Christmas in New York with the family serves as the special memorable time of the life. This is the peak time for holidaying. The decoration and festivity starts from Thanksgiving weekend which falls on fourth Monday of November. The streets and avenues with lights and Christmas decorations which give a magnificent, breathtaking view to New York. The city is decorated like winter wonderland. During Christmas the important features are ice skating, walking through streets to shop high quality stuff especially on Madison and Fifth avenues.
Rockefeller Center has ice skating rink which offers magnificent views of statue of Prometheus and a huge beautifully decorated Christmas tree. This skating rink provides all the modern facilities required and is considered a good choice amongst skate lovers.
New York is well known for shopping as well as unbelievable window display. Christmas is the high time for shopping. Every member of the family tries to purchase gifts for other family members. The stuff displayed at big stores is branded and of high quality. These stores are decorated beautifully with eye-pleasing decorations. The main stores here are Barney, Lord & Taylor, Macy and many more. The Macy extends from 34th to 35th Streets and display scenes of Miracle of 34th Street. All the stores put up different themes to their display. Some displays are family oriented, some have classic touch while others show sophistication and style.
One should never miss toy stores like ‘FAO Schwarz’ and ‘Toys “R” Us’ at Time Square. These two are counted superb stores for kids. ‘Toys “R” Us’ of Time Square has 60 feet high ferris wheel. Some unique characters are also displayed there. Big models of superman and dinosaur are also displayed there.
The most famous Christmas Tree stands at Rockefeller Center in New York. This gives a divine and holy feeling. Norway Spruce, a variety of Christmas tree is chosen for this purpose and its height should be between 70 to 80 feet. This is a major attraction. More than five miles of lights are used to decorate the tree.
Another famous celebration is at Radio City Hall which presents Christmas Spectacular. This shows Rockettes of world fame and dazzle people with their marvelous singing and dancing. This is considered the best event with the family.
Time Square is another attraction of New York. This is always crowded with people throughout the year but during Christmas this place is bustling with people whole day and night. This place is full of neon lights. There are numerous lights. So many lights at one place are not visible at any other place on the world. These lights give a spectacular view to this place.
Central Park in New York also offers Christmas celebrations. Here skaters spend memorable time during Christmas. Locals and visitors both adore ice skating at Central Park during Christmas. The scenic view is adorable with skyline of the city as background. Wollman Rink is on the east side close to the park Zoo. This welcomes skate lovers as well as ice hockey players equally. The skating rinks here offer all the facilities and encourage new comers in this sport. They keep on doing structure eight movement.
So Christmas is a wonderful time to enjoy and spend gorgeous time at New York with the family.