Christmas is magical everywhere, whether a small village, farm country, or big city. I grew up in New York so a New York City Christmas is special to me. Nothing says Christmas to me like trains, whether real trains bringing folks home for the Holidays, or toy trains that once filled the Lionel Showroom, the Department Stores and store windows along the avenues.
Several years ago I posted a walking tour that many of you have taken. This year New York, like the rest of the world, is slowly but surely recovering from Covid19 and for me this makes the Holidays especially meaningful this year.
Some things may not be present yet this year, but the one thing that is for sure is the Holiday Spirit will will be there. Macys, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, Broadway, Times Square, Radio City and FAO Schwarz, Saks 5th Avenue will all be there. I am posting some photos from the previous walking tours in hopes of sharing a little of that spirit with everyone.
Just a note: Macy's Santa Land will be reopen this year, however, there won't be a train layout in the MTA Museum Store in Grand Central this year, but should be back in 2022. The New York Botanical Gardens, a relatively short train ride, will have its train display this year.