|Rockefeller center tree
|Metropolitan Museum Of Art Tree
On December 1st, the New York Stock Exchange celebrated the 93rd annual Christmas Tree lighting. A glorious tree is decorated with extra large baubles.
|Tree near Wall Street
But if you're really looking to get into the holiday spirit
and do not like the crowds, look no further than the , the new-ish luxury mall located in the
downtown office complex formerly known as the World Financial Center . From my
view this year Brookfield place is the best place to spend
last the days of year 2016.
|Inside Brookfield Place
There are about ten Christmas trees decorated differently located in all over the place. What is very important all these trees are located under the glass roof so you can enjoy the lights even when it is raining outside.
|Ice Skating near Brookfield Place
Three glowing Wishing Stations scattered among the locale’s iconic grid of palm trees invite guests to "send" wishes to the canopy of lanterns by placing their hands on the touch-sensitive podiums. Upon its release, the glowing block sends a burst of color to the canopy above, transforming the whim into an abstract wave of light that travels across the lanterns. For every wish made, Arts Brookfield will donate $1 to support Schools music education programs for high school students.
“We wanted to create a place that was about connection and
celebration,” said David Rockwell, president and founder of Rockwell Group.
“That notion of community plays very large in our thinking. In a city that can
be very anonymous, people crave opportunities to participate.”
Light shows are presented every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour starting at 8:00 AM and ending at 10:00 PM daily. From December 2, 2016 through January 8, 2017, Luminaries will exhibit three shows synced to the sound of these 3 beloved seasonal songs: "Winter Wonderland" by Michael Bublé, "Silver Bells" by Tony Bennett and "Carol of the Bells" by The Bird and The Bee.
If you are hungry there is a huge food court unlike other public food courts in the city. It has amazing waterfront views of the Battery Park . There's a great selection of upscale places like Umami Burger, Numpang, Skinny Pizza, Chop't, etc