Can you believe that by the next time I’ll post a Polaroid the Holidays will be pretty much over? Time just keeps flying! Since I was still not feeling the slightest bit of a Christmas spirit last week, I decided it was time to check out some of the holiday markets around town, the ice rinks, the Fifth Avenue Holiday window displays at Saks, Macy’s and the likes, and of course the famous Rockefeller Christmas tree. New York City at Christmas time is absolutely magical! The elaborate displays in Fifth Avenue’s department stores were a little over the top for my liking, but the wide opened eyes of the kids in front of them made me smile.
I have to say though – the holiday markets are just a sad version of Europe’s fabulous Christmas markets. It’s just not the same without a cup of mulled wine and some sugar roasted almonds and all the other good food. But the ice rinks reminded me that I still haven’t gone ice skating this winter (the lines are insane, I guess I’ll wait until after the Holidays..) and I can’t wait to hit the ice!
Maybe it’ll help me to get into more of a Christmas mood if I bake another tray of Christmas cookies, which is on my list of things I want to do next week.
Happy Holidays, everyone! where are you spending Christmas this year and do you have any tips for me on how to get into the spirit of Christmas? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!
P.S. There’s still time to enter my Christmas giveaway and win a €150 gift card for a Radisson Blu or Park Inn Hotel (more details here), and to win a copy of Arthur Frommer’s brand new Europe 2016 guidebook (more details here).