Jan 29, 2013

ROCKin' Around the Christmas Tree in NYC

I had an idea in my head about what Rockefeller Center would look like with its giant twinkling tree and promenade all lit up with lights, but what I had in my head wasn't nearly as spectacular as what I actually saw with my own two eyes our first night in the Big Apple. The photos below hardly do it justice, but Rockefeller Center at Christmas is nothing short of magical. Even the hoards of people clambering around us couldn't distract me from the beauty of the soft Christmas lights beaming off the towering skyscrapers above us. Everywhere you looked there was a new set of eyes growing wider as they stood in awe of New York City's finest Christmas display. As the Christmas music streamed from the loud speakers, it was hard not to find yourself feeling all warm and fuzzy (although it was cold and windy!) as the Christmas spirit began to creep in. So, we stood and we smiled, exchanged a thousand "How cool is this?!" sentiments and snapped a slew of photos; then we made our way across 5th Avenue to enjoy another NYC Christmas delight...the Saks holiday windows! All around the outside of the famous department store, their display windows were filled with moving holiday scenes. Just another fun way NYC gets its visitors in the holiday spirit! We also made a stop at St. Patrick's Cathedral beside Saks before hopping the subway to our last stop of the evening, The Empire State Building. The views from the top at night are unbelievable...just you wait and see!



Just a short video of Rockefeller Center. You can see how crowded it was...and how my family doesn't pay any attention to me when I ask them to do things. Geez. Hehe. ;)






{The Helmsley Building}

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! I've been there once at Christmas, and it's beautiful, but SO busy that the one time is good enough! :)

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  2. It looks incredible. I was there in the summer, I really want to go back in the winter.

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  3. The city is GORGEOUS! I haven't been there in years (sad because I'm only two hours away) but after seeing your photos I most definitely miss seeing NYC at Christmastime

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  4. That picture of you, your mom and sister with the tree behind you is amazing! I am determined to go to to NYC at Christmas - and SOON!

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  5. Your pictures are beautiful! So glad you enjoyed your trip.

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  6. NYC at Christmas is a magical place, indeed. The tree is bigger and brighter than you can imagine, the store windows are amazing, and the Christmas spirit oozes from an otherwise impersonal city. I'm so glad you got to experience it! We are fortunate to live just a few hours away, but we will be moving next summer, so I'm thinking we have to go back this year!

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  7. I have never been to New York. Life isn't fair. haha these pictures definitely make me want to visit!

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  8. Everything looks amazing! And as always, love your pictures. ;)

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  9. How stunning! Looks like you guys had a great time!!

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  10. Rockefeller Center is absolutely amazing!!!!! One of my favorite places in NYC. :)

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  11. SO pretty!
    I've always wanted to see Rockefeller Center at Christmas! My husband is pretty anti-big city...soo I'll just have to take my sister and mom!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Casey, I found your blog through The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife's GFC Blog Hop. I am your newest follower. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be fantastic. Hope you are having a good week.

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  13. Roc center is amazing, great photos of my city!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  14. nyc at christmas time is so magical.. i've only been once during that time but i'll never forget the lights and ice skating rink

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  15. Wow what great photos of a beautiful Christmas Tree........this is the closest I will ever get to see the tree

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  16. What great shots! :)
    I was overwhelmed by all the people at Rockefeller when we went. Holy craziness.

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  17. I was in NYC last May and stood where you were! It must have been amazing to see the tree lit up and all of the lights. I bet Saks was incredible too. I so want to go back to NYC!

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  18. Such a wonderful time to visit NYC! It's magical at Christmas :)

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  19. This place is at the top of my bucket list. I would love to go there during Christmastime or even for NYE.

    I can't get over how much you and your sister look alike! Totally twins!

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