Saturday, December 17, 2011

Top 5 NYC Holiday Decorations Between My Office and Grand Central

During the holiday season, walking through midtown Manhattan is crazy due to the millions of visitors; but it's worth the hassle to see some of the cool holiday decorations.  Here are my five favorite this year:

5: Big Balls!  Gigantic red ornaments sitting in a pool of flowing water, each several feet across.  (This pic is actually from last year, but they're there again.)

4: The Tree at Rockefeller Center!  When Alec Baldwin isn't getting kicked off flights, he's busy pretending to work at 30 Rock on 30 Rock, the home of this enormous tree!

3: It's my Building in a Box!  What's better than gift wrapped apartment building?  It sure as hell beats a car!

2: Steampunk Christmas!  This is a projection onto the side of a building showing gears and clockwork.  Last year I remember a bunch of bubbles being projected onto this building.  This is way better.

1: The Tree at Bryant Park!  The blue lights are so elegant and beautiful.  Like Rockefeller, this tree is in front of an ice-skating rink, except this tree is much closer.  It's smaller than its more popular cousin at the Rock, but it's by far the best tree in the City.

I'm lucky to work in this city, seriously.  Comments?  Thoughts?  Share them below.


  1. Somehow they all seem nicer in picture form without the crowds crushing me!

  2. It's been quite a while since I visited NYC. Coincidentally, it was also around the month of December. Seeing these decorations really brings back memories. Looking forward to visiting again. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for commenting!  NYC can be beautiful in the winter, especially right after it's snowed.  If I can get any good pictures of that, I'll put them up.