The big stores are dressed up with twinkling lights and beautiful displays. Especially Saks Fifth Avenue, where this year’s theme was ‘Land of 1,000 Delights’. It is said that this year they had more than 300,000 lights on display. And their ‘live’ displays are the most exquisite that I have ever seen. This year they were based on scenes from ‘The Nutcracker’.
Who knows how long I spent just looking at the massive Christmas tree? They say it has 45000 LEDs up there, no wonder it was sparkling beautifully on the ice skaters below it. Exactly what you need to see in the holidays!
It chirpy, yet quiet, you can look at the huge Christmas tree or brave the ice skates or stroll around the boutiques and shops with beautiful handwork and artwork. And the music always plays.
Ok, I didn’t see the Ball drop. Firstly, it was crazy crowded. Secondly, one has to get a spot from the afternoon and sit there till midnight (no restrooms). That was a deal breaker. I saw the ball hanging high up and thousands sitting beneath waiting patiently in the freezing cold.
We walked further on the 7thAvenue, saw the beautiful lights at Radio City Music Hall and surrounding area, stopping at Magnolia’s to indulge in my favorites - hot chocolate and banana pudding. I miss the holidays already!
This was a stretch goal. The bridge was beautiful at night, the bright skyline against the night cast a beautiful halo in the sky. The wind got crazy and because I was freezing, had to run to the hotel. But the miracle was watching the fireworks at midnight right through the big window in my room!