My first trip to New York City was in high school to see the Radio City Music Hall Christmas show. I’m sorry to say the show itself isn’t really my thing (although it may be yours, so do check it out at least once!), but walking around the city at Christmastime and just soaking everything in? That most certainly is, and I would do it every year if I could.
For this Country Mouse-turned City Mouse-turned back to Country Mouse, there’s so much sensory overload involved in visiting any city, but Manhattan? At Christmas? Sensory overload on steroids. And I LOVE it.
Last year around this time, my mom and I took a bus up to Manhattan for the day and just wandered around.
I was also lucky to be able to meet up with a college friend I hadn’t seen since graduation in 1998, her husband, and new (at the time) baby as well as with two other wonderful ladies I had only known virtually up to that point.
And of course Italy was never *too* far behind.
No, there’s never a dull moment in New York City, and that’s exactly what we love about it, isn’t it?
The mix of the cold, crisp air (it had been snowing in Pennsylvania when we left):
with the warmth of laughter, reminiscing, and storytelling among friends made for a truly special day.
There’s just something about the magic of the Big Apple at Christmastime. Sure you can load up your shopping bags with designer duds (fake on the street corner or real in the stores), but what do I recommend you do in New York City at Christmas? Just walk around and feel the spirit of the season surrounded by beauty, movement, excitement, and quite simply, life.
Have you been to NYC at Christmastime? What do you enjoy most about it?