I'll be honest, Christmas in New York City is pretty magical and if one doesn't spend their time wisely it'll be gone before you even know it. I already know, I'll be swamped with work projects but it doesn't hurt to try and get these five holiday must-do's done before christmas (or 2014 if we're being honest) is over.
1. Visit Rockefeller Center and the gorgeous tree at night. When I was younger my mother used to take me and my siblings for our family photo opp, feels like it's time to restart this tradition.
#RockCenterXMAS | Between 48th and 51st street on Fifth and Sixth Avenues
2. New York City may be known for its high rises, but Dyker Heights is known for it's outrageous Christmas lights display. With a few friends and cameras in tow take the train to South Brooklyn for a few hours and indulge in this spectacle.
11th to 13th Avenue and 83rd to 86th street, Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
3. Let's be real, ice Skating in the cold isn't always as glamorous as some movies make it out to be. At the same time, ice skating is one of the things you have to do during the holidays. Enter World Ice Arena - it's indoors and the most affordable place to skate within the five boroughs that I know of. Plus, if you know of any kid wanting to go pro on ice - this place has a roster of amazing coaches to make that happen.
#WorldIceArena | 131st and Avery Avenue, Flushing, Queens
4. The holiday markets, all of them but especially Gansevoort's Market. There's nothing specifically holiday about this market, but it's worth the trip for the food. And let's be honest, the holidays has and will always be about the food.
#GansMarket | 52 Gansevoort Street, New York, New York
5. And finally my favorite holiday (and extremely free) activity - checking out the new window holiday displays. Time Out New York curates the best list every year, so check that out here.
What are your favorite holiday things to do in your town or NYC?