Holiday Greetings Manhattan-Style

Times Square

I had the chance to go to New York City last weekend and I took advantage of the opportunity by checking out the holiday lights, mainly at Rockefeller Center.

To say that I was blown away would be an understatement. Not only were the lights and decorations absolutely stunningly beautiful, so were the people!

There were lots of them!, entire families, parents and children, from all over the world.  And they were happy and enjoying themselves, and laughing and talking and smiling and taking photographs, and handing their cameras to complete strangers (like me) and asking them to take photos of their families.  There were no arguments or snippy remarks or people losing their patience. People didn’t even seem to notice that it was a cold 29°F.

Radio City Music Hall - Home of the Rockettes!

The entire atmosphere was so pleasant, that I cannot adequately put it into words. Even the cops were in a good mood!

And so for my holiday greetings this year, I will post some mediocre photos I snapped with my Blackberry in Manhattan and wish you all the happiest of holidays in whatever way you celebrate them and a healthy and prosperous New Year.


Atlas - at Rockefeller Center

The statue of Atlas in front of Rockefeller Center, taken from St. Patrick's Cathedral, across 5th Avenue

Rockefeller Plaza from W. 50th Street

The huge Christmas tree and ice rink at Rockefeller Plaza

Angels at Rockefeller Plaza

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4 Responses to Holiday Greetings Manhattan-Style

  1. Denise says:

    “MERRY CHRISTMAS” Hon and a terrific “NEW YEAR”!


  2. j says:

    Oh thank you so much for sharing these. I’m really happy to see that everyone is enjoying themselves. Out here, we wait for commercial retail outlets to put on a great show. But this year, nothing. The international brands had no decorations or holiday offers. It was as if the day came and went without anyone noticing. So it’s really lovely to see Christmas in NY. It’s supposed to be magical there at this time of the year. Trust New York to always put on a fabulous show for the rest of the world. Thank you once again!
    Wish you and your family a very special warm Christmas. And may the new year be kind to us all.

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