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.