Saturday September 28 2013 118 comments

new york in december!!

newyorkchristmas

One of my dreams is coming true this year: seeing New York in Christmas time! I’m a big fan of both New York and Christmas, and I can already imagine how amazing it will be. Rockefeller Center’s huge Christmas tree and the ice skating rink, lights in Central Park and 5th Avenue, Victoria’s Secret’s holiday collections, the decoration section and windows in Macy’s, the seasonal drinks in Starbucks… Shopping, sightseeing and taking lots of pictures. It’ll be such a good trip for my blog too ;) Anyway, saving money starts now, 10th to 16th December is the time of shopping for me!

Have anyone of you been in New York in December? How was it? All kinds of tips and stories are welcome!

Yksi unelmistani käy vielä tänä vuonna toteen: New Yorkin näkeminen joulukuussa! Oon niin jouluihmisiä, ja New York kun on lempparein paikka maailmassa, niin voin vain kuvitella miten huippu yhdistelmä toi onkaan. Rockefellerin jättimäinen joulukuusi ja luistinrata, Central Parkin ja 5th Avenuen jouluvalot, Victoria’s Secretin holiday-mallistot, Starbucksin kausimaut, tavaratalojen koristeosastot ja jouluikkunat… Shoppailua, nähtävyyksiä ja paljon kuvien ottamista. Taitaa tulla hyvä reissu blogimatskunkin kannalta! ;) Nyt kuitenkin alkaa rahansäästäminen, 10.-16.12 on sille nimittäin tarvetta.

Onko kukaan teistä ollu Nycissä joulunaikaan? Millaista oli? Kaikenlaiset neuvot, vinkit ja mitkä vain kokemukset on tervetulleita!


118 Responses to “new york in december!!”

  1. Jessica says:

    lucky you !

  2. Maria says:

    Apua, aivan ihanaa! Oon ollut Lontoossa nyt parina joulusesonkina ja se tunnelma on niin täydellinen, voin vain kuvitella miten mahtava se on Nycissä! Hahah Starbucksin kausimaut ja joulumusiikki taustalla on parasta :D

  3. Style&Paper says:

    Lucky you!! Everything looks so pretty!!!

    xoxo

    Style and Paper

  4. Anna-Marie says:

    Oh Gosh, It’s my dream :) <333

  5. Riikka says:

    Oi että, ihanaa! Mun haavena on jo piiiiiitkään ollut päästä nyciin, toivottavasti tässä parin vuoden sisällä pääsisi lähtemään :)

  6. Melissa says:

    I wish I could go to New York sometime… These photos describe exactly how I imagine NY to be…. :)

    http://mellih.blogspot.com
    xx

  7. Mira says:

    You are so lucky. It must be amazing in the X-Mas time. Sadly I haven’t been there yet :)

    GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

  8. emma says:

    en osaa kuvitellakkaan kuinka huipulta tuo tuntuu! voin vaan kuvitella ne jouluvalot, musiikin ja ihmispaljouden kauppakeskuksissa ja kaduilla <3

  9. epp says:

    New York is absolutely magical in December! You’re so lucky, I wish I could spend christmas there as well .. :)

    xoxo

    http://www.zerxzastyle.blogspot.com

  10. onemoreshoes says:

    Love so much the pictures!!!

    your blog is very nice

    x

    Onemoreshoes.blogspot.com

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’m going to New York in January for my first time ever! It’s so difficult to save, but I just keep telling myself how worth it it will be!!! I am so happy your going a month before I am because I will get such great outfit inspiration!! I hope you have an incredible and amazing time!

    xoxo,
    Rosie

  12. Marlenka says:

    Wow,how amazing! New York is still a dream place for me,but I hope I will get there someday. Looking forward for your photos!

  13. Chloetine says:

    Lucky you! Have a safe trip! :)

    chloetine.wordpress.com

  14. Daria says:

    You’re so luckyyy! Have a good time ;) xx

  15. Natali says:

    I’m thinking of doing the same. I’ve been in NY only a month ago but I already miss it so much and want to see it in Christmas spirit too!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  16. Desislava says:

    OMG! This sounds amazing!!! I’m dreaming of the same thing! I bet you are going to have great time! :)

    Desislava
    http://truedreamcatcher.blogspot.com

  17. Pinja says:

    Voi apua, nyt kyllä iski superkateus, toivottavasti pääsen itekin joskus ton kaupungin kokemaan! Hyvää matkaa jo näin kunnolla etukäteen! <3 :D

  18. Niina says:

    awwww tulee niiin täydellinen reissu jouluisessa Nycissä <3 can't wait!!!!

  19. Mandy says:

    New York in December… sounds like a fairytale – it’s one of my big dreams too <3

  20. Leanne Marie says:

    AH wow! Im hoping to go to NY next year! It’s been one of my MUST VISIT places!

    Leanne @ htp://www.leanne-marie.com

  21. Enn Franco says:

    You are such a lucky person! I wish you a great stay in NY and of course good shopping and photoshoots!
    I hope that one day I will visit NY too!

    Check out my blog!
    http://www.ennfrancosays.com

  22. Sara says:

    So happy for you. Can’t wait to se your posts from New York in December !

    public-diary-of-sara.weebly.com

  23. Nana says:

    Macy’sillä on ihastuttava jouluosasto, joka kannattaa käydä tsekkaamassa. Se on jotain niin amerikkalaista, ettei muusta väliä. Ja jos aikaa olisi vain yhteen juttuun, suosittelisin ehdottomasti menemään luistelemaan Central Parkiin Wollman rinkille!

  24. Anni says:

    I was there Last Year and it was just stunnig – But also Crazy Crowded ! Ive Never Seen so Many People around Rockefeller Center before ! I really loved walking around the Shop called “American Girl” . Thats where they Design Hand customized puppets (One costs more than 100$) for Little Girls . You can See Tons and Tons of Little Girls waiting there with their Parents ☺ also FAO Schwartz is really Pretty during Christmas Time ☺

  25. Emma says:

    Be prepared for the freezing weather!!
    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

  26. Daria says:

    have a great time in NY :)

  27. Anna says:

    Wow. Like a dream!
    I want to go there, too! It will be wonderful!!!!

    http://www.a-to-the-a.blogspot.de/

  28. Lydia says:

    Lucky you! Can’t wait to see your blog posts about the trip!

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

  29. Kiki says:

    Voi eiii, mulla tulee heti mieleen kaikki ihanat kuvat Nykistä joulun aikaan ja joululeffat jne! :D Haluun itekki päästä joskus kahtomaan Nykin joulua!

  30. Milla says:

    Oi kumpa mäkin pääsisin nykiin joskus !! :)

  31. Vivi says:

    woow, so jealous!! lucky you :)

    xx Vivi
    http://frostedpearl.blogspot.com

  32. These pictures are gorgeous, I’ve always wanted to go to NYC in December ! I’ve been there twice but in July and in September, one day I’ll make it for the holidays. Enjoy !

  33. CauseLoveIt says:

    WOW! Congratulations!

    I was in NY in November. I think every month is good to visit tthis city!

  34. Paula says:

    so jealous :) that is my dream too ♥ have fun! :D

  35. Catherine says:

    You have a luck! :D

  36. Stella says:

    Lucky you! Sounds wonderful!
    xx

    Stella from a A Shiny Place

  37. Sara says:

    Sooo happy for you ♥ And excited for the photos you will be posting :)

  38. janette says:

    Voi kun ihanaa, nauti! :—)

  39. daveigh addams says:

    I was both and raised in nyc and lived there. Have you ever thought of venturing out to the other boroughs?? Ive always wanted to meet you, but i dont go to manhattan often. If i do i’ll try to put my anxiety aside to say hi :)

  40. Angelina says:

    Oh lucky you! I was there in 2011 and it was soo beautiful..I am going to visit NY in december again as soon as I can :-)
    Plan your trip well, there is so much to see and not much time..have a great trip and much fun!! I’m excited to see your pictures soon :-)

  41. Photocell says:

    Sounds amazing :) I will be waiting for pictures from NY :)

  42. Tery says:

    It has to be beautiful. I think, they are more beautiful cities, than NY, but in christmas time, it has to be amazing.

  43. Gita says:

    That’s awesome! I’m sure you’ll have the time of your life :)!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

  44. Laurie says:

    I went to New York last december and it has been the most incredible trip of my life. It’s the most magic and irrealistic place in the world during that season. Remember to fully open your eyes on every lights you’ll see, it makes the rockfeller center incredibly beautiful. Every streets of the city became unbelievable thank’s to the fresh wind of winter, and Starbucks’ hot chocolates will taste as no where else. Have fun during your trip, i would do anything to go back

  45. Céline says:

    Sooo jealous of you! I really wish I could go to New York : ) I hope you have a great time and looking forward to the photos.

    http://electricfeel-now.blogspot.se/

  46. Dominica says:

    Oh, lucky you! :)

  47. simo says:

    Great! I will wait for your pidtures and you shopping!!!

  48. Noush says:

    I’m so jealous !

  49. Anzq says:

    Olen ollut Nycissä jouluaikaan ja voi että sitä koristeiden ja valojen määrää! :) Kannattaa ehdottomasti piipahtaa sillon Mayc’kselläkin, siellä oli myös pistetty koko paikka aivan älyttömän kauniiksi ja ulkona näyteikkunoissa oli vaikka mitä jouluisia härveleitä! Sitten tietenkin joulukuusi ja luistelurata ovat näkemisen arvoisia. Noiden läheisyydessä on jouluisin kaiken näköisiä joulupuoteja ja sellaista tori-fiilistä, todella lämmin ja ihana tunnelma! :) Toivotan sulle ihan älyttömän hyvää matkaa!

  50. Lynne says:

    Hi there, sounds amazing! I went in November a few years ago and it was so lovely and festive. Thanks giving in the USA is their main holiday so the festivities will already be in full swing when you get there! There will be amazing sales during the period too so definitely save the pennies to bag great bargains ;)

  51. Anonymous says:

    I live in New York I’m sure you will enjoy it, it is beautiful around Christmas.

  52. Michelle says:

    So excited, I’ve been at Christmas but if I’m honest, I got side tracked by Sephora :)

  53. Emmi L. says:

    On siellä aivan ihanaa jouluna! Tosin paljon ihmisiä, mutta se kuuluu kuvaan ja on osa charmia :) Nauti!

    Emmi L.
    http://happyfeetingblogi.blogspot.com

  54. Charlotte says:

    Wooow lucky you ! I would love to go there!

    fashionfixeshearts.blogspot.com

  55. I was there for New Year in Times Square 2012/2013 and it is so magical! Wrap up warm, take LOTS of pictures and don’t forget the horse drawn carriage ride in Central Park, Mochas in Starbucks and a trip to the Tiffany windows! xx

    Trial and Error Beauty

  56. Veerle says:

    Can’t wait for all the pictures! Hope you have fun there! xxx

  57. alina says:

    It’s my dream! <3

  58. Kim says:

    Lucky girl! I have never been to New York at Christmas time but have heard it is amazing. Save lots as you know the shopping will be great!

    Kim

    http://www.buddhachicandbuttercream.com

  59. Mireille says:

    OMG I’m so jealous. I reaaally want to visit New York!

    xoxo Mireille
    dresslikemi.com

  60. stephanie says:

    I have never been to New York. But going to New York at Christmas time is a big dream of me!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

  61. Paniculata says:

    Really cool pics!!! My co-partner is there right now!!! xxx

    Gabriela Rose
    http://paniculata5.blogspot.com.es

  62. Holly says:

    New York in December is the absolute best! I’d definitely recommend checking out all of the holiday windows (saks, bloomingdales & bergdorfs). The area around Lincoln Center is beautiful during the holidays – it even snows inside of the Shops at Columbus Circle!

  63. Ann-Marie says:

    Go see the Radio city Rocketts! My friend is in the cast this season!

  64. Valerie says:

    How exciting! I’ve actually just come back from New York this morning. I longly hesitated about going around Christmas time but decided against it as I thought it’d be too cold for me. It’s going to be absolutely gorgeous though. I had a fantastic time, feel free to drop me a line if you’d like to hear more about my time there, where I stayed, what I did…etc. xx

  65. Svenja says:

    Jealous!!!! Have fun! I’ll wait for the amazing pictures!

  66. cococherry says:

    You are so lucky – New York is so beautiful during Christmas time!

  67. Kiyara says:

    wow!!! its so beautiful!!! you so lucky u going there….look forward to your pictures of the trip…

    http://kiyaraartyspace.com/

  68. Nina says:

    Joulunaika New Yorkissa on parasta!!! Olen ollut siellä joulun aikaan kolme kertaa ja viime syksyn asuin kokonaan New Yorkissa. Kaikkein eniten suosittelen joulutoreja, varsinkin Bryant Parkin joulutori on paras! (Joulutorit myös mm. Union Squarella ja päärautatieasemalla). Bryant Parkissa on aina lämmintä omenasiideriä (alkoholiton) myyvä pieni koju. Lämmin siideri on tosi hyvää, varsinkin jos sen ottaa kanelitangolla. (Myös Starbucksin lämmin omenasiideri kermavaahdolla ja karamellikastikkeella on syntisen hyvää!)

    Rockefeller Centerissä kannattaa tsekata joulukuusi, mutta luistinrata on siinä niin pieni että jos oikeasti haluat luistella niin suosittelen luistelemaan Central Parkissa. Ja samalla kannattaa maistaa paksuun kuumaan kinuskiin kastettua kirpeää Granny Smith omenaa. Kirpeä ja makea ovat ihana yhdistelmä.

    Klassikoiden klassikko on myös Radio City Hallin Christmas Spectacular. Sinne kannattaa hankkia liput jos teatteri kiinnostaa. Joulunäytelmän ei ole itsessään mikään maailman mullistavia teos, mutta se kuuluu niin tiiviisti amerikkalaisten elämään vauvasta alkaen että se kannattaa ehdottomasti kokea jos on New Yorkissa joulun aikaan.

    Mitähän muuta..? Jos joku tietty juttu kiinnostaa niin laita viestiä ja kysy lisää. Juttelen mielelläni New Yorkista, elämäni rakkaudesta.

  69. Gemeladas says:

    Beautiful pics!!! NY is amazing.
    Kisses.

    Gemeladas

  70. Jana says:

    i just started living here and i am also so excited to see how this amazing city turns into a christmas wonderland. maybe you choose the best time to come here right after autumn which is like a light version of summer with better coulours and nice combiations of summer and winter clothers :)

  71. Ohh that’s going to be so amazing! I’ve always wanted to go to NYC in December.

    xx
    youngmildandfree.com

  72. Rebecca says:

    OMG! I can’t believe it, I’m going to be in New York on the same dates!! I really hope I see you skating or shopping around NYC!! That would make my holiday 100x better! X

  73. yudresscode says:

    Love these pictures…so beautiful!

  74. Camille says:

    Lucky you ! New York is such an amazing city especially during christmas time
    Xoxo
    http://camilleslifestylediary.blogspot.fr/

  75. elena says:

    you are so lucky. my american sisters live in manhatten but i haven’t been there since a year. new york in december must be the most beautiful thing ever. i wish i could go.
    xx

  76. christin says:

    most people are thrilled to join the christmas tree lightening at rockefeller. but if you don’t want to spend your whole day waiting in a line because everyone wants to catch a space, i have one beautiful substitute for you: on one day in december the people from park lane meet in front of the church at park lane, singing christmas carols and enjoying the moment of having their own lightening up (all the trees decorated on park lane are gonna lighted up st once and this looks so beautiful because xou can see the whole street with lightening Chritmas trees). And because it’s a neighbours’ event, don’t forget to bring your own hot chocolate or whatever (a ‘le pain quoditien’ is close). have fun!!! it’s amazing and i’ll never forget this wonderful night!

  77. niobe says:

    Hei! Vinkkinä vaan, että kannattaa valita hotelli huolella. Tällä tarkoitan erityisesti sitä, että tarkista bed bugs reports sivustolta, kuinka paljon lude ilmoituksia hotellista on tehty. Jenkkien lude tilanne on kamala :( Me jouduttiin laittamaan matkalaukut roskasäkkeihin kylpyammeeseen!! Kannattaa myös varoiksi käsitellä tavarat, kun tulet takaisin Suomeen, sillä luteet ovat saattaneet munia tavaroisihi. Ilman käsittelyä luteet siirtyvät asuntoosi ja sit menee sohja, sähky jne. kaatopaikalle. Eli käsittely tavarat reissun päätteeksi ihan varotoimenpiteenä seuraavast: matkalaukka saunaan (vähintään 70 asteinen), vaatteet tulee pestä (vähintään 60 astetta) ja muut tavarat voi laittaa pakkaseen (vähintään 15 astetta)! Tässä vaan vinkiksi, ettei käy huonosti!

  78. Mishell says:

    the more often you post, the better it gets :D I love your articles so much! + you’re so lucky to go to NY, I wish to go there one day too!! :)

  79. Victoria Mendes says:

    Lucky you ! New York is such a dream for me, especially on Christmas time, so have fun for all of us who are not as lucky as you are !
    xoxo from France ♥

  80. Julia says:

    i will be in los angeles and i’m so excited! :)

  81. Ola says:

    Lucky you! I’d like so much to go to NY ;)

  82. Sylwia says:

    oh lucky you!

  83. Anonymous says:

    So jealoussssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. You’re so lucky to be in NY quite often :)

    CantAffordChanelBlog

  85. ~~ EMMA ~~ says:

    I have one question – what you are doing for living? Where do you work? I can’t believe you are just bloging :)

  86. Megulencja says:

    I always wanted to take my parents to NY – it’s my mom’s great dream! <3 Have a splendid time in this wonderful city!

    Kisses, Meg
    http://www.megulencja.blogspot.be

  87. Monika says:

    I’m dreaming about trip to NY! <3

  88. Juliaa says:

    Eikäää nykin matka joulunaikaan on ehkä ykkösenä mun ‘things to do before i die’ listalla!! Nauti munki puolesta :)

  89. Audrey says:

    I think that New York in December is wonderful :) ! I hope you will like you’re travel <3 <3

  90. Hiroko says:

    Whats a luck chance you have!! It must be so much beautiful and romantic! I’m looking forward to see your post about NY in X’mas time!!!

  91. Mariam says:

    I’ve been in NY last December, it was really amazing, like a dream. Be sure to visit Radio City Christmas Spectacular – it’ fantastic show, you will like it. They sell tickets online so don’t lose your chance to choose good seats ;)) And I also recommend you to go figure skating to Central Park – choose nice sunny day, atmosphere there is sooo nice. Ice rink at Rockefeller Center is very very beautiful but too crowded and small and in Bryant Park it’s not really big too and also crowded so in Central Park is the best one I think! Near Rockefeller center every evening there is beautiful laser show on the wall of the building and in Bryant Park there is nice Christmas fair and shop with cute christmas tree toys (don’t remember it’s name something like Christmas all the year or like this you’ll find it) And last floor in Macy’s is full of Christmas tree toys and really beautiful decorated. And surely try Starbucks seasonal drink with apple (forgot it’s name). Wish you fantastic time there!!!

    • Mariam says:

      And some ideas not about Christmas but about NY :))) If it will be warm and sunny take Staten Island Ferry to go to the Staten Island and back by Statue of Liberty. And in the evening (when the sun goes down) walk over Brooklyn bridge, watch beautiful view of financial district and all the Manhattan island and come back to Manhattan using water tram (water tram station is on the left hand from bridge if you are looking at Manhattan) – you’ll have nice trip and will see beautiful night city from water.

      • marianna marianna says:

        Thank you everyone for the comments!!! <3 I'm even more excited about the trip now, so good tips and things to know! :)

  92. Ania says:

    New post please! Love your blog :)

  93. Rosmery says:

    I live in NYC and work in Rockefeller Center and I must say I never get tired of seeing NYC with Christmas decorations! It’s magical!

  94. Kirsten says:

    NYC is amazing during December! You’re soblucky! Fao Schwarz has the cutest windows around the holidays. Since the whole city is in such a rush all the time, don’t forget to grab a coffee once in a while and just sit down to see what’s happening all around you. NYC is such a magical place.

  95. Taijja says:

    Oon ollut pari kk nyt New Yorkissa ja täälläkin on innokas joka odottaa joulusesonkia! ;)

  96. Sara G. says:

    So happy for you Marianna! I am now following you for 4 years and I’ve seen trough your blog, the person you were.
    You really deserve the opportunities you have in your life and I’m happy you’ve succeded.
    I wanted to let you know that since I’ve been reading you, you gave me the love of blogging and today, I’ve finally decided to open my blog, and this, because of you.
    So, thank you so much Marianna!!
    Lots of kisses xxxxxx

    http://amoroccantouch.wordpress.com/

  97. Elli says:

    Helloo from Athens Greece!! first of all let me tell you that I love your blog!!Now as for NYC in Christmas time is just like a dream coming true..I went there in November 2011 and I am saving up to go again seriously you will fall in love with New York in Christmas time its magical!!Anyone who has been there will know that I am not exaggerating!!
    Tips for your trip:

    MUST visit Ellen’s Stardust Dinner 2 mins from Time’s Square!!It is a legendary dinner where not only you will eat the best burger of your life but the waiters and staff are all singers and they sing in musicals and while you eat they perform right next to you!!amazing atmosphere amazing people..just go!!!
    Website: http://www.ellensstardustdinner.com

    Definetly walk Park Lane from one end to another..you will get to see te Guggenheim Museum an absolute wonder in terms of architecture and also after that you will see houses just like in gossip girl!!Soon after Park Lane finishes you will meet 5th Avenue and Tiffany’s just go right in!!warning: 5 stores filled with Tiffany’s gems..need I say more?!

    Go to the Upper East Side..amazing atmosphere and buildings…classy and posh..and for dinner there go to Chin Chin it is a chinese very very very posh restaurant where you have to book in advance BUT apart from the food that tastes amazing you get to do lots of people watching!!upper east side couples go there for dinner or friends and we saw the general members of the UN!!trust me you shoud go!!

    Last dinner recommendation go to Sardi’s it is a legendary restaurant for the arts in the 1930’s..it opened in 1927 and sooo many actors have been to this place that it is historical.. http://www.sardis.com

    If you like opera then definetly book tickets for a show at The Metropolitan Opera. it is the best in the whole wide world…I was not much of an opera lover myself but after having seen Carmen on the Met I was astonished. Thr best lead singers in the world with the best choreography and the best costumes and everything.. Oh and in the best building!

    A must for an avid shopper visit the Century 21 store exactly opposite Ground Zero..It is pure heaven..It is a giant store that houses top brands in extremely low prices like 80% !!!my friend recommended this one and my whole family just got amAazed!!!from bags to shoes to everything..guess tommy hilfiger ugg everything!!

    Of course Rockefeller Center and Macy’s and 5th avenue and Empire State Building and Ellis & Staten Island and Central Park and The area East Village very vibrant arty and up and comig..I think Carrie Bradshaw’s house from Sex and the City is there..check it out!!get on the hop on hop off bus so you can actually see most of New York from up high..my advice dont get off at stops..Just take it one time and see the whole thing and of course document it with video or camera!!

    A very very important advice..If you want to see everything get cabs dont use trains and busses cause they consume sooo much of your time and energy..and cabs oer there great you can even pay with your credit card at the end of the ride.

    Last but not least since you are going to New York it is your chance to see actors you love live in theatre performances..check on the web what theatre shows are on and who is playing..we got to see Al Pacino in ‘The Merchant of Venice’ which was breathtaking..just a note cause it is really worth looking into it!!

    Hope I hepled and sorry if I bored you with this ridiculusly long comment!!

    Have a great time enjoy it to the fullest and bring us back loaadss of photos!!

    Elliixxx

  98. emmi says:

    I’m really jealous!

  99. Camille says:

    For some years I follows you, I look at all your articles and I think your blog is really great. You have the chance to go to New York because it is truly sublime as a city.
    I wish you a good luck.
    xoxo

  100. I think Christmas time is definitely a good time to visit New York!!! =D =D =D wish you lots of fun!!

    xoRosie
    The Austrian Rose

  101. Aimee says:

    I’m so jealous! I’ve been to NYC in summer and fall time, but I would love to go in winter time!
    I can’t wait to see your photos! =)

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