New York at Christmas

New York at Christmas is a magical experience. The city is decked from end to end. Here’s a photo essay on some of the best spots in NYC for Christmas lights and decorations.

Hudson Yards

New York Christmas at Hudson Yards
Site of The Vessel (seen in the background), Hudson Yards Christmas display includes a forest of Christmas trees, gold twinkling lights and sparkling hot air balloons. (c) Jodie Brownlee
Sunset over Hudson Yards, hot air balloon, New York Christmas.
At the base of The Vessel. Twinkling trees and snow add magic to New York at Christmas. (c) Jodie Brownlee
Base of the Vessel, Hudson Yards, New York at Christmas
Twinkling lights, Hudson Yards at Christmas.
Boo enjoying her New York Christmas
Boo enjoying her New York Christmas, sort of. (c) Jodie Brownlee
New York Christmas lights, Hudson Yards.
The Shops, Hudson Yards: New York christmas lights.
Dripping with gold! The Shops by the vessel go crazy with twinkly gold lights and whimsical sparkling balloons. (c) Jodie Brownlee
The Shops, hudson Yards, New York Christmas lights.
Inside The Shops at Hudson Yards. New York Christmas lights. (c) Jodie Brownlee
New York Christmas lights at Hudson Yards, The Shops.
The Shops at Hudson Yards with view of The Vessel. New York Christmas lights. (c) Jodie Brownlee

Lotte New York Palace Hotel Christmas Tree

Lotte New York Palace on Madison Ave and E 50th Street is famous for its Christmas tree. It’s not far from the Rockefeller Center and Radio City with their decorations (coming up next) so you could see them all in one walk.

NYC Christmas tree -- Lotte New York Palace hotel 2020
Snow covered Christmas tree at Lotte New York Palace. (c) Jodie Brownlee
NYC Christmas tree -- Lotte New York Palace hotel with snow
She said ‘Yes!’ New York Christmas at the Lotte Palace Hotel. (c) Jodie Brownlee
NYC Christmas tree -- Lotte New York Palace hotel
The Lotte New York Palace Christmas tree without snow. (c) Jodie Brownlee

Rockefeller Christmas Tree

Nyc Christmas tree - Rockefeller Center.
A silver lining of the 2020 pandemic is that the Rockefeller Christmas tree was not swamped with people! (c) Jodie Brownlee

6th Avenue Christmas Decorations

The area around Radio City on 6th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan has gone for big fun decorations — big baubles, big candy canes, big Christmas lights, big nutcrackers.

New York Christmas baubles, midtown Manhattan.
Big red baubles opposite Radio City, Midtown Manhattan. New York at Christmas. (c) Jodie Brownlee

Grand Central Christmas lights

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