Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Trees in Manhattan


The 2010 New York Stock Exchange Christmas Tree has been a downtown New York tradition since 1923. The tree is located on Broad Street between Wall Street and Exchange Place in front of the New York Stock Exchange. ( All photos will enlarge if clicked on once, and then again when they open on a new page)


I showed the NYSE last year, all lit up at night, at this link.  It is one of my favorite Christmas trees in New York. I love that the statue of our first president, George Washington, on the steps of Federal Hall is looking down at the tree each year.  From some angles it almost looks like he is reaching out to touch the tree!


Another tree in Lower Manhattan is the South Street Seaport Christmas tree. It is sometimes referred to as the "Singing Tree" as the seaport schedules many choral productions in front of the tree throughout the holiday season.



This year's Seaport tree was 50 feet tall but lost about 10 feet in height when the base snapped off during a wind storm that hit new York City in the beginning of December. The tree toppled over, but was salvaged and was able to be returned to its base again.



There are many beautiful trees throughout the city.  Top left is the tree at the Le Parker Meridian Hotel, top middle is the Christmas tree inside Saint Patrick's Cathedral, top right are Christmas trees made of lights in front of the News Corporation building on 6th Ave.
The bottom left tree is located in the lobby of The MetLife building, the middle tree is one of three on the Vietnam Memorial Plaza, and the last is the famous Rockefeller Center tree...I'll be showing much more of that on my blog on Wednesday, including a video I took at night when the tree was ablaze with lights and so beautiful!


New York is certainly a festive place to be for the Christmas and New Year's holiday! The buildings are are decorated, the store windows glisten with beautiful displays, chestnuts are roasting in the street vendors carts and there are many shows and events to see throughout the month that bring the holidays alive.

And you never know who you might meet on the street!


I have lots more to show in the coming days!  Please be sure to come back for a visit!


I'm linking this post  to Mary's Mosaic Monday at The Little Red House.



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55 comments:

Melissa F said...

Absolutely beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing with us!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Beautiful trees and decorations all over the city Pat. I love the row of trees with simple white lights all along Madison Ave.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Absolutely wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing all the pretty sights!

Blessings & Aloha!
It's been a bit since I've been by...trying to visit some before it's time to get to bed for the start of another work week :o) Hope you have been doing well :o)

Lucy (aka RHarper) said...

I'll say it again. NY must be wonderful to be in at Christmas time. I would just love that opportunity sometime. I just love the trees...and Everything!

pam said...

So fun...that Wall Street tree is so fat. Hope your week is grand Pat!

Vee said...

Gorgeous trees and what variety. I really enjoyed taking a closer look. That must have been some storm to topple the poor Christmas tree. So glad that it was rescued. As long as you're posting, I'll be back to see it all.

Lovella ♥ said...

Such spectacular displays of trees. It is truly the most beautiful time of year.

I'll be back to see your Rockefeller center tree on Wednesday. One day I aim to see that square for myself but for now I'll just visit it through you and the Today show.

A Garden of Threads said...

Wonderful trees, the photos are great. Take care and have a wonderful Christmas.

Lacey said...

Ditto Lucy's comment! Thanks for posting these photos, you are so lucky to see this everyday! :)

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a wonderful post Pat. Love all the trees, but I think that one downtown on Wall Street is so lovely. I was planning on taking a trip with my daughter for my birthday to see the tree at Rock Plaza, but the weather didn't cooperate. It's several hours by train, four by bus. Maybe between Christmas and New Years.

Thank you for sharing such gorgeous photos.

Karen

Sheila said...

Thank you once again Pat for giving us a glimpse of New York City in all it's finery for the Christmas Season. All the trees are magnificent!

Cheryl D. said...

Thanks for the cool tour of New York City Christmas trees!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

New York City sure has style. What a lovely post.

Willow said...

What fun it must be to walk around NYC and see all the decorated trees!

Merry Christmas!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I so enjoyed your tour of trees...from the comfort of my spot on the couch! Most beautiful.

Ginny said...

Just divine! I think you've managed to show some of the true spirit of New York City at Christmas time. I can't wait to see more!!

Natasha said...

These pictures are wonderful and they bring back some very happy memories of a Christmas we spent in New York. Thanks for posting them!

Blessings and best wishes for a very Merry Christmas,
Natasha.

Karena said...

Pat I loved to see all of the wonderful trees in NYC. Thank you so much for sharing!

Joyeaux Noel!

I have a new giveaway from My Sparrow, do come and enter!

xoxo
Karena
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Melanie said...

Amazing dress looked like it was made of wings.

Very pretty trees. I love this time of year.

Jojo said...

It's so Christmasy! I love seeing all the trees.

Gracie said...

Stunning photos, as always. When my daughter was a little girl we used to set up a nativity scene, but to me, nothing screams Christmas like a Christmas Tree!!!

Tracy said...

Oh, what fun... New York wears Christmas well! ;o) The weather here has be awful... have hardly been able to get out & about for interesting photos the past couple weeks. Hope Santa brings some sunshine back soon... LOL! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Dishesdone said...

Elmo looks nice and toasty, something tells me the Naked Cowboy would be freezing his tush off!
Beautiful trees, Pat! I love the NYSE one!

GrandmaK said...

Just amazing! Isn't it wonderful how different each tree is and the wonder in each of them!! Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Cathy

Snap said...

What fun! Thank you for showing us all the marvelous Christmas trees. It would be hard not to be in the Christmas spirit around all these great decorations! Merry, Merry and a Happy Ho-Ho-Ho!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a fabulous assortment of trees Pat. You've captured the spirit of NY beautifully. I think the one at the Vietnam Plaza with the stars is my favorite.
Sam

La said...

Oh Pat, what a lovely post. I've never been to NYC during the holidays and it is a wonderful treat to be able to experience its beauty through your lens.

Merry Christmas! La

Jeri ~ said...

Beautiful photos - thanks for showing us Christmas in NY!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

LOVE the Christmas tree tour!! Thank you so much for showing us Manhattan at Christmas time. That tree in front of the NY Stock Exchange looks so enormous!!

You & Vinny have a fabulous Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Christmas hugs, Sherry & Wes & Chrissy!

Donnie said...

I think Elmo is saying you are a great ambassador for NYC. Beautiful photos. Have a wonderful Monday.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Mr. Comforts of Home and I were talking yesterday about really planning on going to NYC Christmas time 2011.

I am looking forward to your posts.
Hugs,
Penny

Old Kitty said...

Awww that poor South Street Seaport tree that got knocked down by the wind and is now ten feet shorter! Awwww! But it's still pretty stunning!! And I hope the choral singing is now in full flow in front of it!

I love these trees!! My goodness!!! They're not only gorgeous and sparkly, they're HUGE!!!! I look forward to your video of the Rockefeller tree!!!

Oh wow!! A big red Elmo!!! Brilliant!!

Take care
x

nanny said...

I love Christmas in Manhattan.....if only I were there....I enjoy it through you Pat....thanks!

Farmchick said...

Christmas is so over the top in the city. I love your photographs.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You are so lucky to be able to take in such beautiful sights in NYC, Pat! Gorgeous variety of decorated trees and I'm sure all of the kiddies loved seeing Elmo too.

Jo said...

Y-E-S!...once again if I can't be in NYC @ Christmas I'm so glad to have YOU my friend!..

Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Claudia said...

Isn't it splendid that NYC is awash with Christmas trees? They are so radiant in the dark days. My all-time favorite will always be the Neopolitan tree at the Metropolitan Museim of Art. What a Christmas book you could create.

Oliag said...

Many years mr O and I have managed to get to NYC for a day or two during the holidays but it doesn't look like we will be able to this year:) Oh well, I can enjoy it through your photos! Thanks Pat!

Yvette said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love Manhattan at Christmas. I only wish I could go more often. But I do enjoy travelling vicariously through your blog, Pat. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!!!!

Riet said...

Beautiful trees, all of them. You are so lucky to live there and see and show us all the trees. I think I can't pick a favorite.

La Petite Gallery said...

I love this blog, you always have such a treat for us sit at home
bloggers. You know I love NY and Radio city -St Pats.
Thanks for going out in the cold and doing this. Merry Christmas

yvonne

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I know I keep saying it....Gorgeous pictures!!! New York is a fabulous city at Christmas time. Beautiful trees and decorations. It is a city that celebrates the holiday.
Thank you so much for your wonderful pictures. You are an amazing photographer.

podso said...

Thanks for showing me some of our favorite places decorated for Christmas! It makes me feel cold to look at them though! A nice cold of course! Have a wonderful Christmas!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Beautiful trees Pat! This time in NY is so awesome. Do you go down for New years eve? I bet that is insane! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Jacqueline said...

I was just thinking today that I wished someone would take me to NYC on their blog. I was craving a holiday trip there this year. Thanks. I will be off to see some of the other posts. Have a Merry Christmas.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Christmas in New York...beautiful! Thanks for the tour, I enjoyed it very much! ~Cheryl

Catherine said...

I love your trees! Thanks for the beautiful show.

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®☼₥... said...

I love your photography, but when you bring "Christmas In New York" to those of us who can't make it there this year, I am THRILLED! I always, always say it's THE best place to be for the holidays.

Merry Christmas, Pat!!

diane b said...

The trees are amazing and sooo big. You guys sure know how to do Christmas.

steviewren said...

Love the trees made of red lights
NYC must be the nicest place to be during the holidays.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

One day I would love to see New York at Christmas. You must have done some travelling in the city to get those photos for us. Look forward to the rest. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Trotter said...

Beautiful display!!
No X-mas trees at Blogtrotter; just pams, sand and the Nile... ;)

Sara said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Thanks for sharing...

One year I am going to go to NYC to see all the trees!!!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This was such a fun post Pat. Elmo in New York...that was unexpected!
♥, Susan

Margaret said...

Hi Pat Merry Christmas to You and Your Family! Happy Holidays! Thank-you so much for sharing Your New York at Christmas. I also enjoy taking pics of decorated Christmas Trees so I SO enjoy all your wonderful photos Pat.
Margaret from B.C. now home for the holidays!