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Polaroid of the week: Feeling the Christmas spirit in New York City

Polaroid of the week: Feeling the Christmas spirit in New York City

Last Updated on April 12, 2021

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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).

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Monday 12th of April 2021

[…] in New York, because everybody knows that Christmas in the Big Apple is magical. Last year, when I spent the entire month of December in New York, I had so many plans for my 1st NYC Holiday Season: go ice skating, visit the Christmas markets […]

April Yap

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

Yay! I spend Christmas in California with my family and we had so much fun. We were able to experience same lights on your photo which shows positive vibes on Chritmas. ;) nice article!


Monday 28th of December 2015

Hi Dani,

Love your polaroid of the week posts.

Great photo.



Monday 28th of December 2015

Thanks so much, Neno! Happy New Year :)

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Saturday 26th of December 2015

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Tuesday 22nd of December 2015

Great photo! We are spending Christmas in our homeland, Poland. Happy holidays to you :).


Saturday 26th of December 2015

Karolina, I hope you're enjoying the Holidays in Poland! Happy New Year :)