Did you know? Did you see? We are heading to New York City this Christmas! Literally, this year! NYC! And encase you didn’t know, I AM SO F**KING EXCITED!!
It’s something me and hubby have discussed since last Christmas, and since returning from honeymoon, we just had to book! We wanted to head away and selfishly have time just us two to celebrate Christmas as a married couple. We had decided If we wanted to be abroad at Christmas, it had to be this year, or never at all. So it’s been booked. And despite having pure intentions to be away for Christmas day, we managed to get a great deal which will see us return just in time for Christmas with family too. Win win!
So, now it’s all booked and the date is on countdown, we have been discussing what we want to be doing whilst away. We have a NYC virgin ( my husband ) and an experienced explorer of the city ( me ) to account for. Of course we will be doing all the typical sightseeing hot spots, but there are a couple of other, very festive activities to sneak into our trip.
Watch an NBA game
This is something on our USA bucket list and hopefully one to be ticked off pretty sharpish. My husband is a massive basketball fan and I’m pretty keen too, so it would be utterly perfect to both watch a game in Madison Square Gardens. Thankfully we purchased our tickets just a couple of weeks ago, so ergo we are heading off on the Friday night of our stay! To say we are excited would be understated!
I have never ice skated before so where better than New York City. It’s the perfect Christmas activity and hopefully, there will be flurries of snow fall to make it that much more magical. NYC has plenty of places to ice skate, including Rockefeller Centre and of course, Central park. We are not sure where we will be gracing the ice, but I’m feeling both if we can’t make up our mind.
See a Christmas Show
Since we are there for all of the festivities, we are also planning a Christmas show for an evening! We would love to see something on Broadway and only thought it right to see something festive. Currently there are a few, and we have already earmarked one – now to get the tickets!
Horse Drawn Carriage
Another thing I have never been lucky enough to do, however feel this is the perfect opportunity and time to do it! Christmas snow, glittering lights and the chill of December, perfect conditions for an evening in a carriage around Central park! I’ve had a quick scout of the web to book or general prices and to no avail, so I’m just hoping its something we can a – just do when we get there and b – won’t be too pricey.
Statue of Liberty
Yes, I have been around the statue of liberty, but have I actually been in it? OH NO! We will already be heading in that direction for Ellis Island, so why not do the whole hog! Man am I excited to see the view across to the skyline!
Of course, there are plenty of the NYC hot spots planned ( Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Empire State, Ground Zero, Freedom Tower, Grand Central Station, Brooklyn Bridge, The Library, Central Park and more) but I am oh so excited for festive NYC and hopefully some snow fall!
Am I missing something?
Anything we should look out for, for Christmas?
Please share your thoughts in the comment section below!
p.s any content you want from me whilst I am there, just shout me and I will schedule!