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6 Things to do in NYC during the Holidays

Can you believe it's that time of the year again? The older I get the more I realize how quickly time flies by. As we begin to prepare for the holidays, spend time with loved ones, and indulge in desserts that our waistlines disapprove of. There’s no question about it, this time of the year is simply magical. If you are new to this city, just visiting, or a native New Yorker here are a few things you can still do this holiday season.

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Visit Rockefeller Center

Nothing says you're in the holiday spirit more than taking a picture in front of a Christmas tree. The most recognizable tree is in Rockefeller Center. In addition to this tree, there are a several trees around the city. There is a tree at Washington Square Park (you'll feel like you're in Paris, France), one at South Street Seaport and another one in Bryant Square Park.

Arch at Washington Square Park

Shop at the Worlds' Largest Macy's

Located in mid-town Manhattan on 34th Street, this massive Macy's is a shopper’s dream come true. There is an entire floor dedicated to shoes (picture that...just shoes)! There are ten floors, countless escalators and countless amount of places to grab a bite to eat including McDonald's, Annie's Pretzels, and Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop. This Macy's is also decked out with holiday decor. I feel like I'm in a scene from "Miracle on 34th Street" when I'm there, which is one of my favorite Christmas movies.

View the Holiday Windows on 5th Avenue

Exactly one avenue over from Rockefeller Center is 5th avenue. Make sure you stop by to view the holiday windows of high-fashion retailers like Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue and more.

Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Window

See the Christmas Spectacular Show starring: The Rockettes'

You can't come to New York and not see a live show…It’s like a rite of passage in this city. Keeping with the holiday spirit you should stop by Radio City Music Hall and see the beautiful and talented Rockettes'.

Go Ice Skating in Bryant Park

A staple in the winter time, nothing makes you enjoy the holiday season more than ice skating with family and friends. Instead of ice skating at Rockefeller Center, like most people do, you should make your way to Bryant Park. The lines are much shorter and it's FREE!

Indulge in some Holiday Treats

Ladies, you can start those diets in January. Gentlemen, you can put those protein shakes down...this is NOT the time. Take some time to enjoy some desserts or some hot chocolate. My favorite is Max Brenner located in Union Square.  If you love chocolate, you must make your way here. Try the chocolate fondue with a side of marshmallows or a chocolate martini. Cafeteria located in Chelsea also has some pretty amazing deep fried oreos. Lastly, you can try Serendipity where they are known for their frozen hot chocolate. 

Happy Holidays from Project Jetaway!

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