New York City gains its holiday charm during the month of December. It is the most desired time to visit big apple among locals and tourist alike.
It’s the 3rd week of December time for me to pay a traditional 4:00 am a visit to NYC and stroll around Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, NY Traditional Christmas Tree, Time Squires and many more interesting places that are in my must visit holiday list.
This Saturday morning Dec 19, 2015, was the perfect moment for me. After the few days of the rain crystal clear sky is back to welcome winter visitors and the holiday atmosphere was perfect for the last weekend just before the Christmas.
At 4:00 am it was about 32 deg Fahrenheit ( 0 deg Celsius ) so had to bundle up really well since you feel much colder in Manhattan due to wind chill factor. Believe me those winds funnels through that skyscraper like a snake.
So early in the morning, it’s little less crowded, but you will be surprised to see many divergent people like me roaming around with a camera in their frozen hand in the middle of the night whereas the entire nation is in deep sleep.
Lord & Tailor at 39th and 5th. Ave, Saks Fifth Avenue at 49th. and 5th. Ave, Macy’s at 34th. and B’way was one of the many stores that definitely raised the bar of NYC holiday tradition by decorating storefront windows that excited my expectation. It was an unbelievable experience to see the beautiful Christmas tree decorated so magnificently and walking around the Rockefeller Center. To see the deserted ice skating ring can’t be experienced during the regular day.
I strongly suggest you see NYC in the early morning especially during the holiday season and enjoy the beauty of it that would be very hard to experience during the usual day.