Happy Winter! I just wanted to write a short post to remind you of all the fun things to do in the city this time of year. I have clearly been too busy to actually *do* any of them yet, but luckily, all the holiday stuff will still be here next week when things calm down a little bit, and the rest of the winter will last another few months so I hope to fit it all in. In the meantime, catch up on some of my favorite winter posts from last year.
- Visit the Rockefeller Christmas tree! The lighting (which I attempted to go to last year) has obviously already happened, but this puppy will be up until January 7th. The tree is also now on Twitter by the way @30RockTree and tweeted “hey baby” at me a few moments ago. (WHADDUP you sexy tree???)
- Go to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular! It will be the cheesiest thing you do all season, but it is still entertaining and impressive. I highly recommend going to happy hour beforehand.
- Finish your Christmas shopping at Holiday Markets around town! Aubrey and I hit up the Columbus Circle Holiday Market this weekend so that I could grab something for my mom’s stocking. Luckily, I have finally finished my shopping (thank you internet) and won’t have to return until next year.
- Check out the Holiday window displays! NYC’s holiday windows are more well done art projects than any you could ever made in 5th grade.
- Go to a park when it snows! Put on your Hunters, pull on your knit gloves, grab your chapstick and your camera and go exploring in one of the city’s parks while it is snowing so that you can see all the fresh powder before it gets all dirty or damaged with other peoples’ footprints. Bonus points if you build a snowman in Central Park, as was on my Winter To-Do list of 2010 and sadly remains uncrossed-out.
- Walk around Times Square before, during, or after New Year’s Eve! It’s pretty cool to see the setup and the cleanup of Times Square surrounding the ridiculous party there on December 31st. I have yet to experience watching the ball drop live, but I will be here for a few years, so I have some time to check this one off.
- Go ice skating! Ice skating at the Bryant Park pond was one of my favorite things this year. If you don’t mind waiting in really long lines and being on the ice with tons of other people, you need to do this. I was lucky enough to do it as part of a charity event at work and did not have to wait or share the ice with thousands. Hope this opportunity comes again soon.
Enjoy the winter and the upcoming holidays! I will write you soon, I promise.