If you are a music fan “Auntie Mame”, like me, you remember that song on the show entitled “We need a little Christmas now.” Poor Auntie Mame (Roz Russell will always be for me, despite the fact that he was not musical version) fell on luck. Money is gone, and he had nothing but his beloved nephew and relentless spirit to see it through. You know how long Aunt Mame for many today, but we need a little Christmas. Right now. And nobody knows how to do Christmas like New York.
This article will get people worlds away from the “Big Apple”, and some in the ear. Wherever you are, I hope you all at some point in their lives will experience Christmas in New York. This wonderful season starts in late November and lasts until Jan. 10.
I lived in Manhattan for about 23 years, and all New York Christmas precious memories creates a network that continues to attract very tender. Since moving to the suburbs, the time allowed me to enter the city during the holidays, and I miss. Very! Regardless of what they say about a classic “Courier and Ives” New England Christmas, there is nothing in the world as energetic and joyful Christmas 90 miles south of my current digs.
Ahhhhhh … Christmas in New York.
If you are lucky enough to visit this year, here is a list of my favorite resident “do not miss” places and events. You can check the Internet for specific information.
The season started at the legendary Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, which drew crowds for decades. Therefore, in all my years of living there, I avoided the parade. Not once attended. It’s like New Year’s Eve in Times Square. Or are you a person or group who is not. Are behind the group. But T-day parade is symbolic. This is the beginning. However, it’s more fun (at least for me) to enjoy on TV, where crowds freezing and worsen du jour.
In early December, a tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center. Another shot of the crowd, no doubt, but one that came out. It’s fun to be there at least once. Evergreen tree is selected from the many beautiful women competing in honor of New York and neighboring states. Only a few years ago, majestic fir Connecticut received the green light, and made us very proud. It’s Christmas in New York, regardless of the number of unique light tree at Rockefeller Center. Tree is always majestic, jaw-droopingly beautiful, shiny diva holding court at the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, in the heart of all the Christmas in New York. Players of all ages to get their “Table 8″ below and hour walking spectators, fascinated by the beauty and joy of all. This tree is always magic in its properties to improve mood. You want to stop several times before the season ends. While in the area, across the street to enjoy Saks Fifth Avenue holiday windows. They are usually festive and fun – not as spectacular as his Lord and Taylor, but you can see these beauties tomorrow.
The first snowflakes fall in operating Rockettes Christmas Latest show at Radio City Music Hall, just steps from Grand Tree. Rockettes generation made history on the stage of Radio City, playing with precision, studying, smiling Rockette smile. As always, the annual program is a bit cheesy, a bit tacky, and absolutely wonderful. It is a Christmas tradition in New York at its best. Years ago, Radio City used to include films show on stage. Demand for tickets was so great that the show started at 6:00 pm. 6:00! This concept really appeals to me. A year, even at 4:00 in the morning, we went to our favorite restaurant, at night on a big breakfast, and then went to the Music Hall theater during the first commitment rule. It was full, all act as if it was natural that in the theater of live events dawn. We sat vulgar scene shows seeing the Rockettes do their high kicks, Santa Claus was, HO-HO-HO-ing like 8 at night. Then I saw Albert Finney in the (then new) musical version of “Scrooge”. I left the theater at 10:30, with a full day. Surreal experience full of joy and memories that I cherish to this day.
Christmas in New York is complete without a horse and carriage ride through Central Park. Carriage rides in New York City has always been exorbitant price. I imagine that now are astronomical. Is there any negotiating with the drivers in terms of price? I guess so. In any case, it does not hurt to try. Unless it rains, do not miss this fun style of attack, horse and buggy in Central Park. If there is no snow, it’s even more fun. Make sure that nails down the length of the race, along with the price. Leave nothing to chance.
I hope you’re wearing the best, warmest, most comfortable shoes. If so,
horse and rider must leave the zoo in Central Park Carousel, Wollman Rink or if you can watch the skaters, and even walk on the same path. I think this holiday skate there, just as there are in the skating rink in Rockefeller Center. Traditional ritual of Christmas in New York, is a pleasant aroma of roasted chestnuts. Make sure to buy some hot roasted chestnuts and a pretzel from a street vendor soft in New York. Nothing tastes as good as cold days of December.
Speaking of food, while walking in the park (east or west of Manhattan) to be cold and hungry, and they deserve to enjoy a delicious lunch at one of hundreds of excellent restaurants await parts of the park. If you happen to leave the east can try their luck to get Serendipity 60 East Street, east of Third Avenue. It’s a tradition, a single hole, wall classic, familiar menu and clientele. Will have to wait in line to enter, you can call is in order.
On the second day, skipping the party window is first on the agenda. Remember, shopping on Fifth Avenue gift is an important part of celebrating the Christmas season in New York. This can strain your wallet and weighs about bags however. What’s more, most of us do our shopping today, and most stores will have their own view shopping sites. So relax and just be a spectator hands. Start at Macy’s at 34 and Broadway. Macy is a “must” to visit residents and visitors celebrate Christmas in New York .. Log in to provide the list of Santa Claus. Tell him how good you are. He already knows the truth. So, whatever it is, it’s too late and you can not fool Santa Claus. Leaving Macy, walk one block east of Fifth Avenue, on the left, and go four blocks north, at Lord & Taylor, to find where Windows is installed famous holiday. They are always worth a visit. There will probably be a line but it moves quickly, deserves a closer look to see the amazing display hindering people of all ages to come back year after year. If your feet are kept, go 10 blocks uptown to check screens Saks Fifth Avenue. So if you are so inclined, cross the street and visit Bethlehem at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Spend some time in this beautiful quiet in March, during the rest of their piglets. You can even a little prayer for world peace. Leaving San Patricio, take the opportunity for a second look to refined tree in Rockefeller Center, which is across the street.
There are many interesting shops on Fifth Avenue. Agitation and only people watching is fun festive. Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany and many other great shops await you in the vicinity of 57 – street. Lunch will be no problem in this neck of the woods. There are many high-end “Chi-Chi”, restaurants and lots of price sensitive. You will eat well in both cases.
If ballet is your thing, try to see the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. Matinee performances are usually on specific days and at night. Handel’s Messiah or take in one of the many fine cathedrals village. If you have not had a live performance of “Messiah” at the Cathedral are in treatment.