Decorated buildings in New YorkI don’t know about you, but I love dressing up for winter. It’s not so easy to do in Arizona.  I love the fashion and people watching during Christmas in New York.  Everyone is wearing hats, scarves, coats and rosy checks as they walk around looking at all the Christmas displays in the city. There is just something magical about the colorful lights, decorations and the scent of pine in the air.

Christmas lights galore!

Christmas in New York City is filled with lights and embellishments like no other.  The decorations in the city are abundant and adorn most of the streets.  It’s very easy to catch the spirit of Christmas in the city.

The city has rich history. It is breath taking to see the holiday lights outside Macy’s with the Empire state building in the back drop.

Rock out at Rockefeller Center!Skaters at Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller center is a must see at Christmas time.  It has an elegance that makes the entire plaza a magical winter wonderland.

It’s fun to watch the skaters in the rink surrounded by Holiday décor and flags.  The Rockefeller Christmas tree stands at one end of the ring with the GE building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza towering behind it.  The tree is usually lit every year on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving.

My personal favorite thing about Christmas in New York is the Holiday spirit and energy of the city.  It just feels very special.

Christmas Window Dressings

Department stores are works of art when it comes to window displays in New York.  They are supposed to lure you in to buy and shop but I could spend an entire night just looking at the windows. I happened to see the one at Bvlgari this year and it was stunning, I also thought Trump Tower’s was pretty special as well.  Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman are also known for their fabulous Christmas displays.

Trump TowerDining in New York

The only problem with dining in New York is the fact that there are so many wonderful choices.  I love to try new places but Paul and I did find a little French café that we fell in love with the last time we went so we had to go again.  It’s quaint and quite romantic with a French staff.  It is on Lexingon and 64th and its called Mon Petit Café.  They have a fabulous menu with some great specials which include appetizers as well as dessert.


I really enjoyed Christmas in New York it was romantic and beautiful and I was just happy to take it all in.

Check out more pictures of Christmas time in New York from Lea Haben’s trip HERE on the Smart Fem Facebook page.