Live From Rockefeller Center, It's The Giant Christmas Tree
Holiday travel is in full swing, with camera-toting tourists not so deftly maneuvering their way from site site with strollers and shopping bags in tow, and no where is this scene more evident than in Rockefeller Center in New York City. Not only does the small square have the giant Norway spruce topped with a Swarovski star, that becomes the Christmas tree to see, but the ice skating rink, world-class shopping on Fifth Avenue, and proximity of NBC studios also guarantee that the area will be crawling with tourists from November through mid-January.
We braved the obstacle course of families posing for portraits and giant topiaries last night to bring you a little armchair travel; behold a gallery of Rockefeller Center over the holidays, after the jump.
The tree will be lit through the first week of January, 2010, before it comes down and its trunk is donated as an equestrian jump. Until then, if you're NYC-bound or already here and just avoiding Rock Center, we recommend just walking by on Fifth Avenue in front of Saks Fifth Avenue. From this spot, you'll have the impressive view in the photo above, but you'll also be outside of the major crush.
Now we're curious; does seeing Rockefeller Center put you in the holiday mood? We're now a little psyched for the season, but it could be due to the extra sugar we're ingesting with holiday drinks.
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