New York City is one of the greatest cities in the world and during Christmas time maybe even a little more so. As if there weren’t enough billboards around Time Square already, everything lights up just a little more for the holiday season. Everyone is familiar with at least one movie that is set in New York City during Christmas and whatever is depicted let it be said that it is true and no exaggeration. Maybe you have even seen it for yourself when you had the chance to stay in New York apartments during the holidays before.
There are some true New York Christmas institutions which form an essential part of the holiday season in the Big Apple:
Christmas Tree Rockefeller Center
The Christmas tree in front of the Rockefeller Center is one of the most known Christmas trees in the whole world and a true symbol for the holiday spirit in the Big Apple. The lighting of the tree is a celebration with performances and a TV broadcast. Also an important part of this scene is the ice-skating rink in front of the Rockefeller Center.
The Rockettes in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is one of the most-watched live shows in the US and by now has reached such fame that the performances are no longer just limited to Radio City Hall in Manhattan. The Rockettes are a dance group that forms the most important part in the show which also tours through different US cities. There is no child growing up in New York City who hasn’t seen this show.
Christmas decoration at Macy’s
Of course store decorations go all out during the Christmas season, especially department stores turn into Christmas wonderlands that are particularly appealing for the little ones. The Christmas decorations of the department store Macy’s are legendary. Santaland is full of elves, toy trains, snow, and Christmas trees and children get to sit on Santa’s lap to tell him about what they wish for this Christmas.
New York is unthinkable without these 3 things during the Christmas season. You have to simply experience it for yourself. For this year it might cut it too close, but maybe you can already look for flights and apartments in New York for next year’s Christmas.