Winter in NYC Checklist
The snow is falling, the lights are twinkling, and winter has finally descended upon us here in NYC. B Floral is putting up its tree and we’ve hung our stockings to prep for the holiday season. In order to celebrate accordingly, we decided to list out our NYC winter must-dos for all of you! Check them out and let us know what your favorites were!
5th Avenue Windows
B Floral LOVES all things glamour and couture, so clearly one of our favorite winter attractions is checking out the stunning and innovative window displays that all the high-end stores have to offer on 5th Avenue. Window shopping has never been prettier! Some of our favorite places to stop were:
-Saks Fifth Avenue (5th Ave & 50th St)
-Tiffany & Co (5th Ave & 57th St)
-Louis Vuitton (5th Ave & 57th St)
-Bergdorf Goodman (5th Ave and 58th St)
-Macy’s Herald Square (151 W 34th St)
-Lord & Taylor (5th Ave & 38th St - This location is closing soon!)
The Tree at Rockefeller Center
Nothing signifies Christmas in New York City as much as the tree at Rockefeller Center. It’s the tree of all trees! 500,000 people see the tree every single day! It comes in at 72 feet tall, 75 years old, and it weighs 12 tons. It is blanketed in 5 MILES worth of lights, and the star on top has 3 million Swarovski crystals. #bling
Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
The church is free to explore and attracts millions of visitors every year! Marvel at the beauty and the architecture of the church as you stroll around inside and outside. They even put up a special tree and decorations just for the holiday. If you’re lucky, you may catch one of the many choirs that perform outside of the church around this time of year, as well!
Location: Madison Ave b/w 50th & 51st St
If shopping and snacking are some of your favorite activities during the holidays, then the NYC holiday markets are for you! Depending on how tempted you are by cute crafts, tasty treats, and homemade, unique gifts, you could spend anywhere from $0 to maxing your credit card balance for the next month! The ones we decided to check out this season were:
-Grand Central Holiday Fair (42nd St b/w Lexington & Park Ave)
-Bryant Park Holiday Shops (41st St b/w 5th & 6th Ave)
-Columbus Circle Holiday Market (59th St & 8th Ave)
-Union Square Holiday Market (14th St & Park Ave)
Christmas Lights in Dyker Heights
If you wish to escape to a magical, holiday wonderland, then the Christmas light displays on the houses of Dyker Heights, in Brooklyn, are definitely for you. Every year, the families of Dyker Heights decorate their houses with over $20,000 worth of lights. If you get too chilly walking around, there are plenty of cozy, warm bars to get toasty at in the area.
Location: 11th & 13th Ave from 83rd to 86th St
You will most certainly feel as though Buddy the Elf paid Macy’s a visit when you see their amazing Santaland. If you can resist the temptation of buying anything from the department store, this visit can be absolutely free. However, you do have to schedule a reservation to go in. It can be a long wait, but the line to see the big guy is totally worth it! I can’t even imagine the amount of work the Macy’s elves must put in to make this as magical as it is!
Location: 151 W 34th St