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The Top Five Christmas Streets to See in Manhattan This Holiday Week

The Top Five Christmas Streets to See in Manhattan This Holiday Week

DESTINATIONS, NEW YORK, SITES TO SEE, UNITED STATES

With Christmas fast approaching, New York City is gearing up for the holiday with some of the world’s most famous displays of holiday cheer. Indulge in a little bit of festive fun by checking out these stunning displays throughout Manhattan.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue): Inside the doors of one of the world’s most celebrated museums is one of the city’s most beautiful, but under-celebrated, trees. This 20-foot wonder is decked out in beautiful traditional angel figures, while the tree’s base is decorated with nearly 70 additional figures arranged in a nativity scene.

 

Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at Met Museum (Photo credit Met Museum)
Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at Met Museum (Photo: Met Museum)
Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Creche (Photo credit Flickr: Mark Rifkin)
Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Creche (Photo Flickr: Mark Rifkin)

 

Fifth Avenue Holiday Windows: Some of New York’s most famous shopping sites turn into veritable beacons of Christmas cheer each December as they set up their famous window displays. Take a stroll along Fifth Avenue from Midtown to the Upper East Side as you browse over-the-top window displays from Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, and Henri Bendel.

 

Lord & Taylor Holiday Windows (Photo: Cindy Ord)
Lord & Taylor Holiday Windows (Photo: TimeOut Cindy Ord)
Saks Fifth Avenue An Enchanted Experience Cinderella (Photo: SaksPov)
Saks Fifth Avenue An Enchanted Experience Cinderella (Photo: SaksPov)
Swarovski Holiday Windows at Bergdorf Goodman
Swarovski Holiday Windows at Bergdorf Goodman (Photo Bergdorf Goodman)

 

The New York Stock Exchange (11 Wall Street): The Financial District may be all business, but that doesn’t mean the neighborhood is devoid of Christmas revelry. The New York Stock Exchange is home to a stunning 65-foot Christmas tree covered in 1,000 strands of lights, countless gleaming ornaments, and topped with a star that stands six feet tall.

 

New York Stock Exchange Christmas Tree (Photo Credit: NYSE)
New York Stock Exchange Christmas Tree (Photo Credit: NYSE)
New York Stock Exchange Christmas Tree (Photo Credit: NYSE)
New York Stock Exchange Christmas Tree (Photo Credit: NYSE)

 

Winter Garden Holiday Fest (250 Vesey Street): If you’re looking for a flashier lights display this winter, look no further than the Winter Garden Holiday Fest on at Brookfield Place.  On December 3rd, the luxury shopping center is aglow with over 100,000 twinkling lights, in addition to a participant-designed Winter Sleigh Ship and holiday performances. Even if you can’t make the lighting, this exciting display is up until New Year’s Day.

 

Winter Garden Holiday Display on at Brookfield Place (Photo Inhabitat)
Winter Garden Holiday Display on at Brookfield Place (Photo Inhabitat)

 

Rockefeller Center: The city’s most famous tree is also its most spectacular. Rockefeller Center’s 78-foot spruce has become a symbol of the holiday season around the world, with millions of visitors stopping by to enjoy the massive, festive display for the 84 years it has taken place.

 

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting (Photo Flickr: Anthony Quintano)
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting (Photo Flickr: Anthony Quintano)

 

New York City abounds with Christmas cheer this time of year — you just have to know where to look.

 

Note: This is a guest post by Candace Schaffer; the views and opinions expressed are those of the author. Candice Schaffer works at Knightsbridge Park, a leading digital marketing firm for luxury real estate brands such as Four Seasons Private Residences and Fasano Hotel and Residences at Shore Club.

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder and Senior Editor of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

2 Comments

  1. LifeStyleTalks
    December 27, 2015 at 3:19 pm
    Reply

    Very, very nice!

    • Carmen
      December 27, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks, I thought is was an appropriate article to give visitors an insight of what to see this week in NYC during the holidays.

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