I was lucky to have last Christmas in New York City. Usually that time of the year it is freezing and the city gets dumped in snow. This Christmas however it was so unbelievably warm that I felt like I needed sunscreen! No snow, no white Christmas and no puffy jackets, instead people were eating ice-cream and enjoying t-shirt weather. It was a winter warmland.
I can’t complain though, as it gave me more opportunity to explore and walk around the city without freezing. Besides seeing all the sparkly and shiny Christmas decorations and festivities, I also got to experience Christmas like most New Yorkers do… go out for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day Lunch.
The city that never sleeps is also the city of best restaurants, cafes and bars. Christmas doesn’t stop locals from enjoying this.
My top recommendations for New York eats (whether its Christmas or not) are:
- Cafe Clover
- Jack Wife’s Freda
- Employees Only
- Maman NYC
- Little Cupcake Shop
- By Chef Chloe
- Spice Market
- Mercer Kitchen
New York is home to the best chefs and mixologists of the world, so food and cocktails are undeniably creative and delicious.
There’s so many Christmas festivities to check out:
- The Bergdorf Christmas windows on Fifth Avenue
- The Rockefeller Christmas Tree on Fifth Avenue
- The Saks light show on Fifth Avenue
- Ice Skating in Central Park
- Christmas Markets in Bryant Park