Winter in New York City


Photo Courtesy of Julia Wargo

Julia Wargo

Staff Writer

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Photo Courtesy of Julia Wargo

Everyone’s favorite time of year is already here, believe it or not. The winter season brings lots of joy to children and adults as families gather to celebrate the holidays. Time is well spent between friends and families to make the most out of their winter season. Amusing activities include going out of state to visit other places’ decorations set up for the holiday season. One of the most popular attractions is the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, which is located in New York City on 49th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Tourists and New Yorkers love to visit this luminous, 78 foot tall, Norway Spruce tree. Senior Juliet Levesque says, “I certainly plan on going to visit the city this winter. I love the holidays and winter and everything to do with them. The tree in NYC is the biggest representation to display the holidays.” If you come across the fact that you are lost in New York, just follow the lights as they guide you to the center where numerous activities are found. In the Rockefeller Center, people can ice skate right next to the tree, watch the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and even see the Light Ceremony, all where you are bound to be astonished by the tree, weighing in at ten tons. Viewing of the tree is held in the whole month of December until January 7, 2016. Anyone is eligible to analyze this marvelous tree from the hours of 5:30 AM until 11:30 PM, minus Christmas Day when it will be shining bright all day and night.