome.  We start to figure out why as we watch Santas stagger around late in the day.

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