Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Clearly I am behind on my postings because tomorrow is Christmas Eve for everyone who celebrates. I have been meaning to do a post about this for a few days but sadly I have not gotten around to loading some of these photos. So...better late than never!

One of my favorite things about the holidays in New York, other than the lights all around, the tree at Rock Center (that I try to avoid every year until the end of the season for fear of getting trampled by tourists) and the delish egg nog latte at Starbucks (with whip, of course), are the holiday markets that are held in various squares and parks around Manhattan.

Ho, Ho & Ho

The one geographically closest to me is in Union Square. Lucky for me (unlucky for my wallet) I have to pass by the market when I go to my gym (which these days, I'm sad to say, is not very often) - usually I end up skipping the gym because my packages will not fit in my locker! Tomorrow is the last day of the market and I'm sorry that I haven't posted sooner because if you're in the city, and you haven't checked it out already (hello?! why not?!), then you definitely should! Even if you do not buy something while you are there, the majority of the vendors have websites where you can snoop around at a later date.



(Don't you think I have a sweet face? I do! People love to yell at me when I'm taking photos in public places. If I try to take their photo they ham it up and ask me for a copy for their MySpace or Facebook page (I kid you not) - but if I stand in the window at Filene's on 14th Street to take this photo, they bite me head off? What gives?!)

Union Square Holiday Market



Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil



(Btw, the guy at this stand yelled at me because he didn't like that I photographed their lights. I said, "Why? They are so beautiful. People should see them." He just gave me a dirty look. I walked away without telling him I'd blog about them. He was such a grinch I forgot to ask him for a card so I could provide a link. bah humbug, Scrooge.)

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Flying Tushies

Gramercy Park Tree

So, this season passed us by entirely too quickly. I miss it already and it's not even over yet. Other than the holiday market, what I will sincerely miss are the Christmas trees on sale right outside my building. The whole block smells like evergreen. Until next year...

Tree Shopping New York City Style



Tree Shopping NY steeeeze

Happy! Happy!

Just Ask Christmas Tree Delivery

Today's Soundtrack:
Harry Connick, Jr. - It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

How hot is he? He looks better and better every year.

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3 comments:

parisapartment said...

Wow you captured NYC perfectly! I love looking down at Union Square from Filenes too :)
I know what you mean about the grinches. I always get yelled at for taking picures, here and in Paris, but like you I just don't care! Truth is I would probably get in a fight to protect my photos! haha
Happy holidays and thanks for the link, I'm adding you too!

The Lil Bee said...

Those hanging lights and hats and mittens are gorgeous. I could decorate an entire house with that combination of goodies! Hey, you know, you would just love the song "And Then You" by Greg Laswell. Google, press play and report back, s'il vous plaît.

Elizabeth said...

I love the Union Sq holiday market! Somehow I never buy anything, but I love to wander through the stalls with a warm cup of cider. You captured some great shots here!