One of my main reasons for visiting New York in the thick of December was to see everything Christmassy about the city. And where better than to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center?
I had actually “accidentally” stumbled upon the tree after I had finished my dinner on my first night there. A couple of trees lit up in lights caught my attention so I headed that way. Before you know it, I was walking upon Radio City Music Hall, the outside of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and the tree!
New York certainly knows how to be festive. Everywhere completely goes all out with decorations galore. And, like I’ve mentioned in a previous post, everything in New York is humongous, even normal-sized objects!
The Rockefeller Center area is among my favourite when it comes to Christmas decorations. There’s also a very festive air to it that it feels very cozy, especially where the tree is visible. Another tree in the nearby area is outside Radio City Music Hall.
Definitely not as cute as the tree though. I approached the Rockefeller Center tree from its right-hand side, and I was actually taken aback a bit. I don’t think I realized the tree was going to be that fat! But I suppose very proportional to its towering height, helping to make its presence known to the world.
On the other side of the tree, where Saks Fifth Avenue is, there was a projection and every 6 minutes or so, it would play a short Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays bit. It was alright – interestingly, nothing too extraordinary.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the Rockefeller Center area. I don’t completely remember what it is like at other times of the year, but I feel it comes much more alive when the holiday and Christmas season rolls around.
Stay tuned for more ramblings about my New York experience!