“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
We are welcoming Katy back to the blog today…as we continue to live vicariously through her fun trip last weekend!
Here she is…
We’re back in New York City! Thanks for taking the time to read my post on Wednesday! I hope you were able to catch a little of the Christmas spirit that is in NYC at this time of year! I’ve taken you down Fifth Avenue and shown you some of the windows there, so today, let’s just roam around other parts of New York City!
And maybe we can catch The Rockettes while we are en route!
Everywhere you look, there are gigantic Christmas trees! This one was in the public library! This guy was even decked out for Christmas! As you can see in front of Macy’s on 34th Street, there were people everywhere!! They had a Peanuts theme in honor of the 50th anniversary of “It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas!” The Santa Snoopys were the cutest!
As you walked around, the windows progressively walked you through the movie…including Lucy’s well-known psychiatric booth! The Charlie Brown Christmas tree! “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown!” Macy’s side windows were a “Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus” theme from the 1897 publication of the New York Sun.
“Yes, Virginia” has sparked letter writing campaigns at Macy’s across the nation! Here you can see some of the characters reading the publication’s response to her question “Is there a Santa Claus?”
Central Park was just a few blocks from the hotel, where festive carriages were waiting! My nephew, Hunter and me ice skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park. This was taken about 2 minutes before I fell and came home with a nice elbow bruise as a souvenir! And of course I had to make my way over to The Plaza Hotel, where the wreaths are gigantic… …and the tree stands in all of its glory! So beautiful! The lights at Rockefeller Center were so festive! Now on to my favorite part of the trip…The Radio City Christmas Spectacular!
This was my first time seeing The Rockettes! Everything inside of Radio City Music Hall ushers in Christmas…even the chandelier that resembles a Christmas tree!It’s almost showtime!
The iconic toy solider dance…they must put in hours upon hours of practicing this routine…it was flawless!
One of the last scenes is a live nativity…complete with sheep, donkeys, and even a camel! They read scripture and performed “Hark the Herald Angels Sing!”…such a powerful moment! One of the lines in the show was “the greatest gift is not the one you go looking for, it’s the one that finds you”, and how true is that! The greatest gift ever given, Jesus, came to earth to seek and save us, the lost and sinful world.
Giant wreath at the New York Stock Exchange Yummy nutella and strawberry waffle from Wafels and Dinges at Bryant Park…it was as delicious at it looks!
Bergdorf Goodman partnered with Swarovski this year for their holiday windows and the theme was “Brilliant”!
Fun fact: the ball that drops on New Years Eve in Times Square is made of Swarovski crystal, so you can imagine the bling in these windows!
I had heard all about looking at Christmas windows in NYC, but didn’t understand the hype until I made this trip!
This was definitely one of my favorite trips! How about you…have you been to NYC at Christmas time? What was your favorite memory?
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