It’s that time again. Thanksgiving is almost here, and Christmas will soon follow. There is no more magical place in the world at this time of the year than New York City.
Earlier this week, the tree at Rockefeller Center arrived. The annual lighting ceremony will happen on November 30. This is only one part of the hoopla that will go on over the next several weeks as Manhattan prepares for yet another holiday season.
Next week, the official kick-off will start with the Macy’s parade on Thanksgiving Day.
By this time, the decorations are ready and set. Santa will make his grand entrance and sit on a throne for four weeks at the largest and greatest department store in the world in Herald Square.
Although I look forward to autumn each year, the season after is the highlight. Watching all the pieces fall into place is the most exciting for me. The city transforms while holiday displays are created throughout midtown. Wreaths cover buildings, lights adorn the already bright and glowing city, and the most innovative window scenes by far are at Bergdorf’s at 58th and 5th—sorry Bloomie’s.
From the world-famous Cartier bow, to the dancing light show at Sak’s, and the largest snowflake in the world spanning Fifth Avenue, it really is the most wonderful time of the year in New York. It’s all about to start, and I can hardly wait.