Friday, December 21, 2012

A Big Apple Christmas Break

Mr. Gingerbread and I got away to enjoy a little Christmas spirit in the Big Apple last weekend.

While there, we saw the beautiful Christmas windows, of course,

waved at the NYFD who were all decked out and caught up in the excitement of Christmas coming soon,

and visited some exceptional shops that were iced and decorated in 
Christmas cookie colors. We stopped in at Mackenzie Childs,

ABC Carpet and Home, 

and Tinsel Trading Company to name a few.

We enjoyed strolling through the Christmas market at Union Square,

which is the closest I got to a real German Christmas market this year.

It was the weekend of Santacon, where the annual bar hopping Santa Clauses prowl the town

looking for fun, drinks, and a portion of the proceeds go to Toys for Tots. About 30,000 Santas, elves and Mrs. Claus's were expected to participate. The city was a sea of red everywhere we went that day.

We made sure to take a moment to take in the view of Bryant Park where the skaters were enjoying the sunny, cold weather.

We caught two plays that weekend, The Heiress, with Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame, and then A Christmas Story. Both were excellent,

and if you need a last minute gift idea. I happen to know where you can buy a very attractive leg lamp from the show!

Finally, one of my favorite stops was the station for letter writing to Santa at Macy's on Herald Square. Just under the Believe meter, children were writing their requests to Santa in eager anticipation, and then dropping them in the mail box, where for every letter written to Ol' St. Nick, the Believe meter inches up and up.

So to all my readers, whom I consider friends, I take pause at this time to wish you and your families a joy-filled Christmas and a blessed new year.



  1. The store windows remind me of London! I love the unusual things you capture in pictures. I always end up adding to my bucket list after reading your blog! Cheers to you, Debi!

  2. Oh there is no place like NYC...wild, weird, SCARY at times, but to think that HE came to save us all....isn't that the best?

    Thank you for your visit and kind words all year long. Blessings of the abundant love of Christ to YOU my dear! Anita

  3. Debi, it looks like you had a perfect trip and perfect weather. What a great way to celebrate the festive season. Merry Christmas to you and your family! G

  4. Just beautiful, Debi! Thank you or showing us all the Christmas beauty in NYC and London - you've been a busy traveling gal! Wishing you a beautiful Christmas with your family and I thank you so much for being such a true inspiration! much love to you in the coming New Year! xxoo

  5. Looks like you had a delightful trip to the Big Apple.

  6. Oh how exciting to spend some of the Christmas holidays in New York. This must of been the best time for you because your pics are amazing. Thank you for always sharing your trips withus in such a way that makes me fill like I am almost there too.
    You lead such an interesting fun life and I feel fortunate to have you for a friend so I can enjoy reading about you on here.
    Happy New Year