Christmas in NYC

I have always loved going to New York City in December. I know everyone says New York at Christmas is magical, but the holidays just aren't the same for me without a trip there. It doesn't matter how bad my mood is when I get there (usually because we leave before the sun rises), but by the time I leave, I'm ready to decorate the entire house, bake tons of cookies and wrap a million gifts.

Last Sunday (yes I know this post is way over due...sorry about that), I went on a bus trip with my Mom's Relay for Life team, The Dragonflies. I invited Christina along for the adventure. I'm not sure she knew what she was getting herself into when she agreed to go. She was waiting for me to get to the bus with our bagels for breakfast and Mike's Aunt Barbara asked if she was a loner. (Sorry Christina!!)

We got to NYC around 9:30 and made our way over to Saint Patrick's Cathedral for their full choir mass. Of course we stopped along the way to take some fun pictures.

(I'll take one of everything here for Christmas Michael :)

The mass experience was beyond words. The service was incredible and being surrounded by all the great architure was breathtaking.

After mass, we went and found Christina's patron saint, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. We both lit a candle, and took a moment to say a prayer.

Lunch was next on the agenda. We thought about eating at The Sea Grill, but the prices were a little more than we bargained for. But we stumbled upon this great little eatery, 'wichcraft.

It was a great lunch and would defineitly recommend it if you're ever in Rockefeller Center. Just go down to the concourse. You won't be able to miss it.

After lunch we walked to Macys, stopping to look at some of the window displays on the way,

and the Empire State Building 

We finished the day by walking up 5th Avenue.



Harry Winston

We made a stop at Tiffany & Co, 

Where I got a little blue bag and box for myself!

Of course no trip to NYC would be complete without seeing,

The Apple Store,

The Plaza,

Central Park,

a bunch of Santas on Bikes!

And Time Square at night.

It was a great day of family, friends and shopping. Can't wait until next year!

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