Christmas lights in New York City

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In the weeks leading up to Christmas, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than New York City.

The whole city gets into the holiday spirit. Midtown is obviously where most of the action is, but all the neighbourhoods do an amazing job of making it feel festive – especially the Upper West Side. All the shops and restaurants put lights up. Christmas trees are sold along the street, on every block. Around 4:30pm, the skies become an incredible deep blue as the sun finishes setting. There are lights all over Broadway, and a giant menorah in the centre of it.

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I just love wandering around the city at this time of year! It truly results in heart-warming joy. The walk home, past all the lit-up apartments and sparkling streetlights, just makes me feel so calm and content, no matter how busy my day. This could well be my favourite time of the year here.


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