7 magical ways to spend it:
1. Christmas Markets
New Yorkers love to spend their holidays walking through the Christmas markets. Most of the vendors are set up during the whole season, for unique or smaller vendors they are open for a day or weekend.
Clint Efird. DR
2. Ice Skating
Ice skating is one of the most classic but fun things to do. Ice skating rings pop all over town at this season of the year. The rings get extremely busy over the month of December while it starts to get less busy over the month of January.
3. Window Shopping
A walk down 5th avenue will sure get you in the spirit of this magical holiday that we all love. Every year, Manhattan’s department stores put up a big window show that reveals their new designs. They usually stay until January 1st.
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4. See The Nutcracker
An enchanting 2-hour show that is a classic thing for the New Yorkers, young and old, it has many different variations. It is an outstanding production performed by the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center. One of the best Christmas events in NYC.
5. Visit the country’s most famous Christmas tree
The famous Rockefeller Center tree is the following tradition. This year (2021) the tree was 79ft to be exact 24m. The lighting ceremony is on the first of December. The tree is usually lit from 6 a.m. to midnight, you can expect it to be merry and bright for the full 24 hours on Christmas Day.
6. Drink an overwhelming amount of hot chocolate
Everybody loves a cup of hot chocolate, especially at Christmas time. Here is a recipe, how to make it.
- Add milk, sugar, and cocoa powder to a medium saucepan.
- Heat over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until the mixture just begins to bubble but does not boil.
- Add chocolate and vanilla and whisk until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Pour into 4 small mugs and serve with homemade whipped cream.
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Susan Spence. DR.
7. Carriage Rides
Research before you take that carriage ride!
I have heard that the horses are treated humanely and are mostly rescue animals.
It is up to you if you want to take a carriage ride or not. That’s why you should do some research before booking or taking the ride.
Joan Piazza. DR
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