The Rockefeller centre is the home of the most iconic New York Christmas tree. Today in the city the Swarovski Star was lifted into place with the help of fashion model Miranda Kerr and filmed by the Today show. This beautiful 6-ft spruce will be lit when I am in the city next month and will look forward to visiting whilst there.
From the ice-skating in the plaza below to the stunning tree; this square block really brings the magic of the holiday season alive.
The promenade walkway leading down from 5th avenue to the centre is flanked by trumpet & cornet wielding angels in glorious white lights.
Looking down from the Tree towards 5th avenue you look directly onto the equally iconic 5th avenue store of Saks.
Saks has always been known for its holiday windows, but in recent years they have transformed the front of their store to showcase the holiday season and the city in visual & cinematic sound.
as you can see it really it quite magical and I have yet to find something in London that comes close to the entertainment and wonder that this creates on the faces of the families watching.
The Rockefeller Centre and its surrounding streets are a must for any visit to New York during December and even at its busiest times it really is worth the queueing and jostling for that perfect picture. The tree really does sprinkle its own dusting of magic among the needles, I've seen proposals, big family reunions and 1st dates under the branches, spreading lots of christmas cheer.
Here's to a magical 2015 Rocking the holiday season.