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This Is How To Avoid The Record Crowds In NYC This Holiday Season

New York City is more crowded than ever!

I can’t give you numbers for this 2017 Christmas season, but there are more tourists here than ever before! And that’s a lot when you consider that in 2016, over 60 million tourists came to NYC!


So the city’s tourist economy is booming and that creates a lot of jobs and opportunities to make money… but is it too much?

Bryant Park, lively & fun, with the Empire State Building behind it
Bryant Park, lively & fun, with the Empire State Building behind it

Last night, Saturday, December 2nd, we walked on 49th Street from 5th to 6th Avenue. Maybe walked isn’t the word, we moved with the crowd. It took an hour and we didn’t see anything! It was also scary…

The crowds ran into each other  at this intersection and stopped the flow in all directions.
The crowds ran into each other at this intersection and the flow stopped in all directions.

Some people had small children with them and others were pushing baby carriages. People were getting nervous when others were starting to get aggressive, pushing their way through.

The crowds of tourists are all trying to visit NYC’s beautiful winter attractions. This is why they came to NYC. The city has to close off the streets in this area to all traffic. It’s not fair to our tourists and it’s not safe.

So You’re Here And You Want To See The Beautiful Christmas Decorations At Night…

We go to see the attractions every year and, since it was impossible to see the sights last night, we’re providing you with some tips:
💡 Visit on a weekday morning, before 9 am
💡 Visit on a weeknight, after 9 pm (Monday-Thursday)
We’ll be visiting after 9 pm because it’s better at night. Below, we list the must-see attractions…


One Night New York City Christmas Guide

🌃 Macy’s.

The six windows on the Broadway facade of Macy’s tells a story. Begin at 34th street and visit each window to view the Christmas story in sequence. At peak hours, 10,000 people will be lining up to see the windows 😱

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🌃 Bryant Park.

Bryant Park at Christmas time is filled with pop-up stores and food vendor, and the ice skating rink

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🌃 Saks 5th Avenue.

Across 5th Avenue from Rockefeller Center, the windows are very beautiful. Begin at 50th Stree and walk toward 49th Street.

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🌃 Rockefeller Center.

Begin on 5th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets. The Channel Gardens, decorated with white angels blowing their horns, leads to the Rockefeller Plaza skating rink and the tree. Look back across the street at Saks 5th Avenue for the spectacular light show on the 5th Avenue facade of the building.

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[ I hope to re-visit this week and publish my one-night Christmas in New York City guide, complete with photos and video. ]

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