Countdown to Christmas – Day 8

Today is the 8th day before Christmas and we’re counting on New York. Yes, New York City “concrete jungle where dreams are made of.” I’m a NYC girl and believe me when I tell you, our city never sleeps. Every year millions of people, both locals and tourists alike, travel to Manhattan to see the sights and enjoy the excitement of the holiday season.

Today on this 8th day before Christmas, I truly give to you 8 interesting and fun things to do in NYC during the holidays.

08 – Take in the Sites Along 5th Ave and Go Shopping in Saks and Other Stores

Every year locals and tourists look forward to the annual Christmas decorations of the Saks Fifth Avenue Store.

07 – See the Rockettes in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall

06 – Explore Times Square

There’s so much to do and see in Times Square. You can visit the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, see a play, go shopping and dining or just walk around and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city.

05 – Visit Grand Central Station

If you’re ever in the area, seeing Grand Central Station is a must. We’ve all seen it along with that famous clock in numerous movies. It only makes sense that you get to see it in person.

04 – Shopping at the Christmas Kiosks in the Bryant Park Winter Village

Great way of supporting small businesses while sipping on some hot chocolate or coffee, or dining with friends or alone at one of its restaurants.

03 – Ice Skating in Bryant Park to the Backdrop of the NYC Skyline

02 – Visit One World Trade Center (formerly the Freedom Tower)

This is a little downtown, but the Freedom Tower is a must see. This tower is the main building erected at the site of the old Twin Towers destroyed during 9-11. This building at 1,776 feet currently stands as the tallest building in the United States and the seventh tallest in the world. There are also lots of stores for you to do your Christmas shopping.

01 – Visit the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center and Go Ice Skating Under the Tree.

This is the city’s top attraction every year during the Christmas holidays. Tourists and locals enjoy taking pictures of the tree and ice skating at the rink located below.

So, there you have it, yesterday we rocked to some Carol’s of Christmas, and today on this 8th day we counted down 8 popular NYC sites to see at Christmas. I invite you to join me tomorrow as we count down the 7th day before Christmas. Remember don’t just count down the days, make the days count…Sincerely Jan!

All the images are mine.



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12 thoughts on “Countdown to Christmas – Day 8

  1. I mean immediately before I opened THIS post from my Reader, my son texted me to let me know his and his girlfriend’s plane had landed safely in NYC. As of tomorrow, after a world cup game, of course, she will be his fiance. She’s been very clear it’s a yes long before the question gets popped. So I’m gaining a daughter.

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      1. He texted me again and told me he had the best taco. He’s vegetarian so I’m guessing so was the taco. I have heard about NYC’s food being out of this world.

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