Last night I took a trip to NYC and viewed the Holiday Markets and trees. Despite being around 70 degrees, the city is ready for Christmas with lights, decorations, and markets. I wanted to share some pictures with you along with where I went. Hope you enjoy this post, I am sorry for the poor-quality pictures, I took a lot of them in movement because it was crowded everywhere.
The first stop of the night was at Union Square, which have the biggest holiday market in the city, run by UrbanSpace. They had crafts galore, which were mostly businesses that opened small shops, The market was decorated with lights, stars, and lamps, which added to the atmosphere. On top of that warm drinks (Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, etc) and food were available. Although crowded, the market was beautiful and made it feel a lot more like Christmas despite the weather.
Next, we started to head over to Rockefeller center to view the big Christmas tree and Ice rink. On the way, we snapped a few pics of decorations throughout the city, and happened upon the Saks Fifth Avenue 3D light show, which was really stunning. Of course, while walking we picked up some roasted chestnuts from a cart to snack on. I've always felt like chestnuts were a necessity during Christmas time, but some people don't even know what they are, so let me know if I'm not alone down in the comments.
Finally, we arrived at the tree, which like always, was incredibly crowded. It took a good 10 minutes or so to shimmy down to the front, but the view was incredible. For people who don't tend to see a lot of evergreen trees, the sight is amazing. Plus, it is always amazing to see the scene where practically every Christmas movie has filmed.
Lastly, we headed on over to Bryant park, where there was another small market and ice rink. This one was a lot less crowded, but not as cute as the other market. The stands are more like mini enclosed shops than actual stands. Still, we took a quick walk around and picked up some dessert before heading home.
I hope you enjoyed this post and that it gave you a little taste of New York at Christmas time if you live far away. I am sorry this post is a day late, but I hope the topic of it makes it up to you. I might do a smaller post later this week if I have the time; there is so little time left till Christmas, but so many posts I want to do! Anyways, I hope you have a great week.
A sixteen-year-old fashion obsessed girl, who stands just under 5 feet tall.