Christmas in the Cities


IMG_0294 IMG_0273{Picture of ceiling display at Saks and the drummer boy at Rockefeller Center in New York City}

What is it about Christmas in New York that transports one to wondrous time and place, akin to being in the North Pole mixed with a bit of Neverland? Everything sparkles and appears to have magical glow. Each meticulously decorated store becomes more inviting to enter than the next.

IMG_0360 IMG_0367{Ice rink and glistening trees at the Reston Town Center}

But, whether you are in a metropolis such as New York for the weekend like my dear friend Quy or a planned city like Reston, just being out and seeing people laden with packages, ice skating on rinks or viewing trees with twinkling lights pulls one into the allure of the season.