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Giant red ornaments. 6th Avenue. Midtown holiday decorations. New York City 

Every single year, my love of New York City holiday decorations is hard to hide. I eagerly wait for December because I know that Rockefeller Center and surrounding areas of midtown Manhattan will be dolled up in their holiday finest. Tree branches are entirely ensconced with holiday lights, giant ornaments sit stop golden fountains and even street food vendors go out of their way to accessorize their food stands with holiday decorations.

This display close to Rockefeller Center is one of my favorites. It’s a New York City holiday decoration extravaganza. It sits across from Radio City Music Hall (home of the Rockettes and Radio City Christmas Spectacular) on 6th Avenue and is absolutely gorgeous at night. Giant red ornament balls sit on a fountain which is surrounded by trees ensconced in holiday lights.

Happy holidays everyone!!


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Giant red ornaments. 6th Avenue. Midtown holiday decorations. New York City

Every single year, my love of New York City holiday decorations is hard to hide. I eagerly wait for December because I know that Rockefeller Center and surrounding areas of midtown Manhattan will be dolled up in their holiday finest. Tree branches are entirely ensconced with holiday lights, giant ornaments sit stop golden fountains and even street food vendors go out of their way to accessorize their food stands with holiday decorations.

This display close to Rockefeller Center is one of my favorites. It’s a New York City holiday decoration extravaganza. It sits across from Radio City Music Hall (home of the Rockettes and Radio City Christmas Spectacular) on 6th Avenue and is absolutely gorgeous at night. Giant red ornament balls sit on a fountain which is surrounded by trees ensconced in holiday lights.

Happy holidays everyone!!

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Macy’s Believe Sign. Herald Square. Midtown, New York City.

I really love this sign. It sits above the entrance to Macy’s flagship store on 34th street in midtown Manhattan. It is supposed to draw on the nostalgia associated with the Thanksgiving Parade in New York City and the film Miracle On 34th Street which was shot at this location in 1947. However, it also recalls the famous 1897 New York Sun editorial which proclaimed “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” The sign comes to life at night when it is lit up but I love how it appears mid-day. It seems to blend into the shadows and only just partially jumps out in the right lighting.

 This image holds particular significance to me because it’s one of the first I took on January 2nd after being taken to B&H Photo as an early birthday present by someone very dear to me who proceeded to gift me a wide-angle lens I have been fantasizing about owning for quite some time. I immediately attached it to my camera body after walking out of B&H Photo with it and giddily skipped down 34th Street until I got to this spot where I took this photo. To say that I am in love with my new lens would be a huge understatement. Love doesn’t even seem an adequate enough word for how I feel about it!


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Macy’s Believe Sign. Herald Square. Midtown, New York City.

I really love this sign. It sits above the entrance to Macy’s flagship store on 34th street in midtown Manhattan. It is supposed to draw on the nostalgia associated with the Thanksgiving Parade in New York City and the film Miracle On 34th Street which was shot at this location in 1947. However, it also recalls the famous 1897 New York Sun editorial which proclaimed “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” The sign comes to life at night when it is lit up but I love how it appears mid-day. It seems to blend into the shadows and only just partially jumps out in the right lighting.

This image holds particular significance to me because it’s one of the first I took on January 2nd after being taken to B&H Photo as an early birthday present by someone very dear to me who proceeded to gift me a wide-angle lens I have been fantasizing about owning for quite some time. I immediately attached it to my camera body after walking out of B&H Photo with it and giddily skipped down 34th Street until I got to this spot where I took this photo. To say that I am in love with my new lens would be a huge understatement. Love doesn’t even seem an adequate enough word for how I feel about it!

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Giant red ornaments and holiday decorations on 6th Avenue. Midtown, New York City.

I have something to confess. I grew up in a household that didn’t celebrate holidays. Every winter, I would longingly imagine having a giant Christmas tree to decorate, holiday lights to string up everywhere: twinkling like little stars scattering their dream-warmth everywhere. 

When I first moved out of my parent’s house at 18, I decorated the first few rooms I lived in with an abundance of holiday lights. I strung them up with great gusto along my walls year round. I spent a few years celebrating Christmas with wide-eyed wonder. Decorating a tree had never been such a joy (I still have a special love for Bing Crosby’s crooning renditions of Christmas carols). 

Over the years, I haven’t really been too into holidays in general. I still have a flair for decorating my apartment but I can’t remember the last time I had a tree or even did any sort of festive decorating of my own.  

What is most amusing is how absolutely into New York City holiday decorations I have been over the past few years. I eagerly wait for the beginning of December because I know that Rockefeller Center and surrounding areas of midtown Manhattan will be dolled up in their holiday finest. Tree branches are entirely ensconced with holiday lights, giant ornaments sit stop golden fountains and even street food vendors go out of their way to accessorize their food stands with holiday decorations.

The crowning glory of holiday decorating belongs to Rockefeller Center, of course (you can bet that I have tons of photos I have taken of the decorations and tree there that I will post! I have used some of them in my New York City Holiday Card designs). However, this display on 6th Avenue close to Rockefeller Center is also one of my favorites. I love how sense of scale is shifted. Giant red ornament balls sit on a fountain and everyone is dwarfed by the sheer majesty of the display. 




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Buy “Red Ornament Holiday Decorations - New York City” Posters and Prints here, New York City Gift Ideas For the Holidays, email me, or ask for help.

Giant red ornaments and holiday decorations on 6th Avenue. Midtown, New York City.

I have something to confess. I grew up in a household that didn’t celebrate holidays. Every winter, I would longingly imagine having a giant Christmas tree to decorate, holiday lights to string up everywhere: twinkling like little stars scattering their dream-warmth everywhere.

When I first moved out of my parent’s house at 18, I decorated the first few rooms I lived in with an abundance of holiday lights. I strung them up with great gusto along my walls year round. I spent a few years celebrating Christmas with wide-eyed wonder. Decorating a tree had never been such a joy (I still have a special love for Bing Crosby’s crooning renditions of Christmas carols).

Over the years, I haven’t really been too into holidays in general. I still have a flair for decorating my apartment but I can’t remember the last time I had a tree or even did any sort of festive decorating of my own.

What is most amusing is how absolutely into New York City holiday decorations I have been over the past few years. I eagerly wait for the beginning of December because I know that Rockefeller Center and surrounding areas of midtown Manhattan will be dolled up in their holiday finest. Tree branches are entirely ensconced with holiday lights, giant ornaments sit stop golden fountains and even street food vendors go out of their way to accessorize their food stands with holiday decorations.

The crowning glory of holiday decorating belongs to Rockefeller Center, of course (you can bet that I have tons of photos I have taken of the decorations and tree there that I will post! I have used some of them in my New York City Holiday Card designs). However, this display on 6th Avenue close to Rockefeller Center is also one of my favorites. I love how sense of scale is shifted. Giant red ornament balls sit on a fountain and everyone is dwarfed by the sheer majesty of the display.

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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Buy “Red Ornament Holiday Decorations - New York City” Posters and Prints here, New York City Gift Ideas For the Holidays, email me, or ask for help.

Midtown, Manhattan.

Having grown up in New York City, I had up until recently a rather jaded view of midtown. Like many New Yorkers even the mere mention of it would inspire a look of angst. It wasn’t until recently that I started to really appreciate it. 

It’s definitely more beautiful during the winter season because of the winter decorations and pretty lights but I have come to embrace it in all it’s gaudy glory. While Manhattan has so much more going for it aside from the midtown area and I take the chance to show off other parts of the city whenever I can, midtown has a place in my heart now.

(Clicking through the photo will take you to where it is located on Flickr where you can see larger versions and/or more information.)

Midtown, Manhattan.

Having grown up in New York City, I had up until recently a rather jaded view of midtown. Like many New Yorkers even the mere mention of it would inspire a look of angst. It wasn’t until recently that I started to really appreciate it.

It’s definitely more beautiful during the winter season because of the winter decorations and pretty lights but I have come to embrace it in all it’s gaudy glory. While Manhattan has so much more going for it aside from the midtown area and I take the chance to show off other parts of the city whenever I can, midtown has a place in my heart now.

(Clicking through the photo will take you to where it is located on Flickr where you can see larger versions and/or more information.)