Christmastime in the City…

The 5th Avenue snowflake after dark.
The 5th Avenue snowflake after dark.

This year, while my siblings were hanging with their in-law families for Christmas, my mom and I decided to do something different – spend a couple of days in New York City. We didn’t have a whole lot planned, other than an Italian feast at Eataly on Christmas Eve and tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Christmas afternoon. (Which, technically, Mom didn’t know was a plan, since it was her gift from Eileen, Chris, and James.)

We managed to fill the rest of our time nicely, though. Our pre-dinner hours on Christmas Eve were spent wandering around Midtown, taking in the lights and the crowds. We picked up half-price tickets to see the musical Memphis (highly recommend!) on Christmas night, and spent the time between our theater experiences having a leisurely dinner at La Bonne Soupe, which was one of my Dad’s favorite places in the city – dating back to when he lived there briefly while studying for the New York State Bar Exam in the 1960s.

By the day after Christmas, I was a little tired of all the crowds, so I suggested we go to the Empire State Building, since I’d never been to the top. I know, right? Avoiding crowds by going to a major tourist destination on one of the busiest days of the year? Insane choice. We were in line for two-plus hours! With, like, crowds! It was pretty cool, though, once we got to the top.

Here’s a little slideshow of some of the sites from our weekend:

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Hope you all had a lovely Christmas, too!

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4 thoughts on “Christmastime in the City…

  1. Common loon December 29, 2011 / 2:34 pm

    LOVE the photos! The ones of you and Mom together are my favorite. I’m so glad you remembered to take them in addition to all of the scenic ones.

  2. Fran December 29, 2011 / 7:56 pm

    FAB tour, S. I followed your Tweets, so I was WITH you both. Soooooo glad u and my Sis made such great priceless memories. I love You. Happy Healthy New Year. Auntie Fran

  3. Mom December 30, 2011 / 11:54 am

    G R E A T slideshow!! Soooooo happy that we shared this SPECIAL time 🙂 🙂

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