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Life Lately: Christmas in NYC

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is a visit to New York City to admire the department store windows, to gaze up at the Rockefeller Center tree, and to take in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

On Saturday we took our annual holiday trip to NYC. It was an early day for us. Our tickets to the Radio City show were for 9 am. We were up and out of the house by 5:45. Whew!

Our first stop was the Today Show. Yeah, it was that early.

We then headed to Bouchon Bakery for some pastries and hot chocolate. It was so cold. But it was perfect weather for our Christmas visit. Armed with our hot chocolate, we headed for the tree.


Always a beauty...

If you're looking to capture the spirit of Christmas, head to New York City. It always does the trick for me. The city takes on a magical quality this time of year.


It was getting close to showtime, so we briskly walked over to Radio City Music Hall and settled into our seats.

This show continues to amaze me year after year. If you've never seen it, put it on your bucket list because it is definitely not to be missed.

My favorite part is the march of the toy soldiers.

The Rockettes' 12 days of Christmas is always a treat!

The show ends with a live nativity scene, complete with sheep and a camel.

After the show, we continue with tradition by visiting the American Girl store. It's always mass chaos at this store during Christmas, but the girls love to browse all the floors.


Each year we end our NYC visit with lunch at Rosa Mexicano. We love the guacamole prepared tableside. So tasty!

Do you have any holiday traditions that you look forward to each year?

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