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Christmas in New York City

Nina Spitzer is a columnist and a freelance writer living in sunny Cave Creek, Arizona.

Holidays in New York

Nothing is more magical than the sparkle, twinkle and glitter of New York City at Christmastime. Add a little snow and the smell of roasting chestnuts and you have the experience of a lifetime. Here are some ideas of what to see. Keep in mind many of them are FREE.

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Experience an indoor "snowfall" every half hour in the Great Room of The Shops at Columbus Circle. For fifteen minutes, all is transformed into a snowy winter wonderland, and then, like magic, the snow disappears. In addition, twelve 14-foot stars suspended from the towering 150-foot atrium ceiling of the Center's Great Room dance in color to holiday music during the festive Under the Stars show. The three - minute light shows of choreographed colors are programmed to run every fifth-teen minutes between 4 and 10 PM. Fridays through Sundays, through December 21st.

Greenwich Village Christmas Caroling
If you feel like stepping back in time, consider joining the West Village Chorale on the Friday night before Christmas for a free Caroling Walk through the Dickens-like historic neighborhood of the West Village. Don your mittens, scarf and muff for a stroll beside old brownstone houses twinkling with lights and decked with red ribbons. Later, browse decorated storefronts as you explore the Village's many shops and boutiques.

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This is the short list. For it to be complete would require a list as long as Santa's. But, I assure you…Everywhere you walk in New York City is aglow with the color, joy and the excitement of the holiday season. Lights twinkle, colorful Christmas trees pierce the sky, and happy, smiling cheeks are rosy from the cold. Treat yourself to the thrill of a lifetime. Take a bite of the Big Apple for the holidays.

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