The tree was lit last night for the 83rd consecutive year, and this is the official beginning of Christmas in New York City. Macy's now has their store windows decorated, and Bryant Park is open for business, but yesterday is such a great time as all famous stars come together, sing a few Christmas songs, and light the world's most famous Christmas tree.
The area around the tree is almost as magical. 30 Rock has snowflakes rejected onto the building. In front of this skyscraper is the famous ice-skating rink, with the Golden sculpture of Titan Prometheus. Directly down that corridor of buildings is a building, across fifth avenue, that has a bunch of lit up snowflakes that flash synced up to Carol of the Bells. Next to that building is the ever reverent St. Patrick's Cathedral. Down the street near the tree is Radio City Music Hall, with the world famous Rockettes.
The entire city gets transformed into the Christmas capital of the world over the next month. From the Empire State Building's color schemes, to the trees in Central Park. From the buildings on Fifth Avenue, to the big boards in Times Square. This one little tree, sets off a wonderful and spectacular chain of events on this fifteen mile long and mile wide island.
This spot should be a must see around the Christmas season! Next week I will talk about another spot with an ice-skating rink, just down the road, with one of the greatest views in the city, Bryant Park.
Have you ever seen the tree in person? Would you want to be in New York City at Christmas time?
Peace and Love,
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