Wednesday, December 12, 2012

W.A.T.W. ~ New York City!



I love the hustle and bustle & all of the preparation that goes on during the Holiday Season! Actually, it's the only time of the winter season that I really don't mind the cold and the snow... I'll even quietly admit, I like it! I can't imagine being anywhere else at this time of year!

If I had to choose another city to hang my Santa hat, my #1 pick would be New York City. I've visited New York at other times throughout the year, but never during the 'Most Wonderful Time of the Year!'  If you're one of the lucky ones and are headed to the Big Apple for a visit, here's a list of Holiday Traditions you don't want to miss!

  • Rockefeller Center Plaza - Breakfast with Santa, skating on the famous ice rink and probably the most celebrated Christmas tree around!  30,000 lights bright - a tradition since the 1930's!

  • FAO Schwartz - New York's most famous toy store with real-life toy soldiers that greet their customers!

  • New York City Ballet performance of 'The Nutcracker' at Lincoln Center is said to be magical, even for those who would rather take in a performance of the New York Giants!

  • Grand Central Station - Grand Central Station is a must see itself.  The New York Transit Museum's Holiday Train Show on display until February makes it even more so!

  • Macy's - The Holiday windows of Macy's New York are said to be a sight to see and what kid (or adult) doesn't want to experience the magic of 'Santaland'!

  • Central Park - If the rink is too crowded at Rockefeller Center, head over to Central Park and try your hand at ice skating on Trump Wollman Rink. (tip: it's cheaper too!)
And who knows, you might even run into one of these or a number of other celebrities usually spotted around the city!

Josiah Kamau/Buzz Foto via People
Heidi Klum and bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kirsten take an afternoon stroll

Photo credit: Jae Donnelly/INF via People
Married life seems to be agreeing with Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

Photo credit: Andrew Marks/Picture group via People
Kate Hudson looking gorgeous at a beauty launch for Almay Cosmetics

Photo credit: Alo Ceballos/Film Magic via People
Hugh Jackman hails a cab in the NYC's West Village

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Sofia Vergara while in NYC to film her new flick 'Fading Gigolo'

Photo credit: Bryan Smith/Zuma via People
'Live with Kelly and Michael's Michael Strahan takes in the sites from the Empire State Building with twin daughters Isabella and Sophia

Photo credit: Jackson Lee/Splash News Online via People
Mariah Carey celebrates with Santa during the annual lighting of the tree at Rockefeller Center

And because I've shared with you just a few ways to celebrate the Holiday's in New York City, you can see why they call her 'The City that Never Sleeps'! With so much to see and do, there's no time for shut eye!!

Until next time...

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