Hey guys! Hope you had a great weekend! We are back with a new week of blogmas content which means we are one week closer to Christmas! This past weekend my older brother and his girlfriend were kind enough to take me to New York City for the day to experience the magic of Christmas in New York.
I live about an hour and a half away from New York by train but haven’t been at Christmas time in nearly 15 years. Wow, okay that just made me feel really old. Christmas in New York is something I wish everyone could experience, but since they can’t I’m going to share my experience with you. Let me know in the comments your favorite place to visit around Christmas time.
The first place we went in New York was a town called Soho, it’s the more high end and expensive part of the city. Not that the whole of New York isn’t expensive but, companies that have limited store fronts will usually have on in Soho. My brothers girlfriend wanted to take me to a place called Georgetown Cupcakes. They are a gourmet cupcake place from the popular TLC show DC Cupcakes.
We each selected two cupcakes to try because they had so many different variations. I ended up going with Santa’s Chocolate Chip & Holiday Lava Fudge. I preferred the Santa Chocolate Chip but I think thats because I perfect white/vanilla cake over chocolate cake. They were gone in about 5 minutes regardless of which I preferred more. These would be the perfect gift to send a loved one with a sweet tooth.
Winter Village at Bryant Park
The next place that we went was the Winter Village at Bryant Park. I had never been to Bryant Park, let alone a winter village. The moment we walked in I was in Christmas heaven and you could see it on my face. Proudly noted by my brother. They had a bunch of tiny pop-up shops of gifts and different foods. The only down side was that you couldn’t really move, it was so packed. I would love to go back on a day where it’s not as crowded but, what can you expect from the first Saturday in December in New York. .
One thing my brother was set on getting were these mozzarella sticks from a place called Big Mozz. He has had them before and knew that they were right up my ally. While we haven’t been having the healthiest day with cupcakes and mozzarella sticks, we were walking it all off. Guys, when I tell you I have never in my life had a better mozzarella stick I mean that with my whole entire being. They had parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and were browned to perfect. Thank God they don’t have a location near me or I’d be getting these everyday.
Rockefeller Christmas Tree
The last place that we went, and the main reason we went to New York was for the Rockefeller Christmas Tree. I never imagined a Christmas Tree making me so emotional but, when I saw it the joy of Christmas just filled my soul and I started to cry. To let you in on my emotions a little, this time last year something like the day I had wouldn’t have been possible to do with my brother. Simply because of the health risks that a crowd like that would bring. Being there with him, with cancer being a distant memory proved how much magic the Christmas season can bring.
You can see the tree lite up either during the day or at night, honestly night time is so worth it. Overall it was a wonderfully magical day that I won’t soon be forgetting. If you live near New York City, and you’re alright with very large crowds I highly recommend checking out New York at Christmas. I have seen the lighting of the tree on TV for years but nothing will beat seeing it in person.
What places do you enjoy visiting this time of year? Have you ever been to New York at Christmas, what was your favorite part about it. I love chatting with you all in the comments. Today’s free gift is a This or That instagram story template! Put it on your story, tag some friends and get to know your followers more! Be sure to tag me on instagram if you use it so I can see your answers! Thanks for stopping by, until next time…
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