Sunday, December 21, 2014

A NEW YORK CITY HOLIDAY TOUR

 Welcome to Monday my friends!

Last week my husband and I spent a casual day shopping and enjoying the holiday sights in New York City. I decided to take my camera along to snap a few holiday photos of our trip to share with you. 

Grab your coffee and put your walking shoes on...it all starts as we step out of our train at NY Penn Station/Madison Square Garden.....

We were greeted by the most beautiful holiday decorations throughout......


We headed to Macy's on 34th Street........


And their famous holiday window display this year.....Yes, Virginia....




As we walked toward Rockefeller Center we spotted the Empire State Building towering above us......


We stopped for a few minutes to walk in Bryant Park. The Christmas tree was decorated with beautiful red, white and blue ornaments. Such a beautiful patriotic tribute.



The park was bustling with shoppers.....



Our curiosity drew us to this vendor (below) making Chimney Cakes. They are pretzel dough rolled around a wooden dowel, fried and dipped in cinnamon and sugar. The center is hollow and may be filled with Nutella and other lucsious fillings, served warm. Simply delicious! A must try when in the city.

It's not unusual to see Chestnuts roasting at vendor carts....


Or New Yorkers dressed as the Statue of Liberty...


Or other lovely displays of holiday decorations.....


We went to Saks Fifth Avenue and walked the aisles in awe of all of it's beauty inside and out....




And finally Rockefeller Center a national historic landmark in the heart of Midtown Manhattan...

And the ice rink complete with the beautiful Rockefeller Christmas Tree, a worldwide symbol of the holidays in NYC...



No trip is complete without stopping at the gorgeous St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue.......


Or the NYC Public Library......



And finally just because everyone needs a souvenir from NY...... The Christmas in New York store.......



 I hope you've enjoyed a glimpse into holiday time in NYC! There's nothing like it!

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Kathleen