christmas at rockefeller center.

Monday, November 26, 2012

radio city christmas spectacular

i have a love/hate thing going on with rockefeller center this time of year. love because it's an iconic christmas symbol, and yes, the rock center tree is amazingly huge and breathtaking. hate because if you need to run errands in or around the area post-thanksgiving, fifth ave is like herding cattle.

rockefeller center christmas
rockefeller center ice skating
chestnuts food cart

we knocked stuff off the to do list this year PRE-thanksgiving, with a bit of relief from the crowds. i even caught the tree in the lighting process! impressive how they string the lights, no?

rockefeller center christmas tree
rockefeller center ice skating
chestnuts food cart

chestnuts roasting over an open lightbulb....  ?

rockefeller center christmas tree
rockefeller center christmas
rockefeller center ice skating
rockefeller center christmas tree


Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

oh my goodness how beautiful. i live in england and have always heard about the rockefeller center ice skating at christmas. ive never been to america and would love to come.
come and visit me at my blog, lets be blog friends:

ellie xx

susan said...

I can't say I'd want to live around rock center this time of year...good thing you are a bit removed from the madness...but it sure is pretty ;)

Kim said...

Pretty photos! I like the chestnuts under the lightbulb, and the Christmas tree is amazing.

in dreams said...

i'm really feeling the home-alone-2 vibe this these shots are making me happy right now. (including those chestnuts...street vendors are WEIRD, haha.)

i find it funny seeing pictures of people skating...they always look so awkward, like they're about to fall, no matter how hard you try to capture them otherwise.

hiladil said...

These photos are lovely. I love all of the ice skaters... it looks like so much fun! I must visit New York around the holidays, someday.

Haley Rogers said...

I saw you from afar when you took these pics!! I was in new york for an ad conference last week, and stopped by to see the trimming of the tree! I'm a big fan and loyal reader, and it pretty much made my day.. Have a good holiday!

rebecca said...

shame on you! you should have said hello. :)

jessinbelgium said...

Oh this post makes me so happy. We just discovered that Brussels thought it would be great idea to put up a steel and wooden LED version of a Christmas tree this year and I am royally upset about it. Give me the roc center any day!

Hilary said...

Such a fun time! I was living in NYC this summer while interning and did not want to leave when August came.. I will hopefully make my way back to experience the holidays. Thanks for sharing and happy blogging :)

XX Hilary

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Chestnuts roasting over an open lightbulb–whomp whomp...

Monica L. Shulman said...

it's definitely intense there this time of year but as a native NYer I just can't help but love it. The crowds are annoying but it's just so pretty this time of year. And think of how lucky we are that we live close enough that we can choose not to go and so many people come to visit on purpose. the eternal optimist over here.

Joy said...

can't wait till the tree goes up!

Simply Marilla said...

Beautiful pictures, makes me really want to come to the city for Christmas.

Benlovesting said...

Ah such a beautiful day!

Shoko said...

aw, so cozy! the holidays in ny are magical - i don't know how i would make it through the winter without all this good stuff!

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