New York is a state located in the Northeastern region of United States. It is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont to the east.
Albany is the capital and New York City is the largest city of New York.
Other big cities and towns in New York include – Rochester, Buffalo, Yonkers, Syracuse, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Schenectady, Utica, etc.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in New York include – Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, Adirondack Mountains, etc.
Christmas Celebrations in New York :
The holiday season in New York City starts with the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is traditionally lit on the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving and this annual tree lighting ceremony can be watched LIVE on NBC with live performances from 7 – 9 PM ET.
This world’s most famous tree — located at Rockefeller Center between West 48th and West 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues will remain lit into the New Year until 8PM on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.
A visit to the Bronx Zoo for the “Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo” is worth experience. More than a hundred illuminated animal and holiday sculptures, Holiday Express Train and the Polar Bear Express Experience, and more family fun throughout the holiday season.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Radio City Music Hall every year attracts visitors from around the world year after year.
Union Square Holiday Market is the New York destination for an intimate and enjoyable holiday shopping experience.
During the holiday season, you can visit the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park where you can not only enjoy free ice-skating on Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink, but also shop at more than hundred holiday shops and few eateries.
New York City’s Holiday Windows light up the streets. Apart from the Macy’s Holiday Window Display, you can see the holiday display of Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale, Henri Bendel, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co, etc.
Another famous Christmas tree in New York is the NYSE Christmas Tree has been a Downtown New York tradition since 1923. The tree is located on Broad Street between Wall Street and Exchange Place in front of the NYSE.
For more than 3 decades, the American Museum of Natural History has celebrated the holiday season with its origami tree. They also have 2 19-foot Holiday Barosaurs lit up for viewing as well.
Other famous Christmas Tree’s in New York City include – Metropolitan Museum of Art Christmas Tree, Holiday Tree in Bryant Park, Lincoln Square Christmas Tree, Plaza Holiday Tree, Chorus Tree at South Street Seaport, etc.
The Holiday celebrations in New York City come to an end with the big ball drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve at midnight!
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!