To my dearest:
Merry Christmas to you all! So happy to have my very first Christmas with you all! Throughout the years, I realize that Christmas is really a full week of festivities leading the way to the New Year! What fun can we have this week? I’d like to share some fun and festive options with you all who are in NYC!
To see a tree!
Rockefeller is a no brainer! If you want to see the most famous tree in New York, definitely visit Rockefeller! However, if you just want a picture with a pretty tree – my suggestion would be, to go to Lotte Palace New York and take a look there as well. The tree and area is stunning and it is only about a five to ten minute walk away from the tree at Rockefeller Center!
To see the beautiful displays!
If you’re in New York, a not to be missed activity is to see the beautiful festive window displays of department stores. The display at Macy’s Herald Square is always stunning. However, if you want to see a whole bunch of different ones – Fifth Avenue is your best bet! Walking down Fifth Avenue, you will pass by a bunch of department stores with displays. My favorite this year, is “Once Upon a Holiday” from Saks, which feature the whole story of Snow White! Definitely pop by and see for yourself!
To the fun pop-ups!
During this time of the year, there’s always a bunch of fun pop-ups here and there! My favorite picks would be the Candle Power Pop-up in Soho, hosted by Yankee Candle. The candle scents are a bunch of fun to explore. However, it’s definitely a fun photo opp for you and your family and friends! It is here until January 3rd, so catch it quick!
Another fun pop-up would be the Google Store in Flat Iron! Imagine, swimming in a full sea of balls and just drowning in fun with friends! That – and free hot chocolate with your face printed on the marshmallow. Cheers! PS: This one will only run until December 31st! So be QUICK!
To an unforgettable designer exhibit!
If you’re into exhibits and museums, the Louis Vuitton VVV (Volez, Voguez, Voyagez) would be a good one to go to during this time! This is also a pop-up exhibit, and will only run until January 7th! It is free admission and you can reserve tickets here. Drop by and see all the beautiful vintage and new designs from LV and learn more about the brand’s history! Not to mention, you will also receive a free Louis Vuitton pin at the end of your tour! Consider it a Christmas gift!
To a romantic and festive brunch… lunch…. dinner!
May I suggest Rolf’s Bar and Restaurant? It’s probably the most festive restaurant in town. There is really no end to the displays! Absolutely stunning and gorgeous! Yes. Expect long waits. But, it’ll be so worth it to dine in this festive wonderland.
To see the holiday lights!
Nothing beats the array of holiday lights in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. This neighborhood s the biggest display of lights in New York. Every year is a must see! For more information on how to get there, definitely check this out.
Most of all, enjoy the holidays with your family, friends, and loved ones! Hope you all have lots of fun-filled times! Let me know how YOU plan to spend the holidays!
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