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Christmas Tree Spectacular in New York City

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The Spots in New York to See Epic Holiday Trees

christmas tree spectacularThe holidays are right around the corner, and with so many of us scrambling to make flight arrangements, book hotels, and coordinate family time in foreign cities, the idea of taking a night off to simply enjoy the holidays with our children or loved ones seems impossible. We know that you’re busy and that the tangibles of the season can get in the way of actually enjoying the magic and atmosphere that only comes once a year.

If you are planning on taking a trip to New York City sometime this holiday season, why not compile a list of the most beautiful public Christmas trees to attend so you and your family can spend some quality time together, not concerned with finding the best last minute deals or the best parking at the mall. If you’re really looking for a truly relaxing night in the city, the first step is to book a chauffeured car to handle your commute stop to each of your destinations. Once you book your car, the next step is to choose the trees you’d like to see. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites in New York City.

American Museum of Natural History  

This lighting of this gorgeous 14-foot tree has signaled the beginning of the holiday season for thousands of visitors for nearly three decades. Decorated with both thousands of Christmas lights as well as unique origami renderings of specimens found throughout the museum, the tree is a sight for both children and adults. The tree goes on display on Thanksgiving and will remain visible until mid-January, as per tradition. You can marvel at the tree’s sheer size and impeccable decorations, while your children will be fascinated with the intricate origami art lining the trees branches.

Rockefeller Center   

Perhaps the most important visual representation of a New York City Christmastime, the Rockefeller Center’s iconic Christmas Tree returns to its legendary location in the Rockefeller Plaza where tens of thousands of visitors will view it this holiday season. This year’s tree is a Connecticut Spruce, scheduled to be lit on December 4 and to remain lit in the Center until January 7th of 2014. The Rockefeller Center tree is truly un-missable if you’re looking to provide your children or a loved one unfamiliar with NYC a true “Christmas in the City” experience.  

Park Avenue

The lighting of trees of Park Avenue began as an effort to honor American troops in World War II over 65 years ago. Today, the tradition continues as an effort to memorialize and honor the brave men and women who lost their lives serving our country. The tree will be lit on December 8th this year, the first Sunday of the month, following a special service at the Brick Presbyterian Church.

Central Park Holiday Lights Display

Although not featuring one huge lit tree, Central Park presents a holiday spectacular every year that is as un-missable as any other. The event is held this year on December 5 and will feature an ice sculptor, carol singing, pictures with Santa on the Plaza, and hot cocoa. The lighting of the Dana Discovery Center and the illumination of a 17 tree display will bring your magical night in Central Park to a dazzling close.

Celebrating the holidays right doesn’t have to come with stress-inducing shopping trips and fights to find the best deals before the big day. Taking time off, booking a limo and visiting some truly amazing New York City holiday trees can be just what you need to truly enjoy the holidays this year.

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Posted on Nov 11 2013

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