NYC | Christmastime in the City

I’ve typically been a little behind when it comes to Christmas. I hope my family is okay with gifts purchased from Port Authority on Monday night right before I head home. But while my Charlie Brown tree may remain undecorated, my cards unstamped, and the second half of “It’s a Wonderful Life” unwatched, at least I was able to get into the Christmas spirit a little by just walking around the streets of Manhattan this weekend with a friend.

We saw the tree in the New York Public Library lobby and the lions, Patience and Fortitude, decked out in wreaths:

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We marveled (and drolled) at the NYC scenes in the City Harvest Gingerbread competition at Le Parker Meridian (check out 2010’s here):

We climbed on benches and sneaked behind barriers to get a better view than the boring rule-followers at the Rockefeller Center tree:

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We maneuvered through the crowds and the scaffolding to see the nativity scene in St. Patrick’s cathedral.

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We counted and giggled at falling ice skaters at Bryant Park and hid under the tree to try to scare people.

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If giggling at people and scaring them isn’t getting into the Christmas spirit, I don’t know what is.

xx

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