In the Neighborhood: Christmas Time in NYC

December 12, 2018

With under two weeks left until Santa's arrival, its time to kick up your Christmas cheer and take advantage of the holiday attractions located just blocks away from The Skylark. 

During the holiday season in New York City, the only thing bigger than the "Big Apple" is the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. This year a Norway Spruce scaling at 72 feet from Wallkill, NY, will be lit every evening in Rockefeller Center Plaza until January 7th. Head over to snap a festive photo in front of the tree or lace up your skates and take a lap around the ice rink. But be warned, expect crowds around this beloved holiday tradition as an estimated 125 million people visit each year. 

Not far from the tree is Radio City Music Hall, known for hosting its own annual Christmas Spectacular. The 90-minute show stars Santa, wooden soldiers, and of course, the Radio City Rockettes. 2018 marks the 85th year of the show's existence, running now through January 1st. 

If you're only passing through, make sure 5th Avenue is on your route. Even if you don't need to purchase any gifts still on your list, the holiday window displays on the stores that line the street are a destination themselves. Stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, and Bloomingdale's nearby all create their most imaginative Christmas displays, showing off their holiday spirit and latest merchandise for all to see. Check out the most festive way to window shop, sure to brighten up any day this holiday season.