Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Christmas sights in the City That Never Sleeps

The advantage of our boys sticking on west coast time while we were in New York City? We actually had to wake them in the mornings so we could get out and sightsee at a reasonable hour and they both happily stayed up way past their usual bedtime - ie, we were able to get out and wander around the city that never sleeps after dinner, enjoying the lights & Christmas decor.

My plan for Christmas Eve was to spend some time strolling down 5th Avenue, admiring the decorated storefronts and then wandering through Central Park, with a little visit to the ice skating rink.

The Christmas Eve downpour - yes, rain not snow - kinda dampened our plans a little. We had Austin safely tucked away in the Maclaren under a rain cover, Ollie riding on the buggyboard covered in one of our raincoats (only his little eyes were visible, peeking out above the stroller) and Mitch and I got soaked. We did have umbrellas but pushing strollers and trying to take photos and managing umbrellas gets a little frustrating, so we just got a bit soggy.

The decorations were pretty, but honestly didn't quite live up to my expectations of the movie-esque - Miracle on 34th Street - magical Christmas atmosphere I had envisioned, but I think the rain had a lot to do with it. Regardless, it's a pretty special time of year in this big, crazy city. There is nothing quite like that big Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center - when Ollie first caught sight of it, he asked us how we could take it home? :-)

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1 comment:

  1. Your photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing.
    I wouldn't mind visiting NY during the holidays for all the decor.


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