The Classy and Cultural Christmas experience in New York
New York during Indian summer is lovely-but New York during Christmas breathtaking. It’s not called the jolliest season of them all for nothing…
Window display at Bergdorf’s, Christmas decorations outside of SAKS 5th Avenue, Ice skating in Central Park, tree lighting with Diana Ross at the Rockefeller Centre, Christmas market at Bryant Park or day drinking in Christmas costumes on Santa Con…SO many magical moments one can’t miss!
The Christmas season is about spending time with their loved ones, eating lots of food and not relaxing AT ALL. The holidays bring everyone together and have to be celebrated! But how about you pack your bags and celebrate Christmas with your closest family in no better place than New York?!
Escape the Christmas drama, present wrapping, decorating or cooking? That sounds like a lovely plan! And to make sure you don’t miss out on a Classy Christmas Experience, I have the perfect trip planned for you! Don’t worry you will be busy until the ball drops at Times Square New Year’s Eve! This is where you end the year but also the best place to begin your lovely and drama-free Christmas experience!
Times Square will enchant you by the lights and broadway’s magic! Don’t forget to make a stop at Cold Stone Ice Cream to eat the best ice cream you have ever had!!!!!!
At night you should make a stop at Bryant Parks Christmas market for lovely food, artists and ice skating. Have a peak at the library or the Empire State Building shining in Christmas colours. To walk off all the treats, head down 5th Avenue for the first impression and get inspired by all the lighting and presents. You should end the day in an IGLO on the rooftop 350, fifth.
Your first morning, all fresh and young you should start in SOHO. Have breakfast at Two Hands to fuel up for some Vintage Shopping at What Goes Around Comes Around. Wander around Bleeker Street and plan a stop at Artists and Fleas Market to get inspired by jewellery, clothes and talented artists. Have lunch at Danté’s and pop by the vintage boutique Resurrection. Take a walk on Greene Street and Prince Street and have a break with an amazing view at Mr. Purple.
To have the full experience a walk around NYU and Washington Square Park shouldn’t be left out. The market here is great by the way! And if you haven’t found what your vintage piece yet, go to GREENWICH and find some magic in Beacons Closet. And for the Sex & the City fans, Carrie’s stoops on 66 Perry Street are a must! Afterwards have dinner at The butcher's daughter.
A festive day can be celebrated with some history! Start on the UPPER WEST SIDE and enjoy a lovely breakfast at the LeVain Bakery and get ready for to the American Museum of Natural history! There’s no better way to start Christmas with a ballet treat at Lincoln center! You have to see the fairies and beautiful dresses of The Nutcracker. Afterwards just enjoy the night with your loved ones at the Rockefeller Center. Feel the Christmas spirits while gazing at the beautiful Christmas tree!
Merry Christmas! If you are not staying at the Plaza and enjoying the Central Park view, how about you have breakfast at the Bouchon and take a long walk through the park, to digest all the Christmas food? Check out the ice skaters and get a glimpse of some street artists. You can go see the Christmas mass at St. Patricks or enjoy the view on Top of the rock, where you can actually see the Empire State Building. Or how about seeing the fabulous Rockets dancing their way to your heart?
A Pancake Start in day? Then go to Tribeca and enjoy Bubby’s! My absolute favourite. Then head off to Brooklyn. Go to the Botanical garden, to Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and of course the Brooklyn Bridge! End the day with an amazing water front view with dinner at Cecconi‘s!
Start of the day at Sullivan St. Bakery and check out the fashion exhibition at the FIT. And because you cannot miss out on the pier, you should walk on the highline, grasp the view, look at the galleries on 23rd Street, vintage shop at Screaming Mimi’s and just walk around Chelsea. Look at the cute boutiques, have dinner at Chelsea Market and enjoy the charm of Meatpacking District! To end off the night with some culture, go to the Whitney and enjoy some late night art with Andy Warhol!
One shopping day in Manhattan? Start on 5th avenue, go to Saks, Henri Bendel, Bergdorfs, Bloomingdale’s, Barney’s… Do I have to say any more? Treat yourself at Magnolia’s Bakery, stroll through Madison Avenue and sit on the MET Steps. Much better, look at the exhibition of the Metropolitan museum and go to the Guggenheim after!
Take a trip to Williamsburg for some vintage shopping specials at Beacon’s Closet, Malin Landaeus and Amarcord Fashion! Afterwards treat yourself with the best cake selection at Martha’s country Bakery! Head to the MOMA after for some modern Art and have dinner at the beautiful rooftop Gaonurri, in Koreatown!
You love Jazz? Then don’t miss out on Fig and Olive Brunch!!
Go to the flat Iron and make your way down to financial district, Wall Street and visit the pier at battery park!
To end the night a drink at the Rose Bar Gramercy Hotel or a rooftop bar view at the Gansevoort Hotel are the way to go.
Its’s the last day of the year! Sleep in and get ready to look fabulous! Watch the ball drop and enjoy the Times Square After Parties!
There’s no better way than to start the NEW YEAR in NEW YORK !!!