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Holidays in NYC

There is something magical and even dreamlike about New York City at this time of the year. The crowds are large and jovial. Christmas spirit is everywhere. There is so much to see and do that is unique to this delightful holiday season when NYC becomes a winter wonderland.


A-ha, the window displays!! Boutiques and department stores across the city dress up for the season with their annual holiday displays.


Each store puts together beautifully designed windows to celebrate the season (as well as entice you into their store). They also turn the average walker on the street into a theater audience :-)




The holiday shops at Bryant Park and in Union Square are great places to pick up handmade stuff. And the Grand Central Holiday fair held inside the Grand Central Terminal transforms a simple train ride into a unique Christmas experience.

75 Rockefellar Plaza

Rockefeller Center Plaza is of course the Capital of NYC Christmas with the big tree now boasting more than 30,000 lights. It’s worth fighting the crowds, particularly after dark when the lights bounce off the bare shoulders of the golden Prometheus statue.


Did  you notice that all these pictures also have a few circles in them.. I guess that qualifies for Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Circles this week :-)

See more changing season here.

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15 comments on “Holidays in NYC

  1. fgassette
    December 9, 2012


  2. NouNou
    December 9, 2012

    Reblogged this on travelertobe and commented:
    new york <3

  3. Kavi
    December 9, 2012

    You’re making me miss NYC! It’s a magical places during the holidays :) Nice photos!

    • Deepali
      December 10, 2012

      Thanks a lot, Kavi. It indeed is a lovely place that stays with you as a wonderful memory. Christmas time just adds to the charm :-)

  4. eof737
    December 10, 2012

    You reminded me how fabulous the store windows are in the city… Up and down 5th Avenue, all the fancy stores compete for the best dressed holiday window… :-)

    • Deepali
      December 11, 2012

      Indeed, they are absolutely wonderful at this time!

  5. kz
    December 10, 2012

    fabulous! fabulous! fabulous! ^^

    • Deepali
      December 11, 2012

      Thanks a lot, kz. Loved your comment :-)

  6. adinparadise
    December 10, 2012

    You’ve really wet my appetite for my Christmas trip up to NYC. Beautiful pcs, Deepali.

    • Deepali
      December 11, 2012

      Thank you so much and have a great holiday in NYC! It’s such a good time to be there :-)

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  8. frizztext
    December 14, 2012

    capital of culture …

  9. Andreas Hendrik
    January 4, 2013

    Shop until you drop. These windows are incredible. Great pics! Best Andreas

    • Deepali
      January 4, 2013

      Thanks, Andreas! it’s indeed a fun place to shop this time of the year :-). Wish you a very happy New Year!

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